Watch the video from the last MERIT Annual Summit Here

MERIT is a one-of-a-kind forum in which HR and business school directors from all over the world meet to build tomorrow’s workforce.

The first two MERIT Аnnual Summit editions were held in Barcelona (2017) and Lisbon (2018). They attracted a diverse and international group of more than 500 attendees in total who came together to learn, present and connect over two-and-a-half days.

The next Аnnual Summit will take place in Vienna in January 2019. The event`s theme will be “Co-creating Learning Organisations”, and will feature an exciting mix of expert and work sessions, workshops, and networking opportunities.

МERIT also holds Regional Summits focused on the L&D challenges of the selected region , as well as customised MERIT Conference events on more specific topics.

100+ Heads of Executive Education

from top business schools

150+ Heads of HR

from leading worldwide companies

Speakers Vienna January 2019

  • Jim Fanning

    Country Manager for Switzerland and Central & Eastern Europe

    Amazon Web Services

  • Catalina Schveninger

    Global Head of Learning


  • Helga Pattart-Drexler

    Head of Executive Education

    WU Executive Academy

  • Reza Moussavian

    SVP Digital & Innovation (HR)

    Deutsche Telekom

  • Natasa Prodanovic

    Group Talent Director

    Coca-Cola Hellenic Bottling Company

  • Jim van Hulst

    Director Learning and Development EMEA

    Johnson Controls

  • Mehmet Baha

    Founder & Senior Consultant

    Solution Folder

  • Lisa Danels


    Human Edge


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PROGRAMME: Co-creating Learning Organisations

• COMPANY CASE STUDIES- Presentations of innovative L&D projects, with awards for the best-rated presentations.

• BUSINESS SCHOOL CASE STUDIES- Presentations of successful collaborative projects between business schools and companies.

• DEBATES – Moderated conversations on controversial topics with leading HR practitioners and business school representatives.

• MERITalks – Inspiring and dynamic 15-minute talks on the Summit main theme by business school professors, executive education designers, and subject matter experts.

• WORKSHOPS & MASTERCLASSES – 90-minute sessions by top-notch L&D, Talent Management experts, and researchers to dive deeper into a specific topic.

• STARTUP VILLAGE – Meet startup companies in executive education and HR technologies. Get to know their innovative projects and understand how they can help you rethink the HR and L&D roles.


Vienna Marriott Hotel


Parkring 12a,
Vienna 1010 Austria

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