Innovative by design, MERIT Summit is launching the MERIT CXO track for knowledge and information sharing to senior executives. The initiative is part of our commitment to support and enrich corporate and professional development.

MERIT CXO track welcomes up to 30 CEOs and C-suite executives to engage in crafted sessions concurrent with our Annual Summit. During the Summit, you will have the opportunity to join our international business community composed of HRDs and Senior L&D representatives from multinational companies, as well as startups and SMEs from Europe, the Americas, and Asia.

Why attend the CXO track

◈ Pragmatic approach and energetic environment

◈ Gain insight into the latest trends in organisational transformation aimed at a culture of learning

◈ Explore new business opportunities and ideas

◈ Share experience and discuss challenges

◈ Experience co-creation and capitalise on collective intelligence.



The Team

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Marketing Director

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Art Director

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Content Strategist


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Campaign Manager

MERIT Summit is brought to you by Advent Group

АGENDA - Wednesday, 16 January

11:15 – 12:00 THE BUSINESS PERSPECTIVE 1: Gerard Penning, EVP HR, Shell International*                                                              

12:00 – 12:45 THE BUSINESS PERSPECTIVE 2 - Jim Fanning, Country Manager, Amazon Web Services*

*During two separate sessions, the exposés of Jim Fanning from Amazon and Gerard Penning from Shell will recount their experience with leadership culture and discuss the foundations of agility and innovation. 

12:45– 14:00 CXO Networking Lunch

14:00- 15:30 CXO WORKSHOP
Unmissable opportunity to share your challenges with your peers and collectively gain solutions and creative ideas. The session is led by a professional facilitator with extensive experience in leading executives on collaborative work.

15:30 – 16:00 Coffee Break

16:30- 18:00 CXO MASTERCLASS: Tatjana Oppitz, Senior Consultant at WU, ex Country General Manager IBM Austria
A lesson in Organisational Transformation by a savvy business executive and leader, renowned for her ability to drive change and nurture outstanding business growth.

18:00 – 19:00 MERIT Cocktail Reception

20:00 – 23:00 MERIT Gala Dinner

CXOs receive complimentary access to:  

◈ MERIT Plenary

◈ All sessions in the Leadership and People Developments Streams

◈ Expo and Startup Village

Register with promo code CXO100

HR and Executive Education Summit

Vienna, 16-17 January 2019