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Summit Events - What our clients say

Is the Summit format a time effective way of sourcing new partners? Will it produce an ROI? For answers to all these questions and more please review these comments and case studies from our recent HR and People Development Summits, sharing insight from both a delegate's and supplier's perspective. We would be pleased to arrange a referral with any of our clients upon request.

Summit Events - Delegate Feedback

“Seamless. The best reward event I have been to in over 15 years.”

Mark Goodyer: Head of Reward - Sodexo


“A fantastic opportunity to network and meet fellow Reward professionals in a relaxed and extremely well organised environment.”

Justin Keppler: HR Manager Pension & Benefits - Guide Dogs for the Blind


“Really well run, very engaging and informative! Having never attended an event like this before I didn't know what to expect really but this has been very beneficial and the atmosphere has been very positive throughout.”

Natalie Percival: Senior HR Business Partner Reward & Benefits - McCain Foods GB


“I was cynical of the sales approach that would be used at the Summit because I thought that it would be a hard sell. I have been pleasantly surprised that there has been no hard sell and there has been plenty of time between sessions to catch up on work etc. The atmosphere has been very relaxed at a great venue.”

Jenifer Richmond: HR Director, National Express Group Plc


“I was very apprehensive that it was going to be a hard sell but the whole experience was very insightful. I met some fantastic people who I will stay in touch with and it definitely is not hard sell. If you are willing to join in the drinks and evening entertainment I can guarantee you will have an enjoyable experience. The suppliers are not pushy in either the one to one meetings or the meals. This was my first Summit and I would recommend it to anyone.”

Matthew Lord: Benefits Manager - Arthur J. Gallagher


“A fantastic organised event which was thought provoking and a great opportunity to network. Given this is the first of its kind I think that the breath of suppliers will increase, but the strategy sessions were excellent. It was a valuable experience and a great chance to meet other reward professionals and gain real insight into some of the common challenges facing reward. The team from Summit were incredibly professional throughout and made a very real effort to ensure that delegates got an opportunity to network and meet as many people as possible. I'd strongly encourage more reward practitioners to attend the event in the future.”

Ben Patterson: Head of Reward - Whitbread - Premier Inn


“It was a great conference – really enjoyed it and got a huge amount out of it. Excellent for me to meet a number of providers in areas I am contemplating change – very valuable experience.”

Sharon Tebb: Compensation and Benefits Manager - Withers LLP


“It was an excellent way of bringing together suppliers and industry professionals that I wouldn't otherwise have been able to get in touch with in such a short amount of time. It was a good opportunity to network with likeminded people and talk shop without being rushed.”

Amy Su: Head of Reward - Victim Support


“I thought the Summit was extremely well organised, everything ran like clockwork. The presentations were interesting and I gained a lot of good information that I can put to good use.”

Susan McGarrity: Director, Reward & HR Services - Doosan Babcock Ltd


“An excellent programme, very well organised and a good use of time.”

Jonathan Smith: Head of Reward & Analytics - Norgine


“Great venue and valuable networking with delegates and providers. Speakers topics were very timely and useful for delegates to be able to hear more about and ask questions on. Being able to choose which provider to meet during the days is very efficient for both parties, as many delegates are worried about the sales pitches that follow when attending seminars.”

Mirka Slater: EMEA Benefits Manager - Ltd


“A well organised event! Very useful business meetings with high quality suppliers.”

Beckie Akers: HR Director - Cohn & Wolfe


“The event was recommended to me by a colleague and it was the first time I've attended anything of this nature with the mix of content. The whole event was extremely well organised, from the point of booking through to leaving and the mix of strategy groups, business meetings and networking opportunities were well thought through. I have taken a lot away from the event and look forward to keeping in touch with new contacts. I would thoroughly recommend attending and look forward to the next one!”

Ema Urlic: HRSC & Reward Manager - IPSL


“I thoroughly enjoyed the event as a time-efficient and pleasant opportunity to hear about current ideas and developments as well as meet a range of providers and Reward & Benefits colleagues. This chimed with my current priorities on benefits, which are very much at the 'research' stage to inform the next step of strategic decision-making. I made many new contacts over the two and half days of the event and overall found it informative, thought-provoking and helpful. I commend the team on their organisation of the venue and all aspects of the event which felt slick and seamless. I would certainly be interested in attending future events and would recommend it to R&B colleagues in other organisations.”

