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3rd EMEA Executive Assistant Online Summit

  • 3rd – 4th March 2022
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Vonlanthen Group of Companies is thrilled to be presenting the 3rd EMEA Executive Assistant Online Summit.

Join our expert speakers from the comfort of your own home.

The business environment has been utterly changed by COVID-19, and organisations are struggling to function under the constant disruption that's become a part of our daily lives.

At this time, whether you're starting an EA career or trying to continue your career, it's a very challenging time to achieve your goals. We are working from home more than ever, and without as much facetime with executives and the team, we've seen that improving your executive assistant skills face more challenges than ever before.

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About the event

The Vonlanthen Group's 3rd EMEA Executive Assistant Online Summit, scheduled on March 3-4, 2022, will provide you with the opportunity to join our Executive Assistants, Personal Assistants, and Administrative Professionals networking community. Together we seek new challenges, embrace professional growth, and create valuable connections. Let’s explore new opportunities and expand your professional outlook.

At this two-day Online Summit, join our expert speakers and trainers who will assist you to hone your executive assistant skills in a changing business environment. After the Summit, you will receive a digital certificate of attendance to highlight the expertise you’ve gained from the event.

Add new skills to your professional portfolio, grow your network, and learn useful techniques at #VLAssistant.

Speakers:

  • Lucy Brazier, OBE
  • Skevi Constantinou
  • Samina Azam
  • Rob Thompson
  • Jiri Vizdal
  • Lisette Sutherland
  • Steve Dawson
  • Menekşe Ahbab

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
  • Executive Support
  • Faculty Support & Administration
  • Executive Coordinators
  • Executive Officers
  • Business Support
  • Administrative Assistants
  • Administrative Managers

REQUEST A BROCHURE

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Key Practical Learning Points

  • Join Lucy Brazier, OBE for her keynote presentation on problem solving
  • Level up you LinkedIn with the founder of The PA Way, Skevi Constantinou
  • Discover the EI life toolkit with Samina Azam
  • Equip yourself with the negotiation tools and tips with the TEDx speaker and founder of RTTA, Rob Thompson
  • Learn the out of the box smart approach to delivery management with the PPM Observer, Jiri Vizdal
  • Deliver engaging presentations with Steve Dawson
  • Get new ideas for what it means to be “present” at work and how to create that sense of team even when you're virtual, with Director at Collaboration Superpowers Lisette Sutherland
  • From partnership to creationship with Menekşe Ahbab

Skevi Constantinou, UK

Founder

The PA Way

Skevi Constantinou is a highly experienced former Executive Assistant who is an advocate for the Assistant and Business Support profession, evoking change by encouraging colleagues to be heard as one voice.

Having created and launched the award-winning and global lifestyle platform, The PA Way, Skevi’s mission is to ensure that Assistants and Business Support professionals are valued, nurtured, and listened to by staging in person and online events for personal and professional development.

The PA Way is a fun, fresh, and informative platform that offers its signature and award-winning “Loyal Royal” membership, which connects colleagues across a global community.

Skevi has also created and launched the first bespoke membership app for the profession, which has had roaring success. Skevi’s aim is to take Assistants out of their Executive’s shadow and to own their own light but equally maintain a powerhouse professional dynamic with the people they support.

Additionally, she has also launched The CEO to Your Glow Coaching Academy, which focuses on taking control of your life and owning your power. Skevi truly understands that it’s time to shine the limelight on the profession and to ensure that those within it are truly celebrated, recognised, and rewarded.

Samina Azam, UK

Founder

Oculus Creative Learning

Samina Azam is a multi-passionate creative, skilled in social navigation, networking, public speaking, and coaching. She is continuously seeking new ways of shaping and crafting bespoke learning experiences for her audience. Through this passion, she founded her own company, Oculus Creative Learning, the foundation of which encompasses Emotional Intelligence.

With over 20 years of corporate experience, she has worked at GlaxoSmithKline, BP Chemicals, Coca-Cola European Partners, Microsoft, and is currently on contract at Google. During her time at GlaxoSmithKline and Coca-Cola European Partners, she created and delivered an award-winning EA Conference and had words such as ‘my rock’ and ‘guardian angel’ attributed to her.

