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London Old City Walking Tour

Delve into London’s past on this 3-hour walking tour of the capital’s most famous landmarks. With an expert guide, explore the maze-like streets of the Old City of London and see top sights such as Covent Garden, St Paul’s Cathedral, London Bridge and the Tower of London. Learn about the city’s long and sometimes dark past from your guide’s insightful commentary and see a new side to one of the world’s most visited cities. The tour begins in Covent Garden, a popular market that was once London’s most active red-light district. Your guide leads you down cobbled alleyways as you learn about the city’s colorful past. See London Bridge and Tower Bridge on your way. Visit St. Paul’s Cathedral, rebuilt after the Great Fire, and hear about the catastrophes that reshaped London’s history, including a plague that wiped out a third of the city. Revisit the cathedral’s famous events, like the wedding of Prince Charles and Lady Diana Spencer. Stop at Mansion Beach and the Bank of England museum for a deeper look at London’s history. The tour concludes with a peek at the Tower of London, an 11th-century prison. Listen to the grim tales of the tower’s prisoners, including Anne Boleyn, the second wife of Henry VIII, who was beheaded there in 1536. Delve into London’s past on this 3-hour walking tour of the capital’s most famous landmarks. With an expert guide, explore the maze-like streets of the Old City of London and see top sights such as Covent Garden, St Paul’s Cathedral, London Bridge and the Tower of London. Learn about the city’s long and sometimes dark past from your guide’s insightful commentary and see a new side to one of the world’s most visited cities.

Windsor Castle, Stonehenge, and Oxford Custom Day Trip

Board an air-conditioned coach in central London and travel to Windsor Castle, an official residence of Queen Elizabeth II. Here, pay for entry and view the State Apartments, St. George’s Chapel, and grounds. Listen to audio-commentary and watch the Changing of the Guard if it coincides with your visit. Alternatively, choose to stroll around Windsor’s cobbled streets, browsing its shops and old-world buildings. Next, admire the views en route to Salisbury Plain, home of UNESCO-listed Stonehenge. View and take photographs of the ancient stone circle from a distance; or pay the admission to take a close-up, audio-guided tour and explore the visitor centre. Finally, visit Oxford, famous for Britain’s oldest university. Enjoy a walking tour to discover its sights and history before ending your tour at the original departure point in London.

Friday evening FREE Networking event at M Threadneedle

Join us for this one off opportunity to dine, drink and mingle with some of the world’s most renowned trainers and assistants within the administrative profession.

Located in the heart of the City, M Threadneedle is an award-winning city hotspot housing a destination cocktail bar,wine tasting room, M Grill restaurant, private members lounge and four private dining event spaces. Taking inspiration from six countries around the world; Japan, South Africa, the US, Argentina, Australia and France, M boasts a Himalayan meat-aging salt chamber on show, wines from across the globe and a menu that will please even the harshest critic.

M Restaurants and Executive Secretary Magazine would like to invite you to join us for an exclusive evening of drinks and canapés in the mezzanine.

This event is not to be missed, we hope that you can join us for this wonderful evening.

Address: M Threadneedle Street, 2&3 Threadneedle Walk, 60 Threadneedle Street, London, EC2 R8H

Executive Secretary LIVE London Gala Dinner

The highlight of our social programme is always the Executive Secretary LIVE Gala Dinner.

Non-conference attendees are also welcome to attend; especially as it is a fundraiser for our foundation.

Join us for this one-off opportunity to dine, drink, dance and mingle with some of the world’s most renowned trainers and assistants within the administrative profession in aid of Isipho Admin Bursary.

This event is not to be missed.

Dinner will be followed by music, dancing, plenty of surprises and fantastic prizes.

Dress to impress!

Additional tickets are available for £100 + VAT.

What is Isipho Admin?

Back in 2014, two of our South African colleagues, Anel Martin & Teri Wells approached us with an idea; to start a foundation.

The dream was to give something back to the world by uplifting their local communities. Their goal is to tackle economic and educational problems by changing just one person’s life at a time. We aimed to provide entry to the PA profession,to those in need of an opportunity.

It took two years to set it up but Isipho Admin Bursary became a registered NPC2015/438143/08 registered officially in South Africa on the 08/12/2015.

