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About the Conference

12 Key Learning Areas

the 12th Anniversary of the Most Highly-Acclaimed
Forum for EAs and PAs in Australia.

Managing executive energy, focus and mindset

The Emotionally Intelligent EA – the empathetic business connector with the people skills to get things done

The diplomatic EA – spotting potential conflict, learning how to defuse it and knowing the strategies to use when confrontation is unavoidable

The EA’s role in managing up, down and sideways

A synergistic partnership based on trust and mutual respect – why you need it and how you get it!

Managing for the future – taking a leadership role in embracing change, new technologies and social media

Courageous leadership in the face of competing team priorities, agendas, demands and pressures - how to facilitate the best outcomes for everyone

Managing yourself and your career so you can deliver your best

The strategic thinking and acting EA – seeing the actions and decisions in your business for what they are and the impacts they will have, and learning how to spot opportunities as well as potential hazards

Remove self-doubt from your life and embrace your inner strength and belief

Business savvy and commercially astute – the EA who thinks like an executive and plans and resources accordingly

Simply amazing you – you owe it to yourself to be the best version of you, so embrace life and don’t hold back


conference program

360 Degree Management for Enhanced Executive Productivity

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Our keynote speakers

Rowdy McLean

Internationally Acclaimed Keynote Speaker

A successful entrepreneur and leader, Rowdy retired from his first company at 34, only to become bored and get back in the game. Helping leaders, businesses and teams, “make excellence happen” in their cultural identity, leadership development, team dynamics and motivation has become his legacy. Rowdy has spoken to over 250,000 people in the USA, Europe, Asia and Australia. His best selling book “Play a Bigger Game” has been published in 7 countries. His new book “Leadability” was released in December 2017.

Marty Wilson

Internationally Acclaimed Keynote Speaker

If your people are stressed or fearful about change and disruption they need some time with Marty Wilson. He is a TED Speaker who uses proven tips and techniques to build resilience. But he is also a former Australian Comic of the Year so he balances proven scientific data with laugh out loud stories. This makes his programs incredibly human and instantly relatable to a wide variety of audiences.

Catherine Molloy

Professional Speaker & Consultant

Catherine Molloy is an International Speaker, Writer and Communication Expert, specialising in leadership, sales and service. With 25 years’ experience in business, education, speaking and transforming lives, Catherine believes that business success rests on the ability to build real connections at velocity. The participants will engage, connect and be more conscious of their communication. Her thought leadership is in how to hack the psychology of communication to build lasting connections, fast.

Jo Saunders

LinkedIn Demystifer, Speaker & Trainer

Jo Saunders is an international LinkedIn strategist and social media educator who shows leaders and teams how to increase visibility, amplify authority and earn influence using LinkedIn and social marketing tools. She was named #2 LinkedIn Expert in Asia Pacific for 2018 by the Social Media Marketing Institute and co-author of 'Get Good or Get Off - A guide to getting it right on social media'.

Garry Mills

Speaker & Coach, Garry Mills Peak Performance

To thrive in the chaos and uncertainty of life, you need a growth mindset. Garry Mills helps people reframe their reality to see fear, challenges, disappointment and problems as opportunities to learn, grow and transform. Garry coaches executives, diplomats and TEDx speakers. He is a former bodyguard for Prime Ministers and Presidents, and has overcome the debilitating effects of depression.

Robbi Mack

Internationally Acclaimed Keynote Speaker

Robbi Mack is the Queen of HeartBeatz and has a passion for inspiring and amplifying the potential found in human connection. Robbi empowers people with the tools to integrate our minds, with messages from the heart. An expert in emotional intelligence she innately understands the importance of self-awareness, self-management, and the power of empathy in becoming our greatest selves.

Lindsay Adams

Internationally Acclaimed Keynote Speaker

Lindsay Adams, aka, The Relationships Guy, is a business relationships specialist, relationships underpin everything that we do in business. Lindsay is an engaging and inspiring conference speaker, regularly delivering keynote addresses within Australia, New Zealand and Asia. Professional Speakers Australia inducted him into their Hall of Fame in 2009 and awarded him a Life Membership in 2013.

Andrew Horabin

The Bullshift Company

Andrew Horabin is a professional speaker, facilitator and comedian. Over 25 years, he has worked with tens of thousands of people in local, state and federal government, global and national companies, professional associations and NGO’s across Australia and overseas. He has trained state and federal police from over 40 countries. Andrew has written three books including Bullshift: How to get more openness, honesty and straight talk at work.

Renee Kacz

Marketing Strategist and Public Speaker

As a marketing strategist and public speaker Renee helps business owners reach their potential and start earning the big bucks for their amazing work with her million-dollar sales funnel formula. Renee brings a wealth of knowledge from her background as a corporate lawyer and transition to successful entrepreneur. Buckle down and be prepared to be blown away as Renee’s infectious passion will leave you feeling ready to take on the world!

