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

The Conference Program

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The following testimonials are from the Corporate PA Summit NZ 2017 at The Langham Auckland

Well organised, amazing speakers, loved the diversity, relevance and range. Very impressive. Thank you.
Executive Assistant, Te Wānanga o Aotearoa

Really relevant and topical themes at the summit – great variety of speakers that were candid and approachable.
EA, Te Kura

Really great day, blew expectations out of the water. Feel privileged to be able to attend! Thank you.

Fabulous day at the Summit again. Looking forward to next year’s.

Thank you, well organised.
PA, The Treasury

Excellent venue, food and hospitality
EA, Horowhenua District Council

I love how the workshops are linked to the summit – so beneficial. Have learned so much.
EA, Upper Hutt City Council

Really enjoyed the day – excellent speakers and topics, very relevant and can put into practice. Thanks very much.
Professional Rugby Administrator, NZ Rugby

Excellent day with so much to take away, remember and action

Very inspiring and well-run summit – really enjoyed it
EA, University of Auckland

Great summit, great venue and great food

An amazing opportunity to network with other fabulous EAs/Pas from around the country and to listen to and be inspired by wonderful speakers. Thank you.
Executive Assistant, University of Otago

Beautiful event, well organised and smoothly run
EA, University of Otago

Awesome line-up of speakers. Better than any I’ve been to before. Venue and food excellent.
PA to MD, Progressive Enterprises

Fabulous event – inspiring, refreshing, enlightening, wonderful
Executive Assistant, Health Hawkes Bay

Full of inspiration from a selection of fabulous speakers
EA, HW Richardson Group

Awesome day – great speakers and definitely worth attending!

Great day and really enjoyed it
Executive and Financial Assistant, Massey University

Best PA Summit I’ve been to. Great speakers – got loads from each. Thanks.
PA, Bill Richardson Transport World

All the speakers were great. I’ve got a lot out of the summit, thank you. Hope to see you next year. Really interesting content.

Excellent summit – very well put together
EA to CEO, Auckland Racing Club

Great speakers, excellent content
EA, Mitre 10

Excellent conference!! Great venue.
Executive Assistant, Massey Univerisity

Was very good to hear from a CEO and get their tips and perspectives
EA, Parliamentary Counsel Office

Excellent speakers, good flow.

Fantastic event, great speakers and good value for money. Will certainly return again next year.
Executive Assistant, Hastings District Council

Was a lovely day – all speakers were amazing – great time and got a lot out of it
EA, Hawkes Bay Regional Council

Fantastic line up of speakers. Great conference.
Group EA, NZ Aviation Security Service

Staff were lovely. Fantastic agenda as always!
Personal Assistant, Inland Revenue

Excellent Summit! Thank you.
PA to CEO, Ngati Porou Fisheries

Wonderful summit, genuinely the 1st of this kind where every speaker has been entertaining and engaging – great selection!
HR Manager and EA, Apollo Projects

Thoroughly enjoyable, thank you.
EA, Otago Polytechnic

Great day. Will be back! Thank you.
EA, Mitre 10 NZ

Amazing as always!
EA, University of Auckland

I enjoyed the experience. Looking forward to next year.
Operations Coordinator, University of Auckland

Great conference.
EA, Massey University

Even better than last year! Continue to have speakers who discuss wellbeing. Thank you.
EA, University of Auckland

My first Summit – have thoroughly enjoyed the event and the speakers. Keen to return in 2018.
EA to CEO, NZ National Fieldays Society

Second time I have been to this summit – always great speakers!!
Executive Assistant, Department of Internal Affairs

I think all of the speakers have been excellent. They have exceeded my expectations.
EA to Head of Client Services, Craigs Investment Partners

Lovely to be with peers. Great to hear ‘real’ speakers with lots of energy. Great venue.

Fantastic speakers on a very motivational day
PA, Nelson Orthopaedics


The following testimonials are from the Corporate PA Summit NZ 2016 at SkyCity Auckland

"Fantastic speakers. I’ve gained a lot of personal insight. Thumbs up, thank you!"

"A great day – worthwhile attending!! Valuable information"

"First time at a conference run by ThinkTank and it exceeded my expectations"
Palmerston North City Council

"This was a truly wonderful and learning experience away from the office"
Parliamentary Service

"Awesome summit, so glad I attended for the day – maybe I’ll make it 3 days next year! Thanks!!"

"My first time – fantastic speakers and learning. It won’t be my last!"
Greater Wellington Regional Council

"I thoroughly enjoyed this summit. The speakers were amazing"
South Port NZ

"This was a wonderful experience, will definitely promote within our organisation"
Waipa District Council

"This was my first PA Summit. I have been a PA/EA for 14 years and found this very valuable and great for networking with other EAs. Thoroughly enjoyed – I have new ideas to take away with me and hope to implement in my workplace"

"Outstanding day – speakers fantastic and very inspirational"
University of Auckland

"What a great day! Thank you to all amazing speakers! Great experience!"
DB Schenker NZ

"Great venue, food excellent. Well-run event. Really enjoyed the speakers and topics, very inspiring"
Ministry of Health

"Thoroughly enjoyed this event, thank you"
Callaghan Innovation

"Awesome, motivational speakers"
Multivac NZ

"Really enjoyed the speakers - people who can inspire and reinvigorate how you feel about work and life"
NZ King Salmon

"Loved the focus on wellness in many of the speakers this year, and how topical it is"
University of Auckland

