The World’s Most Important Gathering of CSCOs and Supply Chain Executives™

May 11 – 14, 2020 | Orlando, FL

Get the latest supply chain insights, act first and take the lead

Turn your vision into action at Gartner Supply Chain Symposium/Xpo™ 2020, where chief supply chain officers (CSCOs) and their leadership teams gain a strategic view of the trends disrupting their business. Through collaboration with Gartner experts, thought leaders, industry peers and solution providers, you’ll explore new ways to approach your most critical challenges and achieve greater impact as a leader. 

What does the transition to Gartner Supply Chain Symposium/Xpo mean to you? We’re intensifying the focus on the CSCO in three ways:

  • Mission-critical priorities: The entire conference is built around the mission-critical priorities of CSCOs and their teams.
  • Leadership: We’re turning up the intensity on individual leadership as the key to creating a dynamic, innovative organization and culture.
  • Peer engagement: We’re bringing CSCOs and their leadership teams together to share best practices, embrace new perspectives and expand their personal networks.

Expert advice

Be the first to hear emerging trends and latest predictions and leave with a solid action plan.

Meaningful networking

Interact with more than 2,500 of your peers to gain firsthand insight from those facing similar challenges to yours.

Real-world solutions

Meet with knowledgeable representatives from the top solution providers impacting the supply chain landscape.

The Gartner difference

Gartner is the world’s leading research and advisory company. We equip leaders and their teams in every major business function with the indispensable insights, advice and tools to achieve their mission-critical priorities today and build the successful organizations of tomorrow. Across every industry and enterprise size, Gartner provides the expertise needed to tackle your key initiatives, stay ahead of competition and grow your organization’s value.

Gartner Supply Chain Symposium/Xpo at a Glance

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research-driven sessions

Join a global community of CSCOs and Supply Chain executives
  • CSCOs and supply chain executives: Shape your vision, develop your strategy and digitize your supply chain. 
  • Leaders from supply chain planning, procurement, manufacturing, quality, logistics and customer fulfillment: Gain critical insights to improve your organization’s maturity, cut costs and improve productivity.
  • Supply chain technology and innovation leaders: Drive the business forward by developing a cohesive technology strategy. Disruptive and innovative capabilities are often the key to enabling business growth, innovation and agility. Our insights, advice and tools can help you develop these capabilities.

Tracks at a Glance

As we continue to finalize our 2020 agenda, please review the complete agenda tracks from our 2019 conference. Fill out the form below and check back to stay up to date on all conference updates for 2020.

2019 Attendees and Exhibitors: View documentation from the 2019 conference here

Track A

Supply Chain Strategy

Supply chain organizations without clear, aligned strategies struggle to execute against goals, address digital disruption and attract talent. Only 17% of supply chain organizations have a formal process to execute against strategy. This track highlights the how-to’s and crucial ingredients of supply chain strategy as well as how leaders are executing against strategies.

Track B

Supply Chain Leadership

Market disruptions, digital technologies, customer expectations, and shifting demographics are rapidly changing what leadership looks like in supply chain. The Supply Chain Leadership track has been developed for those looking to find both inspiration and guidance in setting a future-focused supply chain agenda for their business.

Track C

Supply Chain Innovation

This track has been developed to support supply chain leaders looking to embrace, execute and scale innovation across the supply chain.

Track D

Supply Chain Planning

The Supply Chain Planning track explores ways to help supply chain leaders balance the requirements of today with building capabilities for tomorrow.

Track E

Sourcing and Procurement

This track explores evolving trends and considers how sourcing and procurement leaders can prepare their organizations effectively for the integrated, digitally connected supply chains of the future.

Track F


This track is designed for supply chain leaders responsible for manufacturing strategy, as well as their peers, seeking to reshape the role manufacturing operations play in current and future supply chains.

Track G


This track explores the digital logistics strategies, processes, new technologies and partnering with external logistics providers required to lead for tomorrow.

Track H

Customer Fulfillment and Collaboration

This track focuses on knowing the customer, strengthening processes and building trust and partnerships that help the end-to-end supply chain deliver customer experience.

Industry Track

Consumer-Retail Exchange

This exchange addresses the needs of consumer retail supply chain leaders who are ready to respond to a landscape experiencing significant disruption with innovative new ways of working to deliver value in consumer retail.

Industry Track

Industrial Manufacturing Exchange

This exchange is for industrial manufacturers who are ready to respond to challenges and seek guidance in scaling innovative manufacturing capabilities with an ecosystem of partners to drive successful and sustainable transformation.

Industry Track

Healthcare Exchange

This exchange provides healthcare provider, life science manufacturer, distributor and retail pharmacy supply chain leaders with innovative new ways of working to deliver value in healthcare.

Industry Track

High-Tech Manufacturing Exchange

The speed of business is accelerating. In the midst of this, new business models are emerging driven by the convergence of the physical and digital worlds. Supply chain needs to be ready to manage the convergence, as well as new monetization models that the convergence drives. This exchange addresses how high-tech manufacturing supply chain leaders can manage and drive the convergence and seize opportunities.

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