Jane Wundersitz

Speaker, Master Trainer and Positive Culture & Wellbeing Specialist

Jane is a highly engaging and award winning speaker and the founder of WunderTraining. She has been a global pioneer in bringing positive psychology and emotional intelligence into her workplace training and is known for her high impact, research based deliveries that will leave you thinking and ready to act.

Kate Fuelling

Keynote Speaker, Author, Pioneer

Kate Fuelling is an Information Management Specialist, Author and Optimist. Her purpose in life is to lead with courage, fun and respect. Kate thrives on sharing her passion for realistic, useful digital information management solutions through fun, engaging presentations with a serious message.

Stu Atkins

Speaker and Co-owner, Social Seedling

Stu Atkins is a leading disruption, innovation and Social Media specialist with experience presenting to thousands of professionals here and abroad. Having worked at Realestate.com.au, News Ltd and his own online recruitment business, Stu has developed a strong awareness of trends and paradigm shifts which can help businesses to stay ahead of the curve. Currently co - founder of Social Seedling, Stu has his finger on the digital pulse and will empower attendees to challenge the norm to build better business outcomes.

David Thomson

Manager, Education & Training, Executive Assistant Academy

David has a unique mix of training, facilitation, instructional design and coaching skills at all levels combined with over 18 years of strategic business and sales experience. Throughout his career he has worked across a wide range of industry sectors with large corporates, small to medium businesses and within the public sector – Federal, State & Local.

Robert Taylor

Senior Consultant, Executive Assistant Academy

Robert has over 25 years’ experience in sales, marketing, business management & training combined with owning & operating own business in the exhibition events sector and holds tertiary qualifications in Economics, Marketing & Training. He has worked in a variety of roles for global corporations, SME’s & training organizations in both Australia & overseas.
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Access to the expo

Q and A with our panel of speakers

Entry into several draws with fabulous prizes


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Seat and entry lanyard

Access to the expo

Q and A with our panel of speakers

Entry into several draws with fabulous prizes



Feedback from our Conference Series

Don't just take our word for it. Listen to some of the feedback
received from past attendees.
Fourth year and still I am taking notes after 15 years in the job for a mid-tier firm. Not bad EAN - keep up the excellent work.
Lynne Lee- PKF Lawler
This is my first EA Congress and I didn't know what to expect. The event ran smoothly and on time. Great to hear and learn about other EAs' lives in a different organisation and relate to their challenges. We learned from each other's experiences. I left the event feeling inspired and want to be the best that I can be in my career.
Tammy Thomas- Fuji Xerox Australia
I hope that your organisation has employees with the same 'joie de vive' and attitude of excellence as displayed by the attendees of the EAN Network. If not, look no further than the Executive Assistant Network for resources; you won't be disappointed.
Jennifer Hill-LIXI Limited
What a fantastic two days. I was blown away at the calibre of the speakers and really did take away something from every single session. The dinner was great fun and I really enjoyed the opportunity to meet with other EAs from different industries. Apart from being highly skilled professionals, we all seem to know how to have a good laugh as well. Absolutely worth the investment and I have been telling all of my people leaders to send their PA's / EA's next year. Thank you!
Natalie O'Brien- CBA
A great place to foster relationships and exchange ideas. Overall, I felt motivated and inspired. Well done.
Shana Pascoa- AVCAL
I left the conference feeling a renewed sense of purpose and enthusiasm for my chosen career as an Executive Assistant. We hold the power to be inspire, to influence and to shape the organisation in which we work. I have never felt more empowered!
Carmen Ellard- Grand Pacific Health
Wow, what a great conference with so many fantastic speakers. I'll be encouraging our staff to attend. Keep it up EAN!
Sue McGrath- Australian Veterinary Association
Very worthwhile in attending as it was a great opportunity to network with other like-minded people. I found the speakers and panellists inspiring and helped me to understand areas of improvement and what it takes to become a great EA.
Laura Kon- Hassad Australia
The EA Congress was an amazing & inspiring event. This was my first time attending & I will be coming every year from now on. Met some fabulous likeminded people and the guest speakers were truly inspirational.
Louise McDonald- KinCare
A very professional and empowering event, reinforcing the value of today's EAs and PAs. Great speakers and relevant information to take back to the office and put into practice. An inspiring plus fun event. Thank you!
Angelica Luck- Lovatts Media Group
This was my third year at the EAN Conference and as always it was fantastic! The theme was great with fantastic and knowledgeable speakers. Networking and meeting new people/contacts is a great part of the conference. I can't wait for next year! Well done to the amazing EAN Team!
Anna Weinitz- Siemens Ltd
Oh My God. The value of the content we received and the calibre of the facilitators / panel members, would ensure that I never miss another conference. Well Done to the team at EAN!!
Amanda Argent- NSW Ambulance

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The role of EAs and PAs has reached a really exciting juncture in its evolution, one we will celebrate and explore in depth in this conference. Take a peek at the conference series in this video.