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10th Global Executive Assistant Summit

  • 29th – 30th June 2022
  • Portugal flag Portugal Lisbon
  • Iberostar Selection Lisboa R. Castilho 64, 1250-071 Lisbon, Portugal

The 10th Annual Global Executive Assistant Summit invites you to join us on June 29-30, 2022, in beautiful Lisbon, Portugal. The two-day conference and exhibition will bring together personal assistants and executive assistants from around the world to learn from the unique experience of all participants and speakers. 
The modern world is rapidly forming new work rules, unusual ways of interacting with colleagues, and other communication challenges that we face every day. All of this leads you to develop a unique set of skills in order to not only successfully complete your tasks, but also to maintain a life-work balance. 
At this event we are gathering leading experts in the field who will share their knowledge and help you reach new heights of excellence. This is a chance to meet with colleagues from around the world and to unite in a community of highly qualified specialists. 

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About the 10th Global Executive Assistant Summit

 Vonlanthen Group is happy to present 10th Global Executive Assistant Summit, June 29-30, 2022 in Lisbon.  For the 10th time we will meet professionals from the field of administration and management. This unique experience brings together international professionals and allows them to exchange invaluable experience.

Together we are building a new community that supports each other and opens new horizons of work in such challenging times. The global pandemic has affected our usual work, and at this time it is especially important to share new experiences and the latest technologies to do our job.

During the two-day seminar, you will be able to get new insights and useful tips from professionals in the field of administration and technological skills, share individual experiences, expand your network and receive a certificate of participation and increase your qualifications as a specialist.

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Who Should Attend

Join us and meet new friends for an experience that will leave you inspired, informed, and empowered!

Executive support professionals, including:

  • Executive Assistants
  • Personal Assistants
  • Business Support
  • Team Leaders
  • Department Assistants
  • Executive Coordinators
  • Administrative Managers
  • Faculty Support & Administration
  • Executive Officers  

Register now and get 200€ discount

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Key Practical Learning Points

  • Find new opportunities of personal assistant work with Lucy Brazier OBE
  • Learn project management trends with PPM Observer, Jiri Vizdal
  • Identify your role in VUCA world with Martin Emrich
  • Discover new presentation possibilities with Steve Dawson
  • Lisette Sutherland, director at Collaboration Superpowers, will share best practices about hybrid work with colleagues
  • Choose what kind of leader you want to be with Gyöngyvér Borgula
  • Learn about personal experience from the winner of Personal Assistant of the Year Award - Sarah-Jayne Makin, SYSTRA Ltd.

Register now and get 200€ discount

Lucy Brazier, OBE UK

CEO, International Speaker, Conference Chair, One of the World’s Leading Authorities in the Administrative Profession

Marcham Publishing, Publisher of Executive Support Magazine

Lucy Brazier OBE is one of the world’s leading authorities on the administrative profession. As CEO of Marcham Publishing, specialist publishers of Executive Support Magazine – a global training magazine dedicated to the professional development needs of senior and aspiring administrative professionals – Lucy works with the best trainers of Executive Assistants from around the world to deliver the most up-to-date and current training in the market. 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 emcee events in over 50 countries at over 450 events.

With access to the most forward-thinking, passionate and knowledgeable trainers and administrative business leaders in the world, as well as personally meeting and speaking to literally thousands of Assistants over the last 10 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. In 2021 Lucy was awarded an OBE in recognition for her services to office professionals.

Dr. Jiri Vizdal, CZ

Head of IT PMO / P3O

THE PPPM OBSERVER

Jiri is a seasoned, trustworthy leader and manager with 16-plus years' experience holding key roles related to digital and tech transformations, value delivery, and future-proof solutions within architecture of the future concept.

His core knowledge and experience cover vision and strategy definition, end-to-end execution, full portfolio and project and programme delivery, product management, team leadership and management, organisation development and strategic sourcing, vendor management costs optimisation, business partnership, and service and operations partnerships.

Top quality and excellence to make dreams come true is his true passion, while delivering more than 170 projects and programmes worth more than EUR 23 million till now.

