The annual MERIT Summit is a platform for executive education professionals to meet and share ideas with HR and L&D experts from international companies. First taking place in Barcelona on January 18-19, 2017, the Summit brought together over 100 corporate learning executives and 32 international business schools. Amongst the companies present were EY, Deloitte, Uber, McKinsey, and Virgin Media, and the Summit was sponsored by IMD, HEC Paris, ESCP Europe, IE Business School, and IESE Business School.

The 2-day conference enables corporate learning decision-makers and executive education programme directors to connect with one another and potentially collaborate on professional development and leadership training programmes. These encounters take the shape of One-to-One meetings between conference delegates. In addition, business schools exhibit throughout the event, and showcase their talent through case study presentations and TED-style short presentations by outstanding alumni. The conference also features panel discussions, keynote speeches, and a great amount of opportunities for networking.