HR & Employee Benefits Summit

The HR & Employee Benefits Summit is an event specifically designed for Senior Level HR & Employee Benefit professionals looking to source new and innovative solutions. Throughout the event you will have a series of one on one meetings with a whole variety of vendors that you choose to meet, as well as attend thought provoking seminars. In addition there are many networking opportunities including an ice breaker drink reception the night before the event.

Upcoming Event Dates

If you are looking for an efficient, easy way to review potential new service providers our Summits have been showing the way for 15 years.

98% of our delegates say they are "an easier, more efficient way to find out about potential service providers than an exhibition".

Here's why...

Like all our Summits the event is tailored to meet your requirements, is complimentary, and limited to just 50 places, to ensure you receive our personal attention. Below are the main benefits to attending the Summit, to find out more contact us via email, or call 941-925-7585

For delegates your complimentary attendance includes:

  • Free workshops.
  • Free meals & refreshments.
  • Unparalleled networking opportunities.
  • A relaxed business like environment.
  • Luxury venue.
  • An event where you are in charge of who you meet.
  • A professional, time saving way to find products, services, and solution providers.
  • A 'no hassle, no hard sell' environment.
  • Only 50 places available.
  • Hotel accommodations included.

This Summit offers you an efficient and stress-free way to see what's new in Human Resources, and make profitable connections and partnerships.

For More Information Please Contact...

Shane Doherty – Event Manager
(941) 925-7585 x8166  |  email

Millie Kelly – Event Manager
(941) 925-7585 x8163  |  email

Mariya Lebedeva – Delegate Coordinator
(941) 925-7585 x2224  |  email

Laura Dykstra – Delegate Coordinator
(941) 925-7585 x8161  |  email

HR & Employee Benefits Summit in Denver, CO
October 23 & 24, 2017

Event Workshops Include...

Striking Out the Status Quo: 3 Ways to Crush Your Healthcare Out of the Park
Presented by Andy Neary, Captivated Health, Speaker, Author and Healthcare Strategist

Pre-approved for 1 hour of general recertification credit toward PHR and SPHR recertification through HRCI. Also valid for 1 PDC for the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP.

America, we have a problem, a healthcare problem.  Managing benefits today can feel like playing a rigged game where the odds are stacked against you.  Employers are caught in the middle of a complex and broken system controlled by healthcare providers, insurance companies, and brokers.  Employers are paying more for deteriorating benefits while employees are frustrated and confused, significantly impacting the bottom line.

You’ll learn how to:

  • Significantly reduce health insurance costs
  • Enhance the health benefits
  • Financially enrich employees
  • Eliminate benefit spend “waste”
  • Improve how employees purchase healthcare services
  • Offer proven strategies

eLearning Needs Assessment: What the Textbooks Failed to Teach You
Presented by Jennifer De Vries, CPT, President and Chief Solutions Architect for BlueStreak Learning

Pre-approved for 1 hour of general recertification credit toward PHR and SPHR recertification through HRCI. Also valid for 1 PDC for the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP.

It happened again today. I asked someone to view a course and got an email response saying that it wouldn't play. Has that ever happened to you? Frankly, it happens far too much and it's frustrating. So, what's the answer? The answer is to start the project with a needs assessment. But, this is not your textbook needs assessment. This is an eLearning needs assessment that includes technology considerations, as well as content and learning preferences. We have the data. We have the tools. But, do we know the answers to critical questions BEFORE we develop a course that causes user issues? In this session, you will learn to ask the right questions and get the data you need to help you decrease the number of learners who have difficulty taking the eLearning solutions you develop.

