Executive Secretary LIVE, (Conference), Washington, D.C. USA

The world’s leading international event for senior and aspiring Administrative Professionals and Executive Assistants comes to United States for the first time in November 2017.


    Featuring eleven of the most inspiring and internationally renowned trainers for the Administrative Profession.

    Executive Secretary LIVE is also presented in London and Auckland in 2017. Click on the country to access the event page.


    *Price includes:

    • two networking breakfasts
    • welcome drinks reception
    • two half day Masterclasses
    • a full day conference
    • two networking lunches
    • speed mentoring with Bonnie Low-Kramen
    • conference materials
    • our Gala Dinner Celebration.



    Executive Secretary LIVE will give you a unique opportunity to learn from the best. You will discover proven timesaving techniques that will free up your time to make you more productive. You will implement effective strategies to align your role and the business’s needs in ways that will reduce costs and improve performance.

    The content of this event directly supports making smarter use of your resources (people, process & technology) to deliver higher quality service. It is extremely good value for the level of intensive education. Over the two days, you will have access to:

    Two half day Masterclasses – “Office Systems & Procedures: The Admin’s Ultimate Power Tools for Efficiency and Productivity” and “Be the Ultimate Assistant”, focused on both the soft and hard skills necessary to excel as an Assistant. Julie Perrine, Bonnie Low-Kramen and Vickie Sokol Evans are the leading trainers and presenters for Assistants on their subjects in the world.

    A keynote presentation from Laura Schwartz, Former Special Assistant to Bill Clinton and the White House Director of Events for the Clinton Administration.

    Providing content under one roof, the Executive Secretary LIVE 2017 Conference offers countless educational opportunities. It is likely that you would need to attend dozens of webinars and training sessions to achieve the same level of learning available at this one event.


    Why Attend Executive Secretary LIVE?

    • We know your role is to make the person you look after as effective as they can possibly be.
    • We know your workload is huge and you want to know how to be more efficient and productive.
    • We know that since the recession, you have taken on many of the middle management tasks but have never had training in how to do them properly.
    • We know that you are in a unique position in your company as the “go to” person who solves all problems.
    • We know that you are becoming more of a “strategic business partner” than the stereotypical Assistant and that your businesses need you to increase your business knowledge.

    That is why we have put this unique programme together for you. No other programme combines real business solutions that you will take back to the office and implement immediately to improve your systems and productivity, the best tips & tricks that you will ever receive on how to use Microsoft Office products most effectively and a huge dose of inspiration that will reconnect you with your role and what can be achieved for you and your business as a world class Assistant.



    Featuring the best line-up of speakers for Assistants anywhere in the world this year – eleven of the world’s most inspiring and internationally renowned trainers.

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    Benefits of Attending:

    If you only attend one event this year, then this is the event you should attend. Executive Secretary LIVE features your favourite Executive Secretary Magazine authors, together in Washington DC for two days only.

    11 world-class speakers are flying in not just to motivate and inspire you, but to provide essential training that will boost your knowledge, skills and productivity. Executive Secretary LIVE is two days filled with a packed conference agenda, an innovative practical training day and great networking opportunities.

    Delegates will leave the event with a plethora of practical tips, as well as immediately actionable ideas to increase productivity and impress. But above all, we want to inspire you to go back to your businesses and use what you have learned to add new dimensions to your role. We hope you will agree that we have put together a programme that is a mixture of both the inspirational and practical.



    Get connected and join an elite network of senior Assistants from all over the globe.

    The audience that attends this event is unique, with delegates traveling from all four corners of the world to take part.

    Please note that for those that want to take part, and spend quality time in Washington, we will organize tours and networking events from Wednesday evening, so you may want to take that into account when booking flights.

    Wednesday night will feature a networking event – venues in London have included the Lord Mayor of Westminster’s Office & the Australian High Commission, the Meydan Racecourse in Dubai and the Penthouse Suite at the Radisson Hotel in Johannesburg.

    Thursday features tours and trips that in past years in London have included a tour of St Paul’s Cathedral, a private viewing of the Crown Jewels, afternoon tea on the Thames, The Royal Botanical Gardens at Kew, an open top bus ride around London and a tour of Shakespeare’s Globe theatre. Dubai’s trips have included The Sheikh Zayed Mosque in Abu Dhabi & Downtown Dubai and Johannesburg’s trips last year were to Pilansburg for a safari and to Soweto.

    Friday evening is always our informal networking dinner.

    And Saturday is our Gala Dinner – past venues have included Harrods, The Oval, The St Pancras Renaissance and Ham Polo Club in London, Dinner in the Desert in Dubai and the iconic Carnivore Restaurant in Johannesburg.

    Full details of the tours for our Washington conference will be made available at the beginning of the summer.



    Day 1: Training

    09.00 – 12.30

    Be the Ultimate Assistant Workshop’ presented by the inspirational Bonnie Low-Kramen PLUS BONUS SESSION from Microsoft Office Master Instructor, Vickie Sokol Evans

    12.30 – 13.30

    Networking Lunch

    13.30 – 17.00

    Office Systems & Procedures: The Admin’s Ultimate Power Tools for Efficiency and Productivity – half day masterclass – Julie Perrine – PLUS our now legendary 30 in 30 BONUS SESSION from Lisa Olsen


    Day 2: Conference

    09.00 – 09.50

    The Art of Communication – Heather Baker

    09.50 – 10.40

    Tips from the Top – Florence Katano

    10.40 – 11.30

    Setting Healthy Boundaries in the Workplace, 7 Sure-Fire Tips for Assistants Who Want To Be More Assertive – Joan Burge

    11.30 – 12.00

    Networking Break

    12.00 – 12.50

    Inspirational Advancement, Professional Development & Career Pathways – Eth Lloyd

    12.50 – 13.40

    Excellence in action – Building a powerful brand – Anel Martin

    13.40 – 14.30

    Networking Lunch

    14.30 – 15.30

    Timesaving (and jaw-dropping) productivity tips using Windows 7 & Office 2010 (PC*) – Vickie Sokol Evans

    15.30 – 16.00

    Networking Break

    16.00 – 17.00

    KEYNOTE: East, Drink & Succeed! – Laura Schwartz



    Executive Secretary LIVE Washington will be held at the iconic Watergate hotel

    Step inside a legendary revival at The Watergate Hotel, a luxurious urban resort located along the banks of the Potomac River. Here, modern design blends with an iconic landmark to redefine luxury. A place where travel and business are occasions worth celebrating, attention to detail is the standard, and intrigue can be found just beyond every curve.

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