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Gartner breaks all records in Barcelona

From 5 to 9 November, around 9,500 people attended Gartner Symposium ITxpo 2017, one of the largest private business conventions held in Barcelona. “The subject” of the event was the digital transformation of the businesses and the trends and strategies that the organisations will have to carry out in order to do not be relegated in this sense. This is the main annual meeting of the technology industry in Europe, Middle East and Africa, held at the CCIB since 2011.

It was a challenge to host one more year an event that continues to grow. The more than 100,000 m2 of the CCIB were complemented by ephemeral spaces -among them, up to 5 marquees- especially designed for the occasion. These measures have made possible to increase the capacity of the facilities to respond to Gartner needs, the world’s leading consultancy. In total, more than 2,700 IT managers and other senior IT executives exchanged ideas and good practices and explored the emerging challenges of digitization.

7 successful editions

This has been the seventh consecutive edition of Gartner Symposium ITxpo held at the CCIB, so that the city is consolidating as a benchmark in innovation and digital industry year after year. In addition to the meeting promoted by Gartner, Barcelona hosts some of the most important appointments on the agenda, such as Gamelab or the Mobile World Congress.

According to Marc Rodiguez, general director of the CCIB, “for our venue, the celebration of an event of these characteristics is a great challenge from a technological point of view, and the fact that its leaders renew their confidence in us is proof of the high level of requirement that our teams achieve “. The question is: will we break records in 2018?

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