The inaugural MERIT Summit in Barcelona gathered 206 attendees from 23 countries – 106 HR and L&D experts from over 80 companies and 100 Business School representatives from 32 business schools - under the topic “Learning in Times of Globalisation”.
More than 65% of participants were senior decision-makers in corporate HR, Talent Management, Learning & Development, People Management, and Executive Education
Through workshops, panel discussions, MERITalks, case study presentations, and One-to-One meetings, the summit provided an agenda full of various learning, brainstorming, and benchmarking options and received praise for its novel concept connecting companies with higher education institutions.
13:30 – 17:30
Workshop 1: Corporate relations: How should business schools adapt with the future needs of the corporate world by building a people centered approach? Reaching out to and building engagement with companies
Workshop 3: The Business Presentation Revolution:Inspire, motivate and sell with a powerful new way of presenting inspired by TED and Apple, taught at HEC Paris and practised by leading companies across the world
Workshop 4: Understanding what drives international student decisions: How to stand out in a crowded market; How external factors like BREXIT affect recruitment; Why being the best isn’t enough anymore
8:00 – 9:00
9:15 – 10:00
10:45 – 11:00
11:45 – 12:00
13:00 – 14:00
16:45 – 17:00
18:30 – 20:00
IESE Business School invites all MERIT participants to a Reception with finger food & cava. Bus transport will be organised from the World Trade Center to take you to the IESE campus to mingle with peers and enjoy the best views of Barcelona. Everybody is welcome.
9:00 – 9:45
10:30 – 12:30
10:30 – 10:45
11:30 – 11:45
13:00 – 14:00
15:45 – 16:00
16:00 – 16:40
People Development: from Management to Leadership
Learn from HR directors of global companies how to identify leaders and develop their potential. Gain insights into how new generations of employees respond to the current managerial approach in their organisations.
16:40 – 17:00
Dominic Boon, Virgin Media
Marie-Laurence Lemaire, INSEAD
Stuart Wells, Alliance Manchester Business School