"Fantastic conference"
Alpine Energy

"Another brilliant day"
Auckland Transport

"Very informative and great networking opportunity"
Prime Port Timaru

The following testimonials are from the Corporate PA Summit NZ 2015 at the Hilton Auckland

“Fourth time attending the conference and, once again, another motivational day listening to inspirational speakers. Well done ThinkTank Media.”
EA, Methanex NZ Ltd

“I found this Summit really enthralling. Brilliant speakers. I learned a lot.”
PA to Mayor, Napier City Council

“Incredible, amazing – so much to inspire. My mind is buzzing.”
EA to CEO, Upper Hutt City Council

“By far exceeded expectations with a lovely mix of light and fun and serious information gathering. Very inspiring.”
Communications Coordinator, Green Cross Health

“A great day full of inspiring speakers. Positivity and empowerment.”
EA, Green Cross Health

“Another great day, just as good as last year. Fantastic speakers. Will definitely be back next year.”
Regional Admin Manager, AON New Zealand

“Another good line-up – look forward to next year.”
EA to Chief Infrastructure Officer, Auckland Transport

“Excellent summit with great motivating speakers. This seems to be the same every year. Well done again.”
PA, Auckland Council

“Incredible speakers this year. I feel really inspired.”

“Wonderful day. Amazing speakers. Feel very lucky to have experienced today.”
Team Administrator, Northland Regional Council

“What an amazing event. Very insightful. Be back next year. It was great listening to these very clever people and sharing their experiences.”
Office Manager, Dayle Timber

“Really enjoyed the day. Great speakers.”
EA to the Chair and Board, EPA

“First Summit I have been to. Great calibre of speakers and MC”
EA / Project Coordinator, Deloitte

“Thanks again for reinforcing that I am a leader. So inspiring.”
EA to CE, Site Safe NZ

“The topics and speakers were excellent.”

“Enjoyed all speakers and the diversity of their views.”

“First time at summit and thoroughly enjoyed it. Inspirational speakers.”
EA, Palmerston North City Council

“I have thoroughly enjoyed this PA Summit and will definitely recommend others to come along.”
PA, NZ Post

“Brilliant day, was sad to see it end. Wishing we had booked for the masterclasses as well.”
Assets Business Manager, Tararua District Council

“Waited 3 years to attend. Well worth the wait.”
EA to Director, Christchurch City Council

“Really enjoyed today – meeting new people and listening to the speakers. Fabulous – thank you!”
Legal Administrator, Simpson Grierson

“Great speakers. Worth every penny.”
EA to MD, Fuji Xerox

“Fabulous again!”
EA, Arnott’s Campbell’s NZ Ltd

“Being my first Summit, I thoroughly enjoyed it and definitely walked away with a bit more knowledge. Thank you to the organisers and look forward to 2016.”

“Loved Dame Jenny Shipley. Brilliant to have a great female keynote speaker.”
PA, Christchurch City Council

‘Well put-together topics from a broad range – very enjoyable.”

“Very invigorating.”
PA, Napier City Council

“Thank you for organising this event. Very enjoyable.”
PA to Editor-In-Chief, Fairfax Media

“Very great day with lots of inspirational speakers.”
EA, Antarctica NZ

“This is my first year – I would like to come back every year and bring everyone from the office with me. Thank you.”
Executive Officer, Venture Taranaki

“Great experience and fantastic speakers. Very inspirational!”
PA, Napier City Council

“Excellent content. Inspirational new speakers, and a great opportunity for professional development and networking.”
EA to CEO, NZ Rugby

“Another fantastic summit with great speakers – look forward to next year’s summit. Thank you to the ThinkTank team.”
PA to CE, Napier City Council

“This has been an excellent event and would highly recommend it to others in my line of work. I would love to come back next year.”
Senior EA, Ministry of Health

“I have been so totally enthralled and impressed with every aspect of the summit.”
PA, Northland Regional Council

“Very informative and I will walk away with so much more knowledge. Enjoyed all the speakers. Thank you for a lovely day.”
EA, IB4T – GS Group

The following testimonials are from the Corporate PA Summit NZ 2014

Great organisation, good, classy speakers, a wide range of approaches and styles catered for all.
Technix Industries Limited

A great event. Met a lot of liked minded women. Would recommend to others and definitely look forward to coming next year.
Northland Regional Council

Very well organised, enjoyable day. Fantastic speakers.

Fantastic day – really enjoyed all the speakers. It’s given me a lot to take away.

Metlifecare Ltd

Inspiring and motivational. Learnt heaps

Fantastic day. Very inspirational speakers. Definitely lived up to my expectations. Thoroughly enjoyed the day
Auckland Council

This has been an amazing summit. My head is buzzing with all the information and tips. The inspirational speakers have all been incredible.
Upper Hutt City Council

Fabulous conference.
Far North District Council

The PA Summit has been very enjoyable with a great selection of motivational speakers with lots of interesting things to take away and apply in my work and personal life. Thank you for getting such an amazing bunch at speakers at one event.
Methanex NZ Ltd

Very inspiring, moving, motivating and funny.