By the end of this session, you will be able to:

  • List the most common barriers for taking and completing an eLearning course
  • Explain to executives and team members why doing needs assessment is crucial for success
  • Describe the technology questions you need to ask before developing courses

Develop a plan to get the answers to these critical questions

Optimizing Organizational Performance through Employee Engagement
Presented by Tim Lansford is CEO OF Lansford International and Founder of The Blast Academy

“Employee engagement” isn’t just another management buzzword — it’s a critical factor in your organization’s future success.  Engaged employees are the lifeblood of every organization. Designing and implementing an effective and sustained engagement strategy requires input and buy-in from employees and leadership.  When employees are enthusiastic and committed to their work, they demonstrate higher levels of innovation, productivity, and customer satisfaction.  Join us to learn how HR can lead the transformation and become engagement champions.

Learning Objectives: 

  • Evolution of Employee Engagement and its Definition.
  • Building a Culture of Engagement
  • The Real Role of HR in Engagement
  • The Return On Investment (ROI) of Engagement
  • Running an Effective Employee Engagement Survey

Proactive Employees = Productive Employees!
Presented by Vanessa M.Terzian of Terzian Law Partners, APC and author of Executors, Trustees and Beneficiaries.

We are a reactive society that is governed by a reactive government... Why should I be Proactive?   For that matter why should my company be Proactive?  Is this New Thinking?  Could this be useful to those employees that are faced with responsibility?  Having your employees "think" proactively could save them and your company time and money down the road.  We will show that being proactive will make a more productive employee.  Copies of her book will be made available to all that attend.

Learning Objectives:

  • Learning Objectives:
  • Discuss ways to support your employees
  • Communicating with your employees
  • How to deal with being part of the sandwich generation
  • Legal issues for the employee or their loved one
  • What legal documents should be in place
  • Considering pre-paid legal plans to get those documents in place

What if Everything You Know about Personality Styles Training is Wrong?
Presented by Merrick Rosenberg, CEO & Cofounder, Take Flight Learning

It’s Time to Rethink How We Teach the Styles in the Workplace

The DISC profile is one the most commonly used assessment tools in corporations around the world. And yet, while people find it interesting – and why not, if there’s one thing that people like to learn about, it’s themselves – awareness does not often translate into sustained behavioral change.

This highly interactive and engaging session will focus on the following:

  • Why this is the perfect time to introduce or reintroduce DISC training to your organization
  • Turning classroom-based DISC training into a fun and engaging experience
  • Transforming DISC training into a process not an event by reinforcing the learning throughout the year
  • Refocusing DISC training from awareness to results
  • Repackaging the styles to shift from empty letters to metaphoric symbols
  • Revitalizing training to involve the participants
  • Reallocating time from profiles and graphs to skills and application
  • Rebranding the message to shift from learning about letters to learning skills and applying principles

Linking Happiness and Positivity to Higher Performance and Business Impact
Presented by Don Sandel Associate Director, Talent & Organization Development, Astellas US LLC

With the recent advances in neuroscience, we have seen compelling research around the old paradigm that it’s success first and then happiness later and how this has been turned on its head. By retraining the brain and developing new positive mental models, we can improve our outlook, how we respond to negative (even ambiguous) challenges, and our work performance. Psychologists have completed a meta-analysis and determined that a positive mental model leads to success in every relevant domain, including work, home, and relationships. In this session, we’ll examine the research, take a fresh look at how the brain affects behavior and performance, teach you how to change bad habits, and make the link to business impact.

This workshop will focus on the following:

  • How the physiology of the brain literally changes when positive and happy
  • Examine multiple research studies that underpin the positivity and performance link
  • Show how to transition from the negative to the positive
  • Demonstrate the connection between positivity, well-being and business impact

The Neuroscience of Effective Communication
Presented by Todd Zaugg, Founder, Author, Trainer, Consultant, Entrepreneur, CEO of Matrix Achievement

Effective communication skills are necessary for all professionals to successfully present information, but simply delivering facts to an audience does not equate to earning results. In this seminar we will discuss the learned skill of transforming vast amounts of information, so that it is not only heard, but truly understood and – more importantly – acted upon. Join us for The Neuroscience of Effective Communication.


