The Grange, City, London

29 & 30 March


11 World-Class Speakers

Only 150 tickets available

Book now to avoid disappointment

Learn, Network & Thrive in your Administrative Career!

The world's leading international event for senior and aspiring Administrative Professionals and Executive Assistants returns to the London in March 2019.

Our other global conferences are taking place in:

Wellington: 12 & 13 July 2019 for event details click here

Sydney: 15 & 16 July 2019 for event details click here

Atlanta: 15 & 16 November 2019 for event details click here


Featuring 11 of the world's most inspiring and internationally renowned trainers for the Administrative Profession.

Speaker 1

Florence Katono

Winner of the only International Award for Assistants - Pitman PA of the year 2015

Read Florence's Biog
Speaker 2

Diana Brandl

International Speaker, Coach and Author

Read Diana's Biog
Speaker 3

Helen Monument

Former Executive Chairman of IMA, International Speaker & owner of Monumental Assistance

Read Helen's Biog
Speaker 4

Steven Robinson

Motivational Speaker

Read Steven's Biog
Speaker 5

Melissa Esquibel

Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT) and Microsoft Office Specialist Trainer

Read Melissa's Biog
Speaker 6

Vickie Sokol Evans

Microsoft Certified Trainer to Bill Gates' Assistants

Read Vickie's Biog
Speaker 7

Sarah Richson

HR Global Leader

Read Sarah's Biog
Speaker 8

Carol Schulte

Highly Dynamic, Interactive, and Authentic International Motivatioal Speaker

Read Carol's Biog
Speaker 9

Libby Moore

Former Chief of Staff to Oprah Winfrey

Read Libby's Biog
Speaker 10

Dr Veronica Cochran

CEO, IAAP & International Leardership Development Specialist

Read Dr Cochran's Biog
Speaker 11

Lucy Brazier

Your host, CEO & Publisher of Global Training Resource - Executive Secretary Magazine

Read Lucy's Biog


  • Boost your career through Emotional Intelligence – Half-Day Masterclass - Sarah Richson (10.30 – 11.00 Refreshments & Exhibition Break)

    Scholars may have coined the term “emotional intelligence” in the early 1990s, but business leaders quickly took the concept and made it their own.

    Workers with high EQ are better able to work in teams, adjust to change and be flexible. No matter how many degrees or other on-paper qualifications a person has, if he or she doesn’t have certain emotional intelligence, he or she is unlikely to succeed. As the workplace continues to evolve, making room for new technologies and innovations, these qualities are becoming increasingly important.

    Much has been written about the threat of Artificial Intelligence to the role of the Assistant, but as the role continues to evolve, EQ is fast becoming the skill needed to set the modern assistant apart from the task orientated Assistant of the past. Success is strongly influenced by personal qualities such as perseverance, self-control and skill in getting along with others as well as how to read situations and other people.

    We see employers working hard to better connect with both employees and job seekers. Why? Because they know that in order to keep their culture intact and to effectively recruit the right kind of candidates, they need to engage and be open and transparent.

    In this session, the visionary Sarah Richson explores how to use EQ to enhance your career and better support your executive.

    BOOK NOW to see Sarah Richson at Executive Secretary LIVE
  • Networking Lunch & Exhibition

  • The Future of Work: How to become a smart, agile and digital leader - Half-Day Masterclass - Diana Brandl (15.00 – 15.30 Refreshments & Exhibition Break)

    Do you want to position yourself for the future, increase your visibility, act more strategically in the future, network and also have your own career development in mind? Then, the Digital Age is just the right podium for you.

    The Digital Transformation brings incredible potential for the job description of Office Professionals. Today, it is more important than ever to sharpen the profile of our profession.

    New Work means networking and makes it easy to be visible at all levels. This requires innovative and agile assistants who not only have the courage but also the openness for the trends of the future.

