The MERIT Conference in Amsterdam was an exclusive invitation-only learning and development (L&D) event created in collaboration with IE Business School’s experts on human resource management in the big data era.

The conference brought together 25 select HR decision-makers from major global companies and leading academics from Suliman S. Olayan School of Business at the American University of Beirut (Lebanon), University of Chicago Booth School of Business Executive Education (US, UK,Hong Kong), Corporate Learning Alliance (Spain), and IE Business School (Spain).

The elite group of corporate HR strategists and business school thought-leaders engaged in intensive one-and-half day’s brainstorming, networking, and discussions on the future of learnings in the era of technology and big data and how to build tomorrow’s workforce in this new and dynamic environment. 

100+ Heads of Executive Education

from top business schools

150+ Heads of HR

from leading worldwide companies


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"International speakers, international participants, a good range of truly global application and best practices"

Reza Moussavian, Deutsche Telekom AG

"This is the kind of event where you learn a lot through the exchanges and sharing information"

Karine Savingny, Human Harmony

"Well-organized, Eclectic, Participative"

Michael John Flynn, Trinity Business School, Trinity College Dublin

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