Guy Sargeant: Reward & Benefit Manager - The Girls' Day School Trust


“An excellent and well run few days which were physically and mentally exhausting, if only due to the amount of good information which was being gained by the networking, meetings and strategy sessions. Certainly worth the time spent away from the office!”

Gail Khan: Head of HR - Young & Co.'s Brewery, P.L.C.


“I initially thought that the two days of presentation and meetings with suppliers would be very intense and quite full on, however I found the two days very interesting, the speakers were very knowledgeable and engaging and I met some great people. A very good event.”

Patricia Nisbett: Reward Manager - Financial Conduct Authority


“A very well organised event, with a good range of benefits and topics covered during the two days. The venue, networking and social events were excellent! I would recommend the R&B Summit.”

Peter Rushworth: Senior HR Manager - Pensions & Benefits - Unisys Ltd


“I had an unimaginably worthwhile and enjoyable time at the Summit. I met many highly knowledgeable and well respected professionals who had time to discuss their areas of expertise and further my knowledge and understanding. I have plenty of top tips to bring back with me and also lots of very useful contacts. Thank you for the opportunity to attend.”

Natasha Halsall: Pension & Benefits Manager - University of Lincoln


“As it was the first time I attended a conference such as this, I was not sure what to expect. Honestly, I was worried about taking 3 days out of work. Having attended, I feel differently. It was so well organised and I got so much out of the individual meetings and strategy sessions as well as being able to build my network with people in similar roles. It was excellent.”

Mira Mohideen: Head of Pensions and Benefits - Royal Mencap Society


“A highly informative event and an excellent opportunity to network with peers and suppliers. A chance to reflect and discuss new ideas with other professionals in a relaxed setting away from the day to day pressures of work.”

Bridget Acketts: Head of HR - Provide CIC


“A good use of time to mix between peer networking, supplier relationships and case study sharing. It is always good to get out of the office and have conversations with new people that prompt ideas and thoughts that the hamster wheel can sometimes prevent.”

Sarah Purnell: Compensation & Benefits Director – Travelport


“The event was really well organised - thank you to everyone involved on the Summit Events side as it really was a great few days. The strategy sessions and the supplier meetings were very useful - the chance to network with peers and providers informally in between sessions, during coffee breaks, lunch and dinner was also invaluable.”

James Whittaker: Reward Manager - Rugby Football Union


“The Summit was run smoothly, the venue chosen was outstanding. This is a great opportunity to network and to hear from suppliers that maybe of interest to you in a relaxed setting. There were some great speakers that challenged your ideas about certain elements and gave you food for thought. Overall a very productive two days well spent out of the office.”

Margaret Boddie: Group Reward Manager - Harvey Nichols


“I found the supplier meetings much more useful than I'd anticipated and no hard selling, which made for useful conversations.”

Claudia Clark: Group Reward Manager – British American Tobacco


“A well organised and thought out event. Professional and engaging, with an array of different companies for you to approach and gain more information from. The strategy groups also allow you to gain insight into how different businesses operate and provide their Rewards & Benefits.”

Suzanne Holmes: Senior Benefits Analyst EMEA – Convergys


“I was very impressed by the event as a whole. Very well organised and slick, with a good interesting range of strategy sessions. The balance between strategy sessions and vendor meetings was spot on.”

Mike McKinstry: Head of Reward - Johnston Press

Human Resource Summit - Supplier Feedback

“Still hard to imagine a better run event and the Summit Events team must be the envy of the industry. The Rewards & Benefits Summit went superbly well even if the weather didn’t play ball although we must remind ourselves that we were meant to be working inside rather than playing outside. Hard work it was but enjoyably so; a difficult juggling act for any organisers. We made many new contacts and, we hope, many new friends.”

Angus Jones: CEO, clarity Ltd


“Summit Events put on another great event, having been many times before I shouldn’t have been surprised when I was delighted with everything provided. Great delegates, great suppliers – a good mix all round. Will return as always.”