    In her session, Diana will give insights about:

    • Artificial intelligence versus Human intelligence: Are Alexa, Siri & Co. future colleagues or competitors?
    • Millennials and digital leadership: Meet the new manager generation and their leadership style
    • Your digital toolbox: Productivity tools and apps for you and your executive
    • The successful elevator pitch: Personal Branding and Storytelling in the digitisation

    BOOK NOW to see Diana Brandl at Executive Secretary LIVE
  • Exhibitor’s Soapbox Challenge

  • Choir rehearsal

  • Drinks Reception

  • Informal Networking Dinner

  • Refreshments & Exhibition Area Opens

  • Lucy Brazier Opening Address

  • Get ahead by getting in front (of the room)! - Melissa Esquibel

    When you return to the office after LIVE, you will be filled to the brim with new ideas on how to make things better for your team, your career, possibly even the entire organisation. But, how will you convey this?

    Nothing is more impactful to your career progression than stepping in front of the room, presenting powerful strategies for improving business processes. If the thought of that sounds roughly as comfortable as walking through fire while juggling priceless antique pottery, you’re not alone.

    Melissa will give you a hand up out of your comfort zone and show you successful strategies for collecting information at the conference, the best way to organise your presentation, how to reach different audience members and, ultimately, be understood as the absolute “go to” person for your chosen topics.

    BOOK NOW to see Melissa Esquibel at Executive Secretary LIVE
  • A Life Less Ordinary - Florence Katono

    When Florence Katono tells her extraordinary story, you can hear a pin drop.

    Florence Katono rose from humble beginnings and a childhood of poverty in Uganda to become Pitman SuperAchiever ‘PA of the Year’ 2015 - the only global award for Assistants.

    Florence was given an impressive accolade from the judges of Pitman's PA of the Year Award as “top of a very strong group of professional candidates from all over the world”. We presented Florence with her award at LIVE, London in 2015.

    Principal Administrative Assistant at the Bank of Uganda, Florence acknowledges that the award has not only been internally gratifying but also a springboard to tell the world the story of how with education, anything can be overcome.

    BOOK NOW to see Florence Katono at Executive Secretary LIVE
  • Morning Networking Break

  • A Leader? Who me? - Helen Monument

    Being an Assistant puts you in the ideal place to observe and learn from your executives, but most Assistants, unless they have their own team, do not think of themselves as Leaders.

    During her 30 year career as an assistant, Helen has seen how leadership works – and doesn’t work – at close quarters. She has worked for people who have inspired and encouraged her and also for those who were driven by ego alone. The most valuable leadership lesson she learned is that it starts with authenticity. It starts with knowing yourself, looking in the mirror and asking yourself “Am I being the best I can be, do people trust me?”

    You will hear how Helen took the lessons she learned on her path and applied them to her professional life. How she gained her leadership skills and put them to use to further her career.

    Whether you are responsible for a team, or work one-to-one, you are still the Leader of your own life, Helen will help you to find your authenticity, to recognize your values and take accountability for your own development. She will give insights into delegation, influencing and collaboration skills that are essential to being an authentic leader.

    BOOK NOW to see Helen Monument at Executive Secretary LIVE
  • Anything Is Possible - Steven Robinson

    What would you do if you lost your right arm at the age of 18? Would you give up all hope or would you fight on despite the difficulties that would certainly lie ahead? Not only did Steven fight on but he made an astounding positive change proving to everyone and himself that we are all capable of overcoming obstacles and that they can become your greatest asset. The successes that followed have been largely created by Steven’s determination and incredible work ethic.

    His accomplishments have been truly remarkable, his life is full of positivity and as he says “Opportunities are everywhere, don’t be held back by phantom barriers!”

    Key benefits:

    • Understanding that change isn’t always bad.
    • Positive thinking.
    • Spotting opportunities.
    • Overcoming fears and “Phantom Barriers”.
    • The power of asking.
    • Building resilience
    • Achieving more than you thought possible.

    BOOK NOW to see Steven Robinson at Executive Secretary LIVE
  • Lunch

  • Stand Up & Speak Out: Communicate Your Confidence and Magnify Your Presence - Carol Schulte

    They say confidence is the most attractive thing a person can wear. It is also what will take you to the next level both professionally and personally. It's time for administrative professionals to fully show up, bravely speak up, and boldly stand out. It's time to acknowledge all you bring to the table.

