New exhibitors announced for office* 2015

office* is now just 10 stands away from selling out.  Returning to Olympia London next month, on 13-14 October, the award-winning event for executive office support professionals will feature a wealth of new exhibiting brands for 2015.

This year’s visitors – over 4,000 PAs, EAs, VAs, and office managers are expected to attend – will benefit from seeing 150 exhibiting companies offering an eclectic mix of business services and supplies – covering everything from business travel, corporate gifts, venues and accommodation, to office equipment, IT solutions, event management, and recruitment.  Many exhibitors will also be offering exclusive show only deals on essential purchases over the two days.

New additions to the line-up include interior landscaping specialist Exubia; Staples Advantage; Funky Yukka; Take the Mike Events; BoroughBox; In-Doc/Epson; Jubilee Promotional Products; global recruitment consultancy Morgan McKinley; Touchjet Pond Projector; Panache Chauffeur Hire; Travisa Visa Service; Office Coffee Co; Working Picnic; luxury business dress designers Cecily; Filmology; CT-Live event marketing; and software developer Oasys – promoting the latest version of its intuitive email management tool Mail Manager.

Venues and corporate hospitality providers making their show debut include L'atelier des Chefs; Hospitality Guaranteed; TheWesley – the UK's first accredited social enterprise hotel; MeetingRooms.com; The Lensbury; Autograph Events; Inspirational Venue Solutions; and Karen Hardy Studios, showcasing its new team building concept – Bonding Through Ballroom.

Returning exhibitors, looking for another helping of office*’s much talked of buzz, include Lufthansa German Airlines; London City Airport; Thorntons; Leitz; London Chamber of Commerce & Industry; Trodat UK; Concept Corporate Interiors; Angel Springs; Deliveroo; MBM Omega; CitySprint; KDM Events; Center Parcs; Purrfect Office; Go Ape!; Business Travel by STA Travel; Pitman Training; Hemsley Fraser Group; Tristar Worldwide Chauffeur Services; First4venues; and Browns.

This year’s AIM Accredited Destination & Venue Village, hosted by the Meetings Industry Association, includes EEF Venues; Easthampstead Park; Ardencote Manor Hotel; Gilwell Park Training & Events Centre & Baden-Powell House Conference Centre; Weetwood Hall; The Place Aparthotel, Manchester; and Warwick Conferences.

For the latest exhibitor list, please visit www.officeshow.co.uk/exhibitor-list.

New office manager content for 2015

Keeping Britain’s offices running smoothly is all in a day’s work for the country’s thousands of skilled office managers but their hard work and invaluable contributions sometimes go unrecognised.  According to a recent survey, only 60% feel that the role is valued as a professional career choice – despite the majority directly making (or influencing) purchasing decisions within their company.

To help combat this obvious disparity, office managers attending the first day of this year’s office* (on Tuesday 13 October) will benefit from a full programme of practical sessions in the new office* Experts Theatre focussing on their specialist skill-set.  The line-up includes:

  • The Agile workplace – James Morton, managing director of MBM Omega, Adrian Campbell, head of workplace design at The Senator Group
  • Tips for mastering the art of interviewing – Andrea Webb, people director at Morgan McKinley
  • Creativity and problem solving in office management - Patrizia Sorgiovanni, IIR Management Development
  • Facilities management: whose job is it anyway? Molly Hodges, IIR Management Development

National PA Survey now open

As in previous years, thousands of PAs will be celebrating National PA Day at office*.  Taking place on 13 October for 2015, the day will also see the launch of the results of the latest National PA Survey, which is now in its fifth year.

Touching on subjects like loyalty, motivation, recognition and inspiration – the questions in 2015 survey have been designed to draw direct comparisons with the first edition in 2011.  It aims to provide insights into what’s changed about the role of a PA since then, and what hasn’t, and how this important profession will develop and evolve in the years to come.

The National PA Survey 2015 is available to complete online until Friday 18 September at: https://diversifiedfeedback.co1.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_3avfzzhKoy8XvLf.

PA Contributor of the Year 2015

First launched last year to reward the significant business contributions made by the UK’s PA professionals, the 2015 PA Contributor of the Year Award is now open for nominations.  The award recognises the hard-work, innovation, and dedication of the talented individuals, who are championing the PA role in the UK today.

Last year’s winner was Catherine Thomas from Public Health Wales, who runs the NHS PAs for Excellence Network (which she founded in 2008) alongside her day-to-day role in the chief executive’s support office.

Nomination forms are available to complete online at www.surveymonkey.com/r/S8GLR9V.  A brief supporting statement is required for all entries.  The deadline for submitting nominations is Wednesday 23 September.

Register to visit office* 2015

For further information, and to register for a free entry ticket, please visit www.officeshow.co.uk and use priority code OFF702 (or www.eventdata.co.uk/Visitor/Office15.aspx?TrackingCode=OFF702).  Entry to the Keynote Theatre and office* Expert Theatre is included with all tickets (spaces permitting).

