Merit Asia Summit 2018


4 - 5 July 2018

Marriott Tang Plaza Hotel


“Smart Learning. Agile Business”

Academic & Corporate Intelligence

The MERIT Asia Summit is an invitation-only opportunity for senior HR and L&D leaders from a variety of industries in Southeast Asia who share an interest in corporate learning trends. The summit programme features the special participation of professors and executive education experts from top international business schools, as well as interactive sessions led by peers, will ensure high engagement and practical takeaways for all summit delegates.

At MERIT Asia Summit you will:

  • Brainstorm on the conference main topic “Smart Learning. Agile Business” and find possible solutions for your L&D and Talent Management challenges

  • Benchmark with C-level executives from Europe and Asia and learn from their practical experience throughout Case study presentations

  • Discover perspectives and innovation trends in Asia - The Smart Nation and how the technologies, networks and big data can help you create tech-enabled solutions


This two-day event will gather 50 international top HR and L&D Directors, as well as 10 Deans and Professors from Top Business schools.

*Note: Approval of request for an invitation is subject to the organiser's discretion and is not guaranteed.

speakers & facilitators

A top-notch mix of experts and practitioners will present and moderate sessions, exchange ideas, and learn from one other.


Distinguished professors from some of the best global and local business schools such as IE business School, ESADE Business School, Aalto University, ESSEC Business School share their vision and initiate discussion during workshops and masterclasses


Executive education experts and corporate L&D directors showcase their knowledge and experience as they present case studies on innovative learning programmes


C-level executives from leading Asian and global companies such as Dell, Sivantos Group, IBM, KBZ Bank, Clarks, Omni Hospitals Group discuss challenges and strategies during regionally-focused panel discussions

why join

  • Discover perspectives and trends in Asia from leading experts in executive education, corporate learning and HR.

  • Build tomorrow's workforce with HR, L&D and Talent Management strategists from Asia and around the globe.

  • Benchmark and explore partnerships with business school and corporate peers.


CASE STUDIES & BREAKOUT SESSIONS - Brief presentations of innovative L&D projects by leading companies and international business schools, followed by breakout sessions to engage small groups with in-depth discussions.

PANEL DISCUSSIONS - Moderated conversations with leading L&D and Talent Management professionals on major topics and trends in the corporate learning industry.

MASTERCLASSES & WORKSHOPS - 90 minute in-depth sessions by leading business school professors and experts analysing in-depth specific L&D topics.

ROUND TABLE DISCUSSIONS (WORLD CAFÉ) - A dynamic brainstorming activity comprising multiple twenty-minute small-group discussions concluding with a sharing of major insights among all the participants.


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