Inland Revenue

I applaud you on the calibre of speakers – they were perfect and pitched at the right level.
NZ Post

The conference totally exceeded my expectations. Well done. Loved it. This was a great conference day. Can’t wait for the next one. Very motivating
University of Auckland

Incredible conference. Amazing speakers.
Xelocity Ltd

Fantastic speakers. Fantastic day
AON New Zealand

The following testimonials are from the Corporate PA Summit NZ 2013

Fantastic day. Thoroughly enjoyed every speaker.
Napier City Council

Fabulous day – my mind didn’t wander once which is a testament to good speakers. Inspiring, life-changing interesting – a great bunch of talented people being the best they can be!
Waipa District Council

I expected to get one or two gems to take away. Instead I have taken some ideas to change my way of working and living to hopefully enhance my life.
Antarctica New Zealand

The majority of the speakers were the most inspirational I have come across at a conference or seminar.
Christchurch City Council

Just fantastic.
Eastland Group

What a fantastic day! Inspirational speakers from start to finish. I’m looking forward to putting in to practise the tips I have learnt today. Very thought provoking. Well done.

This is my first Corporate PA Summit and have been overwhelmed with the inspiration, motivation and information from all of the speakers. Thoroughly enjoyed the experience and meeting amazing people.

Thank you for bringing such inspirational and motivating people together at the one time in the one venue.

A brilliant conference with outstanding speakers. Definitely lived up to my expectations. Ravensdown Fertiliser

Thank you for providing fantastic speakers like Petra, Lisa and Libby. All three were very motivational, energetic and passionate about what they believe in.
Livestock Improvement Corporation

Excellent day with pitch at the right level. Engaging and enlightening.

The whole day from start to finish was superb. Fromspeakers, to food & venue. Highly recommend for any EA or PA to gain insightful knowledge into how to be great at your job.
Kordia NZ

Great selection of speakers. Very thought provoking.
Westpac NZ Ltd

Thank you for coming to NZ. Excellent, inspiring topics and creating such an alive, supportive group day.
Heartland Bank

An extremely enjoyable day. Enjoyed the speakers and learnt that it’s OK to take risks.
Argus Fire

A well organised & informative day with great speakers.
Arrow Group

Had a great day. A well run event that helped solidify I’m in the right career for me.
Arrow International

Focusing on myself and validating feelings and behaviour has been well overdue forme and extraordinarily worthwhile. I can’t thank you enough for raising this awareness within me and prompting me for action. Thank you for the opportunity.
Arnotts Campbells NZ Ltd

Thoroughly enjoyed the speakers at the conference – a highly motivating day. Thank you.
Taronaki Regional Council

Libby’s presentation was the direction I need for personal health management as I train for a marathon while preparing for possible surgery mid training so the reality check for me is valuable and she was a great factual / knowledgeable yet still connected presenter.
Christchurch City Council

Dr Libby was amazing! Great to have something not directly about work but about ME!

The following testimonials are from the Corporate PA Summits Australia

Great variety of speakers, inspiration and motivation to take back to the office and be the change to make the difference
Executive Assistant, Plum Financial, NAB

The balance and variety of speakers was perfect and each one kept my attention and left me better informed and wanting more. Outstanding!
Executive Assistant, SA Water

Amazing Summit – speakers sensational, loved the format, brilliant day overall. Hope to be back next year.
Executive Assistant, CGU

Great speakers, throroughly enjoyed conference, it really reiterates the importance of an EA
Executive Assistant, AMP Ltd

This was my second Summit and it again surpassed my expectations. A great day and I hope to be back again!
Executive Assistant, Moree Plains Shire Council

So many inspirational speakers. I have taken a lot of knowledge that I can use in my daily life and job.
Executive Assistant, ThyssenKrupp Elevator Australia

A fabulous day of speakers! Lisa McInnes-Smith was brilliant. Very inspiring sessions and ideas for professional and personal development.
Executive Assistant, Boeing Defence Australia

The day had an excellent flow and well-timed, and well-placed speakers... thank you!
Executive Assistant, CSIRO CEO

The speakers were all varied and very interesting. A great mix of topics and themes appropriate for PA/EAs. I attended the conference with four other EAs from Latrobe City and it was great to attend as a group.
Executive Assistant, Latrobe City Council

Today’s speakers were excellent. Thanks for putting the seminar together and making it so rewarding.

Thoroughly enjoyable presentations and event, which I attend every year as my one conference allowance.
Executive Assistant, Wyndham City Council

What a brilliant line-up of speakers. Completely inspirational. I’ve enjoyed every minute. Food was great and venue really good.
Executive Assistant, CSL Ltd

Excellent, very inspirational
Executive Assistant, ANZ

Wonderful day, very well put together and I would very much consider attending another summit – congratulations to all involved for a job well done
Executive Assistant, Anglo American Metallurgical Coal

All speakers were excellent and topics of great interest and varied. Each speaker was inspirational in their own way.
Executive Assistant, Farstad Shipping

Wonderful speakers, inspiring, thought-provoking. Great Summit. Great networking experience.
Executive Assistant, DIAC

Very inspiring speakers, and postive! I feel motivated to go back to work and lead, be positive and succeed in my career as an EA
Executive Assistant, Chemmart

Very worthwhile and interesting conference to attend
Personal Assistant, Sorell Council

A very worthwhile day. All speakers were relevant and inspiring.
Administration Officer, Catholic Education Office Toowoomba

No words – absolutely wonderful

Very well run, speakers were passionate and informative. Good networking opportunity.
Executive Assistant, SDN Children’s Services

This has been the most professionally organised, interesting and entertaining conference I’ve been to. The presenters and presentations were relevant and informative and a lot of the ideas that I’ll take away I’ll use to motivate me in my role.
Executive Assistant to the Deputy CEO, Australian Maritime Safety Authority

Thoroughly enjoyed the summit and was highly motivated in making some changes in my life. Great speakers – valuable, informative info.
Executive Assistant, Shell Company of Australia

I was inspired by the presenters. Totally worth attending – brilliant topics and speakers.
Team Coordinator, Melbourne Water

An uplifting and encouraging experience, giving me some determination to employ some of the lessons and tactics learned! The speakers were witty, charming, intelligent and insightful and I am grateful for the wisdom imparted.