We are not government funded but are supported by administrative professionals and training companies from around the world financially.

We are a team who are committed to leaving a legacy!Our bursary is still in its infancy but our goal is to change lives and create spectacular careers by not only funding education for deserving bursary students but to support them with mentoring, coaching and on the job training experiences.

To date, we have put 14 students from some of the most deprived areas in Johannesburg through a year of college education to train them to become Assistants and helped them to find employment afterwards.

Watch our short video to find out more about Isipho Admin Bursary.

Book your ticket now and help us change more lives

#ChangingLivesOnePersonAtATime

PLEASE NOTE: IF YOU ARE ATTENDING THE EXECUTIVE SECRETARY LIVE CONFERENCE, THIS EVENT IS ALREADY INCLUDED IN YOUR TICKET PRICE

Exploding The Myths: Show Me The Money!

In association with HARVEY NICHOLS
A Collaboration.


Speakers

Bonnie Low-Kramen

Author ‘Be the Ultimate Assistant’


Lucy Brazier

CEO & Publisher
Executive Secretary Magazine


Lucy Chamberlain

Founder C&C Search


About

Let’s talk money. No more taboos, secrets, or stigma, just facts and real-life strategies. Very few of you ever get formal negotiation skills training that could be applied to terms of employment. Too many PAs & EAs are underpaid and do not know what their role is actually worth in their market. Bonnie Low-Kramen, Lucy Brazier, and Lucy Chamberlain are three workplace experts who are determined to fix that.

We know that Assistants have a particularly difficult time talking about money and advocating on behalf of themselves. The recent (and ill-informed) Wall Street Journal articleThe Vanishing Executive Assistant’ (Jan 18) underlined, yet again, the misconceptions about the evolving role of the EA and what it is worth to business. Here is Bonnie’s response to the article that she posted on LinkedIn. You will have seen that many other thought leaders have spoken out as well. This is a conversation that has to happen now and you can be a part of it. It is time to change the perception of this role that is rooted in 2020, not 1960. Spoiler Alert: You are not vanishing.

This event is for anyone who has a stake in this workplace. That means anyone working as a PA or EA, executives, human resources professionals, recruiters, and students. After all, real change in our workplace is going to take all of us. If you are currently looking for new work, feel free to bring several copies of your resume.

PLUS A WORLD PREMIERE: Be one of the first to hear the results of Executive Secretary Magazine’s Global Survey ‘Essential Support: The Real Role of the 21st Century Administrative Professional’. Leave our event with unique negotiation tools and benchmarking stats to take back to your business from the most extensive survey the profession has ever conducted on the future role of the Assistant.

7 November will be a career-changing learning and networking opportunity.

As the CEO of You, Incorporated, it’s time to address the financial wellbeing of your “company” and make the investment in you. Are you ready to make the money that you deserve? Your first step is showing up on 30 March. Game on.


Venue: Harvey Nichols 109-125 Knightsbridge, Belgravia, London SW1X 7RJ


About The Presenters

Bonnie Low-Kramen

For 25 years, Bonnie Low-Kramen worked as the Personal Assistant to Oscar winner Olympia Dukakis and now travels the world educating, empowering, and inspiring. As the bestselling author of Be the Ultimate Assistant and the founder of Ultimate Assistant Training, she is one of the most respected thought leaders in the administrative profession.

Lucy Brazier

Lucy Brazier is one of the world’s leading authorities on the administrative profession. As CEO of Marcham Publishing, specialist publishers of Executive Secretary Magazine, Lucy’s passion is for the Assistant role to be truly recognised as a career and not just a job. Lucy’s knowledge of the market and what Assistants all over the world are facing on a day to day basis are second to none.

Lucy Chamberlain

With a 20-year career tracking the industry’s leading recruitment companies, Lucy founded C&C Search to redefine and elevate client and candidates’ recruitment experience. Coming through a challenging personal time as a single mum, Lucy set out to re-align her career to her purpose- driven perspective, building a multi-million-pound business that allows her rapidly expanding team to fulfil their own career goals.


