3rd PDS Dubai

February 2022, The Address Marina

Goodbye HR, Hello People

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.

PDS22 – 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 others

Summit 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.

“I thought the event was extremely well run and offered a great platform to connect with peers and gain market insights. Would love to be invited back.”

Shannon Parker, Head of Talent Middle East

“A very well organized event bringing together switched-on delegates and interesting suppliers. A very personalized experience in contrast to the huge impersonal expos we often have here in Dubai.”

Paul Turner, Regional Director MENA
Havas People

Headline sponsors

See below for our 2020 headline sponsors.
We can accommodate up to 25 HR solution providers

2020 Delegates

See below for a selection of those who attended PDSDubai in 2020

Get in touch with us to gain access to the full list and hear who plans on attending the next summit

2020 speakers

2022 speakers coming soon!

Register your interest in PDS Dubai 2022

February 2022, The Address, Marina, Dubai

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- the confirmed list of attendees
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- sponsorship options

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“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