Always-On Learning

The annual MERIT Summit is the one-of-a-kind forum in which HR and business school directors meet, learn how to build tomorrow’s workforce, share ideas, and foster partnerships. The first MERIT Summit in Barcelona 2017 gathered 100 HR managers and L&D experts from 80 companies, as well as 32 international business schools. Its second edition will be in Portugal, and will connect 250 speakers, exhibitors, and delegates of 20+ nationalities. More workshops, case-studies, One-to-One meetings, and shared practices will be organised during this two-day event.

100+ Heads of Executive Education

from top business schools

100+ Heads of HR

from leading worldwide companies

Speakers Barcelona January 2017


Workshop speakers – top notch coaches, innovators, HR and education marketing experts

Panel speakers – 25 senior HR and L&D executives of worldwide companies sharing their experience and insight

Case Study speakers – Executive Education professionals presenting their most successful programmes in action


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Highlight your brand among the elite of the higher education industry.

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Programme Lisbon January 2018:

Always-On Learning

Developed in collaboration with a select group of learning experts from academia and the corporate world, the MERIT 2018 programme features the following key formats:

  • 6 Panel Discussions - Moderated conversations with leading L&D and Talent Management professionals on specific themes
  • 8 MERIT Talks - Inspirational 10-minute TED-style talks by academic thought leaders and business school alumni
  • 7 Company Case Studies - Presentations of innovative L&D projects, with awards for the best-rated presentations
  • 7 Business School Case Studies - Presentations of successful collaborative projects between business schools and companies
  • 8 Master Classes & Workshops - Following the Panel Discussions, speakers give a detailed analysis and/or lesson about a specific topic




To be announced



from €3450