MERIT Annual Summit

Co-creating Learning Organisations

Paris (F)/Sevilla (E), January 2020 - MERIT is a unique gathering of international business schools and corporate human resources directors from various industries. At the event, they share insights, challenges, and success stories from the enterprise learning and people development realm. The mission is to bundle knowledge from business and educational leaders in order to empower individuals and organisations to make the best of their human capital and achieve their strategic objectives.

The Summit, being held in Sevilla, Spain, 05-6 February 2020, will bring together 300+ human resources and learning and development strategists and executives, C-level corporate leaders, and executive education directors from top international business schools to create a dynamic two-day learning, networking, and partnership building opportunity. This year’s conference theme is "Co-creating Learning Organisations". 

Companies such as Google, LinkedIn, Facebook, Amazon, Vodafone, Coca-Cola Hellenic Bottling Company, Johnson Controls, Deutsche Telekom, and many more will share their vision, ideas, challenges, new approaches, and lessons learnt about transforming organisations through talent management and leadership development. Key players in executive education will share latest academic intelligence on the Summit’s topic. 

  • 4 insightful debates 
  • 8 company challenges with lessons learnt 
  • 6 inspiring MERITalks 
  • 8 company case studies with insider recommendations 
  • 8 business school case studies for corporate learning models 
  • 10 master classes and workshops for in-depth learning. 

Some of the confirmed speakers 

  • Stephanie Fastre, Google 
  • Gerard Penning, Shell International Petroleum Company Ltd 
  • Jeff Turner, Facebook 
  • Jim Fanning, Amazon Web Services 
  • Tim Ackermann, LIDL 
  • Tiffany Poeppelman, LinkedIn 
  • Jim van Hulst, Johnson Controls 
  • Reza Moussavian, Deutsche Telekom 

The MERIT Summit is an initiative of Advent Group, an independent media group established in 2004 that specialises in the field of higher education. With 75 experts of many nationalities based in Paris, Sofia, and Montreal, the company’s mission is to connect qualified candidates, business schools, and companies from all over the world.