24th People Development SummitMarch 2024
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.
In its 24th year, the People Development Summit is 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.
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.
Job titles will include:
Head of/Director of Learning & Development
Head of/Director of Talent Development
Head of/Director of HR
How will you benefit?
Hear from leading speakers on relevant, topical matters including the future of work, leadership & change management, engaging virtual training, inclusive culture, and more! See our programme page for more
Engage in quality meetings with top solution providers - outline your business objectives, pre-select your suppliers of interest, and we provide you with a personalised schedule for the week. Guaranteed efficient and focused use of your time!
Informal networking opportunities during coffee breaks, lunches, and drinks reception
Take part in strategy sessions and round table discussions
A focused environment - clear your calendar and remove yourself from all distractions for three days of forward-thinking focus on your L&D goals.
Year- round benefits as part of our community including exclusive offers from solution providers, easily accessible peer-to-peer networking opportunities, and a rolling programme of content throughout the year covering relevant HR and L&D happenings, solutions, and insights
Programme - flexible and focused
The programme will be learning & development focused and will include:
Keynote - A high-profile speaker sharing their latest innovations will open the Summit on Wednesday evening
Strategy Group sessions - breakouts facilitated by senior L&D practitioners sharing 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
Pre-selected and qualified one-to-one meetings with the UK’s top solutions providers
Is the Summit right for you? 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 othersSummit Events are based in London and have been organising sector-leading industry networking events for over 25 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
“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
2023 Lead Sponsor
PDS23 DelegatesSee the delegates who attended PDS23!
- AstraZeneca Associate Director L&D
- Bupa Global Digital Learning Lead
- Capgemini Head of Early and Emerging Talent
- Centrica Learning Solution and Supplier Lead
- GLH Hotels Head of Learning and Development
- Global Web Index Global Head of Learning
- Haribo UK Head of People Development and Culture
- HH Global Head of Gloabl People Transformation
- Imperial Brands Learning and Capability Director
- King's College London Head of Leadership Learning & Development
- Merlin Entertainments Group Head of Leadership Development
- Morrison and Foerster Associate Director, Attorney Learning and Development
- Norse Group Talent, Learning & Development Manager
- Northern Power Grid People and Change Director
- Northumbria Healthcare NHS Trust Head of Education, Learning & OD
- Purplebricks Head of Learning and Development
- PZ Cussons Global Director of Learning & Development
- Rentokil Initial Group head of L&D
- Royal Free London NHS Trust Head of L&D
- WSP Group Head of Learning and Development
We can accommodate up to 40 L&D solution providers, across a range of meeting and sponsorship packages
2023 SpeakersSee the speakers who joined us in 2023!
Head of Learning & Development
Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust
Head of Learning
Prescient Healthcare Group
Head of Education, Learning & OD
Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
Global Head of People Development, Talent & Communication
HRA Pharma – A Perrigo Company
Dr Penny Holborn & Alison Adams
Head of Faculty, Data Science Campus/Head of Data Science Capability, Data Science Campus
Office for National Statistics
VP for Centre of People Excellence
Learning/Talent and Development Leader
Director, People and Culture
Register your interest in the 24th People Development Summit,
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