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Couldn’t make it? Here’s what you missed!

The HR Directors Business Summit is consistently the most senior event of its kind in Europe and the UK – and 2015 was no exception!

This 3-4 February, 2015 we welcomed more than 1000 attendees, including more than 450 senior-level People Directors to the ICC in Birmingham for a ‘meeting of the HR minds.’

This year’s theme was all about “Reshaping the present, reimagining the future,” and over two fun-filled days with more than 100 leading talks from CEOs, Authors, Chief HR Officers and the HR guru himself, Dave Ulrich, we accomplished just that. Delegates left entertained, educated, enthralled, moved, challenged, even intimidated, but most of all, inspired.

Too bad you couldn’t make it! Here’s a sample of what you missed:
  • Personalised copies of bestselling books by HR gurus Dave Ulrich, Lord John Browne, and Dan Pontefract, signed on-site by the authors
  • Free professional headshots taken on-site for your LinkedIn profile
  • Seven concurrent streams of content led by revolutionary practitioners from across the HR field
  • A night of glitz and glamour at the UK HR Directors Awards dinner and ceremony hosted by ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ presenter, the dazzling, Claudia Winkleman!
  • Private workshops and an exclusive gourmet lunch with  legendary HR Thinker, Dave Ulrich
  • A chance to ‘Meet the Speakers,’ shake hands and debate with some of the world’s foremost management minds
  • Over 90 industry leading suppliers and consultancies delivering bespoke solutions to delegates’ toughest challenges
To join our 2015 speaker line-up please contact Alexandra Walker Turner: or call +44 20 7202 7696 .

2015 Event Panel

Thank you to our Sponsors


"Excellent event, a must in every HR Professionals diary."
HR Director, Diabetes UK

"Very good, with timely topics, enabled networking with professionals from other industries."
Vice President, Barclays PLC

"I thought the summit was very useful and has really helped me to take that time to develop myself, which should then help me to lead my team more effectively. "
Head of HR Service Centre, NSPCC

Don’t miss out on 2016

We've already confirmed Thinkers 50 top global management thinker and HR Guru, Marshall Goldsmith, to deliver a keynote address next year!

Want to get involved? Here’s how:

Feeling brave?
Have an amazing story to tell? Contact Content Director, Alexandra Walker Turner for speaking opportunities:

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