50 Heads of HR

from leading Asian and global companies

20 Heads of Executive Education

from top business school

In a rapidly changing tech-enabled world, academia, institutions, and companies have a crucial role to drive positive social impact through the right Leadership, Culture, and Skilling.

At this summit, we will connect the dots, share ideas, discuss current challenges, and showcase best practices to evolve and transform together.


"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"



  • Stefano Pogutz

    Professor of Practice
    in Corporate Sustainability

    SDA Bocconi School
    of Management

  • Jacqueline Brassey


    McKinsey Health Institute

  • Lindy Greer

    Professor for Management
    and Organizations

    Ross School of Business -
    University of Michigan

  • Dr. Nick van Dam

    Director of the
    IE Center for Corporate
    Learning Innovation

    IE University


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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* Programme to be confirmed






* 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 - SDA Bocconi , May 2024


SDA Bocconi School of Management

Via Roberto Sarfatti, 10, 20136 Milano, Italy

MERIT is privileged to be hosted at the new campus of SDA Bocconi School of Management combining unique architecture and innovative technology infrastructure, a meeting point for excellence in education, architecture, and sustainability.



Venue: Hotel d'Este
Address: 2 Viale Bligny, 23, 20136 Milano
Tel +39 02 583 210 01

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.

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

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 1950 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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