The BENELUX AND DACH EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT SUMMIT offers targeted training and valuable networking to qualified executive assistants.Read more
The BENELUX AND DACH EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT SUMMIT offers targeted training and valuable networking to qualified executive assistants. The Summit will maintain its tradition as a highly interactive and engaging experience, with senior executive support professionals offering their advice and insights into current and anticipated challenges as well as tips for career development. This practical approach is complemented by expert trainers who will provide valuable strategies and techniques to enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of the executive support functions. The Summit will also allow PAs to explore the managerial aspects of the PA role using practical exercises and case studies, while enhancing their PA /EA skills with the latest PA/EA practice. It is an excellent event for senior personal assistants who are conscious of their continuous professional development and would like to optimize their personal brand.
Executive support professionals, including:
Lucy is one of the world’s leading authorities on the administrative profession.
Her passion is for the assistant role to be truly recognised as a career and not just a job. Her formidable training expertise and speaking style have given her opportunities to train, present and chair in over 45 countries at over 400 events, including chairing the 2015 World Administrator Summit in Papua New Guinea. This has created much needed discussions from encouraging executive assistants in Blue Chip companies to work towards becoming centres of excellence within their companies to explaining why college students should see the assistant role as proper profession with a career path.
Lucy has a unique overview of the role and where it is heading. With access to the most forward thinking, passionate and knowledgeable authorities on the role in the world as well as personally meeting and speaking to literally thousands of assistants over the last seven years, Lucy’s knowledge of the market and what assistants all over the world are facing on a day-to-day basis are second to none.
Lucy’s unique insight into the world of the executive assistants brings a distinct quality and depth to her specialist development programmes. She continuously researches, develops and delivers to bring the most current, innovative and challenging development programmes to support assistants in rapidly changing business environments to meet the increasing skill sets required of senior assistants.
Lucy has been a publisher and events organiser for over 29 years. Lucy previously worked as a publishing director for Wilmington PLC, and has managed a team based in Singapore, New York, Germany and London responsible for 13 magazines, 12 international conferences, awards, trade show attendance and marketing for EMAP. Other companies worked for include: The Times, The Independent, Centaur Communications and Glass’s Guide.
Lucy has been a publisher and events organiser for over 29 years. Lucy previously worked as a publishing director for Wilmington PLC, and has managed a team based in Singapore, New York, Germany and London responsible for 13 magazines, 12 international confer- ences, awards, trade show attendance and marketing for EMAP. Other companies worked for include: The Times, The Independent, Centaur Communications and Glass’s Guide.
Author of the bestselling Microsoft Office 100 Tips series for PC/Mac, Vickie is a Microsoft Certified Trainer with nearly 20 years of classroom training experience, specializing in the Microsoft, Google, and Apple productivity platforms such as Microsoft Office, OneNote, SharePoint, Skype/Lync, Office 365, Google Apps, Gmail, The Cloud, and more!
She travels the globe as a sought-after international speaker delivering live Jerry Maguire-inspired keynote presentations to a variety of audiences and teaching engaging instructor-led workshops and courses to such major brands as Microsoft, Starbucks, MasterCard, The New York Times, eBay, American Airlines, The Gates Foundation, and most notably, Bill Gates’s admin team.
Vickie earned her bachelor’s degree from The University of Texas and holds over 15 Microsoft certifications.
Having studied and performed improv comedy in New York, Dallas, and Austin, Vickie is highly engaging and adaptable during her sessions so that attendees learn MORE than what they expected while having fun in the process.
Diana Brandl holds a degree in International Administration and Management, specializing in Office Management. Throughout her career, she has worked successfully for C-level executives within global corporations such as Sony. Diana has a strong background in communications and is an active networker. She joined the professional network IMA (International Management Assistants) in 2006, and is a vocal and well-respected member of IMA Germany chairing the regional group of IMA Berlin. She continuously supports the role of the management assistant by speaking at international events and publishing various articles in Germany and abroad focussing on digital transformation, personal branding, strategic networking, mentoring, diversity and social media. Diana writes her own blog, The Socialista Projects, and is influencing the industry with her creative initiatives such as launching the hashtag #WeAreInThisTogether.
Diana describes herself as digital native and has recently worked in the start-up world, where she rediscovered her role as a management assistant with 17 years of professional experience within the New Work Generation. She teaches what it means to work with millennial managers and how important storytelling is in sharpening a profile.
Diana has been selected as one of three delegates to represent Germany in the 2018 World Administrators Summit in Frankfurt. She will be working on the future of the admin industry with office professionals from all over the world. As an influencer in this industry, Diana will have a strong voice in leading this profession to the future.
Diana is a regular interview partner in Germany and abroad sharing her stories as an expert in digital transformation and personal branding. Her first book, Chefsache Assistenz, will be published at the end of 2018.
Marion is a multi-award winning former PA, winning Yorkshire PA of the Year in 2011 and Pitman Training Super Achievers, PA of the Year in 2012. Marion has worked in various administration and management roles for over the last 30 years building up her expertise and networks throughout this time. This has included working for the Civil Service and the NHS before joining Yorkshire Universities as a senior PA in the higher education sector.
Marion has presented to various groups of PAs throughout the UK and overseas and she loves to network both in person and through social media. Marion was the founder of the Yorkshire Universities Internal PA Network which led her to set up The PA Hub with her husband and business partner Jon Lowrence, where they run 2 independent UK PA networks in Leeds and Liverpool as they continue to promote the profession as well as running conferences, showcases, and PA Awards.
Marion is also the events director for Executive Secretary LIVE, running events in Johannesburg, Auckland, Washington DC, Sydney, and Silicon Valley.