    When you are fully comfortable in your own skin, you exude poise and power. You demand attention and respect. And you attract whatever it is you want into your life. In this session you will learn simple strategies and tangible techniques to boost your confidence, magnify your professional presence, and get noticed as the leader you are.

    BOOK NOW to see Carol Schulte at Executive Secretary LIVE
  • Timesaving (and jaw-dropping) tips when working with IMAGES - Vickie Sokol Evans

    Tips every non-graphic designer needs to know when working with graphics, photos, screenshots and more!

    They say a picture is worth a thousand words. And in this information age with sound bites, tweets, and Instagram, images are more important than ever in order to communicate a story, a pitch, results, or experience. In this session, we will walk through simple tips and tricks when working with images within documents, presentations, online and how to share them efficiently and effectively. You’ll experience greater confidence, improve your message, reduce time and costs, and deliver amazing results with your new skills. Key takeaways include:

    • Understanding the various types of image files and when to use them
    • How to create and edit images and other graphics using the tools you already have
    • Tips and tricks in Office when working with images
    • Best practices when it comes to design
    • Online tools you can’t live without, and more!

    BOOK NOW to see Vickie Sokol Evans at Executive Secretary LIVE
  • Afternoon Networking Break

  • Tips from the Top - Libby Moore

    Libby Moore reveals the secrets of her phenomenal career as EA and Chief of Staff to Oprah Winfrey. Libby says:
    “I am so excited to be sharing my story at Executive Secretary LIVE. I believe that EAs/PAs are the new rock stars of the corporate world, and when there is a terrific match with their Executive, what can be achieved is limitless!” She will be sharing her story to demonstrate how “letting go, and getting into the flow” has resulted in her remarkable career.

    BOOK NOW to see Libby Moore at Executive Secretary LIVE
  • We Lead Up - Dr Veronica Cochran

    Leadership was once thought to be the exception to the rule and now it is the rule without exception! This critical skill set is now required at every organisational level. Developing your unique leadership capability as an Assistant is the one thing you can do to fast track your career satisfaction and success. It is the key to operating with greater confidence, meeting or exceeding expectations and gaining the recognition you desire.

    BOOK NOW to see Dr Veronica Cochran at Executive Secretary LIVE
  • Choir rehearsal (Optional)

  • Gala Dinner

We understand your role:

  • We know your role is to make the person you look after as effective as they can possibly be.
  • We know your workload is huge and you want to know how to be more efficient and productive.
  • We know that since the recession, you have taken on many of the middle management tasks but have never had training in how to do them properly.
  • We know that you are in a unique position in your company as the "go to" person who solves all problems.
  • We know that you are becoming more of an administrative business partner than the stereotypical Assistant and that your businesses need you to increase your business knowledge.

That is why we have put this unique programme together for you. No other programme combines real business solutions that you will take back to the office and implement immediately to improve your systems and productivity, the best tips & tricks that you will ever receive on how to use Microsoft Office products most effectively and a huge dose of inspiration that will reconnect you with your role and what can be achieved for you and your business as a world-class Assistant.

Plus we limit the numbers to 150 so you get a unique opportunity to spend time with both the speakers and your peers to maximise on your learning.


Get connected and join an elite network of senior Assistants from all over the globe.

The audience that attends this event is unique. They are truly international and are some of the most senior Assistants in the world.

In Silicon Valley last year, we had delegates from 24 different countries, with Assistants travelling from as far away as London, New Zealand, South Africa, Sweden, the Netherlands, Saudi Arabia and Nigeria.

A full list of networking events will be made available soon.

Please note that we organise tours on Wednesday and Thursday as well as an informal dinner on Friday night and our Gala Dinner on Saturday night so if you want to part of any of this, you might want to organise your travel arrangements accordingly.

Wednesday 27 March 2019

Supper Club with Libby Moore


St. Pancras Renaissance Hotel London
Euston Road

Executive Secretary LIVE in association with Asemblr would like to invite you to join us for an exclusive evening of drinks, fine dining, networking and learning at our new Supper Club.

