24th People Development Summit13-15 March 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.
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.
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
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
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 othersSummit 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
“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
Director, People and Culture
Learning/Talent and Development Leader
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