Attendees will learn: 

  • The importance of what is happening in the audience’s brain when receiving and comprehending information from the presenter
  • How the presenter can  better identify and predict learner obstacles to influence and drive audience results
  • How to create a culture of development where presenters are inspired to effectively communicate
  • How to enhance communication skills to maximize opportunities for inspiring listeners/learners

Flourishing: 3 Simple Practices for Happiness, Meaning, and Flow
Presented by Bill Belanger, psychotherapist and President & Co-founder of Healbright

This workshop will teach participants 3 simple practices to improve life satisfaction, both professionally and personally.  Participants will be taught guided meditations that coincide with the 3 types of happiness discovered by Dr. Martin Seligman: a pleasurable life, an engaged life, and a meaningful life. This session will be composed of a short lecture, guided practices, and a short Q & A. Positioned as the last workshop of the conference, it is an ideal way for attendees to leave inspired and refreshed. 

Learning objectives

  • Learn Dr. Martin Seligman’s 3 types of happiness: Pleasure, flow, and meaning
  • Learn practice to cultivate positive emotional states (pleasure)
  • Learn practice to cultivate Flow
  • Learn practice to find overarching meaning in life

Top of Mind: Engaging People That Matter Most To You
Presented by John Hall, Top Selling Author, Ranked a 'Must See Speaker' by Forbes

Opening keynote.

  • The importance of authenticity and how it can affect how people advocate and bring opportunities to you
  • How to build real relationships that result in tangible business value.
  • Scaling communication to reach large numbers of people that are important to you.
  • How marketing is evolving to impact other areas like recruiting and training more than ever before.
  • Building credibility and investing in personal brands to impact business goals


Denver Marriott Tech Center

4900 S. Syracuse Street
Denver, CO 80237
303 779 1100

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Denver, CO

October 23 & 24, 2017

Areas Covered

  • 401K
  • Awards & Incentives
  • Behavioral Health
  • Benefits & Compensation
  • Benefits Administration
  • Business Leadership
  • Child Care
  • Coaching
  • Conflict Management
  • Consultancy
  • Counseling
  • Diversity
  • E-Learning
  • Electronic & Physical Content Marketing
  • Employee Benefits
    Dental, EAP, Flexible, Health Care, Vision, Voluntary
  • Employee Engagement
  • Employee Law
  • Employee Motivation
  • Employee Recognition
  • Employee Relations
  • Employee Retention Programs
  • Employee Rewards
  • Employee Screening
  • Employee Self-Service (ESS)
  • Employee Wellness
  • Ethics & Sustainability
  • Financial Education
  • Global Mobility & Relocation
  • Health & Safety Management
  • Health, Wealth & Fitness
  • HR Administration
  • HR Management Outsourcing & Consultancy
  • HRIS/HR Management Systems
  • Immigration Services
  • Incentive Schemes
  • Leadership Skills
  • Learning, Training & Development
  • Legal & Compliance
  • Outplacement
  • Outsourcing
  • Payroll Systems & Software
  • Pensions
  • People Performance
  • Performance Management
  • Personality/ Aptitude Assessment
  • Professional Employer Organization (PEO)
  • Recruitment
  • Relocation
  • Retirement/ Pension
  • Safety & Security
  • Salary Benchmarking
  • Screening & Assessment
  • Talent Management
  • Team Building
  • Technology
  • Time & Attendance
  • Training Management
  • Translation & Localization
  • Workforce Planning & Analytics

Confirmed Vendors

Latest Press Release

Testimonials Are In From the HR & Employee Benefits Summit, Philadelphia

posted by Yasmin Parsloe on Tuesday Mar 22, 2016

The HR & Employee Benefits Summit, Philadelphia hosted 627 meetings on March 14-15, 2016. Feedback is vital for the growth and success of each event. Here are some testimonials from attendees of this event: "Loved the concept, flow & networking. Happy to meet such like-minded HR professionals in an organized setting."-Quintiles "Not only was this experience great for meeting vendors but getting...