Join us for this one off opportunity to dine, drink and mingle with one of the worlds most recognisable faces in the administrative profession.

Libby Moore is a Certified Life Coach, speaker/storyteller, adventurer, and creative connector, who loves inspiring people to reconnect to Possibility in their life and career. Prior to this, Libby served as Chief Of Staff to Oprah Winfrey for 11 years, through the end of The Oprah Winfrey Show.

Supper club is an open forum of Q&A over a three-course dinner. No notes, no pre-studied questions... just an organic, good old fashioned honest conversation.

When: Wednesday 27 March from 7 - 10pm
Where: The elegant Private Dining Room at the Gilbert Scott - the ultimate grand dining experience from Marcus Wareing, showcasing the finest British seasonal produce in the 19th-century surrounds of St Pancras Renaissance Hotel.
Cost: £99 + VAT includes three courses with half a bottle of wine
12.5% service charge on the night

This event is not to be missed, we hope that you can join us for this exhilarating evening.

Available on a first come, first served basis.

Look out for further dates in April and May featuring Ann Hiatt & Cynthia Thomsen.

Libby will be visiting the UK from 25 - 30 March and will be speaking at Executive Secretary LIVE. If you are interested in Libby coming to speak at your company during her trip to London, please contact Christian Russell at

Book here

Thursday 28 March 2019

Wildgoose Tour of London


We wanted to offer this year's attendees at LIVE a different way of seeing London and our friends at Wildgoose Events have put together something that allows you to do just that! And at no cost!

Explore, learn, compete – a unique, interactive team building experience which allows you to explore London.

The city streets are your playground for this team event as you get out and about to explore, learn and compete against other teams in our unique and interactive City Explorer event. Armed with our Tablet as your tour guide, this is a team building event with an interactive twist as you work together to locate the city based hotspots, answer questions and earn points.

Delve into historical happenings, identify famous people from the area and gain amazing new facts – this really is interactive learning and fun at its best!

Questions, Tasks and Challenges

Explore, learn and work as a team whilst tackling a variety of questions, trivia and team challenges. Incorporating historical and local news, interesting historical facts local musicians, bands and sports personalities, famous people, and local food and drink, this is a unique team event designed to test your knowledge.

Wildgoose's City Explorer will leave the hotel at 11 am and return at 2 pm.
Sign up now for your free place on Wildgoose's City Explorer Tour of London
Check out this film about how Wildgoose Tours work by clicking here.

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Friday 29 March 2019

Friday Night Networking Event - The Medieval Banquet


Ivory House
St Katherine's Dock

Join King Henry VIII at his royal banquet and be part of 1,000 years’ history at London’s extraordinary dinner-theatre experience. Go back in time to the days of kings, queens, knights, acrobats and jesters at this fascinating venue.

The Medieval Banquet is a theatrical dinner experience. You get over 2 hours of themed entertainment, including speciality acts which can include knights, jesters, contortionists and magicians. There are also live Medieval musicians and singers.

Your ticket also includes a 4-course medieval themed feast and, in traditional medieval style, red wine and ale during the meal. We have reserved an area for Private Dining.

Food isn’t there to be slapped on your table. The banquets are cooked in house using fresh ingredients led by their Head Chef. Ale, wine and a Non-Alcoholic alternative are included during the meal and for anything else you may wish to purchase they have a small but well-stocked bar which is competitively priced.

If you have special dietary needs, they can cater for this. Matt will be in touch about this shortly.

The Medieval Banquet does not have a dress code. The majority of guests wear smart casual. They also have medieval costumes you can hire on arrival.

The show will finish at about 10pm, although the venue stays open until 11:30pm. The Medieval Banquet is a short walk from the conference hotel.

Book here

Saturday 30 March 2019

Gala Dinner


Altitude 360°
Millbank Tower
21 – 24 Millbank

Join us for an elegant evening of inspiration and surprises at our Gala Dinner in aid of Isipho Admin Bursary.

Altitude 360° is located on the 29th floor of Westminster’s tallest building, Millbank Tower. Boasting some of London's most stunning views of the capital, the slick and contemporary all-white space is the perfect location for the highlight of our Executive Secretary LIVE Social Programme.

