L&D Summit in Abu Dhabi Concludes with Over 800+ attendees

May 16, 2024 thehrobserver-hrobserver-L&D

More than 800 visitors took part in the L&D Summit Abu Dhabi, an Informa Connect event in partnership with the Learning Performance Institute (LPI), bringing hundreds of attendees, which brought international and local speakers to discuss the latest trends in L&D.

The event was supported by Abu Dhabi Convention and Exhibition Bureau and Exclusive Media Partner Abu Dhabi Media.

The event took place on 14- 15 May, 2024 at The Ritz-Carlton–Grand Canal, Abu Dhabi bringing over 800 visitors including senior talent development and learning and development professionals, through knowledge sharing, networking, and professional growth. 

Sultan AlGhaithi, Senior Vice President of Group People Development, proudly participated as a panel member at the L&D Summit in Abu Dhabi. The event, which gathered industry leaders and experts, provided a dynamic platform for sharing game-changing strategies and fostering collaboration within the learning and development (L&D) community.

Sultan AlGhaithi reflected on the experience: As a panel member at the L&D Summit in Abu Dhabi, I had the privilege to engage with industry leaders and share insights on game-changing strategies for L&D. The event provided a valuable platform for exchanging ideas and learning from fellow professionals, making it a truly enriching experience.”

Other notable speakers at the summit also shared their positive experiences and insights. Maisoon Mohamed Naqeeb, Section Head Talent Development, People and Performance at the Department of Culture and Tourism and a distinguished speaker at the event, expressed her gratitude, saying, “It was an honor to speak at the L&D Summit | Abu Dhabi 2024. The event provided a valuable platform for learning and collaboration within the industry. I’m grateful for the opportunity to share insights and engage with such a dynamic audience. Looking forward to future collaborations!”

Muna Al khoori, Learning Unit Head – People and Performance at Department of Culture and Tourism, added: “Thank you for organising such a seamless event! Your dedication to every detail was evident though, making it a truly exceptional experience.  I’m grateful for the opportunity to have been part of it.”

Kathy Sorenson, Director of People and Culture at Premier Inn Hotels – Middle East Highlighted the summit’s impact on the L&D community: “The summit was enlightening, featuring many interesting topics and speakers. I truly believe that learning and development is a continual evolution of realisation, change, and growth. This event provided a fantastic opportunity to be inspired by exceptional thought leaders and to focus on the crucial role that L&D plays in organisational success and profitable growth.”

Renowned expert Dave Ulrich, Author I Professor at Michigan Ross School of Business also praised the summit and its organisers, stating: “I care deeply and am committed to building human capability (talent + leadership + organisation + HR) that delivers value to ALL stakeholders! It is SUCH a privilege to partner with Informa, who shares this passion. Their conferences are well attended by key decision makers, brilliantly organised and delivered, and forums for positive engagement. What a delight to partner with them.”

The L&D Summit in Abu Dhabi continues to be a cornerstone event for professionals dedicated to advancing learning and development within their organisations. By bringing together thought leaders and practitioners, the summit fosters an environment of innovation, collaboration, and continuous improvement.

“The PurpleMedia team and I are proud to have spoken and exhibited at the 2024 L&D Summit. It’s important that we have events focused on the challenges, innovations and ‘best-practice’ examples that are specific to Learning & Development, rather than ‘HR’ more generally. I met with so many amazing, passionate and accomplished people and it was a pleasure to share ideas with them, discuss opportunities to work together and explore how PurpleMedia’s bespoke apps and content can contribute to their success. Events like this help us to raise the value and visibility of L&D and learning professionals – I look forward to the next one!,” Joe Kennard, Co-Founder at Purple Media.

The L&D Summit Abu Dhabi is supported by Abu Dhabi Convention & Exhibition Bureau, Learning Partner The LPI (Learning and Performance Institute), Exclusive Media Partner Abu Dhabi Media (ADM), Headline Sponsor Informa Connect Academy, Gold Sponsors Lighthouse Consultant Limited and  Mercer Talent Enterprise, Silver Sponsor Purple Media, Learning Sponsor iSpring Group and Exhibitors Random Walk.AI, Aspire Consulting and Training, Vinsys ITIL® Certification Training, Weston, ImInclusive and Wordy Affairs


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