Watch the video from the last MERIT Annual Summit Here

MERIT is a one-of-a-kind forum in which HR and business school directors from all over the world meet to build tomorrow’s workforce. 

The first two MERIT Аnnual Summit editions were held in Barcelona (2017) and Lisbon (2018). They attracted a diverse and international group of more than 500 attendees who came together to learn, present and connect over two-and-a-half days. 

The next annual Summit will take place in Vienna in January 2019. The event`s theme will be “Co-creating Learning Organisations”, and will feature an exciting mix of expert and work sessions, workshops and networking opportunities.

MERIT will also hold a regional Summit in Singapore (July 2018), as well as customised MERIT Conference events for specific executive education programmes.

100+ Heads of Executive Education

from top business schools

150+ Heads of HR

from leading worldwide companies

Previous Speakers

  • Tiffany Poeppelman

    Head of Sales Productivity, EMEA


  • Dave Ulrich

    Rensis Likert Professor

    Ross School of Business, University of Michigan

  • Reza Moussavian

    SVP Digital & Innovation (HR)

    Deutsche Telekom

  • Dr. Nick van Dam

    Global Chief Learning Officer

    McKinsey & Company

  • David Chivers

    Head of Learning & Development

    Virgin Media

  • Dr. Nina Kreyer

    Head of L&D Germany


  • Dasha Kraft

    Learning and Knowledge Leader


  • Kristel Van Loon

    Global Learning Manager

    Mondelēz International


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PROGRAMME: Co-creating Learning Organisations

• CASE STUDIES & BREAKOUT SESSIONS - Brief presentations of innovative L&D projects by leading companies and international business schools, followed by breakout sessions to engage in-depth discussions.
• DEBATES - Moderated conversations on controversial topics with leading HR practitioners and business school representatives
• MERITalks - Inspiring and dynamic 10-min talk on the Summit main theme by business school professors, exec education designers, subject matter experts
• WORKSHOPS & MASTERCLASSES - 90 minute sessions by top-notch L&D, Talent Management experts and reasearchers to dive deeper into a specific topic. 

 START-UP VILLAGE - Meet start-up companies in exec. ed and HR technologies. Get to know their innovative project and understand how they can help you re-think the HR and L&D roles.