HR & People Development Summit Virtual Edition

7 - 8 October

About us

We are lucky enough to find ourselves at the core of a senior-level HR community. As businesses navigate forward and look for effective ways to implement meaningful change, we know that our mission, to be the number one resource for connecting Senior HR leaders with relevant business partners to discover effective and innovative business solutions, is more critical than ever.
And so, we present the HR & PD Summit - Virtual Edition!

What is the Summit Virtual Edition?

We have utilised 25 years of experience in delivering high quality b2b networking events and called upon our network of industry experts to ensure we are delivering a time and cost effective, tailored and engaging virtual programme that will encompass all the key elements of the Summit - opening keynotes, one to one meetings with solution providers, breakout sessions, and networking opportunities.


Our objective is quality, rather than quantity, to ensure the time you give is of maximum productivity and adaptable to your new way of working.

  • Morning sessions across 2 days: 2 x opening keynotes, 4 x TED style talks + Q&A, 2 x small group workshops, plus networking time

  • Pre-selected and qualified one to one meetings with the UK’s top solutions providers. These will be 40 minutes in length and scheduled throughout the week of the Summit

  • Additional virtual speaker and roundtable series in the build up to the event – key themes will include innovation, resilience, wellbeing & engagement.


Suppliers - 40 HR/L&D solution providers covering employee engagement, leadership development, succession management and organisational development.

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

  • Head of/ Director of Learning & Development

  • Head of/ Director of Talent Development

How will you benefit from attending?

  • Network and share best practice with peers

  • Engage in quality meetings with top solution providers, tailored to address your business objectives

  • Hear from leading speakers on topical HR subjects

  • Take part in strategy sessions and round table discussions

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

What's the investment?

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

In advance of the Summit you will pre-select the sessions and suppliers that are of interest and we'll create your personalised schedule, taking into account the times that work for you

Hear it from others

Watch the video below to hear the delegate feedback from our live events. We have done everything to ensure that so much of this will be incorporated in this year's virtual edition, which is reflected in the testimonials below from our virtual pilot event

“I was a little dubious about how a virtual event could come close to the face-to-face Summit experience that I have been used to, but I was wrong - the virtual Summit was informative, sociable and as professionally run as any other Summit event. Thank you”

Helen Howard, Director
Complete Financial Training

“The virtual People Development Summit event was well planned, executed and provided us as a supplier with the usual high level of support and flexibility we have come to expect from Summit Events. A very worthwhile and interesting couple of days, thank you!”

Nick Duffy, Head of Sales

2020 Lead sponsor

We can accommodate up to 50 HR / L&D solution providers
Please register your interest for more information

2020 Delegates include

2020 suppliers include

2020 Speakers

Register your interest in the Human Resource & People Development Summit - Virtual Edition

7-8 October 2020

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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“Thoroughly enjoyed the event. It was well organised; struck the right balance between formal business meetings and informal networking; and we came away with some very valuable connections. Quality delegates, quality suppliers and a quality venue. Thank you!”

Rebecca Peck, Partner
Knights Plc

“A super time efficient way of connecting with like-minded professionals and networking with potential new business partners in a completely non pressurised environment - was a truly excellent use of my time and would highly recommend it!”

Carolyn Phillips, Head of HR
Fairhome Group