This was my first time attending this event. The whole experience was so rewarding and the speakers so inspiring. I look forward to attending again in the future. Well done on a great event!!
Personal Assistant, CGU Insurance

Another great day, wonderful and informative speakers. Always great to hear life experiences of other people.
Personal Assistant, Powerlink QLD

An excellent conference with very though provocative speakers.

Great day – informative, interesting, captivating
Executive Assistant, RPS

Once again another fantastic mix of speakers in a great venue with great resources to use after the summit
Executive Assistant, IAG

Beautiful food, great speakers, thoroughly enjoyed the day
Executive Assistant, Commonwealth Bank

I found the day very inspiring, congratulations. This is the second summit I have attended over a few years. All speakers very inspiring and relevant to our roles. Congratulations.
Executive Assistant, Department of Immigration and Citizenship

I have been to three Summits and this one has been exceptional! I really enjoyed the speakers and related to them and their stories. Well organised James and well done!
Executive Assistant, TAL

Quality speakers make this Summit exceptional. I look forward to the next PA Summit in 2013. Thank you for a great day and Summit.
Executive Assistant, Qantas Staff Credit Union

Some of the speakers were so inspirational – my head is full of achievement!

Fabulous venue, spot-on selection of speakers. Hope to be able to attend next year.

A great mix of presenters and energy throughout the day
Executive Assistant, CGU Insurance

The range of speakers was excellent
Executive PA/Team Assistant, Siemens Ltd

Fantastic conference, very helpful and motivating, well done!
Executive Assistant, Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre

Fantastic day, many thanks
Executive Assistant, Ergon Energy

Wonderful variety, I will be able to apply this to every aspect of my life
Team Coordinator, Ergon Energy

I thoroughy enjoyed the whole conference. It was very encouraging to realise what potential I can have for myself. I’m taking away this: I am vital and pivotal in my role at my company.
Executive Assistant, SDN Children’s Services

“Funny, down to earth, informative and thought provoking conference. Thank you”
Wiley & Co

“Very inspiring 2 years in a row – great crowd, speakers and ideas. I was that impressed with last years forum I arranged to bring 17 other PA’s along. Have had great feedback from the ladies through-out the day”.
Ergon Energy

“Once again a very inspiring Corporate PA Summit”.
Bundaberg Brewed Drinks

“After attending last year I did not think that I would be able to gain more knowledge, but it definitely exceeded my expectations. Well done.”
Moree Plains Shire Council

“I think overall this is a great summit for any PA/EA at any level. It’s informative, inspiring and you feel motivated at the end of the day. It’s good to know that other EA’s experience the same challenges as I do. The speakers were informative and confident. I thoroughly enjoyed the summit and would definitely attend again in the future.”

“I found the summit to be not only fun and informative but something that I can highly recommend to all PA’s and EA’s or someone who wants to become one”
Mitsui Iron Ore Development

“I attended last year and enjoyed it, but have really loved today. All the speakers have been inspirational and I have thoroughly enjoyed the whole day. I will look forward to next year. Venue superb, staff superb.”
Insurance Australia Group

“A very practical and inspirational summit”.
Department of Defence

“Great, fulfilling day. Inspirational speakers, great networking connections. Terrific venue.”
NSW Industrial Relations

“This was my first time at the PA Summit and I thought it was fantastic. It is a definate recommendation to colleagues and friends in the industry.”
Australian Taxation Office

“An interesting, informative & inspirational day that I enjoyed immensely.”
Premiere Global Services

“Brilliant! Loved it – I feel inspired.”

“Wonderful and informative day. Thank you”

“A great range of inspiring and interesting speakers made for a great conference”
Maitland Council

“Very informative conference, many light bulb and ahhh moments. Thank you.”

“A very rewarding and worthwhile conference”
Calibre Global

“This summit was an excellent experience to hear from other peoples views and knowledge from being a PA/EA. The ladies were all extremely enlightening and inspiring. Great experience to spread the wings and network and chat with others. Thoroughly enjoyable. Hope to attend next year. Venue, catering, MC and speakers were all great. Thank you.”
Pepsico, Australia & New Zealand

“Great event thanks to the speakers, sponsors and Doltone House. I have taken away a lot from today.”
ISS Facility Services"

“A great opportunity to meet and share with others in my profession.”
Marinya Media

“Besides all the excellent speakers, it is great being with other EA/PA’s to discuss issues with”

“It has been a very informative and inspirational day. I have not been to a seminar like this before and I have found it very beneficial. If the possibility arose I would love to come to the next one.”
University Cooperative Bookshop

“I thought last years summit was good value – but this year you’ve exceeded yourselves. Thanks”

“Great day – excellent speakers. Always rewarding and inspiring day.”

“The line-up of speakers was informative and relevant. Another job well done.”
National Buildplan Group

“It was great to meet other EA’s/PA’s and be able to share ideas/tips on experiences shared. Fantastic day! I’ll be back.”

“Great summit as always. I always walk away with new tips and a new found confidence.”
Qantas Staff Credit Union

“I have been inspired by all the speakers to improve not only my professional life but my personal life. Thanks.”
BT Financial Group

“The day was fantastic. I feel very lucky to have had the opportunity to attend. Every one of the speakers were informative & had great stories. Loved it!”

