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A thirteen year history
Auckland Corporate PA Summit 2016 - New Zealand's biggest and best conference for Executive Assistants (EAs) and Personal Assistants (PAs)


The first year - 2005

The Corporate PA Summit is in its 10th year this year, having started in 2005. The inaugural event was a huge success, immediately differentiating itself with standout keynote speakers and EA speakers. Over 120 delegates attended in the first year in Sydney, with almost that number in Melbourne and about 70 in Brisbane.

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Chris Bath
The second year - 2006

In 2006, the event grew by almost 50%, with Sydney and Melbourne enjoying more than 160 attendees. Brisbane meanwhile, attracted almost 100 delegates. Across all 3 cities, almost 400 attendees enjoyed the incredible presentations given by the insiprational keynote speakers and many of Australia's most accomplished EAs.


The third year - 2007

In 2007, the event again grew, with around 180 delegates in Sydney and Melbourne, and Brisbane attracting over 100 delegates. The EA speakers were outstanding, with a huge variety of content covered throughout the day.

Shelley Craft
Melissa Doyle


The fourth year - 2008

The 2008 event was the biggest in the events' history so far - attracting over 600 delegates across the three states. Standout speakers were Peter Morrissey, providing a unique insight into the life and challenges of a fashion icon, and Melissa Doyle, co-presenter of Channel 7's Sunrise.


The fifth year - 2009

2009 was the year of the 'credit crunch', which the PA Summit responded to by offering some fantastic speakers from the fields of politics and economics in addition to our motiviational speakers and senior EA speakers to help delegates weather the storm and prepare for the future.

Natalie Barr
Samantha Armytage


The sixth year - 2010

The 2010 event, in addition to its fantastic domestic speaker line-up was notable for its international speakers. We were pleased to welcome Laura Schwartz, former Special Assistant to President Bill Clinton, and Sue France, who travelled from the UK where she recently won the 'Times PA of the Year' award and written a bestselling book.


The seventh year - 2011

In 2011, we were lucky to welcome to the summit some of the best speaking talent Australia has to offer. Liz Ellis AM, the netballing legend was an absolute highlight, as was Zoe Naylor the summit MC. Dr Chris Brown wowed the audiences with his down-to-earth blend of humour, insight and inspiration.

Dr Chris Brown
Carrie Bickmore


The eighth year - 2012

In 2012, not only were we priviledged to hear Carrie Bickmore's extraordinary story, but we also were inspired by a huge range of incredible speakers, from Deborah Hutton and Natalie Gruzlewski to Captain Richard de Crespigny, the A380 pilot who successfully landed the crippled QF32 from Singapore. Feedback from 2012 has been the best in the event's history, and we're looking forward to building on that in 2013!


The ninth year - 2013

The 2013 event featured some true heavyweights in the speaker field, including Petra Bagust, Theresa Gattung, Lisa McInnes-Smith and Dr Libby Weaver. In Australia, Australian of the Year Ita Buttrose, and Celebrity Apprentice's Mark Bouris. Three international EAs - including the former EA to Sir Richard Branson - and a host of incredible inspirational speakers contributed to the best feedback in the event's history.

Mark Bouris
Carrie Bickmore


The tenth year - 2014

The 10th anniversary summit was a huge success, with a fantastic MC in Samantha Hayes, and a diverse range of inspirational and motivational speakers including 42 Below founds Justine Troy, 7 time world champion surfer Layne Beachley and Chairman of Auckland District Health Board, Lester Levy.


The eleventh year - 2015

The 2015 summit in Auckland featured our first ever prime minister - Dame Jenny Shipley - who wowed the audience with her gravitas and humbleness. Other standouts included one of the world's best known netballers, Irene van Dyk, and standout MC Hilary Barry.

Irene van Dyk
Rabia Siddique


The twelfth year - 2016

The 2016 summit featured All Black great Sir John Kirwan, as well as the incredibly inspirational Rabia Siddique. MCed by Kate Rodger and featuring keynote presentations from Claire Turnbull and Cecilia Robinson, the summit was a great success, and easily the largest NZ summit to date.

 
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