UK VA Conference: New partner announcement LinkedInLocal

UK VA Conference are proud to announce that LinkedInLocal are new partners of  #VACon19 on 27th February 2019 at Olympia London.

LinkedIn Local is a networking meet up concept with a significant difference.

It allows you to connect with your LinkedIn network offline in your local area, and create meaningful interactions without the fear of being pitched to or sold at.

Another unique factor about the initiative is that #LinkedInLocal has been the longest running hashtag campaign in LinkedIn’s history – wow!

John Palmer, organiser of #VACon19 and the UK VA Awards said,”LinkedInLocal is such a refreshing concept, and one that has really caught the imagination of the LinkedIn community with over 3,000 events staged across the globe in just over 18 months.

Far too many professional networking groups invoke pressure on members to make a referral or stand up and pitch. Of course, that doesn’t come naturally to everyone, and that can take time and practice to perfect such skills – especially if that hasn’t been part of your role in the corporate world.

Many Virtual Assistants, both established and new starters, have  to date found it difficult to reach out and introduce themselves to face-to-face meet up business networks and communities, and this more informal style of networking with business professionals is an ideal environment to begin to gain confidence in meeting business people especially in a ‘no sales,’ and ‘no pressure’ culture.

Everyone can just be themselves, relax and get to know other business professionals without those awkward moments to say ‘no’ to an overly enthusiastic sales pitcher!

The LinkedInLocal network of hosts is growing by the day. Perhaps some of the more experienced Virtual Assistants should consider taking up the opportunity to place themselves at the centre of their local business activities with LinkedInLocal”.

If you want to know more about LinkedInLocal, please visit  and you can meet LinkedInLocal co-founder Alexandra Galviz at #VACon19, one our headline keynote speakers at Olympia – see

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