You will be treated to a drinks reception, a splendid three-course seasonal dinner with wine, highlighting the best that London has to offer.

This will be followed by music, dancing, plenty of surprises and fantastic prizes.

Dress to impress!

Tickets are available for £99 + VAT - BOOK NOW!

We would be delighted if you would like to book tickets for friends, colleagues or your partner to attend with you. You do not have to be a delegate at the conference to attend. Every penny raised helps our foundation in Johannesburg.

Book here


What is Isipho Admin?

Back in 2014, two of our South African colleagues, Anel Martin & Teri Wells approached us with an idea; to start a foundation. The dream was to give something back to the world by uplifting their local communities. Their goal is to tackle economic and educational problems by changing just one person’s life at a time. They aimed to provide entry to the PA profession, to those in need of an opportunity.

It took two years to set it up but Isipho Admin Bursary became a registered NPC 2015/438143/08 registered officially in South Africa on the 08/12/2015. We are not government funded but are supported by administrative professionals and training companies from around the world financially. We are a team who are committed to leaving a legacy!

Our bursary is still in its infancy but our goal is to change lives and create spectacular careers by not only funding education for deserving bursary students but to support them with mentoring, coaching and on the job training experiences.

To date, we have put 12 girls from some of the most deprived areas in Johannesburg through a year of college education to train them to become Assistants and helped them to find employment afterwards.

Watch our short video to find out more about Isipho Admin Bursary:

Book your ticket now and help us change more lives



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    At 3M, we apply science in collaborative ways to improve lives daily. With $33 billion in sales, our 93,000 employees connect with customers all around the world. 3M is the home of world renowned stationery brands Post-it® Brand, and Scotch® Brand.
  • ACEA

    The groundbreaking, globally recognised, certified training programme for the modern day EA. This intensive & interactive programme will give you the business acumen needed to support an Executive at the highest level. Share experiences, learn and network with your international peers in London, Zurich, Manchester and more locations all over the world this year (also available in-house). Request the brochure, business case template and full details today.

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  • Asemblr is the market’s leading online platform for corporate event planners. It is, therefore, the perfect tool of choice for forward-thinking assistants who manage their organisations' events in-house. In a nutshell, it automates event planning for you by sourcing, organising and micromanaging event suppliers through the few simple instruction parameters you include.

    Find out how it works quickly, in this 90 second video

    Find and manage suppliers anywhere in the world for your corporate meetings, conferences, private dining, product launches, team building initiatives, sales incentives and even office parties. This includes meeting rooms, conference venues, restaurants, caterers, guest speakers, training facilitators, photographers, AV production specialists and private transport.

    Asemblr can be incorporated alongside any workflow, system, process or preferred supplier currently being used or contracted to. Importantly, it is completely free of charge to use, with no contracts nor investments due at any points for the event booker. Within seconds you’ll be able to:-
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    Your booking is secured by the Asemblr Guarantee - a complimentary insurance cover against unforeseeable risk on every event booked and paid for through If your event is cancelled or abandoned by any of your booked suppliers through our insurance policy guarantees that your transaction investment or monies paid up at that point will all be fully reimbursed.

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    Avery® is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of self-adhesive labels, labelling software, card and name badge products. Throughout our history, Avery has built a solid reputation as the trusted and leading brand for organisation and identification solutions for businesses and consumers. The Avery story began in 1935 with just a few simple materials - Stan Avery created and patented the first self-adhesive, die-cut labelling machine and then went on to pioneer the labelling industry. Now Avery offers innovative products to make life easier—at home, school and work. From custom printing of labels, cards and stickers to blank printable labels and card products for ‘print at your desk’ projects. And now Avery is offering custom printing of badges for meetings and events in our brand new offering ‘badges4events’.
  • Bettys & Taylors Group Ltd

    Unique corporate gifts by Bettys

    What better way to say thank you to your clients, partners or customers than a unique, luxury treat from Bettys?