“Very well organised event & great care was taken in making us feel valued and special – great venue, wonderful food.”
DMS Maritime

“I would like to thank you for organising this event. I have learnt so much and am still yet to attend the masterclass.”
Primus Telecom

“Thank you. I feel regenerated, rejuvenated and motivated to apply some of what I’ve learnt today”

“I have been to this event for the past 5 years. It gets better and more professional every year. This year the speakers have all been fantastic and extremely motivating. Can’t wait for next year.”
Whitehorse City Council

“This was an absolutely wonderful PA Summit. The speakers were fabulous.”
Maryvale Private Hospital

“I love this summit! I have been coming every year and it is always fascinating. Speakers are always so interesting and entertaining and leave you wanting more”
City of Port Phillip

“Very well presented and relevant to the workplace. Intimate as well as dynamic”

“What a great summit. It was my first attendance and certainly won’t be my last. Very positive and inspirational speakers. I left the summit very motivated. Thank you ThinkTank”.
CSL Limited

“The conference was fantastic and exceeded my expectations leaving me feeling motivated and revitalised. Thank you very much. Hope to see you next year.” LaTrobe University

“Very inspiring day – I have taken away a lot of information I will start to put in place immediately. Having lots of speakers for short amounts of time works really well, it’s easy to keep attention on what is being said. I particularly enjoyed the professional speakers. Thank you”
Department of Education & Early Childhood Development

Wyndham City Council
“This event is the one major conference I attend each year for professional development and enjoyment. I’ve tried others, but keep coming back for the quality speakers, event management and venue. I’d recommend it to all EAs / PAs”

Department of Health
“Excellent – just the power surge of inspiration and empowerment I needed!”

National Australia Bank
“A really fantastic day. Well organised, with fabulous and inspiring speakers. I found it very motivating, educational and would highly recommend it to all EAs and PAs. It’s nice to be surrounded by people who understand what we do and embrace it”

“A special thank you for the inspiration provided today, it was absolutely worthwhile”

Australian Aerospace
“Really thoroughly enjoyed it”

Diageo Australia
“Today was such an enjoyable day!”

Moree Plains Shire Council
“Very enjoyable day. I feel I got a lot out of today’s conference. Thank you for this enjoyable event. Job well done to you!"

Cessnock City Council
“All speakers excellent and well suited to conference. Very inspirational!!”

Westpac Banking Corporation
“Excellent speakers and very interesting topics”

Insurance Australia Group
“This was my first Corporate PA Summit and I thoroughly enjoyed it. The speakers were all very professional as well as inspirational. I would highly recommend this summit to my colleagues”

Premiere Global International
“Great day, very interesting and motivational. I learned a lot in a short space of time.”

Sydney Airport Corporation
“Another great conference! Excellent speakers, thank you.”

ING Australia
“Great day, look forward to next year!”

Calibre Controls
“Very well organised, lovely venue and a host of fabulous and inspirational speakers!”

ThyssenKrupp Elevator Australia
“The summit has been very useful, very inspiring and I picked up a lot of useful tools to do my job better. The speakers were amazing”

Commonwealth Bank of Australia
“The summit has been excellent, all of the sessions are full of practical information”

Insurance Australia Group
“Very high quality speakers. I feel very re-energised and will take some time to think about how to advance myself and better use the tools available to me”

TOWER Australia
“Practical and inspirational – thank you!”

TNT Australia
“Thank you. Very interesting and informative summit”

Commonwealth Bank
“I found the sessions to be very inspirational. The speakers had a wealth of experience to share”

WA Local Government Association
“Excellent day, very inspirational. The speakers were a delight”

BHP Billiton Iron Ore
“The honesty and candidness of the speakers this year was inspirational and extremely motivating – thank you”

Schneider Electric
“An inspirational day with an exceptional line-up of influential women from all walks of life”

Dulux Group
“Very beneficial, loved it!”

“Great summit – the right mix of speakers, all PAs and EAs should attend – very engaging. Amazing line-up of women!”

Titan Garages
“I thought the whole event was excellent”

The University of Queensland
“A very informative day with great mix of speakers, thank you”

The University of Queensland
“Loved it all!”

Ergon Energy
“Inspirational speakers – fun, enjoyable and informative”

“First time at this summit and I will definitely be at the next! Thoroughly enjoyed it!”

Brisbane Grammar School
“A really enjoyable day, thank you. I feel energised and ready to implement new ideas into my daily life (both work and personally)”

ISIS Group Australia
“Great organising. Very professional, friendly, enjoyable and informative event. I enjoyed it thoroughly”

“I would like to say thank you for organising such an informative and interesting event. I have gained so much information and more skills today than I have done in the entire past year”

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
“Fantastic event. Great venue and catering, overall very impressed”

CSL Limited
“This summit has been the best by far that I have attended. The speakers were excellent, the MC was delightful and the catering was great. I will definitely attend the 2011 conference”

“I found the summit to be very interesting with excellent speakers from diverse backgrounds. I highly recommend it to all PAs and EAs out there, it’s definitely a worthwhile experience”

CGU Insurance
“I am very pleased to have participated in this excellent event. I felt involved in many of the presentations and am thrilled to see the level of recognition that this profession now commands. Thank you!”

