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Stamford, Conn., August 27, 2020

Gartner Announces Gartner Supply Chain Symposium/Xpo 2020

What: Gartner Supply Chain Symposium/Xpo 2020 | Virtual

When: October 6-8, 2020 (EMEA)

            November 3-5, 2020 (Americas)

Where: Virtual


Gartner Supply Chain Symposium/Xpo 2020 is the world’s most important gathering of chief supply chain officers (CSCOs) and supply chain executives. Supply chain leaders will gather virtually to gain a strategic view of the trends disrupting their business and the insights and frameworks they can use to build agility and robustness into systems, processes and decision making.

Conference Theme

Navigating the Turns: Preparing Supply Chains to Think and Act Differently

Top performers defy conventional thinking during disruptions. The most successful companies take risks at these times, which can be economic, geopolitical, environmental, social or competitive. While some focus only on short-term mitigation tactics, top performers defy conventional thinking by maintaining focus on long-term strategy and implementing preconceived plans when anticipated disruptions occur.

The virtual Gartner Supply Chain Symposium/Xpo 2020 features a flexible program of analyst presentations, case studies, roundtable discussions and on-demand content.


This year’s agenda features several comprehensive tracks allowing supply chain leaders to take a deep dive into a broad range of topics focused on the most pressing issues they face today:

·       CSCO Strategy

·       CSCO Leadership

·       Supply Chain Planning

·       Sourcing & Procurement

·       Manufacturing Operations and Quality

·       Logistics & Customer Fulfillment

Spotlight Tracks:

·       Technology

·       Sustainability

·       Customer Experience

·       Culture of Quality

Gartner Keynote: Navigating the Turns: Preparing Supply Chains to Think and Act Differently

EMEA Guest Keynote with Carsten Rasmussen, COO, Lego Group: Navigating the Turns, Brick by Brick: How Lego´s Supply Chain Thinks and Acts Differently

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