UK VA Conference 2017 – Special 10th Anniversary Announcement

UK VA Conference 2017 – Special 10th Anniversary Announcement

With its original inception in 2007, the UK’s VA Conference will be celebrating its 10th birthday in 2017 by moving to a new date and venue!

To appropriately recognise the occasion of the 10th anniversary  can now proudly announce that this landmark timeline event will be held at Olympia, London on 2nd March 2017 as a special feature of the next VA Day at Office*2017.

As the sponsor, organiser and director of the UK VA Conference since 2014,’s CEO, John Palmer says, “We wanted to make the 2017 event something particularly special to enable everyone to recognise the progress the Virtual Assistant profession has made in the last decade.

We must thank the magnificent support and encouragement of the Directors and Event Management Team of Mash Media, the new owners and event managers of Office*, in kindly offering to host our special event in the 10th anniversary year for the VA Conference.

Alongside our announcement last week of the recent endorsement and support of The Business Show and Going Global Live for part of the VA Award programmes – we are proud to see the Virtual Assistant profession attracting such recognition from two of the very best of the UK’s headline business events.

With the 2017 VA Conference’s working title of ‘New Frontiers – New Opportunities’, expect to see all the regular features of recent years – such as learning, sharing and networking opportunities; and the recognition of the UK’s Outstanding VAs with VA Award finals and presentations.”

Mash Media’s Partnerships & Content Director, Ingrid van der Weide says, “We recognise that the growth of the Virtual Assistant profession is making such positive progress at an exponential pace in the global business world.

We have also seen how the UK’s VA Conference and the VA Awards have continued to evolve and progress – we welcome the opportunity to support and participate as host to the 10th Anniversary year event – and all as part of the hugely popular Office*2017’s VA Day at Olympia, London (2nd March 2017).”

More information for the UK VA Conference 2017 – the full 10th Anniversary programme and speakers – will be announced through and social media channels as details become available to be released.


UK VA Conference 2017: New Frontiers – New Opportunities

Thursday 2nd March 2017

Venue: Olympia, London

Co-locating with Office*2017 (1st and 2nd March 2017)


About Mash Media and Office*2017

Mash Media is the leading media and events company serving both the domestic and international event industry. The company has bought together and developed a sector wide portfolio of magazines, handbooks, events and exhibitions that allow event professionals to meet, do business, recruit, learn and make better business decisions.

In May 2016, Mash Media acquired and added the office* brand to their growing event portfolio. The show adds another important dimension to International Confex, making it even more compelling for both exhibitors and the PA and office manager community to visit the event.

The office* show will co-locate and take place alongside International Confex and the Event Production Show on 1-2 March 2017 at Olympia London.


About is the world`s leading independent international VA Directory with a growing Virtual Assistant community of more than 6,500 VAs that provide thousands of enterprises with support services – including marketing activities; event, social media, diary, and/or travel management; admin and accounting. continually raise awareness amongst the business community of the value of VAs, with our directory connecting entrepreneurs and business leaders with Virtual Assistants. organise regional and national VA Award programmes and support the ongoing development of professional standards of VAs by working with the world`s leading organisations and associations. plays the role of enabling connections – it’s free to use – just search the directory for your business support solution or skill-set requirement – and as you would with any new supplier, create your own independent commercial arrangement with your self-selected business support provider.

As you might expect, many of our members are the outstanding Virtual Assistant Award winners recognised by their own profession.

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