About the Conference

Now more than ever, assistants play an integral role in the success of an organization. Today’s executive assistants (EAs) and personal assistants (PAs) have long expanded beyond administrative roles. They take on project management, are involved in strategic planning, and often work directly alongside the executives they support.

Changes in the workplace in terms of workforce structure, new working arrangement and emergence of new technologies have urged assistants to frequently update their knowledge and skills to ensure they stay relevant in this exciting time. It is therefore crucial for you to be motivated and constantly exploring new areas for self-improvement, to further increase the depth of support you can give to your executives.

Building on the success of our previous years’ annual Australia EA/PA Conferences, Clariden is proud to present to you our 5th Annual Australia National EA/PA Conference which will go into greater depth on how EAs and PAs can improve their performance and enhance their value to employers.

Being a conference by EA/PAs and for EA/PAs, you will hear from award-winning and top EA/PAs from across Australia who will share their insights, knowledge, and success stories to help you strengthen your capabilities portfolio and develop a strategic presence in your organization. The conference will also feature executives and top experts from various disciplines, giving you the opportunity to hear practical solutions to key challenges faced by EA/PAs in today’s business. You will leave this highly-acclaimed event with the essential knowledge and skills to transform yourself into an exceptional assistant and become an asset to your management team.

Join us and be part of the impressive gathering at the 5th Annual Australia National EA/PA Conference to find out how your career can be transformed!

Why Join This Conference


  1. Skyrocket your effectiveness and efficiency with essential hard skills and soft skills
  2. Fire up your productivity with latest office technology
  3. Transform your habits and thinking to sustain mental and physical resistance
  4. Identify and explore self-development opportunities to build your own unique strengths
  5. Create win-win business partnership with your executives
  6. Master the best practices from top assistants in the country

Featured Speakers

  • Dimitra Zographos
    Executive Assistant to the Regional Vice President
    Western Union Business Solutions (Chairperson)
    Recipient of the Page Personnel EA of the Year Award 2014 and Australia’s Top EA of the Year at The CEO Magazine’s Executive Awards 2015
  • John Karagounis
    The CEO Circle and The EA Circle
    Judge of Executive Assistant of the Year 2016
  • Megan Green
    Executive Assistant
    Alfred Health
    Page Personnel Australian Executive Assistant of the Year 2016
  • Lizzie Wagner
    Managing Director
    The Lizzie Wagner Group
    Finalist for the Telstra Business Women’s Awards
  • Ros Cardinal
    Coach, Speaker, Facilitator and Organisational Development Specialist
    Shaping Change
    Awarded Australia Leadership Coach of the Year 2016 & Recipient of 2016 Australian Small Business Champion Awards
  • Vivien Coolen
    Executive Assistant
    Department of Treasury and Finance, Victoria
    Renowned keynote speaker and chair of EA & PA conferences

Past Participating Companies

Over 500 EAs and PAs have attended our secretaries program worldwide and we have received outstanding testimonials.

Selected past participating companies from Australia include:

  • Activ
  • Adelaide City Council
  • Alinta Energy
  • APP
  • Austin Health
  • Australian Rail Track
  • Australian Taxation Office
  • Bankwest
  • Barclays
  • BBC Worldwide Australia
  • BGC Contracting
  • Brisbane Airport
  • Bupa
  • CBA (Commonwealth Bank)
  • Corning Optical Communications
  • Department of Health
  • Department of Industry
  • Department of the Premier and Cabinet
  • EFIC
  • Energy Power Systems Austalia
  • Ericsson Australia
  • Fire & Rescue NSW
  • FM Global
  • Frucor
  • IDEXX Laboratories
  • Institute of Chartered Accountants Australia
  • Jones Lang LaSalle
  • Knorr-Bremse
  • Komatsu Australia
  • Lend Lease
  • Lenovo (Australia & New Zealand)
  • Macquarie Group
  • Maritime New Zealand
  • Mastercard
  • Mazda Australia
  • McAfee
  • Metro Trains Melbourne
  • National Australia Bank
  • Nestle Australia
  • Newmont Asia Pacific
  • Nielsen
  • NSW Police Force
  • NSW Treasury
  • Ogilvy Public Relations
  • Optus
  • Oracle
  • Perth Airport
  • Pricewaterhouse Coopers
  • Prince of Wales Hospital
  • Queensland Health
  • RBC Capital Markets
  • Schneider Electric
  • Siemens
  • Spinifex Pharmaceuticals
  • Suncorp
  • Sydney Metro
  • Teachers Mutual Bank
  • Toll Global Logistics – Customised Solutions
  • University of Sydney
  • Westpac Group
  • Yarrabee Coal Company