Schedule

6:30-7PM Light bites & wine

7-8:45PM Program (Note: Program will begin promptly at 7PM)

8:45PM Photos & Book-Signing

Limited Places Available.

Private Tour of the Lion and Safari Park

The Lion and Safari Park is a 600-hectare wilderness reserve situated in the Hartbeespoort, Magaliesburg and Cradle of Humankind area. It is an eco-tourism destination, breeding ground and sanctuary that focuses on the well-being and regeneration of the endangered Wild Dog, the rare White Lion and Cheetah. The mission of the park is to provide an opportunity for people, both local and overseas tourists, to learn more about these wonderful African animals.The park offers guests an incredible opportunity to get up close to many of South Africa’s most iconic animals. Their staff and volunteers are there to answer any questions, and we would be delighted to assist.

Dress casually and comfortably as most of the day will be warm. BUT please bring a light jacket for the open vehicle safari, the last 30 minutes can be chilly due to the wind chill factor after sunset. If you have a pair of binoculars, please bring them with and don’t forget your camera and bottled water.

We will be stopping for lunch during the tour, please note lunch will be at your own expense.

Please let us know if you have any dietary or medical requirements.

Bus departs from the hotel at 09.30 am and returns at 15.30 pm.

Johannesburg Tour Including a Trip To Soweto

Join us as we spend the day on an open top bus tour which allows you to hop on and hop off all day and choose what you want to see. We have included the Soweto tour as an extra which takes approximately two hours. It is one of the most extraordinary trips we have ever done and is well worth considering.

The bus departs from the Maslow hotel at 10 am returning when you please.

You can find out full details at https://www.citysightseeing.co.za/johannesburg/tours/entry/Red-City-Tour-and-Soweto-Combo

Network in Partnership with Virgin Atlantic, Travel Connections & Hollard

We are excited to announce our Friday night networking event for #ExecSecLIVE #Johannesburg This is a unique opportunity from our friends at Virgin Atlantic, Travel Connections and Hollard. They are sponsoring drinks, food and entertainment at a secret location to be revealed upon arrival.

Join us for this one off opportunity to dine, drink and mingle with some of the world’s most renowned trainers and assistants within the administrative profession.

Four Seasons Hotel, The Westcliff
34 Pallinghurst Road
Johannesburg, GP 2193
South Africa

This event is not to be missed, we hope that you can join us for this exhilarating evening.


In Association with:

Executive Secretary LIVE Gala Dinner at the Codfather

Join us for this one off opportunity to dine, drink and mingle with some of the worlds most renowned trainers and assistants within the administrative profession.

When The Codfather creates their dishes, it requires a strong presence and hands-on approach from their top culinary minds. Their menus are seasonal and they explore with only the finest ingredients to bring you world-class cuisine.

The Codfather and Executive Secretary Magazine would like to invite you to join us for this event.

This event is not to be missed, we hope that you can join us for this exhilarating evening.Additional tickets are available for $60.

What is Isipho Admin?

Back in 2014, two of our South African colleagues, Anel Martin & Teri Wells approached us with an idea; to start a foundation. The dream was to give something back to the world by uplifting their local communities. Their goal is to tackle economic and educational problems by changing just one person’s life at a time. We aimed to provide entry to the PA profession, to those in need of an opportunity.

It took two years to set it up but Isipho Admin Bursary became a registered NPC 2015/438143/08 registered officially in South Africa on the 08/12/2015. We are not government funded but are supported by administrative professionals and training companies from around the world financially. We are a team who are committed to leaving a legacy!

Our bursary is still in its infancy but our goal is to change lives and create spectacular careers by not only funding education for deserving bursary students but to support them with mentoring, coaching and on the job training experiences.

To date, we have put 10 girls from some of the most deprived areas in Johannesburg through a year of college education to train them to become Assistants and helped them to find employment afterwards.

Watch our short video to find out more about Isipho Admin Bursary

Book your ticket now and help us change more lives

#ChangingLivesOnePersonAtATime

PLEASE NOTE: IF YOU ARE ATTENDING THE EXECUTIVE SECRETARY LIVE CONFERENCE, THIS EVENT IS ALREADY INCLUDED IN YOUR TICKET PRICE.