Employee Benefits Summit 2008

A conference of the highest quality
Who will attend
Sponsor-led workshops
How to get involved
Details of the Employee Benefits Summit 2007
Photographs of the Employee Benefits Summit 2007



The Employee Benefits Summit brings together the most influential benefits professionals, providers, consultants, commentators and industry experts to discuss the future of the industry.

Facilitated by Employee Benefits magazine, the aim of the Summit is to give the industry a chance to explore the future of the benefits market and to facilitate business between key employers and providers. Attendance to the Summit is strictly by invitation. The 50 delegates are hand picked for their seniority and business influence in the benefits arena. They are the most senior benefits decisions makers in the UK’s largest organisations.

This high profile audience will be guided through a packed schedule of high level conference sessions and meetings. However, there will be plenty of time for relaxed networking at mealtimes and in the evenings.

Keynote, panel and plenary sessions will take place in the conference centre, while interactive workshops comprising small groups of delegates will take place in sponsor’s private breakout rooms.

Elements of the event comprise

• A conference of the highest quality
• Plenary and panel sessions from a range of top level guest speakers / experts covering key
• hot topic
• industry issues
• Interactive workshop sessions hosted by sponsors
• Series of lunches and dinners
• Champagne reception and exclusive ‘Gala dinner’.

A conference of the highest quality†

Developed by the editorial team of Employee Benefits, the conference programme forms the core of the event, which will comprise contributions from the industry’s leading thinkers and influencers, as well as high profile commentators.

Main conference sessions will include both keynote presentations and panel sessions designed to deliver delegates practical learning of real value, in as interactive a format as possible.

2008 keynote sessions:

• The Future of Work and the Impact of Well-Being on the Bottom-Line
• Delivering a Well-Being Strategy to Support the Strategic Development of the Business
• The Psychology Behind Reward
• Personal Accounts – What Employers Need to Consider in the Run Up to 2012

Confirmed speakers include:

• Richard Donkin, author, Blood Sweat and Tears, The Evolution of Work and columnist, Financial Times
• Will Cavendish, director of obesity for the cross-government obesity programme, Department of Health
• Mark Adams, human resources director, Abbey
• Val Carter, corporate responsibility director, Aramark
• Louise Aston, director, Business in the Community
• Adrian Furnham, professor of psychology, University College London and author, Head and Heart Management
• Michelle Lewis, Senior Policy Adviser, NAPF
• Tim Sands, pensions review project manager, NHS

Who will attend?

50 of the most senior benefits decision-makers – including HRD’s and Compensation & Benefit Managers – from leading companies and organisations with a minimum of 1,000 employees.

2008 confirmed delegates include:

• 3D Entertainment Group, head of people networks
• 5 Boroughs Partnership NHS Trust, head of workforce capacity and development
• Abbey, head of reward & performance management
• Arcadia Group, reward manager
• Avon Cosmetics, manager compensation & benefits WEMEA
• Baker Tilly, HR manager
• BDO Stoy Hayward LLP, HR reward manager
• Bechtel, compensation & benefits manager
• BHS, rewards & benefits manager
• BP, policy manager, UK pensions & benefits
• Carlsberg UK, HR services manager
• Carphone Warehouse, group head of compensation and benefits
• Centrica, reward programme manager
• Debenhams, pay & reward manager
• Denso Manufacturing UK, compensation & benefits manager
• DSG International, group reward director
• EC Harris, HR project manager
• GlaxoSmithKline, director, benefit programmes
• Harvey Nichols & Co, compensation & benefits manager
• Huntingdon Life Sciences, group HR director
• Isoft, compensation & benefits manager
• Nationwide Building Society, head of reward
• Norfolk County Services, HR director
• Novartis Pharmaceuticals UK, head of reward UK & Ireland
• Royal Bank of Scotland, senior consultant, remuneration & benefits
• Unisys, global rewards consultant
• United Health Group, total compensation manager, EMEA
• W S Atkins, head of reward
• Zurich, UK payroll & benefits – director

Sponsor-led workshops†

Key benefits consultants and advisers are invited to run workshops on a sponsored basis. Each workshop is presented to groups of 3-5 delegates to ensure maximum interaction and knowledge exchange.

2008 Sponsors include:

• Aon Consulting
• Aegon Scottish Equitable
• Buck Consultants
• Clarity
• JPMorganInvest
• Lorica
• Personal Group of Companies
• PIFC Consulting
• Projectlink Motivation
• Thomson Online Benefits
• Watson Wyatt

How to get involved


To be invited please email [email protected] To qualify as a delegate you need to be the most senior benefits decision maker in a UK organisation with a minimum of 1,000 staff.


To get involved as a sponsor and run a workshop please contact Charlotte Adams 020 7943 8086 or email [email protected]