    Since we were founded in 1919, we've devoted ourselves to doing things beautifully – from the quality ingredients used in our Craft Bakery to our careful sourcing of the world's best teas and coffees.

    We think you'll be just as impressed by the impeccable standards of our corporate services.

    Choose from our luxurious range of hampers, gift boxes, cakes, chocolates and other irresistible treats.

    And whether you're looking for employee rewards, corporate gifts or sales incentives, we’ll find the perfect match from our collection of beautiful, delicious products.

    To place an order, or make an enquiry, call our dedicated Corporate Team, on 0845 600 1919
  • Bow Gifts

    Leading woman and Entrepreneurial inspiration, Emily Newstead proves every day that nothing should hold you back from success!

    Emily was diagnosed in 2014 with endometriosis, a life-altering auto-immune condition. But deciding to see this as a catalyst for positive change, she launched her own full-time corporate gift business just several months later. From humble beginnings, to a credible recognised brand, Bow.Gifts is a transformational example of strong business aptitude and growth. From a luxury corporate hamper supplier into a multi-platform gift company supplying everything from branded consumables and bespoke corporate gifts to promotional merchandise and personalised packaging & print. Proudly dubbed by her clients as the ‘Fairy Godmother’ of brand enhancement, this influential female entrepreneur is now a 6-time award winner, including the prestigious Entrepreneur of the Year Award and Best Corporate Gifting Supplier. Her once small Yorkshire start-up now boasts strong relationships with over 150 businesses across the UK and internationally, including Warner Chappell Production Music, O2, ITV, Lexus, RBS and Mediacom to name a few. Emily also passionately advocates a “pay it forward” style of business, with a strong focus on charitable giving.

    Emily Newstead is a hidden gem in the business world, a champion of those around her and an inspiration to others, with her approachability and warmth for positive change.

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  • Drum Cafe

    Drum Cafe is a Global Leader in Interactive Drumming and Boomwhacker events. To date we have delivered over 48 000 events in over 59 countries so have the experience and expertise to make your next event a HUGE success!

    Our interactive sessions is a unique and powerful way to get a group of people out of their comfort zone - free of any distractions - to fully engage and work together as ONE, creating a unified, positive and motivated group of individuals working together towards a common purpose or goal.

    This makes for incredible Conference energizers, Icebreakers, Networking events, Product Launches, Leadership or Strategy Meetings, Team Building, Mergers, Gala or Awards Ceremonies, etc

    We tailor each and every event around the client's core objective or message for the day - guaranteed to make it more relevant and meaningful for the group and powerful memorable experience for all!

    Let Drum Cafe provide an unforgettable experience to Unite, Uplift and Inspire your group or team...One Beat at a Time!
  • ES Training

    Whether you are looking to attend a course, trying to find a trainer to come and run a programme in-house or you need a speaker/speakers for an event, we know and can recommend the best trainers & speakers for Assistants on the circuit. We have personally seen all the trainers that we recommend live, so you can rest assured that we can match you and your requirements with the speaker that suits you best.

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    Re-wiring the events industry with an intuitive, and constantly evolving events platform that enables venues and event professionals to prosper through trusted connections, robust technology and expert industry advice. Our platform allows PAs to source the perfect venue for their events, based on specialised filters including capacity, location and set-up style.

    Eventopedia – by events professionals for events professionals.
  • IAAP

    IAAP is a not-for-profit professional association and exists to provide education, certification, and leadership development to administrative professionals. Our purpose is to enhance the value that office and administrative professionals bring to the table and advocate for the profession as it evolves to encompass the role of not just business partners but also leaders.
  • IAM

    The IAM is one of the oldest management institutes in the UK having inspired professional business managers and administrators since 1915. Our purpose is to champion professionals in the fields of administration and management and to provide value-adding benefits and services that support our members' professional and career development. We provide these benefits in four areas: Recognition, Community, Information and Professional Development.
  • IMA

    We are a global and high quality network of management support professionals. Two of our main aims are the personal and professional development of our members and the continued evolution of the management support profession.

