The MERIT Summit is a 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 annual MERIT Summit, which was last held in Lisbon in 2018, attracts a diverse and international group of close to 300 attendees from 100 companies and over 30 business schools. The groups come together to share strategies and insights over two days of meetings, presentations, workshops, and networking opportunities.

MERIT also organises a regional Summit, soon taking place in Singapore, as well as customised MERIT Conference events for specific executive education programmes.

100+ Heads of Executive Education

from top business schools

150+ Heads of HR

from leading worldwide companies

Lisbon 2018 Speakers


Senior HR executives of worldwide companies sharing their insight at the panel discussions

Academic thought leaders delivering workshops, masterclasses and inspiring MERITalk

Executive Education and L&D professionals presenting best practices in case study format


Highlight your brand among the elite of the L&D industry

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Lisbon 2018 PROGRAMME: Always-On Learning

PANEL DISCUSSIONS – moderated 30-minute conversations with leading L&D and Talent Management professionals on specific themes
MERITalks – inspirational 10-minute TED-style talks by academic thought leaders and business school alumni
COMPANY CASE STUDIES – presentations of innovative L&D projects, with awards for the best-rated presentations (15 minutes)
BUSINESS SCHOOL CASE STUDIES – presentations of successful collaborative projects between business schools and companies (20 minutes)
MASTER CLASSES & WORKSHOPS – following the Panel Discussions, speakers give a detailed analysis and/or lesson about a specific topic in 90-minute sessions

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*Programme subject to change.


Lisbon Marriott Hotel

Workshops at Católica-Lisbon (opposite the hotel)


Avenida dos Combatentes 45,
Lisbon 1600-042, Portugal

Accommodation & Flights