24th People Development Summit

13-15 March 2024
InterContinental Madrid

About the Summit

PDS is an exclusive gathering of senior L&D decision-makers whose aim is to find the best solutions to help them achieve the learning & development goals they have set out for their company.

The People Development Summit is a relaxed and time-effective way to convene with like-minded peers, in order to aid business opportunities to become the discover what’s new in the marketplace, and source partners for upcoming projects.

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Who's attending?

Solution providers - 40 L&D solution providers including; top business schools, innovators in learning technology and leadership development programmes.

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

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Job titles will include:

  • Head of/Director of Learning & Development

  • Head of/Director of Talent Development

  • Head of/Director of HR

Attending as a delegate

If you are a senior Head of L&D 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

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  • 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

  • Leading industry speakers covering topical L&D subjects

  • Focused strategy sessions and round table discussion

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

  • The perfect environment to concentrate, connect, and share best practice and perspective with peers

Attending as a solution provider

In its 24th year, the People Development Summit celebrates the numerous relationships built between solution providers and L&D delegates.

The People Development summit provides you the opportunity to meet with pre-selected and qualified L&D delegates who are proactively looking to work with external solution providers to help solve their business needs.

In addition, the summit allows you to network with 80+ delegates over the course of 3 days to accelerate your sales team pipeline and instate long term relationships with potential clients through a collective experience of the summit.

Increase your companies marketing presence through our many sponsorship opportunities and leave a lasting impression to your clients

Are you interested in expanding your business opportunities? Register your interest here!

What's the investment?

If you are a senior Head of 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, based on your preferences, we’ll create your personalised schedule.

For the Summit to work for you, you must be a budget-holding HR/ L&D decision-maker for your organisation and directly influence strategy at a divisional or group level. You must have a need to meet a number of solutions providers that are relevant to your business needs. If this 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

Hear it from others

Summit Events are based in London and have been organising sector-leading industry networking events for 30 years. Informal networking opportunities during coffee breaks, lunches, and drinks reception. Watch the video below to get a sense of what the three days look like!

“The event ran like a machine, which is nothing but credit to the hard working Summit team. The strategy workshops were informative, varied and valuable for understanding how L&D is developing itself throughout different industries and organisations. The meetings were perfect in terms of timing - meeting new suppliers that I wouldn't of ordinarily engaged with. Ultimately, I leave having gained new friends, industry peers and insight, into how tech and practice are continuing to evolve in supporting performance improvement and people development.”

Mel Gloyn, L&D Transformation Lead
Virgin Media

“The most professional and hardworking team in the business. You create a wonderful environment to engage both delegates and suppliers in a highly productive and enjoyable couple of days of exploration, reflection and learning.”

Laura Ashley-Timms, Director of Business Coaching
Notion Ltd

Here’s a snapshot of delegates attending in 2024

2024 Speakers

See the speakers who will be joining us in 2024!

Register your interest in the 24th People Development Summit

13-15 March 2024 at the InterContinental Madrid

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 so far
- instructions on how to apply for a delegate place
- sponsorship options

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