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MERIT is a unique gathering of the most prominent Business Schools to present innovative learning methods and research, and Human Resources Directors of companies from different industries to share insight from their challenges and victories.

The third Annual MERIT Summit Vienna 2019 brings you a myriad of stimulating new ideas, learning techniques, HR tools, and the latest findings in R&D to unleash human potential and co-create learning organisations. From ground-breaking research to successful proven methods and best practices from the business and academic world, you will have plenty to choose from: exciting workshops, debates, masterclasses, brainstorming sessions, inspiring MERITalks, and company challenges.

Attending this exclusive network event you will be part of creating a culture of learning, innovation, and growth. This is a singular opportunity to exchange challenges and share solutions with international delegates in a focused and highly interactive environment.

100+ Heads of Executive Education

from top business schools

150+ Heads of HR

from leading worldwide companies

Speakers Vienna January 2019


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PROGRAMME: Co-creating Learning Organisations

CASE STUDIES – real-life scenarios of success stories and lessons learned, presented by key players from different industries and by our business school partners.

COMPANY CHALLENGES – Expect to have your innovation and creativity activated when participating in stimulating company challenges presented by your peers.

DEBATES – high-powered 40-minute debates, geared to encourage learning by appreciating different points of view, in sessions led by experienced moderators.

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

WORKSHOPS/MASTERCLASSES – Focused workshops on subjects that you want to learn more about and masterclasses that dive deeper into comprehensive topics.

WORLD CAFÉ – Dynamic brainstorming activity for knowledge-sharing, with participants switching tables, enabling them to learn, explore, and create together.

STARTUP VILLAGE – Meet startup companies in executive education and HR technologies. Get to know how they can help you reflect and assist you in your role.


CXO Track - Exclusive sessions incorporated within the main conference programme and especially designed for CEOs and C-suite executives to collaboratively map solutions to the challenges of building sustainable and agile learning organisations.


Vienna Marriott Hotel


Parkring 12a,
Vienna 1010 Austria

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