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Human Resource Summit - What our clients say

Is the HR Summit 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 most recent HR Summit, 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.

Human Resource Summit - Delegate Feedback

“Summit Events never fail to impress me - the quality of the conversations; the wide range of suppliers; the strategy group sessions which inspire you and give you new ideas down to the completely meticulous organisation. It is always a pleasure which is why I don't do any other events!”

David Blackburn: Chief of People, Financial Services Compensation Scheme


“The Summit has been a great way to effectively find trusted partners to deliver services to my organisation, as well as giving me space and food for thought on strategic HR challenges. Thank you! Great event, brilliantly organised, beautiful venue.”

Adrian Blair: Director of People & Organisation Development, Diabetes UK


“A fantastic event to network and meet new people, both fellow professionals and suppliers alike. A great opportunity to get away from the day to day and really focus on strategic aims and potential partners.”

Nicola Marshall: Head of People, Welcome Break Group


“I have attended a few of these events over the years and I find them incredibly useful. The 30 minute 'speed dating sessions' are an efficient way of meeting suppliers and enable you to quickly understand whether they are able to help you with your challenges. I could never cover so much ground in such a short time back home. The strategy sessions are interesting (often thought provoking) and are great for best practice sharing too. I would recommend this event to other HR professionals, as there's no hard sell; instead just great quality conversations.”

Tina Lewis: Director of People and Legal Services, The National Trust


“I really enjoyed the Summit. Since I am new to role and building an HR Strategy fit for the future, it was an invaluable opportunity to meet so many suppliers in such a short space of time. The same meetings would have taken me weeks to arrange and diarise if attempting during the thrust of normal day-to-day business.”

Alex King: Head of People, Charlotte Tilbury Beauty


“Still the most amazingly organised event of this type. Great opportunities to meet quality suppliers, make great contacts and listen to engaging speakers in wonderful surroundings.”

Jo Mosley: HR Director, The Salvation Army


“An excellent few days of meeting suppliers, networking and speaking with different people from all over the world. To me, this is the best supplier meet and greet event, there's no hard sell, just interesting conversations with a view to building long term successful business relationships.”

Lisa O’Daly: HR Director, Chatham House


“A really well organised and insightful few days. The suppliers were really good and I'm walking away with a number of new people I am likely to work with.”

Craig de Sousa: HR Director - The Tavistock and Portman NHS FT


“An excellent and very useful Summit. Impeccably organised and a great mixture of networking workshops and top notch suppliers. This was definitely worth taking time out of the office for.”

Jacqui Marshall: HR Director, University of Exeter


“I am invited to many of these types of events, but the HR Summit is the only one I accept. The format, the venues, the speakers and the strategy sessions make for the most productive 3 days of the year. The supplier conversations are not at all pressurised, but open up long lasting conversations and I have no doubt I will tap into these experts in the future, as the need arises. I would highly recommend this event to others.”

Melanie Francis: HR Director, Said Business School


“Excellently organised, with a very nice venue. A very good, wide selection of suppliers. Some of whom I will be working with and some of whom I will follow up with a view to working with over the next 12-18 months. Highly informative and thought provoking seminars. Very nice mix of delegates to network with. I cannot in anyway fault this event and it is my one preferred event that I attend above all others.”

Catrin Gaston-Penny: Head of Human Resources, Cell and Gene Therapy Catapult


“A great opportunity to reflect, strategise and engage with some great people.”

Kerry Walker: VP of Human Resources - Northern Europe, CGG Services


“I could not fault the organising team in any way. Friendly, approachable, entertaining (!), nothing was too much trouble for them. Great team!”

Alice Beevers: Head of HR, British Olympic Association


Human Resource Summit - Supplier Feedback

“A superbly organised event where I can chat with honesty and openness about how I work and understand how what I do fits in with a wide variety of organisations. Every delegate lived up to their profile which makes the preparation and approach really pay off.”

Andy Pearce: Director - On Track Learning


“Very professional, brilliantly organised, relaxed environment didn't have to focus on anything other than the discovery meetings. Also inspired by other businesses and what's going on out there. Helps me raise my game!”

Andi Lonnen: Managing Director, Finance Training Academy


“Fantastic. Informative, challenging, useful.”

