Network at the Gartner Supply Chain Symposium/Xpo™ 2023 conference

Engage in person with supply chain leaders in North America, Gartner experts and industry-leading solution providers.

Networking at Gartner Supply Chain Symposium/Xpo isn’t just about meeting new people. It’s about candid conversations with world-class leaders from various backgrounds, organization sizes and industries. It’s diving into what’s working — and what isn’t — with your peers in facilitated small-group discussions. It’s discovering new technologies at the Exhibit Showcase, engaging in meaningful discussions in a roundtable session or getting tailored guidance during a one-on-one with a Gartner expert.

With three days and access to more than 2,500 leaders, you have ample opportunities to make lasting connections.

Connect with peers

Some of the most invaluable pieces of information come from peers. At Gartner Supply Chain Symposium/Xpo, you have access to all of these moments for real talk, inspiration and, if we’re being honest, commiseration.

Interactive sessions

Discuss and work through your most pressing issues with peers in group settings through interactive sessions, such as workshops and Contract Negotiation Clinics.

Networking receptions

Join evening receptions where you can engage with your peers, Gartner experts and leading technology and solution providers in a relaxed setting.


Focused on peer perspectives and best practices, these small-group sessions are facilitated by Gartner and allow you to share insights while learning from the lessons and experiences of diverse attendees around you.

Engage with Gartner experts

Gartner experts are the keystone to Gartner Supply Chain Symposium/Xpo. Attendees have the opportunity to connect with Gartner experts to get tailored guidance on their most pressing challenges.

Gartner one-on-one meetings

These popular meetings offer you the undivided attention of a Gartner expert who listens and guides you on the matters most critical to your success. Preregistration is required. These sessions are available to end users only. Space is limited. 

Ask the Expert sessions

These topic-driven sessions provide a more intimate discussion forum and feature one Gartner expert and end-user peers posing questions. Preregistration is required.


Gartner expert meetings outside of one-on-one meetings as part of the conference registration are limited and require prior approval. Work with your Gartner representative for any additional meetings with Gartner experts. 

Interactive sessions at Gartner Supply Chain Symposium/Xpo 2023

Dive deeper into a specific topic by bringing questions to a Gartner expert-led Q&A session. 
(Preregistration is required.)

  • Ask the Expert: Purposefully Plan for Sustainability
  • Ask the Expert: Cost of Quality
  • Ask the Expert: Troubleshooting Roadblocks on the Road to Sustainable Packaging
  • Ask the Expert: Supply Chain Risk Appetite — What Is It and How Can It Be Used?
  • Ask the Expert: Creating and Communicating a Compelling Supply Chain Strategy
  • Ask the Expert: What Type of SC Technologies Are Most Appropriate for My SCP Needs
  • Ask the Expert: What ROI to Expect From RTTVP?

Explore Agenda

These small-scale, interactive sessions are designed for you to drill down on specific topics with a how-to focus. (Preregistration is required.)

  • Workshop: How Should Centers of Excellence Engage With Supply Chain Operations to Balance Strategic Objectives with Operational Needs?
  • Workshop: Calculate the Cost of Doing Nothing in Your Sustainability Business Case
  • Workshop: Ten Strategies to Build Sustainability Into Manufacturing DNA
  • Workshop: Supplier Diversity Programs — Moving the Story From Spend to Impact

Explore Agenda

Gartner experts moderate topic-driven end-user forums. Learn what peers are doing around particular issues and across industries. (Preregistration is required.)

  • Roundtable: Acquire, Develop and Retain Analytics Talent
  • Roundtable: Changes to Implement in Your Planning Organization When Going Direct to Consumer
  • Roundtable: How Do I Partner With My Strategic Suppliers to Navigate Disruption?
  • Roundtable: How Do I Prepare My Customer Fulfillment Function for Automation?
  • Roundtable: Creating Strategic Advantage Through Manufacturing Make Versus Buy Decisions
  • Roundtable: How to Effectively Engage Suppliers on Sustainability
  • Roundtable: A Peer Exchange on the Latest in Quality Management
  • Roundtable: Trends in Nearshoring — Separating the Leaders From the Rest
  • Roundtable: Supply Chains’ Biggest Challenge Yet Is Coming Down Like a Tsunami
  • Roundtable: Developing the Future Manufacturing Workforce
  • Roundtable: Increasing Supplier Diversity Spend — Narrowing the Wealth Gap
  • Roundtable: Understanding the Anatomy of a 3PL
  • Roundtable: Getting the Most Bang for Your Buck From Your Last Mile Fulfillment Offering

Explore Agenda

Attend a 30-minute private session with the Gartner expert of your choice. Get targeted, personalized guidance to help you plan proactively and invest wisely. (Preregistration is required.)

Take advantage of these opportunities and register today