21-22 November Dubai

50 Heads of HR

from leading Asian and global companies

20 Heads of Executive Education

from top business school

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.

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"



Powerful Keynotes by academic and corporate leaders with a strategic vision to help organisations and people thrive in an ever-changing world.
Interactive Workshops to dive deeper into key topics such as psychological safety, emotional intelligence, people analytics and sustainable careers.
Unconference and Peer Consulting – participant driven formats to discuss ideas and find solutions to current challenges.


Bring your brand and expertise into the spotlight. Explore the MERIT Sponsorship advantage.

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The MERIT Summit & Awards 2024





* Programme to be confirmed

The MERIT Summit & Awards 2024





* Programme to be confirmed
Past speakers

Learn from thought leaders, HR and L&D directors, professors, executive education experts, and learning innovators. Exchange knowledge and experiences with peers in interactive workshops and unconference sessions.
Stay tuned for the Speaker lineup of the Fall Summit.

Speakers Dubai , November 2024


Hult International Business School

Dubai is an exhilarating city to study business in, with one of the world’s fastest-growing economies and a “nothing is impossible” attitude. There are opportunities for both corporate and entrepreneurial careers abound in this city, which is the locus of trade between East and West. From Hult’s Dubai campus, you can step out of a team meeting and be on the beach in minutes. With the Metro in walking distance, you’ll have easy access to the rest of the city.



Venue: TBA
Address: TBA

Discover the elegance and convenience of Hotel D'Este – your premier accommodation partner for the MERIT Summit and Awards Milan 2024. Situated in a mere 5-minute walk from the esteemed SDA Bocconi School of Management, Hotel D'Este offers a perfect blend of comfort and accessibility. As a valued member of the MERIT community, we are delighted to extend an exclusive preferential rate for your stay.

To secure this special offer, please reach out to sales@hoteldestemilano.it, by referring to Advent group
“Kindly note that this offer is subject to promotional availability on a first-come, first-served basis."


  • A limited number of complimentary passes will be offered to HR Corporate VP/Director level (decision-maker) and will include: attendance to all sessions, refreshments, lunches and networking breaks.

Early bird

EUR 1365

  • All tickets include full access to all conference sessions, lunches and refreshments throughout the summit and social activities.

Request your invitation

A limited number of complimentary passes are offered to HR, Learning & Development, and Talent Management leaders and C-level executives.

Apply upon invitation and the MERIT Team will answer your request within 48 hours.

For any other senior executive, please click here . The ticket is priced at EUR 1365 and includes access to all summit sessions, networking and social breaks on 21-22 November.

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

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