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The World's Most Important Gathering of CIOs and Senior IT Executives

Turn your vision into action at Gartner Symposium/ITxpo in Barcelona, where 6,000+ CIOs and senior IT executives will gain a strategic view of the emerging trends shaping IT and business.  Through an unparalleled intersection of Gartner analysts, industry experts, peers and solution providers, you’ll explore new ways to approach critical challenges, make decisions with confidence and achieve greater impact as a leader.

Learn more about the value of Symposium/ITxpo, and preview the event in 60 seconds.

Gartner Symposium/ITxpo is specifically designed for:
Roles Include:
  • Corporate-wide CIOs
  • Business unit CIOs
  • Senior IT leaders reporting to the CIO
Senior IT Executives

What You Will Learn

Exploring the top challenges faced by today's CIOs, this 4-day event focuses on:

  • Technology & Information – Understand the key initiatives and investments you'll need to undertake to create a future-proofed, adaptive digital core to support your business strategy for the next phase of digital transformation.
  • Business Strategy – Learn how to strike the right balance between shaping customer-focused initiatives with the day-to-day needs of your business with our technology predictions.
  • Leadership – Master competencies, sharpen your skills and create the culture, structure and relationships needed to find and keep digital talent to help your organization thrive.

View the top 10 reasons why you should attend and recent Smarter With Gartner articles

Digital transformation is challenging every CIO and senior IT executive to scale digital business for growth. View our 10 priorities for successful digital transformation:

Get the latest insights on to how to turn your vision into reality at Gartner Symposium/ITxpo 2017:

Features & Benefits

Shaped by feedback from you and other CIOs to stay focused on only what is most relevant and useful, the Gartner Symposium/ITxpo experience includes:

  • A community of over 6,000+ CIOs and senior IT executives
  • An agenda focused on the imperatives that you and your team must pursue to align with your enterprise mission critical priority
  • Tracks spanning technology & information, leadership and business strategy
  • New research in our Signature Series sessions and new thinking in our Maverick sessions
  • Experience the power of Gartner Consulting with a Consulting Clinic and walk away with industry-based, research-led actionable advice and next steps.
  • Innovative keynotes brimming with inspiration from the world’s top innovators and leadership experts
  • CIO story sessions featuring visionary CIOs sharing practical examples of putting digital leadership into practice
  • 120+ Gartner Analysts onsite providing you with the most personal guidance and advice possible in analyst one-on-ones
  • A wealth of peer engagement opportunities to make lasting connections, share best practices, and network with over 6,000 of your peers, across all industries
  • 130+ solution providers filling the ITxpo showcase with new possibilities for digital business, organized into marketplaces to make it easy to find the solutions you need

What's Included

  • Access to all sessions, including mastermind, industry, and analyst keynotes
  • (2) Two Gartner analyst one-on-one meetings (30-minutes each)
  • Analyst-user roundtables
  • Industry intensive program (Sunday) that includes sessions, networking and guest speakers
  • ITxpo exhibit floor where leading solution providers display products and services
  • Peer engagement at breakfasts, lunches and receptions
  • Evening country receptions
  • Conference agenda planning through Events Navigator

Don't miss out – Save €600 off the standard price when registering by 8 September
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Preview the one CIO event you don’t want to miss in 2017. Check out this short video!​

Frequently Asked Questions

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This year’s agenda delivers the latest technology, business and leadership insights addressing your        
key priorities.

An agenda focused on your priorities

  • View track descriptions and agenda
  • Be the first to hear the latest research to help you stay relevant - view this year's Signature Series 

Explore key topics most critical to IT leaders today within the context of technology, leadership and business strategy:
  • Stay ahead of the latest technology trends in security and risk, the Internet of Things, artificial intelligence, cloud and the future of experience.
  • Grow your leadership influence and build a people-centric culture.
  • Drive business growth with insights on disruption and innovation, platform economy and cost optimization.

The Power of Networking

From welcome receptions and special evening events, to networking with others from your country or industry, meet and engage with like minded leaders and build new business relationships.

Industry Program

The first day of Gartner Symposium/ITxpo is dedicated to industry-focused content. Prepare for what’s happening in your industry — with a full day of networking and solution provider presentations on Sunday, cross-industry sessions throughout the week, and industry-specific presentations you don’t want to miss.
View hot topics covered in each industry

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Experience a rich assembly of forward-thinking guest speakers and luminaries. 

