Findings from a recent survey by Executive PA Media, shows that Australia-based assistants are busy putting together interstate and overseas events.
The research found that nearly three quarters (73%) of C-suite (supporting board level executives) corporate assistants have organised interstate events for their businesses in the past two years. The maximum number of events organised in any twelve month period varied from 1 to 46, and the average being 4.6 for each corporate EA surveyed. Just over one in five NGO and government employed assistants have organised interstate events over the past two years.
Despite organising fewer interstate events than their corporate counterparts, 20 per cent of NGO/government executive assistants have organised overseas events in the past two years. This is a higher than expected percentage and more research is planned to establish the scope and size of these events.
Nearly a third of C-suite corporate executive assistants (30%) have organised overseas events, and their international reach through the organisations they work for suggests a higher proportion organise overseas events (30%) than professional event organisers do.
The higher numbers of corporate C-suite EAs employed (50,0000 to 84000) compared to professional event managers (20,000), together with the findings of the survey suggests the total value of events business from EAs is much higher than from professional event managers.
The research breakdown showed 30 per cent of the responses came from NGO/ government and 70 per cent from corporate.
With so many of you now regularly organising events for your businesses and being expected to achieve professional results, how are you managing to achieve this on top of all your other responsibilities? Email our chairman Russell Peacock at firstname.lastname@example.org