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Reward & Payroll Summit

Thu Dec 10, 2020 - Fri Dec 11, 2020
08:50 - 16:50
Digital event
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A Summit featuring Reward, Payroll and Global conferences

The UK’s biggest independent reward and global payroll educational event returns for its 15th year. Previously known as the Payroll Autumn Update, the event has been rebranded to better reflect the needs of the growing profession from pay into reward. The event takes place over 10 & 11 November with the Rewards taking place on the evening of the first day.

A digital broadcast event
In a year in which the pandemic has become a catalyst for innovation, agility and transformation, the Reward & Payroll Summit will reflect the times by becoming a fully digital, broadcast event. This will be Reward Strategy’s second digitally broadcasted event this year after high success during the Payroll & Reward Conference in September.

Featuring three conferences, Reward, Payroll and Global, the Summit will focus on the key trends and challenges across the pay and reward landscape, including the effects COVID-19 has had on both employers and employees. This is your opportunity to hear from key speakers working within each area as they share their experiences over the last year - how they, their teams and companies have adapted for the future.

Connect other reward, payroll and HR professionals with ease

Reward Strategy has partnered with Brella - your virtual venue where you can find out who’s attending, book meetings, visit networking booths and view the live streamed content.

Brella will be launched 10 days prior to the event where you will be sent a unique link and code to gain access to the platform, create an account, begin networking and start planning your day.

The event will also utilise digital platform, an interactive piece of technology to host live Q&As, polls and fun quizzes, to ensure delegates can engage with speakers throughout the entire summit.

Preview of Payroll & Reward Conference live broadcast from September

Reward & Payroll Summit agenda highlights:
  • COVID-19 business continuity case studies
  • Crucial regulatory updates on payroll, pensions and HR
  • The changing approach to flexible working
  • Taboo subjects such as menopause and fertility policies
  • The impending legislations that were halted or suspended as a result of the virus
  • How to streamline financial wellbeing across countries
  • Why employee communication is important now more than ever
  • The impact of culture on retention and engagement


    Book for 2020


    Why attend:

    Be inspired Gain vital updates Build connections
    Hear from high-profile, in-house speakers who will be sharing case studies and participating in panel debates. Live seminars will also give you the chance to question experts and gain unusual tips and advice.

    Current and future trends across the reward, payroll, HR and benefits space will be examined, with experts sharing the strategies they are using. Both strategic and technical elements will also be discussed to ensure you stay up-to-date on the latest legislation.

    Build your professional network and connect with like-minded individuals by sharing experiences and listening to new ideas, as well as validate or change your perspectives and discover new products and strategies.


    Who attends:


    The summit brings together the entire spectrum of reward and payroll, including the most influential HR, employee benefits, pensions, and employment law professionals.


    Previous feedback:


    "I really enjoyed the whole day, especially the panel sessions - they were great!"

    "It provides a useful way to meet other professionals with similar concerns and to share knowledge"

    "It was excellent, I enjoyed the breadth of talks from everything including mediation to pensions"
    Michelle Sutton
    Head of Compensation and Reward
    Natalie Bertelsen-Macey
    Payroll Manager
    Hazel Robinson
    Associate Director of HR
    Brunel University London



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2020 speakers View All

2020 speakers

Charles Cotton

Senior Adviser for Performance and Reward

Heidi Watson

Payroll Manager
Benefit Cosmetics

Rosemary Lemon

Group Head of Reward

Hazel Robinson

Associate Director - Reward, Recognition and Payro
Brunel University London
Amber-Ainsley Pritchard

Amber-Ainsley Pritchard

Reward Strategy

Susan Tew

Global Diversity and Inclusion
Standard Chartered

Jim Woodlingfield

Payroll & Pensions Manager

Ian Hodson

Head of Reward
University of Lincoln

Adrian Porter

SVP Global Reward

Megan O'Shaughnessy

Head of Reward - Consumer

Dianne Hoodless

Payroll Manager
Hyperion Services Ltd


Position your company as an industry market leader



The Reward & Payroll Summit hosts payroll, reward, HR, pensions, employee benefits, employment law and bureaux professionals from a broad selection of the UK’s business community, bringing together buyers and suppliers in one location. Focused and high-level, the 2020 event will be an excellent platform to initiate new business relationships.


Invest today to:

  • Increase brand awareness and establish your presence in the market, or consolidate your position as a leading provider
  • Make direct contact with new prospects and generate new leads
  • Gain significant brand exposure pre and post-event through our extensive marketing coverage
  • Demonstrate services and products to potential purchasers from across the industry
  • Strengthen existing business relationships by catching up with your contacts
  • Sponsor with confidence; Reward Strategy, formerly known as Payroll World, has over 18 years’ experience in running conferences for the reward, payroll and HR market


Become a sponsor



Sponsorship options are extensive, and packages can be tailor-made to suit your individual company’s needs. Contact Ben Miller, Reward Strategy’s Commercial Director on 07944780942 or email for further information.



2020 sponsors


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Agenda at a glance

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DAY 1 - 10 December

Welcome address

How COVID-19 has changed the working world as we know it

Why wellbeing has become a ’’need to have’’, not ’’nice to have’’


The future of reward: From fertility benefits to menopause policies

The importance of financial wellbeing


How to ensure seamless global payments

How key workers are keeping the nation paid during a worldwide pandemic
Closing remarks


DAY 2 - 11 December

Welcome address

What’s next? How 2020 has influenced your priorities for the coming year

Pay gap reporting: Is the UK "good" enough?


2021 Payroll update

Global mobility: How more homeworkers could change your role


How did reward change during the COVID-19 crisis?

Employment law: What has changed?
Closing remarks



The Rewards

The Rewards


The Rewards

Taking place on December 10, the ‘Decade Edition’ of The Rewards, featuring The Reward 300 Awards, is the most distinguished event on the industry’s calendar. Join us in recognising high achievement and celebrating excellence across the Reward 300 and wider profession during COVID-19.


The Rewards boasts 24 categories, including staples such as Best Business Award, Customer Service Award and Payroll & HR Provider Award.


New to 2020 is the Crisis Management Award. This celebrates a team that has proactively and efficiently dealt with the COVID-19 outbreak, including the support offered to employees and frontline staff. This is not the only opportunity for you to illustrate hard work carried out during the pandemic. Many of the categories on offer can be used to show evidence of this, from Best Reward Strategy to the Wellbeing Provision Award and Employee Benefits Provider Award.


If you have any questions regarding awards entries please don’t hesitate to get in touch with our awards manager, Ioana, on 07518221521 or email here.





Summit Release 1 Release 2
Ticket type: Until end of October November - December
Digital pass: In-house / Client £350.00 £450.00
Digital pass: Reward 300, excluding Knowledge & Professional Services £300.00 £350.00*
Supplier pass £1,500.00 - Enquire here
All prices are exclusive of VAT

*Reward 300 colleagues receive 25% off second release prices.

On the first evening of the event, the annual ’The Rewards’ will be held including the popular Reward 300 Awards which takes a look at the most significant people in the industry.

The Rewards

You can also purchase license tickets so you and your colleagues can all tune into the Rewards.

  • Small Company license (up to 10 people): £2,000
  • Medium Company license (11-50 people): £3,000
  • Large Company license (51+ people): £4,000

Ticket benefits:

Full access to...

  • On-demand content
  • Live content
  • Workshops
  • Structured networking
  • 1-2-1 networking booths
  • Live Q&A via
  • Live polls and results

Want to know more about the conference, the agenda, or wish to book? Simply give us a call at 07944780942 or email here.



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