Join us as we embark on a total rewards journey. Together, we will work on amplifying agility and unlocking human potential in a machine-augmented world — to embrace a future where fairness and innovation go hand in hand.
Explore the latest trends and strategies shaping the world of work and discover the transformative power of rewards in driving change. From leveraging technology to enhancing employee experience to fostering a culture of diversity and inclusion, this conference will empower you to drive positive change and create a workplace where everyone can thrive. Secure your seat now!

Highlights 2023

Working agenda

The conference includes one and a half days of plenary sessions, breakout discussions, and keynote addresses, along with networking breaks and an evening event.

Day 1

  • Update on European rewards trends
  • Executive rewards in focus: Topical issues and considerations
  • Paving the path to equity
  • Job architecture: The foundation for a skills-powered organisation
  • Transforming the rewards function: From insights to impact through data analytics and technology
  • Navigating the living wage landscape: Strategies for fair compensation
  • Beyond compensation: Nurturing employee experience with strategic rewards

Day 2

  • Update on European rewards trends 
  • Executive rewards in focus: Topical issues and considerations
  • Paving the path to equity
  • Job architecture: The foundation for a skills-powered organisation
  • Transforming the rewards function: From insights to impact through data analytics and technology
  • Navigating change: The power of effective communication and management
  • Beyond compensation: Nurturing employee experience with strategic rewards

Meet the speakers

Get ready to be inspired by our exceptional lineup of speakers who will be sharing their expertise and insights at the event.

Director, Global Head of Rewards, HR Technology and People Analytics

Tetra Pak

Akos is a total rewards director with 20 years of multicultural work experience in all aspects of international rewards management. After obtaining his master’s degree in economics, he started his career as a compensation consultant at Aon. After that, he held various rewards, global mobility, and people analytics roles at Merck. Currently, he is leading the global compensation and benefits, HR technology and people analytics teams at Tetra Pak.

Senior Director Total Rewards

Novo Nordisk

Keld Smedegaard Nielsen is the Senior Director of Total Rewards at Novo Nordisk, overseeing total rewards partnering across R&D, manufacturing and staff globally, and encompassing approximately 40,000 employees. With a 17-year tenure at the company, Keld has played an integral role in Novo Nordisk's transformation from primarily an international diabetes company to one of the biggest companies in the world in terms of market value. 

During his time at Novo Nordisk, Keld has been instrumental in shaping the company's current global rewards structures and job/skills architecture. His strategic leadership has been pivotal in driving the company's success in creating a robust and sustainable total rewards framework. 

More recently, Keld's focus has been on upskilling and empowering leaders to deepen their understanding and assume greater responsibility within total rewards matters. This endeavour has been supported by the implementation of key total rewards and sustainable rewards dashboards, as well as AI-driven solutions for job levelling, job descriptions, compensation offers, and more. 

Prior to joining Novo Nordisk, Keld served as the country practice leader at Mercer, where he honed his expertise and leadership skills in the realm of rewards information and consulting.

Register now!

Click here to register today for European Rewards Conference 2024.

We have Early Bird tickets available for €1,399, which is a discounted rate compared to the regular event fee of €1,699. You can benefit from this special offer by purchasing your tickets ahead of time. Stay flexible with the option to cancel or amend your registration by 20 September 2024.

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Conference Venue

Anantara New York Palace Budapest

Erzsébet Korut 9-11
Budapest 1073
+36 1886 6111    

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Anantara New York Palace Budapest Hotel | Luxury hotel in Budapest


Terms and conditions

  • It is important that all delegates represent the target audience for the conference.
  • Mercer has the right to decline any registrations received from companies with conflict of interest (instead of “competitors”) and other potential delegates that do not match the target audience.
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Only a limited number of places are available for this event. Please register early to avoid disappointment.

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  • We reserve the right to make additions, deletions, or modifications to the format, timing, location and content of the conference or use substitute speakers at any time without prior notice. Conference topics are subject to change as the agenda develops.
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  • Cancellations received before 20 September 2024 will be refunded in full.
  • No-shows on the day of the conference will not be refunded.
  • Participants may substitute a colleague at any time before 30 September 2024.

Cancellations should be sent in writing to:

Gemma Clifton

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