Event Guide

Welcome to the CIO Institute: Oxford

At the Global CIO Institute we constantly hear industry commentators talk about the engine of change. Because of this we have leveraged our global executive community to create a world-class, executive driven academic platform to help you make the right decisions for your organisation.


Our events feature over 100 executives that champion think tanks, panel discussions and workshops creating a dynamic mix of thought leadership, and best practice strategies. The debate continues through the year via our online communities giving you continuous peer support. It is with great pleasure that I welcome you on board the event.

Your complimentary invitation includes:

Your entry to the event, where you will have participation in a great programme, top networking opportunities, with excellent speakers, boardroom discussions and panel meetings. Pre and post event materials. All meals and refreshments provided during the conference and evening networking is complimentary. Any additional extras should be paid by the individual.

Our promise to you

Onsite networking opportunities - To increase the possibility of meeting a greater number of your peers, executives are invited to take part in the evening networking with guest speaker following the last workshop session.


24/7 Community Access - We invite every executive to write a short blog about their thoughts on the industry, which we will showcase as a featured CIO to our community. You also have the opportunity to communicate and follow our social media posts on our exclusive Global CIO Community platform - https://www.communitycio-institute.com/


Onsite Brokered Meetings – We invite innovative suppliers who are there to give insight on the investment areas you are currently targeting.


Insight from Leading / C-Suite Executives – Our programme is designed to bring you the most forward thinking and thought driven topics that are being discussed in the industry.


  • Registration stage

    Upon receiving this document, you have accepted the terms and conditions of attendance and your representative will send you the most relevant updates and industry stories.

  • Three weeks prior to Event

    You will receive instructions to prioritise your appointment schedule. Every aspect of the event has been designed to maximise the return on your investment of time spent away from the office. The normal balance of your time spent during the day as an executive is 60% in workshops and 40% in meetings.

  • One week prior to Event

    Final logistics will be sent to you with relevant location details. You will receive your days schedule upon registration when you arrive.


Oxford University: Examination Schools, 75-81 High Street, Oxford, OX1 4BG

The Examination Schools is situated in the centre of the City on the High Street, a 10 minute taxi journey from Gloucester Green bus station and Oxford Railway Station.

Upon arrival, please report to the main reception where you will find the CIO Institute registration desk - here you will be given your badge and itinerary.

Approximate Event Timings

Registration opens at 8am

Event timings 8.30am-5.30pm

Networking drinks 5.30-6.30pm

All executives are asked to wear business attire during the day.

Wifi access is available throughout the venue and there will be an onsite AV team should you have any questions.

For speakers, there will be an AV team onsite should you need assistance regarding your presentation. A laptop will be provided for those with speaking presentations, however please feel free to bring your own and inform us of any external cables that are required to support your device.  Upon arrival, please report to the reception and ask to be directed to Paula Carey.  

Please ensure that you come with the relevant tools for the day’s duration: 

  • All meals and refreshments provided are complimentary of your stay. Any additional extras should be paid by the individual. 
  • We do not cover the cost for travel and accommodation. If you wish to stay at the venue where the event is being held at, please contact Emily Anthony on emily.anthony@cio-institute.com. Please be advised that we are not contracted to any rooms so cannot guarantee availability.

Please be advised that we are not contracted to any hotel rooms in the area and so we cannot guarantee availability or reduced rates. However, the University Conference Team have recommended the following hotels close to the venue should you wish to arrange your own accommodation:

Marriott Courtyard

Macdonald Randolph Hotel

Old Parsonage Hotel

Malmaison Hotel

Old Bank Hotel

Oxford Spires Four Pillars

Terms & Conditions

As a Delegate I agree to the following terms and conditions set out by GB Intelligence Ltd. These terms and conditions, and the delegate registration form submitted by the Delegate, comprise the agreement between the Delegate and GB Intelligence Ltd governing the Delegates participation and attendance at the Global CIO Institute event. The Delegate agrees to complete and return all Delegate profiling, meetings and workshop selections before the requested deadlines, as specified by GB Intelligence Ltd. GB Intelligence Ltd will not be held liable to the Delegate for any change in the number or identity of other attendees or for any attendees who do not keep scheduled meetings. The Delegate hereby confirms they will participate in the duration of the event, including attendance to their pre-arranged networking meetings (if applicable). The Delegate hereby confirms that they are appropriately qualified for attendance at the event and will conduct themselves in a proper and professional manner at all times. Where applicable, to ensure that the Delegate receives maximum value from the event, the Delegate will be directed to complete a profile for inclusion on Global CIO Institute website. GB Intelligence Ltd will provide profiles of Sponsors/Solution Partner organisations and other Delegates to assist the Delegate in the selection process for one-to-one meetings. A deadline will be specified by which time meeting choices must be submitted to us. Participation in pre-arranged one-to-one meetings is at the discretion of GB Intelligence Ltd. If the event is cancelled or postponed by GB Intelligence Ltd due to events or circumstances beyond reasonable control, we will reschedule the event and the Delegate will be transferred to the appropriate re-scheduled event within 12 months. Once agreed you must fully participate in all sessions you have selected. If for any reason you cannot attend in full you must supply a replacement of a similar level to yourself.There is no cost for a Delegate to attend the event and no financial obligation to attend. When you apply to be a Delegate you must consent to us collecting and storing your personal information, this will include the transferring of your information to our CIO Institute platform. You will not be able to complete your registration process without consenting to us storing your personal data. We will only use the personal data supplied by you for the purposes of administering our events. We will also transfer/share your information to our sponsoring companies in connection with a session that you have confirmed you will attend. In these circumstances the personal data made available will be limited to the necessary information required for follow-ups by GB Intelligence and our event partners only and will be supplied strictly on condition it is only used for that purpose. By registering for an event you agree to us using your personal data including email address and phone number for marketing purposes through email and SMS campaigns. You are able to opt out at any time. CIO Institute events will be recorded and content may be used for marketing purposes. By accepting these terms and conditions you agree to the use of the video containing your comments and imagery.