Lisette Sutherland, NL

Director

Collaboration Superpowers

Lisette Sutherland is a remote-working, German-born American living in the Netherlands who is totally jazzed by the fact that it’s possible to work from anywhere. In fact, it’s not just possible; it’s completely, productively workable – if you do it right. Her company, Collaboration Superpowers, shares just how to do it right in a variety of formats:

  • Work Together Anywhere: A Handbook on Working Remotely —Successfully — for Individuals, Teams, and Managers
  • Speaking engagements and webinars
  • Remote working workshops
  • Podcast featuring interviews with remote-working experts
  • Bi-monthly newsletter

Lisette has given presentations at a wide range of events, from conferences and meetups all over the world to a TEDx talk on the theme Unbox the Future in Kaunas, Lithuania. Her workshop clients include Air France, ING, CrossKnowledge (Wiley), Rabobank, and Saint-Gobain.

In 2018, both the Collaboration Superpowers podcast and the 21st-Century Work Life podcast series were deemed among the Best Remote Work Podcasts by Workplaceless.

For seven years (2013-2020), Lisette was also the remote office manager for the 100-percent remote company, Management 3.0, a global company focused on helping organisations create better leadership with fewer managers.

Steve Dawson, SG

Founder

Coach – Steve Dawson

Steve Dawson is the owner of Coach – Steve Dawson, a group of companies registered in Singapore and Hong Kong. He coaches corporate people to present their knowledge, data, and innovations in boardrooms, ballrooms, on social media platforms, online, and on TV. He has been the face of football, mixed martial arts, and general sports news throughout Asia, anchoring the premium content at ESPN, Star Sports and Fox Sports since 2004. Steve Dawson is a British citizen, resident in Singapore since 1994, is a chartered tax accountant and has a BA Hons., in economics and public administration from the University of London. Steve is also the author of three books including most recently Locker Room Talk – A Guide to Political Correctness in the Public Domain.

Gyöngyvér Borgula, HU

Executive Assistant to Country Manager

After completing her studies in Hungary and abroad in the field of foreign trade, Gyöngyvér Borgula joined Henkel Magyarország Kft. in 1999 in the Körösladányi factory as an assistant and English translator. From time to time, she also performed interpreting tasks during factory visits. During the total eight years spent there, she developed knowledge in the field of assistants and got acquainted with the field of HR with the help of the company.

In 2006, Gyöngyvér moved to Budapest, where she continued her work at the Reckitt Benckiser Eastern European Regional Office. Here she supported the work of seven regional directors as assistants, and also had office manager responsibilities.

Another change took place when the regional office moved out of Budapest, so Gyöngyvér joined BAT Hungary in 2008 as a senior executive assistant. Her main responsibilities as a senior assistant and as an active member of the team included managing day-to-day tasks, introducing new working methods, finding innovative solutions, and implementing them effectively. In a few months, they managed to build a strong, supportive team.

Due to the organizational changes, in addition to EA position, she has also been an office manager since 2014.

Gyöngyvér created the Senior Assistant Forum in 2014 because she wants to help colleagues who are already working in this position and feel the need to develop, and they would be happy to help their colleagues with their experience. Last, but not least, her goal is to help more and more people become confident in this position and not only look at the current position as a springboard, but also to see the beauty of the profession beyond their struggling everyday life and to have as much experience as possible in the practical application of the experience gained.

Gyöngyvér can confidently say that she is one of those people who has found in this field what they have always wanted to do. That's why she is happy to support her senior executives and make their daily lives easier with her daily work.

Dr. Martin Emrich, DE

International Keynote Speaker and CEO

EMRICH Consulting

Martin works in many other international locations including the Middle East, Tokyo, New York, Johannesburg, Beijing, Rome, Milan, Madrid, Vienna, and Stuttgart as a speaker, trainer, and executive coach. As a globally recognised keynote speaker, he entertains audiences of more than 1,500 guests.

His passion is to inspire and provoke audiences worldwide with his insights on topics such as digital transformation, leadership in a VUCA-world, and New Work.

He is constantly booked by clients such as BMW, Hugo Boss, Porsche, eBay, and Daimler. His speeches and workshops are perceived by the audience as mind-changing, interactive, and always fun.

His book, “Leading in a VUCA – World”, published 2018 first in German and after its big success also in English, was a No. 1 Bestseller on Amazon.

