Find out more about The MERITS Awards 2021 HERE

50 Heads of HR

from leading Asian and global companies

20 Heads of Executive Education

from top business school


Highlight your brand among the elite of the L&D industry

Since 2017, MERIT has been a unique forum for HR and L&D directors of companies from different industries and Executive Education leaders to learn, share challenges and explore solutions together within an international professional community in a focused, highly interactive environment.

The MERIT Summit is a learning showcase, an ideas conference, and a hands-on strategy session with experts and peers, enabling participants to develop a culture of learning, innovation, and growth in their organisations.

This year, two conferences under one roof will provide corporate HR/L&D and Executive Education leaders with dedicated content on the topics shaping the future of organisations and executive education.

Further to our mission to empower people and organisations The MERIT Awards have been designed to award impactful transformational initiatives in the corporate and higher education sectors.

"The program had a great line-up of highly relevant subjects.'"


"Excellent identification of relevant topics and themes"


"The networking opportunities are for sure a great strength of the event"


Key aspects of leadership and collaboration in times of change have been put to the test in the past year. At the summit we will reassess the approaches, skills and best practices for the new world of work.

- Get inspired listening to disruptive keynotes, debates and MERITalks by corporate leaders, academics and innovators;
- Learn from real life case studies of the most impactful initiatives in organisational, leadership and people development, shortlisted for the MERIT Awards;
- Take part in masterclasses, collaborative workshops and un-conference sessions with peers to dive deeper into specific subjects, while also making space for new ideas to emerge.

Take a look at the 2020 MERIT Annual Summit Programme HERE . The 2021 programme will be announced shortly.

Leading and Collaborating in the New World




* Programme to be confirmed

Leading and Collaborating in the New World




* Programme to be confirmed

Hear from a uniquemix of thought leaders, HR and L&D directors, professors, executive education experts, and learning innovators.

They will share their knowledge and experiences throughout keynotes, debates, case studies and workshops.

Stay tuned for our exciting speakers at MERIT Summit 2021

Speakers Lisbon , June 2021

This year venue of THE MERITS Summit & Awards is NOVA SBE Campus, located in Carcavelos, Lisbon. It is directly linked to the beach and the School’s auditorium have a view of the ocean. The city of Lisbon is just 20 minutes away from the venue and the great transport network makes exploring the city easy for all delegates and guests of the Summit.


Venue Lisbon 2021


R. Holanda n.1, 2775-405 Carcavelos, Portugal


€ 1,700

€ 1,890

  • Summit participation & Gala dinner and Awards ceremony attendance

Request your invitation

The MERIT European Summit, Paris, is open to HR, Learning & Development, Talent Management leaders and C-level executives.

A limited number of complimentary passes are offered to Corporate VP/Directors.

Apply for a guest delegate pass by filling the form below and the MERIT Team will answer your request within 48 hours.

If you are not yet a senior executive, but still would like to join the summit to learn and network, please contact

* Attendance to all sessions, refreshments, lunches and networking breaks are included

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