City of Greater Geelong
“Thoroughly enjoyed the PA Summit today – it was very well organised and absolutely loved listening to the guest speakers”

Nuvasive Australia
“I thought the day was fantastic. I gained a lot of useful information and the guest speakers were wonderful and confident. I will definitely be back next year”

LaTrobe University
“Very inspiring – heaps of information for me to choose my next goal – thanks!”

“Congratulations, you have once again delivered a fantastic event. Thank you!”

The Australian Ballet
“I thoroughly enjoyed the presentations – the collection of speakers were fantastic and the event was well organised”

Pitcher Partners
“I thoroughly enjoyed the conference, I came away with many useful tips. It is very easy in day-to-day tasks to lose sight of what’s important. I would definitely recommend it to colleagues to attend the summit in future”

CGU Insurance
“A very productive day and I take away a lot to reflect on! I have learnt that confidence and sheer determination will get you to your goal”

City of Unley
“This summit was interesting, beneficial and inspiring. The staff were very helpful and friendly, and the speakers were fantastic”

Sustainability Victoria
“Over the years I have attended many EA/PA conference and I would put this one at the top – I would certainly recommend it to others”

City of Melbourne
"One of the best conferences I’ve been to – very topical and thought-provoking"

City of Port Phillip
"The summit was very enjoyable and the topics, relevant. It’s an event I look forward to every year!"

"This is my second Corporate PA Summit – it just gets better! The speakers are very relevant and current and I look forward to attending again."

Australand Holdings
"Great day. Very informative."

Samaritans Foundation
"Thank you again for an inspirational, motivational day. The PA Summit continues to uphold a high standard."

Australiand Holdings
"I really enjoyed the summit and will be recommending future summits to friends"

BMW Australia
"... a great day – loved attending! Thank you!"

Medibank Private
"I’m most impressed with the variety of speakers and the relevance with what they had to share with us"

"Very motivating conference, inspirational"

Department of Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts

"Always an informative seminar. Speakers are interesting and often also have a great sense of humour. Well done to the organisers."

Shell Australia Ltd
"Great day out – very motivational and informative"

Chisholm Institute
"A very inspiring and interesting day"

Mitsubishi Australia
"Great Summit. Fantastic and inspirational speakers... well done on a great event."

Melbourne Water
"Great day and well organised"

Northern Territory Legal Aid Commission
"Time flies when you are having fun and this day flew by"

Sorell Council
"Very interesting and enjoyable day. I felt the topics were all very interesting and of relevance to the Summit"

Benalla Rural City Council
"A fantastic and insightful day"

Whitehorse City Council
"The summit was very interesting and excellent speakers from diverse backgrounds/industry. I will walk away with something positive today – some ideas and tools to apply to anything I wish to reach for in the future. A very positive and enjoyable day. I look forward to what will be offered at next year’s summit."

Sino Gold
"Loved the conference"

Attorney General's Department
"Both informative and inspirational – this is my second year and in my opinion every EA/PA should avail of this opportunity at least once."

Employers Mutual
"Thanks for a great day!"

Downer EDI Rail
"Very good conference and I will go home inspired to be successful in my role for the company"

"I found the conference very inspirational and thought provoking. A lovely day and hope to attend next year."

Hostec International
"The conference has given me the motivation to initiate change within my company and role. It has been a great day with some extremely valuable information shared. Thank you!"

Mitsui and Co
"It has been fantastic to hear the speakers talk about just how important the tole of the EA/PA is to companies. I hope to take this positivity back to others in our workplace. A conference in Perth would be fantastic!"

Baxter Healthcare
"Had a fantastic day – would recommend to my colleagues"

Department of Justice
"Excellent day. Thank you for a wonderful panel of guest speakers."

Australian Insurance Holdings
"I would highly recommend all of ThinkTank seminars to friends and fellow colleagues. They are really good."

Institute of Public Admin Aust, QLD
"Loved the variety and solid content"

The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research
"I found the speakers inspiring and have a new found energy for my role."

City of Whitehorse
"Great mix of topics and the calibre of speakers were impressive and very uplifting and informative!"

ADP Employer Services
"Thank you for providing an event with great content. I look forward to coming to future events."

ADP - Global View
"An informative event that has renewed my faith and ability to strive for success in my role"

Queensland Resources Council
"Natalie Barr’s presentation was fascinating and warmed the heart. Thank you."

University of Queensland
“This has been the most informative and enjoyable day. It has been interesting hearing from the PA/EA speakers. The speakers reinforced everything I already do and gave me a few new ideas too!”

Staging Connections
“Informative, entertaining and refreshing. The structure was brilliant and the high energy speakers were fantastic”

“I think it has been one of the best days I’ve been on. The energy & information has really re-energized me and made me realise a few home truths”

Commonwealth Bank
“Very inspirational – makes me want to get back to work and strive to be the best I can at my job”

Sedgman Limited
“I found the event to be very interesting and full of great speakers – and very engaging”

Ergon Energy
“Fantastic, well worth attending. Very interesting and entertaining at the same time”

Parsons Brinckerhoff
“Enthusiastic, inspiring and empowering. I’m looking forward to challenging myself and the stepping stones in becoming the best EA to my manager”

QR Networks
“Excellent, a really worthwhile day with wonderful speakers, lots of note-taking and networking”

Western Corridor
“Excellent the speakers were great, motivated & inspirational. Could have listened to some of them all day!”

James Cook University
“Fantastic – the speakers were very entertaining and informative. Well done!

