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4th EMEA Executive Assistant Summit

  • 10th – 11th November 2022
  • United Arab Emirates flag United Arab Emirates Dubai

We are proud to present the 4th EMEA Executive Assistant Summit and excited to meet you in-person on November 10-11, 2022, in Dubai, UAE. The two-day conference will focus on the latest aspects of the work of administrators, managers, and personal and executive assistants.

Every day, the modern world brings new challenges to administrative professionals. From entering the new reality of hybrid work to a new generation of workers who demand a new approach. Therefore, we have created a program that will bring together the best professionals from EMEA region who will share solutions to pressing problems.

You will get the opportunity to improve your soft skills by working on confidence and leadership, as well as sharpen your hard skills with opportunities to learn new apps and master the ones you already know, making it easier to work in the new hybrid world.

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About the 4th EMEA Executive Assistant Summit

Vonlanthen Group is happy to present 4th EMEA Executive Assistant Summit, November 10-11, 2022, in Dubai, UAE.

Once again an in-person event, we will meet for the fourth time to discuss the pressing problems of administration and management in the EMEA region. 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.

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

 

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 by August 31 and get a discount

The Early Bird Offer expires in 20 days!

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Key Practical Learning Points

  • Find new opportunities in personal assistants’ work
  • Learn new approaches for the new generation of workers
  • Discuss new networking opportunities with modern tools
  • Find out how to make your work more efficient with new time management systems
  • Analyze your working temper for productive interaction with colleagues
  • Discover new possibilities of design for your daily work.
  • Share your personal administrative experience with your colleagues around the world

Register by August 31 and get a discount

The Early Bird Offer expires in 20 days!

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 is CEO of Marcham Publishing, specialist publishers of Executive Support – a global training magazine dedicated to the professional development needs of senior and aspiring administrative professionals.

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  qual-ity  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  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.

Anne McDougall, UAE

Director

Innovate Through Training and Development

Anne McDougall is the Director of Innovate Through Training and Development. She is a trainer, author, and motivational speaker, specializing in the training and development of individuals and organizations.

She works across all industry sectors and her client base ranges from the European Commission in Europe to the Banking and Oil Industries of Middle East, Africa, China and Malaysia.

With twenty-five years’ experience in Organizational Development and Training, Anne’s international consulting has given her a broad experience of working with many different nationalities. Her ability to adapt to different cultural ethics, political and business attitudes and methodologies increase the authority she brings to her work.

Her courses inspire people to be the best they can be and offer simple toolsets to improve skills and attitude. Anne is the author of two books and has written a variety of articles and blogs over the years.

Anne has a Masters’ Degree in Learning and Development from Sheffield University in the UK, an LGSM from Guildhall School of Music and Drama London and a CELTA qualification from the University of Swansea in Wales.

Tricia Evans, UAE

Business Coach - Tricia Evans

Trained as a coach at Ashridge Business School in UK, I was the first Business Coach in Dubai, and have coached over 7,000 people since 1993. So I’ve been one of the senior Freelance Coaches throughout the UAE’s phenomenal rise, and have witnessed significant shifts in what’s needed from leaders and their executive assistants over the last few years. The world has changed!

My role as a Coach is to enable people to ‘Be Successful on Purpose'. So sessions with me provide a safe and inspirational space where people can expand their perspective, explore what success means to them, and then decide how to get there. It’s not rocket science, but it works really well!

I see coaching as simply a series of very helpful conversations that help get you where you want to be. So sessions quickly move you from feeling unclear about ‘where next’, to feeling focussed and confident about what you’re aiming at, and clear about how to get there. So today's session will show you how to sharpen your LinkedIn profile so it positions you completely for what’s ahead.

Style-wise, I’m extremely grounded and practical, and whilst my focus is business, I’m very holistic in approach, as it’s important to have all the key elements of your life in sync to feel truly successful. All my work is psychology in action, and my coaching is very practical. However,  I also have a master’s degree in management education, and my business experience includes 28 years as a freelance business coach, five years on the Faculty of Ashridge Business School, and 10 years in FMCG companies in UK.

After 23 years in Dubai, I moved to Ras Al Khaimah five years ago and now live surrounded by the sea. I’m a keen sports woman and adventure-traveller, and I have a 24-year old daughter who’s a tandem skydive instructor – but who is currently building an eco-house in Bulgaria.

