What is a Summit?
A Summit is a meeting of people who share a deep passion for the same topic. Our events are for experienced professionals dedicated to finding the best approach to delivering business success and interested in meeting like-minded peers to discuss how best to achieve that.
PDS20 – Dubai is an ‘invitation only’ event reserved for senior HR decision makers and leading vendors offering innovative HR and L&D solutions
How will you benefit
The Summit is designed to be a relaxed and time effective way to discover what’s new in the market place and source partners for upcoming projects.
Network and share best practice with peers
Business ‘speed dates’ with top solution providers
Hear from leading speakers on hot HR topics
Take part in strategy sessions and round table discussions
Informal networking opportunities during coffee breaks, lunches and the evening cocktail reception
Vendors - 25 HR solution providers including; top business schools, innovators in leadership and talent management, employee engagement & retention specialists and HR systems & technology specialists.
HR buyers - 60 senior HR professionals representing top corporations from the Middle East and Africa.
Job titles will include:
Head of/Director of HR
Head of/Director of Talent, Learning & Development
Head of/Director of Organisational Development
The programme will include:
Keynotes - 2 high profile speakers sharing latest HR innovations will open the Summit each day
Strategy Group sessions - 5 one hour breakouts facilitated by senior HR practitioners sharing case studies, with real-business examples of challenges, failures and successes, giving participants useful take-home data and expertise
Action Learning workshops – 2 round table topic-driven and interactive workshops
What's the investment?
If you are a Director of HR, L&D, Organisational Development or equivalent, there is no charge to attend.
Your delegate place includes lunches & refreshments, the only cost to you is your time out of the office.
In advance of the Summit you will pre-select the sessions and vendors that are of interest and, based on your preferences, we’ll create your personalised schedule.
Is the Summit right for you?
For the Summit to work for you, you must feel comfortable with the following selection criteria:
You are a main HR decision maker for your organisation and directly influence strategy at a divisional or group level
You personally control a significant HR budget (this level of budget will normally relate to employee numbers in excess of 1000)
You have a need to meet a number of service providers that are relevant to your business needs during the Summit in a 1-2-1 meeting format
You are able to take 2 days out of a busy schedule to attend. The results will be worth it!
If the answers to the above are yes, register here today!
Hear it from othersSummit Events are based in London and have been organising sector leading industry networking events for over 25 years. Our aim is to provide a high-quality, personalised service to our clients, and ensure that they get the maximum value from each event. We are proud of our reputation and the long term relationships we have built through our consistent service.
“The People Development Summit continues to be an important component of Impact's marketing strategy. Summit events do a great job of bringing the right people to the table and we have made some great friends and formed positive professional relationships with some brilliant people as a result.”
David Williams, Founder and Managing Director
“What an excellent way to spend 2 days, meeting like-minded people with brilliant and innovative ideas. The Strategy Groups were so valuable, the content was appropriate for the audience, I learnt so much! The organisation of the event was second to none, so well planned and seamless. The Summit team are always there on hand to help and answer questions and even point you in the right direction.”
Bernadette Flynn, Global Head of Talent Development
Delegates from 2019 include
- ADP Ingénierie Dubai Senior Director, Human Resources & Workplace Central Asia – Middle East – East Africa
- Careem Head of Talent, Learning & Culture
- CHANEL Manager Laboratory Skincare Development
- Cobel Darou HR Director
- Daman Head of Talent Management
- Ericsson Head of Learning & Development - Middle East and Africa
- Grand Millennium Hotel Dubai Director of Learning & Development
- Habtoor City Director of Human Resources
- Memac Ogilvy Talent Director UAE/MENA
- Nikki Beach Resort & Spa Director of Talent Resources & Development
- Roche Diagnostics Middle East Head - Talent and Learning & Development
- Rotana Hotels Director of Learning and Development
- The Linde Group Head of Human Resources – Middle East Countries/RME Region
- Thermo Fisher Scientific Head Human Resources - Middle East
2019 speakers2020 Speaker Programme coming soon
Entrepreneur, best selling author
Chairman of FC Midtjylland and Director of Football Brentford FC
Adjunct Professor of Organisational Behaviour
London Business School
Head of Learning & Development
Middle East & Africa
Vice President of Worker Welfare
Expo 2020 Dubai
VP Human Resources, Global Growth Organisation and BHGE Oil and Gas
Manager Global Leadership Development
Novo Nordisk Africa & Middle East
Head of HR Southern Europe and EMEA Emerging Markets
Head of L&D Content
Register your interest in PDS Dubai 2020
3-4 February 2020, Habtoor Grand, Dubai
Submit your name, company and work email and you will receive further details including:
- the confirmed list of attendees
- instructions on how to apply for a delegate place
- sponsorship options
“This was a fantastic event with exceptional planning and organisation. The format enabled a balance of free time and supplier meetings/strategy groups so the day felt very fresh and interactive at all times. I also found that the structure of the event enabled some fantastic networking between all attendees. Discussion and networking was genuinely value add both personally and professionally, it really was one of the best conference and networking events I have attended.”
Sarah Chambers, Head of HR Middle East
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles
“This event was refreshing in comparison with other similar events in the region as it was very organized and well-thought out. Similar events will leave you wandering around the venue trying to speak with anyone who crosses your path. Having a pre-arranged schedule/agenda for both the attendees and the vendors made it easier for both parties. The venue was excellent as well.”
George Monzon, Talent Development
Virgin Megastore Middle East