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Media enquiries & press pass requests:

Emma-Louise Jones, Head of PR
t: +44 (0)1273 645134                 e: ejones@divcom.co.uk
Website:              www.divcom.co.uk
Twitter:               www.twitter.com/DiversifiedUK

office* exhibitor enquiries:

Sarah Cooper, Event Manager
t: +44 (0)1273 645143                 e: scooper@divcom.co.uk

David Maguire, Group Event Director
t: +44 (0)1273 645127                 e: dmaguire@divcom.co.uk
Website:              www.officeshow.co.uk
Twitter:               www.twitter.com/officeshow
Facebook:          www.facebook.com/pages/office/116716991701373
LinkedIn:            www.linkedin.com/groups?gid=3319575

Notes:

office* won ‘Best PA Industry Event’ 2014 at pa-assist.com’s Members Voice Awards in 2014.  office* was shortlisted for ‘Best UK Trade Show Exhibition (under 2,000m2)’ at the Association of Event Organisers (AEO) Excellence Awards in both 2013 and 2014.

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Diversified Communications UK Ltd (Diversified UK) is a fast growing trade event organiser and publisher based in Brighton, Peterborough, Leamington Spa, and Nailsworth, Glos.  Diversified UK’s event portfolio includes office*; SITS – The IT Service Management Show; Casual Dining; lunch!; Natural & Organic Products Europe; Nordic Organic Food Fair and Natural Products Scandinavia in Malmö, Sweden; camexpo; Geo Business; Ocean Business (including Offshore Survey Conference & Ocean Careers); MARELEC Marine Electromagnetics conference; Euro Bus Expo; Coach and Bus Live; and British Travel & Tourism Show.  For more information, visit: www.divcom.co.uk.

Diversified UK is part of Diversified Communications, a leading international media company providing market access, education and information through global, national and regional face-to-face events, digital and print publications and television stations.  Diversified serves a number of industries including: seafood, food service, natural and organic, healthcare, commercial marine, and business management.  Based in Portland, Maine, USA, Diversified employs over 850 staff, across eight divisions in seven countries.  For more information, visit: www.divcom.com

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Diversified Communications UK Ltd (Diversified UK) is a fast growing trade event organiser and publisher based in Brighton, Peterborough, Leamington Spa, and Nailsworth, Glos. Its brand portfolio includes: • Casual Dining (24-25 February 2016, Business Design Centre, London) www.casualdiningshow.co.uk • British Tourism & Travel Show - Best of Britain & ireland (16-17 March 2016, NEC, Birmingham) www.tourismshow.co.uk • Ocean Business, Offshore Survey Conference & Ocean Careers (April 2017, National Oceanography Centre, Southampton) www.oceanbusiness.com • Natural & Organic Products Europe (17-18 April 2016, ExCeL, London) www.naturalproducts.co.uk • Geo Business (24-25 May 2016, Business Design Centre, London) www.geobusinessshow.com • SITS - The IT Service Management Show (8-9 June 2016, Olympia, London) www.servicedeskshow.com • MARELEC International Marine Electromagnetics conference www.marelec.co.uk • lunch! (24-25 September 2015, Business Design Centre, London) www.lunchshow.co.uk • camexpo (26-27 September 2015, Olympia National Hall, London) www.camexpo.co.uk • Coach & Bus Live (30 September - 1 October, 2015, NEC, Birmingham) www.coachandbuslive.com/ • office* (13-14 October 2015, Olympia National Hall, London) www.officeshow.co.uk • Natural Products Scandinavia & Nordic Organic Food Fair (1-2 November 2015, MalmöMassan, Sweden) www.naturalproductsscandinavia.com & www.nordicorganicexpo.com • Euro Bus Expo (1-3 November 2016, NEC, Birmingham) www.eurobusxpo.com • Natural Products is Britain’s leading trade magazine for the natural and organic products industry (www.naturalproductsonline.co.uk) • The Natural Beauty Yearbook is the UK’s only dedicated trade guide to the natural and organic beauty and personal care market (www.naturalbeautyyearbook.co.uk) • Ocean Buzz is the weekly ocean technology eNewsletter providing the latest news and information from the industry (www.oceanbuzz.co.uk) • ServiceDesk360.com is a news, comment and discussion site dedicated to connecting, informing and learning within the ITSM community (www.servicedesk360.com) • Route One is the market-leading coach and bus industry weekly magazine (www.route-one.net) • Coach Monthly is the leading magazine for the coach tourism community, read by coach operators, tour planners and industry professionals (www.route-one.net) • Route One is the market-leading coach and bus industry weekly magazine (www.route-one.net) Diversified UK is part of Diversified Communications, a leading international media company providing market access, education and information through global, national and regional face-to-face events, eMedia, publications and television stations. Diversified serves a number of industries including: seafood, food service, natural and organic, healthcare, commercial marine, and business management. Based in Portland, Maine, USA, Diversified employs over 800 staff, with divisions in the Eastern United States, Australia, Canada, Hong Kong, Singapore, Thailand and the United Kingdom.

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