30th Human Resource Summit

11-13 October 2023
Dolce CampoReal, Lisbon

Good news! The Human Resource Summit will return on October 11-13 to the Dolce Campo Real, Lisbon. In its 30th year, this event is not to be missed! Find more information below.

About the Summit

HRS23 is an exclusive gathering of senior HR decision-makers dedicated to finding the best approach to achieving the HR business goals they have set out for their company.

In its 30th year, the Summit is designed to be a relaxed and time-effective way to convene with like-minded peers, discover what’s new in the marketplace and source partners for upcoming projects.


Suppliers - 40 HR solution providers covering a range of solutions including leadership development, diversity & inclusion, culture change, flexible working and employee engagement.

HR delegates - 80 senior, budget-holding, HR generalist and L&D professionals representing top corporations from the UK and Ireland.

Job titles will include:

  • Head of/Director of HR

  • Head of/Director of People


  • Keynote - the Summit will be opened by a high-profile speaker sharing their insights, learnings and innovations from their own unique story

  • Strategy Group sessions - one-hour breakouts facilitated by senior HR practitioners. They will share case studies with real-business examples of challenges, failures and successes, giving participants useful take-home data and expertise

  • Action Learning workshops – round table topic-driven and interactive workshops

How will you benefit from attending?

  • Business ‘speed dates’ with top solution providers, unveiling the latest innovations in the market

  • A personalised schedule tailored to your pre-selected sessions and meeting preferences

  • Hear from leading speakers on topical HR subjects

  • Take part in strategy sessions and round table discussions

  • Informal networking opportunities during coffee breaks, lunches, dinners and drinks reception

  • A new environment to concentrate, converse, connect, and share best practice and perspective with peers

What's the investment?

If you are a senior Head of HR or equivalent, there is no charge to attend.

In advance of the Summit you will pre-select the sessions and solution providers that are of interest and, based on your preferences, we’ll create your personalised schedule.

If the above applies to you, register here

If you are a solution provider interested in hearing more about our meeting packages and sponsorship opportunities, please register your interest and a member of the team will be in touch soon.

Other benefits of the Summit Community

  • Exclusive offers from solution providers

  • Easily accessible peer-to-peer networking opportunities

  • Rolling programme of content throughout the year covering relevant HR happenings, solutions, and insights

  • Readily available network to discuss and discover new business solutions - the Summit team is on hand to make introductions at any time

Hear it from others

Watch the video below to hear the delegate feedback from our live events

“After about 15 years of attending, I still think this is the best event of its type available for both delegates and suppliers. The atmosphere is professional and business-like but also relaxed and enjoyable. The Summit Team do an excellent job in making sure everyone is the right place at the right time with the right frame of mind.”

Kevin Ball, VP Global Talent Management
CDK Global

“A very well organised event with lots of likeminded individuals, no pushy sales techniques; just genuine opportunities to build relationships. Networking in the real sense of the word.”

Clare Marshall, Head of People

Solution providers who attended HR22

2022 Speakers

Register your interest in the Human Resource Summit 2023

11-13 October, Dolce Campo Real, Lisbon

Submit your name, company and work email and a member of the Summit team will send you further details including:

- the confirmed list of attendees
- instructions on how to apply for a delegate place
- sponsorship options

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“As always, a superbly organised and hosted event, highly professional and a slick experience for delegates and suppliers alike. We always find that the environment and conditions are created to make genuine connections, which for us have developed into ongoing client relationships.”

Andy Dent, Head of New Business and Product Sales
The Oxford Group

“Thank you Summit Events for another fantastic session. The organisation is second to none. The value of these two days for networking, sharing best practice and meeting great people is such a great investment, it's why we keep coming back. Meeting likeminded people who are all passionate about development is amazing and creates a great environment for really interesting conversations.”

Jenny Jones, Sales Director
Dove Nest Group

“Although often difficult to take 2 or 3 days out of our busy diaries, I'm very glad I did as I got a whole lot more out of it than I initially thought I would. The event is extremely well organised and the suppliers are amazingly friendly, with no pressure selling at all. On the whole, I found the suppliers very willing to listen to the challenges I'm currently experiencing and then tailoring their advice about their products to my specific areas of concern. Thanks Summit Events for this opportunity, I loved it and met some like-minded people who I'd be very keen to keep in touch with professionally in order to knowledge-share across industries.”

Lindsay Ring, Acting Head of Central HR