Shailaja Khan, UAE

HR Consultant & Executive Coach

I am adept at managing stakeholder relationships, considered a dependable advisor, a sounding board and a "conscience keeper". Raising the bar on work place ethics and values matters most to me. Throughout my HR career of over 15 years, I have used my sense of humour and ability to instinctively observe and respond to people in need of enhancing relationships and reducing conflict. I help people have positive experiences in their careers; it’s intrinsic to me. I can deal with people challenges by adopting the philosophies of rising above it and giving the benefit of the doubt and hence am able to thrive in the most challenging of situations. This, along with empathy, has continued to be instrumental in building lasting relationships in my life and at work. My personable style, trustworthiness, and dependability along with my enthusiasm for building confidence in others led me on a mentoring journey with The Mowgli Foundation, UK and The Link, Dubai. I hold the Practitioner Diploma in Executive Coaching from the Academy of Executive Coaching (AOEC), UK, as well as Unlocking the Potential of EQ and Brain Profile Certifications from Six Seconds, The Emotional Intelligence Network, US. Specialties: Business Alignment | Performance Management | Project Management | HR Outsourcing| Mentoring| Coaching

Sector experience: Retail, Technology, Public Relations, Consumer services, Healthcare, Property Development, Pharmaceutical, Shipping

Reem Ahmed, UAE

Teams and Relationship Systems Coach

Meerath Al Mahabbah

Reem Ahmed is an accredited relationship coach who has worked with 50-plus clients as they journey towards personal transformation, relationship development, elevated self-acceptance, and lasting change.

With training in neurolinguistic programming, hypnosis, and relationship coaching, she understands her clients on a uniquely deep and empathetic level and appreciates the uniqueness of every person and their life journey as they work to create meaningful change. She works with individuals and teams as a partner and helps them release their emotional burdens, find relief, acceptance, and self-awareness to let go of frustration and help them move into brighter and much happier relationships and future.

She helps people start feeling more hopeful, calmer, and happier. They eliminate negativity and start becoming more proactive, rather than being reactive and complaining. They become more focussed and positive with regard to their relationships and start making better choices.

Kinnari Kotecha, UAE

Microsoft Innovative Education Expert Business Teacher 

Educator bubbling up with creativity, curiosity and innovative alternatives that promote meaningful and enjoyable learning through right pedagogy and right medium. With 12 years of experience in the field; Kinnari Kotecha has worked on various curriculum like Pearson, IPC, CIA, IB, CCEA, creative curriculum, and more.

She has worked with brands like GEMS Education- Dubai UAE, Podar Education Network (Mumbai, India), and Ministry of Education - UAE.

Her experience as a business faculty, coordinator, senior curriculum manager and teacher trainer helps her in creating futuristic curriculum with proficiency in curriculum and assessment, pedagogy. She has been pursuing her passion for training by constantly training teachers at Somaiya College of Education (India) and UKCBC College for Education (Dubai), and GEMS Education for NLP in education and career guidance.

Her motto is to have skill development as an indispensable part of schooling and curriculum development. To enhance her expertise in that area she has been writing her research on ‘Emotional and social intelligence competency in high school students that are future ready workforce’. She believes self-aware individuals who knows how to manage themselves and relationship with self and others have successful professional as well as personal life.

Lina El-Assaad, UAE

Executive & Leadership Coach, / President

International Coaching Federation - ICF UAE Chapter

Lina is a certified executive coach, ICF credentialed, specialised in leadership and team coaching. She brings over 20 years of corporate experience with multinational fortune 100 companies, where she led and managed teams across 23 countries in the Middle East, Europe, North Africa, and GCC region. She is passionate about supporting business leaders to drive personal and organisation growth by creating positive transformative shifts in mind set leading to desired behavioral change.

She is currently the Vice President and Membership Director of the International Coach Federation ICF UAE Chapter.

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

Anne McDougall, UAE

Director

Innovate Through Training and Development

Tricia Evans, UAE

Business Coach - Tricia Evans

Shailaja Khan, UAE

HR Consultant & Executive Coach

Reem Ahmed, UAE

Teams and Relationship Systems Coach

Meerath Al Mahabbah

Kinnari Kotecha, UAE

Microsoft Innovative Education Expert Business Teacher 

Lina El-Assaad, UAE

Executive & Leadership Coach, / President

International Coaching Federation - ICF UAE Chapter

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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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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 participants via Speed Networking and the Trainers!

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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 participants via Speed Networking and the Trainers!

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