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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"


Speakers 2023

  • Jérôme Barthélemy

    Professor of Strategy and
    Management | Head of Executive

    ESSEC Business School

  • Smaranda Gosa-Mensing

    Global Talent Counselor |
    Digital & Analytics

    McKinsey Digital & Analytics/
    QuantumBlack, AI by McKinsey

  • Brian Murphy

    Senior Director, Employee


  • Tiffany Poeppelman

    Director, Career Development



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.


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The MERITS Summit & Awards 2024





* Programme to be confirmed

The MERITS Summit & Awards 2024





* Programme to be confirmed

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 more exciting speakers.

Speakers Milan , May 2024


Venue:Hilton Paris La Defense Hotel
Address:2 Place De La Defense, Puteaux, Paris
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Deadline for preferential prices: 16th October

Cancellation Policy
This reservation requires a credit card deposit of 232.75€ EUR which will be charged to your card. If you wish to cancel, please do so 21 days prior to arrival to avoid cancellation penalties.


  • 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.

Conference pass

EUR 1950

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

Request your invitation

The МERITS Summit & Awards Milan 2024 is open to HR, Learning & Development, and 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 click here . The ticket is priced at EUR 1365 (Early Bird until 01 April) and includes access to all summit sessions, networking and social breaks on 23-24 May.

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

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