CMO Circle: an exclusive experience for chief marketing officers


The modern CMO must shepherd their brand through a complex cultural landscape, create an environment that can attract, retain and develop talent, be effective communicating the value of marketing to other leaders all while driving revenue and improving customer experience.  This exclusive CMO Circle experience at Gartner Marketing Symposium/Xpo, will expose you to the data, the insights, and the collaboration to succeed in this increasingly challenging environment – both personally, from finding your own purpose and job satisfaction, and professionally. 

Join your executive peers for:

  • Powerful roundtable, workshop, and break out sessions designed to promote thought-leadership and peer discussion including: 
    • The role of brands as activists in a culturally charged era
    • Why CMOs set themselves up to fail and how not to
    • Mastering the in-house agency
    • Tackling talent challenges to deliver growth
    • Working with c-level sales and revenue partners
  • CMO-only luncheons with inspiring guest speakers including Scott Galloway, Kim Whitler and Lera Boroditsky
  • Exclusive access to research and Gartner expert facilitators 
  • Priority access to book your Gartner one-on-one appointment and sessions requiring preregistration beginning March 4, 2019
  • Concierge services to help you make the most of your time at the event, including scheduling assistance


How to apply:

If you are the Chief Marketing Officer or true head of marketing, you may apply to the Gartner CMO Circle program as part of your conference registration process. 

Applications for the CMO Circle are reviewed based on the following criteria*:

  • Applicant must have marketing leadership responsibilities for a business unit or division
  • Applicant must not report into any higher marketing executive
  • The applicant is not employed by an organization that provides products or services to marketing professionals



6 reasons CMOs should attend

  1. Access to the latest marketing research, data, methodologies and toolkits
  2. Premier networking opportunities with fellow CMOs and marketing leaders from a variety of industries and focus areas
  3. Sharp focus on CMO leadership and the tactics that matter most to marketing teams
  4. Inspiring sessions with Gartner experts, guest speakers and marketing gurus
  5. An exhibitor showcase full of marketing technology and solution providers
  6. A great location—San Diego always promises delicious food and spectacular views
*Eligibility decisions are subject to the sole discretion of Gartner.  If you have already registered for the conference but want to apply to the CMO Circle, please call Gartner Global Events 1 866 405 2511 and they can assist you. Applicants will be notified of acceptance status by email. All information you provide is strictly for Gartner internal use and will not be divulged to any third-party organization. Product pitches or discussions of sales, business or product development will result in revocation of membership in the program.

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