In regards to the COVID-19 situation, we have decided to postpone our European Summit to September 18. We believe that, by this time, we will be able to safely gather at this boutique event. Our priority is to continue to deliver a unique learning experience while respecting national and global health regulations. We hope to see you in Paris.

“Rethinking Learning in a Connected World” will be the focus of our next MERIT European Summit. Co-hosted by LinkedIn, it will take place in Microsoft’s Paris headquarters on 18 September 2020.

With digital innovation, global connectivity, and the constant need for upskilling and reskilling, new frontiers are opening in corporate and executive learning.

Learning can ensure resilience and it can give companies a competitive edge. Conversely, outdated and ineffective learning programmes can hamper talent and impede growth.

Join the Summit created by the Merit Leadership Community to learn new concepts, draw collaborative solutions for your current challenges and to connect with HR peers and top European business schools.

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

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Speakers Paris , September 2020

Speakers & Facilitators

Distinguished professors from some of the best global and local business schools share their vision and initiate discussion during workshops and masterclasses

Executive education experts and corporate L&D directors share their knowledge and experience as they present expertise showcases on innovative learning programmes

C-level executives from leading global companies discuss challenges and strategies during regionally-focused panel discussions

PROGRAMME: Rethinking Learning in a Connected World

  • COMPANY CASE STUDIES - Presentations of innovative projects by leading companies illustrating best practices and real business results
  • DEBATE - Moderated conversations with industry leaders discussing current and future issues from different perspectives
  • MASTERCLASSES & WORKSHOPS - 90 minute in-depth sessions on specific topics guided by business school professors and experts
  • ROUND TABLE DISCUSSIONS - Parallel small group discussions among peers sharing challenges and insights





"The programme 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"


At the MERIT European Summit, you will discover the strategies that are proven to work by research and in practice. We will explore digital transformation, agile learning, scaling international programmes and adapting them to local needs, and the leadership needed to meet the learning challenges before us.

As always, the MERIT Summit will bring together learning and HR directors, as well as academic experts and disruptors to discuss the state of the field in 2020. In a variety of session formats, including debates, workshops, and case studies, you can connect with peers and find learning strategies that will make your organisation more innovative, resilient, and future-ready.

Rethinking Learning in a Connected World


* Programme to be confirmed

Some of the most prominent thought leading professors and deans in the fields of Learning & Development, Talent Management and Innovation, and Executive Education take the stage in Paris. They will share their knowledge and experiences throughout presentations, panel discussions, case studies and workshops.

Speakers Paris , September 2020


VIP Corporate Invitation

  • MERIT Summit offers a limited number of
    complimentary invitations for qualified C-level executives



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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