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PA experts take to the floor at CHS18

The 2018 Conference and Hospitality Show (CHS18) is welcoming Lee Jackson and Abigail Jones as speakers this year, as part of the PA Life Stream.

Taking place on 24 April at Leeds first direct arena, the ninth annual show promises to be bigger and better than ever before.


Lee Jackson, a Motivational Speaker, Presentation Coach and author of 12 books will provide a down-to-earth session on presentation skills between 10am-10:30am on the main stage. The 2017 President of the Professional Speaking Association has worked in the voluntary, public and private sectors over the years he now works in businesses and education helping people to Get Good at Work and School.


In ‘Get Good at Presenting’, Lee will share tips on how to help you speak up front with confidence and authenticity. He will discuss the importance of investing in your presentation skills, including how to adequately prepare for and deliver a presentation, whilst keeping your nerves at bay and building confidence through better routines.   

In the afternoon, Executive Assistant Abigail Jones will take to the main stage between 2:30pm-3pm to give a talk on the importance of focusing on yourself in order to take control of your career path.


With almost two decades of experience in the industry, Abigail brings a wealth of knowledge from industries including the Arts, Healthcare, Charity and Fashion. Specialising in ‘C suite’ level, Abigail is passionate about encouraging PA’s to get the most of out their careers,  giving women and equal voice in the workplace, and developing skill sets to make the most of the role of Executive and Personal Assistant.


‘Managing Your Executive or Taking Control of  Your Boss’ will address how to make your role work for you, how to get the recognition you need, how to set expectations, how to survive the difficult moments, how to have your own life, and how to get the most out of your job for the future.


Emma Cartmell, Chief Executive Officer at CHS Group, said: “Our speakers are a key part of CHS18 and we’re really excited to welcome Abigail and Lee this year. Their knowledge and experience working in a variety of sectors will give our attendees plenty of inspiration about how to forge their own career paths, along with some great insight on the art of presentation. Executive PAs form a large part of our audience so it’s important that our speakers are fantastic quality and great personalities – both of which we can guarantee for 2018!”


Complimentary VIP tickets are available for event planners, venue finders, PA/EAs and offer a whole host of benefits and extras on the day, including access to the VIP Rockstar Bar, complimentary food and beverages, a VIP goody bag and other treats.


A VIP Pack will also be sent prior to the show with special prize draws only available to VIPs. Complimentary accommodation is available for VIPs who need to travel for over an hour to Leeds. For more information visit

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