David Svoboda, CZ

Canva Certified Creative and Founder

svobodavid.com

David Svoboda is one of the most profiled lectors of graphic design for non-designers, certified by Canva. He helps companies and individuals improve their visual communication without the need for an external graphic designer. David works closely with Canva on testing new features and recording official tutorials. As a presentation coach, he prepare speakers for TEDx conferences and delivers in-house workshops and webinars for startups and corporations.

Marielle Legair, UK

Personal Branding Speaker and LinkedIn Learning Instructor

Legair Consults Ltd.

Marielle Legair is an international personal branding trainer, a LinkedIn Learning instructor, and a speaker. Her background as a publicity and executive visibility professional combined with her experience as an entrepreneur positions her with a unique skillset to help individuals and companies thrive. Global brands including BP, Diageo, EY, LinkedIn, Microsoft, Red Bull, and Yale University hire her to deliver transformative talks and training workshops. Learn more at https://www.mariellelegair.com/.

Sarah-Jayne Makin, UK

Executive Personal Assistant to the CEO

SYSTRA Ltd.

Sarah-Jayne started her international life at 18 years old, leaving the UK for New York to be an au pair, the traditional university pathway not being an option for her. From there she worked in Germany, France, and finally Switzerland, where she found her passion for mountains, cheese, and the French language.

Sarah-Jayne settled in Geneva, and, after taking a short administrative course, she set herself the goal of being a PA, despite having no experience.

Now with over 20 years’ experience as an Executive/Personal Assistant, including five years at the United Nations and being the PA to an UHNW, Sarah-Jayne has returned to the UK to continue her career closer to home.

Sarah-Jayne is a passionate career assistant and believes firmly that there should be no barriers to achieving your professional goals if you have the right attitude and work ethic.

Ilse Noppen, BE

Executive and Leadership Coach

True North Consulting

Ilse is a senior certified executive and leadership coach, facilitator, and consultant with seven years of coaching experience working with senior leaders in international companies and organisations as well as entrepreneurs.

Being cross-cultural by upbringing, education, and professional experience, Ilse thrives in a multicultural environment. In her work, she uses a strengths-based approach, creating an open learning environment where clients can uncover their uniqueness and develop a positive mindset helping them thrive in both their personal and professional lives. Her interventions are practice-based and encompass positive psychology, thinking and learning styles, and cultural orientation.

Prior to focussing on executive and leadership coaching, Ilse built up a strong experience in executive search, recruitment, and assessment centers for a wide variety of international positions in both the private and public sector. She has taught at the prestigious Universitá Católica Portuguesa in Lisbon.

Lucy Brazier, OBE UK

CEO, International Speaker, Conference Chair, One of the World’s Leading Authorities in the Administrative Profession

Marcham Publishing, Publisher of Executive Support Magazine

Dr. Jiri Vizdal, CZ

Head of IT PMO / P3O

THE PPPM OBSERVER

Lisette Sutherland, NL

Director

Collaboration Superpowers

Steve Dawson, SG

Founder

Coach – Steve Dawson

Gyöngyvér Borgula, HU

Executive Assistant to Country Manager

Dr. Martin Emrich, DE

International Keynote Speaker and CEO

EMRICH Consulting

David Svoboda, CZ

Canva Certified Creative and Founder

svobodavid.com

Marielle Legair, UK

Personal Branding Speaker and LinkedIn Learning Instructor

Legair Consults Ltd.

Sarah-Jayne Makin, UK

Executive Personal Assistant to the CEO

SYSTRA Ltd.

Ilse Noppen, BE

Executive and Leadership Coach

True North Consulting

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What our
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One more amazing conference well organised with an excellent balance of topics delivered by some very engaging and authentic speakers.  All delivered at a time when we need a rush of adrenaline as we face ourselves returning to a normal way of life after so long following COVID.  A breath of fresh air and a great tonic.

Thank you so much Vonlanthen, super excited for the next event.

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Well organised and very informative event. Definitely some of the topics and books recommended during the event will come of hand and it is matter to be put all into practice.

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For me it was the first time for me participating in such Training and I really enjoyed it! Felt very motivated afterwards and enjoyed the Exchange with partipants via Speed Networking and the Trainers!

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