Simon Shepard: CEO, Optima-Life Ltd


“Best event of its kind, well organised with decision makers away from distractions of UK leads to great relationship building and quality conversations. Great place to build network and learn while doing it!”

Stuart Ewen: Partner, Mindset Associates


“Best event of its kind, well organised with decision makers away from distractions of UK leads to great relationship building and quality conversations. Great place to build network and learn while doing it!”

Stuart Ewen: Partner, Mindset Associates


“Another very well run Summit by a team who clearly know what they are doing and who work exceptionally well together. They obviously genuinely care about their customers - suppliers and delegates both, and that shows! Nothing was too much trouble for them. Well done, we will be back!”

Michael Moonesinghe: CEO, Glover Daniels Research Solutions


“WGood quality conversations that lead to initial relationships with important decision makers.”

Mark Perrin: Regional Accounts Manager, Connect Health


“Relaxed atmosphere allows people to have great conversations without feeling pressure of a hard sell.”

Michael Harbottle: Customer Success Manager, Hive


“The Summit provides an environment for relaxed but purposeful conversations with a diverse range of sectors and like-minded people. It is impeccably run, and the team are incredibly professional and do all they can to make the event a success.”

Jenny Jones: Sales Director, Dove Nest Group


“It was yet another positive experience - really great conversations this year with some really interesting delegates.”

Caroline Duffy: Associate Director, TOWARD Ltd


“A very well organised and structured event. The Summit team deliver a very good overall package that meets the needs of both Suppliers and delegates. Having not attended the event for a few years, it was good to see that the previous high levels of service delivery had been maintained and in some cases exceeded.”

Paul Clare: Managing Director, HSF health plan


“The event was excellent, great people, great meetings in a relaxed environment. The conversations were good quality, the entertainment was excellent and every need was met by the team. Highly recommended.”

Gillian Jones-Williams: Managing Director, Emerge Development Consultancy


Human Resource Summit - Case Studies

Loved the PD Summit so much we went to the HR Summit

The Summit Events team provided us with a great answer to a question we hadn’t got round to asking ourselves. As a relatively small consultancy we are lucky enough to be kept very busy by our clients and work has always come in through some well-fed organic methods.

However we’d always had an itch to look outside of our usual pool of referrals, but were low on time and lacking the sales people to slog through hours of cold-calling. ...Read more


Isn’t it just a jolly?

I must say, we were sceptical about the event at first. Isn’t it just a jolly? Aren’t the conversations going to be forced? Are we going to be expected to do the hard sell? None of this sounded at all appealing!

We needn’t have worried. We started by taking a reference from a past attendee on the client side who assured us that the event is fun and focused and a great way to meet people and start new business relationships. ...Read more


A standout event

HR Summit stands out in our yearly calendar as an event that brings together suppliers and purchaser in an informal formal environment which strikes a unique balance not achieved in other events. The choice of venues, attention to detail and superb organisation creates an atmosphere enabling all attendees to relax and achieve focussed and meaningful conversations with all members of the HR community... Read more


Simply the best

2015 marked my five year anniversary of attending the Human Resource and People Development Summits having first experienced the event in Barcelona in 2010 – I remember it so distinctly because Sebastian Coe was the key note speaker and he had just been put in charge of the London Olympics!... Read more


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


Supplier perspective

Emailogic have attended the HR Summit as a supplier in Berlin, Copenhagen, Brussels and Barcelona. As a result we have many customers who have also attended the HR Summit as delegates.

Ultimately this is why we commit the money and time to attend. The HR Summit team provide the same excellent level of service that we know our customers expect from us. They know what we want and – vitally - what we need from an investment and event like this and they make it their business to provide it every step of the way. This includes before, during and after the event...Read more


Without doubt this is the best conference of its kind - delegate perspective

Without doubt this is the best conference of its kind, mainly due to the care and attention that is put into selecting the right mix of delegates and suppliers and then matching them to each other in the well timed sessions...Read more


Opportunity to meet with quality providers – delegate perspective

I first attended the HR Summit event in October 2012. From first contact with the team I was impressed with the professionalism, excellent communication and quality of the suppliers. Pre event information was truly exceptional and enabled me to make good choices of suppliers to meet....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

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