This year, office*, the UK’s largest event for PAs, EAs, VAs and Office Managers, takes place on March 1-2 at Olympia London. The show brings together a world-class training programme and exhibition, with countless education, networking and business opportunities.
The event gives visitors a chance to meet with a host of exhibitors, ranging from venues and accommodation to office equipment and furniture, and to network and connect with thousands of like minded individuals. It also boasts a jam-packed educational programme including keynote speeches, seminars, workshops, panels and round table discussions.
Running alongside the show, the keynote programme is an opportunity to learn from, and be inspired by, high achieving professional women. This year’s keynote speakers are Kara Rosen, founder of healthy drinks brand Plenish (1 March), and Dr Linda Papadopoulos, one of the UK’s most respected psychologists, who will be exploring the psychological tools needed for success in the business world (2 March).
The office* seminar programme offers training in a range of topics. All office seminars are CPD-accredited and contribute one hour towards qualification by a professional body, institution or employer.
Highlights this year include:
Skills to position the assistant as an influential leader by Lucy Brazier, Executive Secretary Magazine
Getting back your mojo by Laura Belgrado, international trainer & coach
Time-saving (and jaw-dropping) Microsoft productivity tips by Vickie Sokol Evans, RedCape
Create and strengthen your personal brand by Anel Martin, AMT Training
Getting more strategic by Adam Fidler, Adept Executive Consulting
Perfect your presentation skills by Heather Dallas, Dallas Development Limited
Achieving work-life balance by Garth Delikan, The Lifestyle Guy
Successful business writing by Heather Baker, Baker Thompson Associates
Contributing factors and causes of stress by Francis McGinty, Working for Wellbeing
Taking control of your inbox by Dr Monica Seeley, Mesmo Consultancy
This year, the show is co-locating with both International Confex, an event for organisers of national and international events, and the Event Production Show, an event for the UK’s live event sector. This co-location offers additional opportunities for visitors interested in event planning by bringing together a wider selection of suppliers in one place.
Pen To Paper Goody bag
When you’re at the show, don’t forget to come and visit our team at stand E16O. As in previous years, we will be handing out a goody bag filled with useful stationery items.
This year’s Pen To Paper goody bag includes the following:
edding 7 mini highlighter
edding is giving away samples of its super-small edding 7 mini highlighter. The highlighter is available in 5 bright neon colours (yellow, orange, green, pink, blue) and features a non-slip ergonomic grip area for comfortable highlighting. The removable cap with clip) fits neatly onto the other end of the pen, almost doubling the mini highlighter’s length.
The mini-format is especially suitable for children and teens, but its small size is just as likely to be welcomed by people working on the go. Traditional highlighters are bulky which makes it difficult to carry several colours at the same time, but these highlighters will fit easily into small bags, pencil cases or a pocket.
Premier Paper Woodland Trust Office Paper
Premier Paper is providing sample packs of its Woodland Trust Office Paper, a high white, totally chlorine-free office paper ideal for use on laser and inkjet printers, photocopiers and fax machines.
Available in A4 and A3 sizes in 75gsm, as well as A4 80gsm, Woodland Trust Office Paper is produced with zero CO2 emissions from fossil fuels. Much of the energy used to make it is generated from waste materials used in the pulp and paper-making process, while CO2 emissions from the paper’s distribution are mitigated by planting trees in the UK.
Every sheet of Woodland Trust Office Paper sold contributes directly to the Trust’s work as the UK’s leading woodland conservation charity.
For the full environmental story see the reverse of the sample ream.