Featured Speakers

  • Bill McDermott
    Bill McDermott



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  • Werner Vogels
    Werner Vogels

    Chief Technology Officer


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  • Brad Smith
    Brad Smith

    President & Chief Legal Officer


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  • Rachel Botsman
    Rachel Botsman

    Global Authority on a New Era of Trust

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  • Gus Balbontin
    Gus Balbontin

    Former Chief Technology Officer, Lonely Planet

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  • Margaret Heffernan
    Margaret Heffernan

    CEO, Entrepreneur

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  •  Platon

    World-Renowned, Award-Winning Photographer, The New Yorker and Master Storyteller

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  • Mark Jeffries
    Mark Jeffries

    Author, Communication Consultant

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Gartner Analysts & Speakers


Meet the Solution Providers at the Forefront of Information Technology

Gartner Symposium/ITxpo helps you identify and explore technology and service providers to address your mission critical priorities as a CIO and IT leader. You'll receive exclusive access to some of the world's leading solution providers in a variety of settings.

  • For Attendees: Learn about the innovative solutions that will add the most value to your business.
  • For Exhibitors: Learn more about ITxpo and the exhibitor experience.
  • Contact us for information on speaking and exhibitor opportunities.

Venue & Travel

Barcelona, Spain


Gartner Symposium/ITxpo 2017 will take place 5 - 9 November 2017, at the CCIB (Centre Convencions Internacional Barcelona).

A full day of industry-specific insights kicks off on Sunday, November 5, at 11 a.m, with additional industry content throughout the week. Please plan your travel arrangements accordingly.

CCIB (Centre Convencions Internacional Barcelona)
Plaça de Willy Brandt, 11-14, 08019
Barcelona, Spain - 08019


Executive Programs attendees have a priority booking window that begins on Thursday, 24 May at 12:00 p.m. noon GMT.
General Attendee reservations will open Wednesday 31 May at 12:00 p.m. noon GMT.
Please note you must be registered for the event in order to book a hotel reservation.   

To make a hotel reservation, please log back into your registration profile in your gartner.com account by CLICKING HERE.

From your account you will be able to enter your desired check-in/out dates and choose from a list of available hotels.  Please note, hotel rooms are assigned within our real-time inventory system and are first-come, first-served, based on availability. All reservations must be made with Gartner and cannot be booked directly with the affiliated hotels. For more detailed instructions on how to make a reservation please visit our Booking Guide.

**Please note that the hotel reservations will not be available in the registration system until the above opening dates. **

Hotel Cancellation Policy 
Hotel cancellations and/or shortenings of stay made online or in writing up until Thursday 19 October 2017 at 5pm GMT will not incur penalty fees.  After this date any amendment to your booking including cancellation will be charged in full.
By making your hotel reservation through Gartner EMEA Events Registration you expressly agree that after close of business (5pm GMT) on Thursday 19 October 2017, your credit card will be charged for the full reservation with no refund in the event of cancellation or partial reduction of stay.  
From Thursday 19 October after 5pm GMT, all hotels will charge the total fee for your full reservation and therefore, any cancellation made after this date, will NOT receive a refund.  If you cancel your registration for Gartner Symposium/ITxpo 2017 your hotel reservation will automatically be cancelled and subject to the cancellation policies stated above.
Failure to check-in on your scheduled arrival date will result in the cancellation of your entire reservation and will be subject to the cancellation penalty.
For more information, please reference our Hotel FAQ document or the complete list of Symposium/ITxpo Hotels.


Hilton Diagonal Mar
Passeig Del Taulat 262-264
Barcelona, Spain

Agua Restaurant
Paseo Marítimo
de la Barceloneta, 30
Barcelona, Spain

Accommodations & Privacy Advisory

Gartner has been made aware that service providers, such as Exhibition Housing Management, have contacted a number of individuals who are attending our conference to offer hotel reservation services and/or sell copies of the confidential attendee list.  

Please note that Gartner has NOT authorized them, or anyone else, to contact attendees on our behalf, nor does Gartner share/sell attendee contact information to anyone.  

Learn more on how to protect yourself from scamming attempts. 


Parking and Local Transportation

We offer complimentary shuttles to/from the official Gartner Symposium/ITxpo hotels. Shuttles will run every 20-30 minutes throughout the event hours. On the evening of the Country Receptions shuttles will return to the hotels on each of the bus routes.

There are a number of car parks located near to the CCIB. Their locations can be found on the visitor access map at the following website; CCIB.