Origin Energy
“I am finding a lot of valuable tips and learning from chatting to others. Fun, informative and fabulous service”

Origin Energy
“Very informative and inspirational. Thoroughly enjoyed the experience. The speakers were excellent”

Brisbane Airport
“Very exciting program & enjoyable speakers”

“Great speakers with inspirational stories & examples in the workplace that I would easily relate to”

Australian Insurance Holdings
“A good balance of speakers. Very funny & inspiring. A very enjoyable day”

Logan City Council
“Very entertaining and all the topics were very relevant to my role. The speakers were fun to listen to”

Ergon Energy
“Wonderful day. Informative. Fantastic Speakers! Good networking opportunity”

Commonwealth Bank
“A very worthwhile summit. Picked up some great tips. Great networking opportunity”

Adult Multicultural Education Services
“It offers an opportunity to update myself with information beyond what I am doing in my position – high level of market intelligence”

Fonterra Australia
“Entertaining, informative, great to network with EA/PA’s in different industries”

National Australia Bank
“Very informative & entertaining”

Glen Eira City Council
“I have truly enjoyed the summit and listening to all the speakers. Thank you for this experience”

Australian Football League
“Interesting, balanced, knowledgeable & useful”

Surf Coast Shire
“Entertaining, enlightening, enjoyable, knowledgeable”

Overnewton College
“Very informative. Interesting speakers. Good to see what others do and compare and see where I can improve my ways”

Commonwealth Bank
“Excellent – great speakers, excellent applicable points given”

“Excellent and very informative”

Cosmetics Cubed
“Interesting, inspiring, learning and I also had a good laugh. An all round great day”

Heart Foundation
“Very interesting and entertaining. Wonderful tips and great speakers”

Paterson Securities
“Very informative & motivational. Received some good tips and look forward to putting into practice to see any changes”

RSM Bird Cameron
“Useful, fun and professionally run”

RMIT University
“Well organised with interesting speakers, which tapped into key areas that affect all EA/PAs”

City of Whitehorse
“It was refreshing, exactly how it all is for executive assistants”

Goulburn-Murray Water
“Excellent! I enjoyed myself immensely and also learnt a great deal in the process. Thank you!”

“Fabulous – really relevant tips and was great to have such high profile speakers”

Melbourne Convention & Visitors Bureau
“Very enjoyable, most informative. Very inspiring – has made me look at my job and the areas I could progress/improve on”

Australian Unity
“This has been the most enjoyable day. Very informative, relative to my job and material I can use in the future”

“Thank you very much! It was informative, entertaining and sometimes hilarious”

Loy Yang Power
“Great mix of speakers, and topics! Very motivating and so relevant to issues faced by PA and EA’s daily! Would definitely come again”

Knight Frank
“Very informative & fun”


Data #3 Limited
“This year’s speakers were very entertaining and also having a peer panel was excellent as it gave a chance to hear other peoples perspectives”

University of Queensland
“I thought it was and excellent day. Very entertaining and extremely well organised”

Queensland Motorways
“Great day! Very informative & useful. Speakers were great”

Department of Justice
“Awesome, I think I will take so much from today and use it in my work and family roles. A lovely day – thank you!”

Shell Australia
“Well balanced between PA speakers & professional speakers. All interesting and relevant”

“Best yet – have attended 4 other summits”

“A lot of attention to detail and thought put into the order of presenters”

Australia Post
“A reconfirmation of how important my role is within the organisation. Sometimes I feel like an unsung hero”

St Andrews Hospital
“Very inspiring, picked up lots of tips”

Ergon Energy
“Great range of topics and speakers. Greatly enjoyed the power panel and how they shared their experiences”

CQ University Australia
“Inspirational, encouraging, informative”

Macarthur Coal
“Informative & beneficial to understanding with a greater clarity of the importance of my role”

“Well worth attending. Really reinforced some things”

Premier Global Services
“Encouraging, empathetic, informative”

Loy Yang Power
“Well worthwhile”

Mitsubishi Australia
“Excellent, very inspirational and motivating”

Willmott Forests
“Fun and informative. It is good to have an opportunity to learn in this environment. Great way to meet new people!”

Port of Melbourne
“Very valuable and interesting. Enjoyable and entertaining”

Ergon Energy
"Thank you ThinkTank. The 2007 Corporate PA Summit was altogether engaging, elegant & educational. Shelley Craft was a wonderful choice as a chair with a wonderful sense of humour and warmth. Excellent range of topics."

Tarong Energy
"Wow! What a way to start the day! Chris Bath is a great warm up and Shelley Craft kept the day on track adding brilliantly to discussions… Thank you for a very clear and sensible presentation on the future expectations of Australia’s workforce by LINK Recruitment. Thank you."

Ergon Energy
"The real-life PA stories were inspiring – other people’s experiences always put things into perspective."

Knight Frank Australia
"I found the Summit informative, friendly and professional. An environment of peers, and an instant feeling of support and comradery."

Engineers Australia
"I really enjoyed having other PA/EAs perspectives in their positions in their workplaces. It was an encouraging and inspirational summit."

Leighton Contractors
"A very inspiring and uplifting experience! Speakers were fabulous; the energy in the room was electric with self-confidence and self worth glaring from every attendee! Well done, bring on the world!"

"Great information and networking day."

Gold Coast Water
"Thank you to everyone involved in this informative conference. The energy and enthusiasm kept the day flowing. Each speaker have their own individual style to the day, keeping it interesting and alive."

Data #3 Limited
"This summit is a great way to meet people in the same field as you work in. We are an unique group of people that people don’t thin about a lot, but cannot live without."