    Our Association has been founded in 1974 as European Association for Professional Secretaries (EAPS) by Sonia Vanular. In 1999 the members decided to rename the Association to European Management Assistants (EUMA) and in 2016 to change to IMA - International Management Assistants, considering the huge changes of our profession and the business world and to get prepared for the future.

    Our Association distinguishes itself from others with its international dimension. Our members have access to a professional network which encompasses a vast range of business cultures, languages and lifestyles, but also provides a place where everyone is on common ground in a safe and proactive environment. We are currently represented in more than 25 countries.

    Our Association is a self-development organization with no political aims and no trade-union activities.

    English is the official language of our Association.

    Our Vision and Mission Statement
    Be the leading international network of management support professionals
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    • by encouraging interaction among the members
    • by monitoring the development of our profession
    • by speaking up for the profession
  • Isipho

    Isipho Admin Bursary is a registered NPC 2015/438143/08 registered officially in South Africa on the 8th December 2015. We are not government funded but are financially supported by administrative professionals and training companies from around the world. We are a team who are committed to leaving a legacy!

    Our bursary is now in year three and we have already made an impact. Our goal is to make a difference, one life at a time. We want to create spectacular careers by not only funding education for deserving bursary students but to support them with mentoring, coaching and on the job experiences.

    We have some amazing companies who will be hosting our students for work experience weeks and we will be preparing our students for working life by assisting with CVs, interviewing skills and introducing them to networks and people they would not normally have access to.

    This project is not just about the money, it is transferring real world skills and guiding our students into the world of work and a brighter future and you can help!

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  • The PA Hub

    The PA Hub is a membership network offering assistants a wide range of benefits through its development & networking opportunities in Yorkshire & Merseyside. For our members we run 10 PA networking events a year in both Leeds & Liverpool so you can choose your preferred city and join other assistants in a friendly and informal environment. Each network offers 10 inspirational, motivational, training and social events throughout the year for an all-inclusive annual fee which includes 5 development events & 5 social events.

    What we do:
    • Develop - Improve your skills and knowledge, learn from others and discover cutting edge techniques to make you more effective and efficient.
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    • Inspire - Listen to inspirational speakers and top assistants tell their stories alongside meeting your peers and sharing your experiences.
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    • Collaborate - Work together to support each other whilst enhancing understanding and recognition of the assistant role.
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    The PA Hub holds 2 Showcase events each year in each city for the PAs to meet the venue, travel & Christmas suppliers which are free to attend and you don’t have to be a member.

    The PA Hub also run a conference in each city that is open to all PAs nationally with carefully selected speakers to help assistants with the ever-changing role providing a place to train in the north of England.

    For our PAs in Yorkshire we also run Yorkshire PA of the Year Awards to recognise and celebrate this wonderful profession.
  • The PA Way

    The PA Way is a lifestyle platform aimed at professionals within the PA/EA/VA and office administrative sector. We understand the power of an Assistant and we want to ensure that you are recognised as the VIP you are!

    Our sole focus at TPW HQ is YOU. You matter. You are the office influencer and now is YOUR time to shine! You are important and we want to hear your voice!

    At The PA Way we want to inspire, empower and motivate you to be the best you can be but live “like a boss” along the way including becoming valued members of our network.

    We are The PA Way. Get ready to level up!
  • Pitman Training

    Pitman Training is an established, UK Business Superbrand™ offering a flexible approach to CPD accredited training. Specialising in office administration, project management, marketing, IT, finance and business training. The key focus is to arm students with the skills they need to progress their careers and get the jobs they want.

    Twitter: @PitmanHQ
  • Wildgoose

    From humble beginnings back in 2003, Wildgoose has grown into an award-winning market leader of employee engagement and team events, with offices in London and New York as well as a growing list of licensees across the globe.

    Our founder Jonny Edser launched Wildgoose from a small office just outside of London and has since opened two offices employing over 30 dedicated and experienced staff.

    During 2016, we delivered 1,500 events across 23 countries ranging from fully-managed corporate events for 900 people, through to smaller self-run activities delivered to your own smartphone. We measure feedback through our app and have a rating in excess of 90% of clients being ‘blown away’ or where we have ‘exceeded their expectations’.