Rob Thompson, DE

TEDx speaker / Trainer / Coach / Founder

RTTA

Rob Thompson is a TEDx speaker, trainer, and coach. He has developed an innovative way to view human interactions. He challenges accepted wisdom and helps people more fully understand their team and interpersonal interactions, how group momentum and self-confidence are generated, and how to deal effectively with high value but ‘high maintenance’ team members and bosses.

Rob’s new model of interactions shows people how to change their self-confidence and how to change the dynamic between themselves and those difficult people they encounter in their day-to-day lives.

Rob works with both industry and Europe’s top scientific research institutes, teaching the next generation of leaders how to improve their self-confidence and the dynamics in their teams in order to be more successful.

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.

Menekşe Ahbab, TR

CEO Office Executive & Corporate Communications Manager / Trainer

Aldağ A.Ş. / Marmara University

Menekşe graduated from Istanbul University with a degree in classic philology, Latin language and literature. She's currently doing her master's on marketing communication at Maltepe University.

 

She started her career in 1995 as a personal assistant of the founder and CEO of a London-based education company, FutureMinds Educational, in Istanbul. In 2005, she assisted the general manager of Adidas Zone Middle (Turkey, Romania, Israel, Cyprus and Bulgaria) and in 2007 she continued her career at Deloitte Touché Tohmatsu as an executive assistant to board member, strategic business development partner, and CFO simultaneously.

 

Menekşe then joined Hewlett-Packard Enterprise as an assistant to the HPE Turkey managing director in 2013. She then carried several key regional roles at Hewlett- Packard such as assisting MEMA (The Middle East, Mediterranean & Africa) indirect sales director who was responsible for 70 countries in the region. In June 2015, she took a virtual assistant role and assisted MEMA distribution director and soon after she was a virtual assistant to the HPE Africa & Greece managing director. Menekşe worked at Johnson Controls Turkey as an Office Manager and Marketing Coordinator. Aside from her role, she was an internal trainer and organisational health leader at Johnson Controls Middle East and Africa region. In 2020, Menekşe worked at HPE as GM assistant. Menekşe is now a CEO Office Executive and Corporate Communications Manager at Aldağ A.Ş. She is also a trainer at Marmara University teaching and mentoring future assistants.

 

Menekşe has extensive experience in the profession and is a truly passionate professional. She has been joining Executive Assistant events as a keynote speaker and trainer for many years. She is continuously elevating the profession by attending university conferences as an industry expert, mentoring/coaching the students and her colleagues in their early career. Sharing knowledge and expertise is in her DNA therefore she is an active networker. She joined IMA (International Management

Assistants) in 2015 and led IMA Turkey’s establishment as a national group. Menekşe is the former IMA Turkey Chairman. She was a finalist for EA of the Year Middle East at the 2019 Executive PA Awards.

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.

Skevi Constantinou, UK

Founder

The PA Way

Samina Azam, UK

Founder

Oculus Creative Learning

Rob Thompson, DE

TEDx speaker / Trainer / Coach / Founder

RTTA

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

Menekşe Ahbab, TR

CEO Office Executive & Corporate Communications Manager / Trainer

Aldağ A.Ş. / Marmara University

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

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What our
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Very well organised event, with a user-friendly interface and a broad spectrum of content, that was interesting and useful, in the practical sense. Really enjoyed it and it was definitely time well spent. I have learned new ways of using everyday tools, that will enable me to save time and work more effectively in a few clicks, and to how to be more mindful in an increasingly busy environment. Thank you.

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This is the first seminar I have attended. Travel to and from physical meetings I have always found off putting. I would definitely think about joining another virtual meeting. I found something to take away from all the presentations, I found that some were more appropriate to me and my situation. This I expect is the same for all participants. Congratulations to the speakers and the organisers I thoroughly enjoyed the two days.

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It was a fun and interesting two days with a variety of speakers and topics and highly recommended for all Assistants so they stay connected to the changing of the industry and their global colleagues.

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