With just over a month to go until the Assist Conference we are hard at work making sure that we put together the best conference for our amazing readers. I’m so happy to share the following updates with you! For more information and to book your place please visit the Assist Conference website or you can register here.

Assist Conference Programme

I am absolutely delighted to announce the Assist Conference 2016 programme. It is packed full of thought-provoking, relevant and informative content which will help you future proof your career.

Programme highlights


Plenary session:  The Fascinating Science behind human interaction
Speaker: Jonathan Bradshaw, CEO The Meetology Lab

The ability to connect, interact and communicate with others lies at the heart of business and personal success and the science behind it is fascinating. Join Jonathan Bradshaw as he explores his company’s rich archive of behavioural research and uncovers insights, as well as practical tips, tools and techniques, on how to improve your performance as an Assistant by communicating more effectively with suppliers, customers, colleagues and most importantly your Executive.

Interview session: Creating an effective partnership with your Executive
Speakers: Bonnie Cookson, EA Hailo and Andrew Pinnington, CEO Hailo

During the course of the conference we will look at all manner of things that will help assistants improve their skill sets and remain relevant as the industry changes. However, the most important aspect of the role will never change and that is the relationship between an assistant and their Executive. During this session we will interview a high flying Executive and their inspirational Assistant.

Interview session: Using social media to empower assistants
Jennifer Corcoran, EA Crédit Agricole CIB 
Jacqui Quigley, EA LinkedIn
Nicky Christmas, Founder of Practically Perfect PA

Assistants should embrace all aspects of social media and during this session our social media experts will share their top ten tips on the most popular social media platforms. The roundtable session will focus on:

  • Social Media isn’t difficult, controversial or challenging
  • There is a growing community of assistants and great resources which you can easily find through social media
  • Being on social media can help you personally and professionally

This is a great opportunity to learn from our collection of social media experts. As well as assistants from some of the best known social media platforms we will have sessions for social media beginners and the more advanced.

We will help assistants to skill up to ensure they are on top of any work related social media tasks as well as helping them understand how to best use social media to improve their own core skills.

Interactive demonstration: The ultimate office technology guide
Speakers: Nicky Christmas, Founder of Practically Perfect PA

We are currently scouring the internet to bring you all of the latest, coolest and most up to date office tech. The kind of stuff that will help ease even the most demanding of assistant related challenges!

The Assist Conference Venue

The Assist Conference 2015 will be held at The Forge Music Venue, Camden, London. The venue is incredibly creative and cool with lots of space for us to create a truly memorable experience for our delegates.

The Assist Conference Partner


We are very happy to announce that Flight Centre Business Travel will be partnering with us on the Assist Conference. We have worked with Flight Centre for a while now and have been incredibly impressed with their knowledge of the assistant industry and the work that we do. They have some exciting things planned for our delegates and will be a valuable addition to the Assist Conference.

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