The Future Assistant

Empowering PAs

The Future Assistant is an innovative two day conference for Personal Assistants, Executive Assistants, Office Managers and Administrators consisting of keynote speakers, skills training, workshops and panel discussions.

Taking place on the 8th and 9th February 2018, in London. The Future Assistant will empower you to take your career to the next level. Every session topic has been chosen to enable you to future proof your skills and competencies. Our line-up of incredible speakers will inspire you, they will share their hard-fought triumphs and they will give you real and practical guidance to add value within your organisation as a modern day assistant.

During the Future Assistant you will connect with like-minded assistants, hear inspirational stories from top-level business professionals, learn valuable tips you can take straight back to the office and share your challenges and achievements in our open and friendly environment.

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Four important conference themes

Our Objectives

What does the future hold?

What does the future hold?

Keep up to date with the latest developments and learn what is in store for the PA industry

A Virtual World

A Virtual World

Don't become obsolete through lack of tech skills.

What do you want to be known for?

What do you want to be known for?

PAs can no longer be a 'jack of all trades'. Find the skills that make you stand out from the crowd.

Find your tribe

Find your tribe

Get to know everyone in the room through structured networking and interactive sessions.

What can you expect at the Future Assistant?

Here are a few programme highlights

 Thursday 8th February 2018

  • The Impact of Technology on the working life of an Assistant
  • The Future Assistant – Tech Savvy and SUPER productive
  • Pimping the staff away day
  • Interviews with Executives and their high flying Assistants
  • No more boring board papers

 Friday 9th February 2018

  • The Time Manager – Managing your own and your Executive’s time
  • Confidence in Practice
  • How to train your manager to make the most of their PA
  • Effective email management for busy Assistants and overwhelmed bosses
  • Job descriptions for the future PA

The full programme will be available soon.

Our fantastic speakers

Your 2018 Assist Conference speakers

Nicky Christmas

Nicky Christmas

Founder and Editor of Practically Perfect PA

Richard Newman

Richard Newman

Director, BodyTalk

William Thomson

William Thomson

Director, Gallus Events

All of our ticket prices

Book your place on the Future Assistant

Thursday 8th Feb: Early booking discount ticket
£225+VAT
  • Full access pass to day one of the Future Assistant
Friday 9th Feb: Early booking discount ticket
£225+VAT
  • Full access pass to day two of the Future Assistant
Thursday 8th & Friday 9th Feb: Early booking discount ticket
£395+VAT
  • Full access pass to the Future Assistant

Group booking discounts are available. Just get in touch for more details.

What do your peers think of the Assist Conference?

Check out some of our past attendee feedback

Assist Conference 2017

I thought it was a great day, I really benefited from the day and was really inspired and 'pumped' with the changes I wanted to make in myself, things I wanted to bring back to my company to try and improve upon and generally feeling reinvigorated about being a PA and my ambitions within this career path. Thank you SO much for organising a great day!

Assist Conference 2017

Thanks for a very thoughtfully crafted programme and opportunity to listen to amazing speakers.

Assist Conference 2016

This event far exceeded my expectations. I have taken away so much that I can apply to my work straight away.

Assist Conference 2016

I'm an experienced assistant yet I've never been to a conference for Assistant's before. Now I'm asking myself why?! I couldn't have anticipated how much this would change my thinking around my job role and overall career.

Assist Conference 2015

The best PA event I have been to. Focused on development, learning and career progression with like minded PAs. The Assist team did a fantastic job organising a unique venue to encourage networking and interaction. Can't wait for next year!

Assist Conference 2015

It felt like a community coming together rather than a training event. The content felt tailored, but varied and there were no barriers between speakers and attendees as they mingled and intertwined in the audience.

Images from the Assist Conference 2017

What to expect

Check out our past events

Assist Conference 2015

Assist Conference 2015

Friday 27th February 2015, London

Assist Travel 2015

Assist Travel 2015

Friday 25th September 2015, London

The Assist Conference 2016

The Assist Conference 2016

Friday 26th February 2016, London

Assist Training 2016

Assist Training 2016

May 2016, London

The Big Questions

The Big Questions

July 2016, Leeds and Edinburgh

Technology to help you fly

Technology to help you fly

July 2016, Edinburgh and Leeds

Assist Travel 2016

Assist Travel 2016

Friday 9th September 2016, London

The Assist Conference 2017

The Assist Conference 2017

Friday 24th February 2017, London

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