    This success led to our most recent office opening in New York City to allow us to support our growing list of US based clients, and to deliver our award-winning events more easily on a local level.

    Pushing the boundaries in the realms of event design, content, technology and customer service, Wildgoose is one of the most respected and innovative team event companies on the planet.

Interested in becoming a partner? Contact Matthew Want for more information.

FAQ & Benefits of Attending

If you only attend one event this year, then this is the event you should attend.

Learn, network and train with eleven of the Administrative industry's leading speakers from across the world.

This is your opportunity to spend two days focusing on your career progression and development. You will learn to lead with your boss and with your teams, you will come away with practical skills, and you will leave inspired to challenge your role, and excel in your career as an Assistant.

Included with your ticket are two days of:
• Intensive, practical workshops
• Best practice skills & advice from trainers who support world leaders
• Leadership & development training
• Opportunities to build your network with business contacts and top suppliers
• Networking Reception
• Training acknowledged by a certificate upon completion
• Gala Dinner

We will introduce you to 11 of the most inspiring and internationally renowned trainers and speakers for Assistants in the world. Not only will you learn from their training sessions, but you will spend time with each of our speakers over the event, at dinner, over coffee, on group tours of the city.

Each speaker has been carefully selected to deliver training, experience and motivation based on current challenges and trends which Assistants are facing this year.

  • Group Bookings

    We want to encourage you to bring your team so if you buy three ckets, you get the fourth for free.

    We also ffer special group rates for more than 12 Assistants.

  • Refreshments & Excursions

    Included in your ticket are refreshments, lunch and the gala dinner reception on Saturday night. Tours and excursions, along with the informal dinner are chargeable at local rates.

    Please refer to the networking section for a breakdown of additional excursions or email Matthew Want for more information:

  • Request PDF Brochure

    Just email and we will send a PDF brochure that you can put in front of your Executive or HR department to help make the case for you, and your fellow Assistants to attend.

    Please note that if you buy three tickets, you get the fourth for free.

    We also offer special group rates for more than 12 Assistants. For more details please email

  • Travel

    Please note that for those that want to take part, and spend quality time in London, we will organise tours and networking events from Wednesday, so you may want to take that into account when booking flights.

  • Meet the Speakers

    Get connected and join an elite network of senior Assistants from all over the globe. You will have plenty of chances to speak directly with the programme leaders because Executive Secretary LIVE limits the number of conference attendees to promote interaction. You can ask all the questions you have ever had and get real answers!

The Grange City

Hotel Information

Executive Secretary LIVE, London 2019 will be held at The Grange, City

The Grange City is a 5* luxury hotel in London near the River Thames, commanding sweeping views over the Tower of London and the iconic Tower Bridge. Reflecting its historic City location, the hotel site incorporates the last remaining section of London’s Roman Wall – which stands undamaged from when it was originally patrolled by Roman sentries.

The hotel, in the EC3 area, features 307 stunning guest bedrooms which are all fitted with modern conveniences. Selected suites also offer adapted ‘Female Friendly’ amenities for female travellers.

In-house facilities include several vibrant bars and restaurants, and a state-of-the-art Health and Fitness Club with private gym, virtual golf simulator, 25m swimming pool and Ajala Spa.

A dedicated floor of meeting space is available to use for conferences and events, while a private Club Lounge offers refreshments, PCs, printing and fax facilities for business guests.

Popular local attractions close to our hotel in the City of London include the Tower of London, Petticoat Lane market, and St Katharine Dock.

We have negotiated a special rate for delegates attending Executive Secretary LIVE.

For more details please contact

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Only 150 places available

Full conference ticket includes the two half-day Masterclasses, a full day conference and our Gala Dinner Celebration for just £999 + VAT

Need further information or assistance please contact us
Email or Phone +44 (0)1932 560974

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For help towards facilitating your attendance for you or your team,
Email or Phone +44 (0)1932 560974

We also offer onsite training; so if you like, you can invite any of our trainers to come to your office and customise training for your entire department! You can email Christian Russell at for more information.

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