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UK's office* show opens tomorrow!
The office* show - the UK’s essential two-day exhibition and conference for PAs, EAs, office managers and senior executive support staff - opens at London's Olympia tomorrow on 12 September 2012.
By: Diversified Business Communications UK
Tomorrow also sees the return of National PA Day, which was launched last year to celebrate the importance of PAs and recognise the achievements of the many thousands of individuals working hard each day to keep Britain’s offices running smoothly. National PA Day 2012 will marked with the unveiling of the full results of the 2nd annual National PA Survey at 10.10am in the Keynote Theatre at office*.
With around half of office*’s 170 confirmed exhibitors appearing for the first time, and many returning exhibitors having already announced new launches to coincide with the show, visitors to this essential two-day event can enjoy fantastic ‘show only’ deals on many essential business purchases. The show provides the best opportunity of the year for corporate buyers to see all latest products, services, technologies, and venues on offer from many of the country’s leading business to business suppliers. The office* 2012 exhibitor list is available to view on the show’s website at https://onlineexhibitormanual.com/
More show firsts include the new HBAA Village, developed in association with the Hotel Booking Agents Association, featuring eight HBAA members; including The National Motorcycle Museum; Accor Hotels; Absolute Corporate Events; etc.venues; Center Parcs; Holiday Inn London – Stratford City; Conference Care; and Ellis Salsby.
There’s also the show’s new office* Interactive Theatre, where software giant Microsoft will host an exclusive preview of its recently announced ‘New Office’ and Office 365 on Wednesday 12 September at 2.15pm (with the session repeated again at 3.30pm). In addition to Microsoft, the full two-day theatre programme includes sessions by the Recruitment & Employment Confederation (REC); British Institute of Facilities Management (BIFM); HRS.com; The Institute of Travel Management (ITM); and Acas (Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service), who’ll be discussing Employment Relations and the Social Network (11.45am on Wednesday 12 September).
“Office Managers in many organisations are often the ones who deal with day to day staff management and HR issues,” says Barbara Hawkes, senior advisor at Acas London. “Acas welcomes the opportunity office* 2012 provides to offer advice and guidance to such influential people.”
The office* Interactive Theatre will also feature two #adminchat LIVE sessions from 2pm on Thursday 13 September (sponsored by BeMyVA), which will enable office* visitors to be a part of Twitter’s largest international chat forum for administrative professionals. Hosted in association with Executive Secretary Magazine and The VA Magazine, visitors will also be able to benefit from exclusive free training sessions with Julie Perrine, founder of All Things Admin, and virtual assistant Tawnya Sutherland via a live web link.
Once again, lively Keynotes and seminar sessions will run alongside the central exhibition on both days. Notable Keynote highlights on Wednesday include sessions from celebrity chef Ed Baines; stylist Grace Woodward; a PA-Assist interview with Sir Richard Branson’s former EA Penni Pike; and a PA Life Magazine panel debate on the history of male secretaries in the UK, featuring Andy Mcgrath (EA to Director of Television at ITV) and Adam Russell (PA to the CEO of Ted Baker).
While Thursday 13 September sees a fascinating Keynote from top entrepreneur Deborah Meaden (11.45am) talking about her journey from business start-up to Dragon’s Den regular; Gareth Osborne of the Association of Personal Assistants will be giving practical advice to visiting PAs on how to increase their salaries; plus Merryl Futerman and Josephine Green (founders of boutique training provider PA Access All Areas) will be reveal the hard-working reality behind the glamour of working as a celebrity PA (2.15pm).
office*’s comprehensive training and development conference includes 32 seminars and workshops hosted by senior trainers from Hemsley Fraser, Reed Learning, Castalia Coaching and Training, Mesmo Consultancy, Baker Thompson Associates, LBM Consulting, the Global PA Network & PAs of Excellence, todaysPA.co.uk, EUMA, and The Virtual Assistant Coaching & Training Company. Priced at just £99 for a Gold Pass (1 day of three 1-hour sessions), a 2-day Platinum Pass for £139 (three 1-hour sessions each day), or £39 each, seminars can be booked in online in advance of attending at www.officeshow.co.uk (or, depending on availability, at the show itself tomorrow).
To register for a free entry pass to office* 2012, which includes free entry to the Keynote Theatre, please visit https://secure.smartregister.co.uk/
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