John Russell Smith: Director – Benefits Consulting - Aon Employee Benefits


“It was a most enjoyable event and I met a lot of lovely people. I'll certainly pursue our attendance at one of your events next year.”

Fiona Dun: Business Development Director – Benenden


“The Summit was very busy, but really enjoyable. I have to say I thought the organisation was impeccable."

Lucy Allen: Business Development Manager - P&MM


"It was a brilliantly organised event and created a lot of opportunities for us - thank you!"

Paul Leandro: Partner, Workplace Health and Wealth - Barnett Waddingham


“The Summit has provided us with a time efficient method of meeting existing and potential customers.”

Adrian Button: Head of Sales and Business Development UK - HSF health plan

Summit Events - Case Studies

Why I decided to invest in attending The HR Summit

I am fully aware that our current sales are based on past activities and that business growth is attained when we maintain a consistent and focused effort on new business generation. Sales are generated from many different channels so over the years I have devoted time researching which sales channels produce the best results. Consequently I have embarked upon telemarketing, exhibitions, email campaigns and social media strategies. I have been aware of the HR Summit for a number of years but had seen this event as a ‘would be nice to test’ activity once I had evaluated other avenues... Read more


I would highly recommend this to other HR Directors

I was recommended the HR Summit by a respected colleague who said it was the best of all the conferences she attends. She certainly wasn't wrong. I thoroughly enjoyed the event from start to finish and got some real value from it... Read more


This is a great investment of any HR Director’s time...

My first reflection on the HR Summit?... This is a great investment of any HR Director’s time! I admit that I was ap-prehensive before signing up to the summit in 2014. I needed to explore the offerings from a range of suppliers on various HR- and OD-related services, but I was concerned that this event would be hard-sell... Read more


Fantastic opportunity to meet like-minded HR professionals

I am regularly invited to events like this, but the HR Summit approach was a refreshing one, and I decided to go along. I was apprehensive at the thought of committing to lots of face to face meetings with potential suppliers, but I needn’t have been. In fact, these meetings were all extremely useful, and gave me a really good insight into what is available, and what is happening in the world of HR...Read more


Five reflections on the HR Summit 2015 - Bringing our values to life!

We’ve recently returned from two days at the HR Summit in Berlin, hosted by Summit Events. The HR Summit is an engaging, inten-sive and stimulating 2 days spent with senior managers from the HR World. Two days spent building relationships, sharing stories and having the opportunity to create some shared experiences and ultimately find some resonance for future working relationships!...Read more


We have secured business directly from this event – supplier perspective

GTI have not traditionally attended many HR events, sticking more to our niche area of early careers recruitment. We decided to widen this to target more senior HR professionals and budget holders. After a lot of consideration on how best to spend our budget, we decided on the HR Summit. While it was a large investment, other suppliers we had spoken with were very complimentary and we knew we would be able to showcase our business to the right audience...Read more


We do the HR Summit because it works!

Aon Employee Benefits, and formerly Lorica Employee Benefits, has selected the HR Summit as a key marketing and business development tool since 2009. We do this because it works. Frankly, the event makes for great business networking...Read more


Personal, friendly and relevant

When I first received the invitation from Summit Events to attend the HR Summit, I was very unsure about the value of attending. Having attended a number of similar events during my HR career, my overall impression was not a positive one. I spotted the name of somebody I knew well on the 2012 delegate list and therefore, I canvassed her opinion. She was extremely enthusiastic and told me that she was planning to attend the Summit again in 2013. Based on this recommendation and the fact that she was planning to attend for a second time, I signed up ...Read more


Human Resources Summit - A supplier’s perspective

We have been attending the HR Summit since 1999 and view this event as an integral part of our business development strategy. In advance of the event the Summit team work closely with us to ensure that our expectations are met and a clear explanation around the meeting schedule is facilitated.

The format of the event is set at just the right tempo ensuring that the correct balance between a busy itinerary and the opportunity to network is achieved. During the event the team work tirelessly to ensure that the meeting schedule is seamless. Delegates arriving for meetings are well briefed and not overloaded with meetings ensuring a more focused engagement is facilitated. ...Read more

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