The value of Gartner

As the world’s leading research and advisory company, Gartner brings supply chain leaders the indispensable insights, advice and tools needed to achieve the mission-critical priorities of today and build the successful organizations of tomorrow. At Gartner Supply Chain Symposium/Xpo™ 2020, tackle your key initiatives and learn how to lead the supply chain function to contribute greater business impact.


  • Unbiased, research-backed sessions led by Gartner experts
  • Personalized interaction with seasoned experts
  • The latest Gartner supply chain research debuted at the conference, in an environment built for dialogue
  • Your CSCO and supply chain executive peers all in one place

Who are Gartner experts?

Gartner experts are the people behind the research our clients trust. They extract insights from qualitative and quantitative research, and thousands of client interactions every year. As unbiased leaders in the supply chain field, Gartner experts serve as conference speakers, attendee mentors, and research facilitators. 

Opportunities to interact with supply chain experts

In addition to attending any track sessions across the conference agenda, as an attendee, you’re entitled to one Gartner one-on-one meeting, two roundtables, and two Ask the Expert sessions, for a deeper and more personal dive into particular topics or challenges. View the agenda for a full list of sessions.

Gartner one-on-one meeting*

This popular session provides you 30 minutes of undivided attention and support from a Gartner expert. Get feedback on a key initiative or share an urgent challenge. Attendees tell us these meetings are worth the cost of conference admission.

Roundtable sessions*

Your supply chain executive peers from leading organizations and various industries discuss relevant topics inspired by the latest research in these Gartner-expert-moderated, small-group sessions. 


Drill down on specific topics with a how-to focus through workshops led by a variety of Gartner experts.

Ask the Expert sessions*

These small-group discussions foster learning and feature one Gartner expert who answers your pressing questions. 

*Space is limited. Depending on availability and eligibility, registered attendees may sign-up for these session types via Gartner Conference Navigator after registration. 


The value of Gartner research, interaction with the experts, unparalleled peer group networking, and inspiring speakers are just a few reasons why attendees come back to Gartner Supply Chain Symposium/Xpo™ year after year. Here’s what attendees have to say.

Every time I come to a Gartner conference I am inspired to not only make my company better, but to make the world better as well. 

Rebecca Kirsch

Executive Director, Global Supply Chain Services, Cummins Inc.

Here, you’re with your peers. They understand your language, the lingo, the terms. To me, it infuses more energy so I can get back to work and be excited again.

Karon Evanoff

VP of Supply Chain, QSC Company

The Gartner conference was a great opportunity to learn about the newest trends and best practices throughout the industry. The individual track programming was relevant and useful, providing valuable ideas and takeaways that can be used by others along the same journey. Especially appreciate the variety of speakers; the combination of both associates, solution providers as well as peers ensured a diverse and holistic view was being provided. I look forward to attending future conferences with Gartner.

Eugene Lam

Operations Test Strategy, Google