Genesys Laboratories
"I thought this would be like teaching an ‘old dog’ (me) new tricks – I did pick up some great ideas and felt all speakers inspirational, informative and fun."

Thiess Sedgman Joint Venture
"A wonderful day full of inspirational speakers – the speakers were from diverse industries which was brilliant."

Premiere Global
"It was great to hear varying subjects, ranging from interesting statistics to practical ideas for the workplace to inspiring personal development – in one day, in one place. Thank you – I feel truly empowered by inspirations I have heard today."

Gold Coast Water
"A professional, well-organised conference. Shelley was dynamic in her presentation and MC role – the perfect mentor. I look forward to next year; thank you. I brought along 8 PAs form my organisation and the feedback was very positive from all."

Horizon Alliance (John Holland Group)
"I found the Summit very informative and interesting and will be passing on the information that I have received to my work colleagues. Particularly enjoyed Bessie Bardot’s talk – very inspiring and genuine."

"Just what I need to remotivate myself in my current role and share my enthusiasm with my peers."

Milan Holdings Group
"I came away from the Summit feeling empowered by tools and motivations offered so generously by the energetic and encouraging speakers. Thank you, ThinkTank."

Leading Edge Group Limited
"Attended my first Corporate PA Summit - loved it! Speakers/Presenters were valuable and interesting. Can't wait to receive next year's invite!! Well done and congratulations on a great day. Tracey Jones was brilliant!"

Australian Hardboards Limited
"Wonderful experience underlining the work of the EA/PA. I have a renewed energy to return to work with."

"A wonderful conference as a training tool to further develop yourself and career."

Intec Billing Australia
"It's a very informative conference… it's good to have someone else bring it to our attention what is important in our role."

Townsville City Council
"Great opportunity to mix with other PAs and share experiences. Entertaining speakers - loved Sandra Sully!"

Fuji Xerox Australia
"I found the event very valuable and have learned some new key concepts to take with me and apply to the next challenging PA situation."

Colonial First State
"I feel empowered! The Summit not only impressed me with valuable insights, it also reinforced that my role as an assistant is as important as my manager's and that we must work together to achieve our goals."

Kimberly-Clark Australia
"What a wonderful combination of speakers! I had a wonderful time and have taken some fantastic ideas away to put into practice into my current position. Thank you!"

"Today's conference has been sensational, very informative and a great networking opportunity!"

Schroder Investment Management
"Sandra Sully is just beautiful, intelligent and so inspiring. Mia Freedman, wow, I did not take my eyes and ears off her the whole time. Absolutely wonderful, inspiring and such a normal down to earth woman who is so honest about her life. Loved it!"

Commonwealth Bank
"As Sandra Sully pointed out today - use every opportunity to your advantage - have a vision, know what your personal values are and just go for it."

XYZ networks Pty Ltd
"I'm leaving this afternoon feeling inspired and motivated, I often muse that the role of the PA/EA can be a lonely one - so it was wonderful to spend the day with 160 other PA/Eas and share stories. A great mix of professional and 'everyday' speakers to share their experiences and tips."

Samaritans Foundation
"This is the second year I have attended and once again come away impressed with the content, format and excellent presentations. Thank you! I look forward to next year."

Colonial First State
"All speakers at the Summit provided insight and knowledge that you can take away and help you add value to your own role."

PKF Financial Services
"A fantastic experience to re-evaluate the importance of the role we play in our organisations and use our peers' experiences and tips for further success in our roles. Thank you for this conference!"

Colonial First State
"Thank you for a fabulous event. I will be better at my role because of the great tips and principles and confidence boosters from today!"

Eraring Energy
"Excellent conference. Bessie and the speakers were fantastic. Looking forward to attending next year."

Novartis Pharmaceuticals
"I have been in the EA/PA role for about 20 years and over the years have attended a number of these events. I found this one to be surprisingly different, interesting and above all very informative, entertaining and beneficial. Thank you."

Colonial First State
"Tracey Jones was fantastic - a normal personal with a fascinating story and very inspirational. She made me want to be a better PA which is ultimately why I am here today. My boss will be pleased to hear this."

Jones Lang LaSalle
"Very inspiring and powerful! Sandra and Mia were both great. I enjoyed their speeches! Thank you for a great day."

John Fairfax Holdings
"I've felt really inspired by the speakers today and challenged to move forward in my career."

"A very entertaining, inspiring and motivational day with very interesting speakers."

Colonial First State
"Sandra Sully was not only fantastic, but highly inspirational. Tracey Jones was also fantastic - her speech was so down to earth and honest. Mia was great - highly entertaining - so honest and easy to relate to. Her speech was so empowering - makes us realise we are all human and it is OK to drop the ball!"

Transfield Services
"It was great to hear from other's angles on the job we share. Tracey Jones was fantastic and inspiring. It was great to hear about her relationship with her boss. Mia was fantastic and real."

UHY Haines Norton
"What a great way to get motivated, get thinking big! Great speakers and great topics. Thanks a lot!"

Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu
"Thanks for putting the skip back in my step. I really enjoyed the mix of inspirational speakers."

Carter Newell Lawyers
"Very motivating - inspirational. I will take away a great deal of knowledge back into my workplace and be an even better personal assistant."

Thiess Pty Ltd
"The speakers were quite inspirational… I've got lots to work with now"

National Australia Bank
"Another great event! Well done, even though at this conference I was a speaker, I still found it to be very valuable by listening to the others. Thanks for the opportunity - I look forward to participating again."

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