I always think of my conferences and events as my work babies, they take about 9 months to create, they are as time consuming as my actual babies, they cause as much sleep deprivation and worry but they are ultimately worth all the hard work and bring me a lot of joy! The Virtual Summit is my youngest work baby and last week, with the launch of the final programme, it started walking! Yup, that is right the Virtual Summit programme is up and running!

I’m so excited to share the final programme with you. I’ve pulled together a whole load of amazing speakers who are creating the most wonderful, thought provoking, practical and seriously bad ass content for you guys!

Here are just a few of the highlights:

Managing your Executive’s schedule like a mega star

The single most important aspect of the PA role is to save our Executive’s time. Saving our Executive time means they can spend that time on making the organisation more successful. There are loads of different ways we can save our Executive’s time, but it all starts with the fundamental task of diary management. Most assistants manage their Executive’s schedule and most Executive’s live by what is in that schedule. So, if we can take control of our Executive’s diary we can really add value. In this panel session recorded in front of a live audience in London on the 14th September our amazing speakers discuss and share their experience of managing their Executive’s schedule like a total mega star!


Bethany Burns, First Mate to the Captain at Brewdog

Emma Kernan Staines, EA at Sport England

Yvette Pearson, PA to the CEO at ESF Capital

Jess Gardiner, MD of The Assistant Room

What are the traits of a high flying Executive Assistant?

Leni Miller has been recruiting top level Executive Assistants for over 30 years. In this session, she will be sharing her thoughts on the changes she has seen in the industry, the traits that high flying Executive Assistants need to have to succeed in the role and she will be answering that age old question – what exactly do Executive’s want in their Assistant?

Leni Miller, Founder of EA Search LLC

Am I really being proactive?

Simone is the Founder and Chair of the ACE Network (Assistant Community EMEA) at BlackRock, the world’s leading Asset Management Firm.  Having worked in the field of administration for over 20 years, Simone has gained a wealth of experience in supporting executives at every level as well as managing teams and offices. As Chair of ACE, she works with managers, HR and assistants to ‘raise the bar’ and elevate the role of the admin professional.

Simply put, Simone is an inspirational Assistant. In this session, she will share her story with you and show how a little proactivity can take you a long way…

Simone White, Executive Assistant at Blackrock

LIVE Q&A with Jan Jones, Author of the CEO’s Secret Weapon.

Jan Jones is the former Executive Assistant to Tony Robbins, the world’s #1 life and business strategist. With twenty years’ experience as executive assistant to successful business people around the world Jan put pen to paper and published her incredible book “The CEO’s Secret Weapon How Great Leaders and Their Assistants Maximize Productivity and Effectiveness” which debuted at #1 on Amazon’s Hot New Releases in the Office Management category.  The book has received widespread acclaim from executives and executive assistants worldwide.

Jan is a passionate advocate for the executive assistant profession. Through her consulting work and training programs, she enjoys mentoring assistants and guiding executives on how to get the most out of the relationship with their assistant. In this live session Jan will be taking your questions on how you can succeed as an Executive Assistants and offering advice on what it takes to make it to the top of our industry.

Jan Jones, Author of The CEO’s Secret Weapon

Download the Virtual Summit Programme

If you are yet to book your place on the Virtual Summit then please do head over to the summit website for more information and to download the programme you can follow this link. The Virtual Summit is taking place on Friday 20th October from 11amGMT – 7pm GMT. The event is for PAs around the world, all you need is access to a computer, the internet and a notepad and pen! With access to the recording for a full month after the event you can watch the summit in your own time. For just £50, what are you waiting for? Come join us!

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