EVENT PREVIEW: The PA Show 2022 – Everything you need to know!

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By Liz Agostini (pictured), Portfolio Director, The PA Show

Education, Inspiration and Connection are the pillars of The PA Show, providing a unique forum for the Executive Support community to come together, learn and celebrate YOU – the individuals who drive, support and sit at the very heart of every successful business in the UK. 

‘The Power behind the Throne’ was our theme for this year’s campaign and we’ve really enjoyed sharing the stories of so many PAs and EAs and the ways in which your roles and scope of responsibilities have been transformed over the last two years.

Learning sits at the heart of the show and we’re delighted that our seminar programme has been so well received, with a record number of you booking your delegate passes. We believe we’ve upped the ante again on the content and are excited to deliver a world-class programme on 8th & 9th March.

New for 2022 is the Tech Theatre in partnership with WorkSmart PA, a chance to explore a range of tech tools and hacks that can make your working lives easier. We’re also delighted to announce the first Office Management Conference in partnership with The Office Management Group, where we’ll be sharing essential skills for Office, Ops/Facilities Managers and Workplace Managers for strategic partnering as well as knowledge on items such as health, safety and wellbeing, DSEs and procurement, all critical information as our workforces return to the office.

Of course, we couldn’t do any of this without the support of our amazing exhibitors and sponsors who really bring the sparkle and we’d like to say an enormous thank you to all of them for their continuing confidence in the show. A particular shout out to this year’s headline sponsor South Western Railway – make sure you drop by their stand D20P to talk about how they’re planning to make your travelling easier.

Looking forward to seeing you all on 8th & 9th March and wear your comfiest shoes – it’ll be a packed, full-on but, we guarantee, rewarding couple of days!!

Register here and get a 10% discount by using the code PA2200 at the checkout.

Liz

What’s On

HANDPICKED PREMIUM SUPPLIERS

We’ve handpicked leading suppliers offering products and services for your contact book – including top hotels, restaurants, corporate gifts, travel agents, private dining, venue finding services and more. As well as sourcing the services, products and experience you need to grow in your role, you’ll also be able to secure exclusive prices not available elsewhere.

60 HOURS OF WORLD CLASS CONFERENCE SESSIONS

The renowned seminar programme at The PA Show focuses on the issues and topics that matter most to today’s executive support professionals, providing education with real career enhancing takeaways and CPD accreditation all in one place. Whether you’re new to your role, or a seasoned professional, you’ll leave the event with improved knowledge, skills, and contacts.

BENEFIT FROM UNBEATABLE NETWORKING OPPORTUNITIES

Benefit from unbeatable networking opportunities with thousands of Executive Support Professionals in attendance at The PA Show. There’s no better opportunity to make new industry connections.

SPEED NETWORKING

Apply to take part in our Speed Networking sessions, which will involve four sessions across the two days each consisting of eight meetings. Our successful candidates will meet with eight exhibitors in quick fire sessions to source new products and solutions and find a supplier who best suits their requirements. Each candidate will receive a luxury gift box for participating!

4 shows in one

Your PA Show pass will give you access to not one but four shows on the 8-9 March. Co-located Shows include:

INTERNATIONAL CONFEX

International Confex has held its position as the leading exhibition for the events industry, bringing together the largest gathering of event professionals in the UK. Confex is where event organisers discover suppliers, venues, and service providers to help them plan their future events as well as catch up with their events industry family.

THE EVENT PRODUCTION SHOW

Dedicated to the live events industry across sports, music and culture. EPS brings together event professionals from every sector; from event promoters, festival organisers, production companies, corporate event planners, charities, experiential and marketing agencies, local authorities, government bodies and everything in between and beyond.

THE PUBLISHING SHOW

A world class conference and exhibition with key thought leaders in publishing and media, uniting the very best in the business and galvanising all professionals responsible for the development of publishing businesses, portfolios or products, injecting new ideas into their business model.

Exhibitor highlights…

South Western Railway

Stand: D20P          

The launch of the new SWR Business Direct self-booking tool gives your business the flexibility to book your rail travel when you want, how you want and with no booking fees. The new Business Direct tool is simple to use but powerful enough to allow our users to book rail travel anywhere in the UK mainland.

Incipio Group

Stand: B71P

Incipio Group operate 6 venues across London; With every venue, the experience comes first. Frequent updates to themes, décor, drinking and dining concepts ensure every guest feels they have travelled ‘somewhere else’, whether it’s their first visit or their tenth.

Venues range from 300 to 850 capacity, each available for semi-private and exclusive hire. 

Premier Inn

Stand D24P

Premier Inn offers its business guests a great night’s sleep at over 800 conveniently located hotels across the UK, with hotels also located in Ireland and Germany. At a range of its hotels, guests can enhance their stay with Premier Plus rooms, providing extra comfort and convenience. They’ve also got parking facilities at most of the hotels for maximum convenience. 

Dial a Flight

Stand: F24P

People in charge of buying travel often tell us the hardest part of their job is finding a travel company, whether it’s for leisure or business, who can help them to save costs, but still provide fantastic service. It always seems to be one or the other.

DialAFlight introduced a fresh and creative approach to the world of corporate travel over 40 years ago.

Whittard of Chelsea

Stand: B24P

Whittard has been creating merry moments among friends, family and colleagues for 135 years now. The power of hot drinks to bring us together – to pause, reflect, catch-up and recharge – is what they’re all about. The secret is: it’s not just the beverages themselves, it’s the warmth, comfort and joy they help create. 

Speaker highlights…

Lauren Bradley

Founder, The Officials

Lauren has 15+ years of experience as an award-winning assistant, having held most of the titles in the industry. She is the founder and lead trainer of jointheofficials.com where she empowers admins and assistants through community, affordable training and coaching. 

Paul Pennant

MD, Today’s PA

Paul has been helping Assistants and other Office Professionals to excel in their roles, increase productivity and boost their confidence for over 16 years. Today’s PA has been named ‘Best Assistant Training Provider in the UK’ six years running.

Hana Gray

CEO & Founder , The Office Management Group

Hana Gray is a specialist office and facilities management consultant with over 15 years’ experience; she founded Black & White Office Consultancy in 2016 and a unique online resource, The Office Management Portal, in 2017.

Shelley Fishel

Founder, Tomorrow’s VA

Shelley Fishel is the founder of Tomorrow’s VA, an online training academy for all things Microsoft. Having had a face to face training company and training in corporates and businesses of all sizes, Shelley now works mainly online with her many clients. 

Abigail Jones

Executive Assistant, Facebook

Abigail Jones is a career EA, winner of PA Life Club PA of the Year 2019 and Miss Jones PA of the Year 2018, shortlisted for Anderson Hoare PA of the Year 2019, Outstanding Achievement, EA of the Year 2018, London PA of the Year 2017, PA of the Year 2016.

Register here and get a 10% discount by using the code PA2200 at the checkout.

Make sure you pop along to see PA Life on Stand: P13C!

What The PA Show 2021 attendees said:

“It was my first visit to the PA Show and I was not sure what to expect, but boy was I pleasantly surprised. I had intended to just attend day 1 but I loved it so much I rearranged my day just so that I could attend day 2.  Definitely attending next year!”

Candice Nielsen, PA, Barclays

“I had a fantastic time at The PA Show! The panel sessions were very interesting, full of some great ideas and development workouts. The PA Show certainly leads with a values based-approach.”

Gemma Trigg, Executive Assistant, NHS Wales

“The PA Show was certainly empowering and motivational, the show really reminded me of why I choose my career and the joys I get out of it.”

Kim Wheeler, PA, The Hyde Group

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