VA Conference and Awards - Agenda




UK VA Conference Agenda for 27th February 2019, Olympia London

Co-locating with The PA Show 2019, Olympia, London.

Location: Olympia, Hammersmith Road, Kensington, London, W14 8UX

2019 Agenda Details:

UK VA Conference and Awards:

Theme for 2019: From #VA to #AI - Are all Virtual Assistants going to be Digital Nomads?

Learning Points and Objectives – a summary:

Learn tools and techniques to help you understand your own business and market positioning.
Raise your awareness in the business world and what the client expects of a Virtual Assistant.
Improve understanding of the legal framework required to run any UK Virtual Assistant business.
Time is money – review effective and efficient ways of working and marketing your business.
Share the knowledge of the profession’s leaders and explore business opportunities for 2019 and beyond.
Network peer to peer, meet and understand which support groups can help you as a VA.

Celebrating Outstanding Virtual Assistants since 2007

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Wednesday 27th February 2019 - Learning and Development Agenda

8:30am  Keynote Theatre

Welcome to The PA Show – 2019 VA Breakfast – sponsored by UK VA Awards

9:00 to 9:45am  Free to attend –  #MyVACareer

Can anyone start and grow a successful VA Business?

  Please register with The PA Show for this session 


Our Chair & Panel


Session Chair:

Lina Bourdon



Amanda Johnson

Catherine Gladwyn

Felicity Webb


Join us for our Breakfast session to get VA Day off to a flying start. Reserve your place now – for the last six years this session is always a 'sell out' and fully booked with a waiting list.

The session's Chair will ask our panel of successful and Award winning VAs to share their personal insights as to why they decided to run their own business and became a VA.


Once a secret, their reasons and circumstances may surprise you?

Click here for your free registration to attend The PA Show and then select your 'education program' to book your learning and development sessions. (UK VA Conference & VA Breakfast).

Wednesday 27th February 2019 – UK VA Conference 2019
Learning and Development Sessions One to Five

£60 + VAT for all UK VA Conference sessions
or £20 + VAT per UK VA Conference session
Bookings to be made via the The PA Show web site
. Click here for your free registration to attend The PA Show and then select your education program to book your learning and development sessions. (VA Breakfast & UK VA Conference).

  UK VA Conference Theatre 

UK VA Conference 2019
From #VA to #AI - Are all Virtual Assistants going to be Digital Nomads?

10:15am  Session 1:  #MyVAFuture


What should my VA business model be?




Expert Panel:

Jane Cattermole

Joanne Munro

Rebecca Newenham


From sole trader to limited company – from freelance, to associates, to employees, to franchise.


Our Expert Panel will share their experiences of working with the different models for a Virtual Assistant business.


Presentations with opportunity for a Q & A should help you make your own choices towards establishing your own preferred  business model.

11:15am  Session 2:  



Skill or Scam? Everyone's sharing and collaborative, aren't they?




Caroline Wylie, co-founder of the Society of Virtual Assistants will be sharing observations from both the UK VA Survey and SVA Forums.


SVA is one of the longest established VA communities on the Internet. So, Caroline's studious insights are invaluable to both newcomer and experienced Virtual Assistants.

12:15pm  Session 3:  #MyVABusiness


Opportunities to keep your VA business on track




Expert Panel:

Ami Copeland

Henry Herbert

Janthana Kaenprakhamroy



Opportunity or Risk?

Key areas to consider for the future of a Virtual Assistant business.


Our experts will explore the need to work with fundamental business compliance and suggest the opportunities this may present for your own VA business.


Ami Copeland -  Director, Institute of Certified Bookkeepers (ICB). Ami will be discussing what MTD means for your clients and the simple steps you can take to help them adapt. Ami's short and informative session will also talk us through how the Money Laundering Regulations could affect your work and what you need to do to avoid fines and even a criminal record. Has there ever been a better time to be a professional bookkeeper?


Henry Herbert - Lawyer, Herbert & Ball LLP will present an update for GDPR, no matter what happens on the political agenda and the Neverendums - GDPR also rumbles on.


Janthana Kaenprakhamroy CEO of Tapoly, an innovator and a Forbers 'one to watch',  will address the points to cover the VA and their insurance needs - with an interesting twist of having 'insurance on tap'. With the ability to buy insurance by the hour, this should provide fantastic business opportunities for VAs and their clients.


1:00pm  Lunch   Lunch is not included, please visit one of the show's refreshment areas
1:45pm  Session 4:  #MyVALinkedIn


Liking the look and latest moves of LinkedIn?



Keynote Speaker:

Alexandra Galviz



LinkedIn is likely to continue to be a key channel to market, with their most recent examples of new offerings such as Profinder, and now supporting networking off-line with LinkedIn Local.


Learn from Alex, this Multi-Award winning LinkedIn Influencer has been recognised in both 2017 and 2018 as a Voice of LinkedIn.


Our outstanding Keynote Speaker will share their story, thoughts and vision for how LinkedIn can work for you, your business,  and your clients.


Be sure to read the profile of Alexandra Galviz

2:45pm  Free to attend  UK VA Awards  

Announcements and Presentations


   – please register    UK VA Voice Awards: The VAVAs are here - and will be including VA Training Provider of the Year + much more!

UK Best Newcomer VA 2019

UK Outstanding VA 2019

3:30pm  Session 5:  #MyVAVision


Shaping your strategy for your VA business



Expert Panel


Joanne Hawkins


Amanda Johnson

Caroline Wylie

Gwen Backhouse

Joanne Munro



What should you consider for you to thrive and survive as a VA in the future?


From Hashtags and Social Media services to Artificial Intelligence and Digital Nomads - what do the profession's current thought leaders consider the future role and services of a Virtual Assistant to be?



Joanne Hawkins

Robert Walters North West Virtual Assistant of the Year - Agency 2018 + Northern England VA of the Year 2014


Expert Panel:

Amanda Johnson - Multi-award winning VA Trainer

Caroline Wylie - Co-founder Society of Virtual Assistants

Gwen Backhouse - multi-award winning VA, and current Outstanding VA of the Year 2018

Joanne Munro - 'Digital Nomad' VA Trainer, a popular voice in the world of VAs


4:30pm  Sessions Close: UK VA Conference  

Venue Close:The PA Show Closes


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We must retain the right to make changes to the above Agenda(s)