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EXECSec Summit 2014

The EXECSec Summit 2014, was held on the 31st March & 1st April 2014 at the stunning Heythrop Park Resort, Oxfordshire and has become renowned as the ‘must attend’ event for Senior level PA’s, EA’s and Office Managers. The event sees over 60 delegates and 30 suppliers visiting and exhibiting culminating in over 750 arranged meetings over the course of an intense 36 hours.

The Summit’s proven format of pre-matched meetings was beneficial to all parties by exclusively targeting only the most qualified buyers and bringing them together with suppliers who are pertinent to their needs. The event focused on productive one-to-one appointments and multiple networking opportunities throughout the day and a half to build valuable business relationships, plus, the opportunity to attend our evening gala dinner followed by a showcase of entertainment with overnight accommodation at the event venue.

Alongside the face-to-face meetings, attendees remained fully informed on the most critical issues and legislations facing today’s PA professionals and advanced their career by attending a series of fully comprehensive seminars covering topics that were pertinent to their role .

This year’s EXECSec Summit was opened with a presentation by Susie Barron-Stubley from Castalia Coaching & Training.

Further seminars throughout the event featured excellent and well know speakers, including Shilpa Wymer from Pitman Training Centre, with a presentation entitled Excel – 17 Power Tips for Super PA’s”.

Donna Cullen, Celebrity PA, hosted a seminar on “Networking & Contacts – Building your Little Black Book” plus the ever popular Lindsay Taylor, Director of Your Excellency Group Limited who spoke about “Your Leadership Journey with Your Excellency: Assertiveness”. Nikki Far from Four Pillars Hotels, hosted a seminar on “Negotiating Hotel Contracts”, followed by Leaanne Graham, PA to the CEO of ACEVO who discussed “Leaanne Graham – Determined to Succeed”.

Finally, there was an insightful discussion panel hosted by the Editor of PA Life Magazine, Collette Doyle who was joined by panelists including Adam Fidler, Deborah Shaw, Sue France and Susie Barron-Stubley.

Attending delegate companies this year included professionals from ACEVO, Aviva, Barclays, Channel 5, DHL Express, Guardian Media Group, HSBC, Lidl UK, Nair & Co, MTV/ Viacom, Orange, RBS, Sportech, The Keystone Group, Visa Europe, Vodafone Procurement Company, Zurich…plus many more well known names.

“This is an excellent event where face to face meetings give you the chance to really get to know companies / partners you may never have heard of or given consideration to, in a professional, relaxed environment.  I learnt so much. Plus networking with my own peers is so worthwhile as I am the only PA in my team!” – University of Surrey / BP

 “ This event was brilliantly organised and completely inspiring and beneficial in respect of new contacts, new ideas and great information – thank you so much!” – Hitachi Capital UK

For further information or to book your place for the 2015 Summit please contact Charlotte Russell on 01992 374100 or email c.russell@forumevents.co.uk