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.

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 Conversely, outdated and ineffective learning programmes can hamper talent and impede growth.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

Learn more

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


Paris Marriott Opera Ambassador Hotel


16 Boulevard Haussmann, Paris 75009 France

"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"


MERIT gives you the chance to learn by participating in a variety of mind-engaging sessions focused on different aspects leading to the creation of a learning organisation.

Debates, case studies, company challenges, and MERITalks are offered simultaneously on both Leadership and People Development conference streams.

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

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