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  • 01/08/2018 11:31 AM | Carmel Bond (Administrator)

    As a valued member of the MEAG community, I know you’re passionate about professional development – and I’m excited to share some BIG news with you.

    After months of planning, I’m thrilled to announce The MEAG Success Summit is happening in Melbourne on Saturday 6 October 2018. The MEAG Success Summit is the ultimate event for EAs and PAs to come together for a full day (and fabulous night) of education, inspiration, entertainment and networking.

    The word for this year’s inaugural conference is SUCCESS, which is exactly what the event will ignite. The program is jam-packed with sessions and speakers to help you level up your EA/PA skills and launch your career to new heights. You’ll hear from captivating keynote speakers, participate in Q&A with industry experts, and mingle with the Melbourne’s most passionate EAs & PAs – all in a spectacular setting.

    With a Fiji destination theme, including Fijian entertainment, a Fiji inspired dinner, plus the chance to win some amazing prizes (including all expenses paid trip to Fiji), this is an event you won’t want to miss!

    More details will be revealed in the coming weeks. In the meantime, clear your calendar, save the date and fire up for Melbourne EA Group’s first and Melbourne's best dedicated EA/PA conference. With only 100 tickets available, you'll want to get in quick!

    WHEN: Saturday, 6 October 2018
    WHERE: Melbourne Marriott Hotel
    WHAT: Full day conference + post-conference Networking and Dinner 

    I can’t wait to see you at The MEAG Success Summit!

    Yours sincerely,

    Carmel Bond
    Founder, Melbourne EA Group

  • 15/01/2018 9:00 AM | Carmel Bond (Administrator)

    After 15 years of working for ‘the boss’ in a wide range of industries and roles, We are happy to announce (in a bid to become her own boss), Carmel Bond is officially offering administrative expertise - virtually. 

    Now is a vital time to keep up with technology. Not only does technology teach us, it allows us to think outside the box and give us flexibility of working anywhere anytime. 

    For anyone looking for administrative help, look no further than www.carmelbond.com.au 
    #va #virtualassistant #beyourownboss #itsbusinesstime #carmelbond

  • 09/11/2017 2:00 PM | Carmel Bond (Administrator)

    After a long and healthy relationship, 1000 Mile Travel Group & MEAG have made things formal and partnered up!

    1000 Mile Travel Group is an Australian-based supplier of corporate travel management solutions. They specialise in small to medium-sized companies who spend between $100K - 4 million per annum on travel. While 1000 Mile’s focus is in the corporate sector, they can also assist with booking and managing travel for conferences and events incentives, executive leisure, groups, and cruising.

    By partnering with 1000 Mile, MEAG members can access two corporate online booking tools (Serko and Travelport Locomote), live and interactive reporting, client-negotiated and 1000 Mile-specific airfares, exclusive rates for 32,000 hotels worldwide and more.

    How can 1000 Mile help EAs and PAs?

    1) At 1000 Mile each dedicated Travel Expert has an average of 15 years in the corporate travel sector. This means that you can be confident that your company’s travel is being looked after by a true professional who is experienced in all aspects of your travel program.

    2) 1000 Mile can write and help monitor your company’s travel policy. This means you can rest assured knowing that your people are adhering to the guidelines you set and keeping to your company’s budget and preferred suppliers.

    3) 1000 Mile can provide you with reporting and the latest corporate travel technology platforms. This means that you can track your company’s bookings, spending and savings any time and at the click of a button.

    4) 1000 Mile are affiliated with the helloworld for business buying group. This means that you have access to the best global corporate hotel rates and airfares in the industry.

    5) 1000 Mile’s flexible model means your Travel Expert can come and work in your office with you for implementation, additional training and organising your day-to-day travel logistics.

    If you would like to find out how 1000 Mile can help reduce your company's travel costs and add real value which suits you please get in touch with Alex or Nicola today for a travel health check.

    Alex Stewart | Director of Partnerships +61 420 282 477 

    Nicola Veltman | Director of HR +61 402 562 076 

  • 15/09/2017 9:00 AM | Carmel Bond (Administrator)

    Melbourne EA Group is pleased to announce an exclusive partnership with TIXSTAR - the destination for premium sports + entertainment experiences.

    The partnership provides MEAG members with a dedicated and trusted partner to provide ease of booking, advice, support and save time when organising staff and client related events.

    TIXSTAR allows you to access over 1,000 packages + experiences for any occasion all in one place in the easiest way, direct from over 150+ authorised providers which include:

    • Sporting Teams + Leagues
    • Stadiums + Venues
    • Entertainment + Event Promoters
    • Wineries
    • Tour + Travel Operators
    • Experience providers and more

    "TIXSTAR is the perfect choice for EA/PAs to go to when in need of an experience with a difference or to simply help in organising your upcoming events. The variety of experiences in one place makes it so easy and their professional service is outstanding. Given this partnership, this service to MEAG members adds great value." - Carmel Bond, Founder - Melbourne EA Group

    "We're really excited to partner with MEAG, we aim to make it easy for anyone to book experiences for gifting, events and more. Our team understand that EA/PA's today have hectic schedules and often need dedicated support to find the right solution." - Jordan Leask, Co-Founder + CEO - TIXSTAR


  • 19/06/2017 10:30 AM | Carmel Bond (Administrator)

    MEAG have introduced learning programs for its members. The first program is Confidence - Who needs it?  

    The one-day workshop gives members the chance to learn the skills and techniques to build confidence, strategies to apply to combat nerves and practical advice and tips on how to plan, prepare, practice and project with conviction and certainty, holding back from speaking up, talking to a group or introducing yourself to a stranger will be a thing of the past. 

    A series of programs will be released in future, focusing on the EA/PA role and professional development, exclusive for MEAG members. If you are an EA/PA and would like more information, become a member today or contact us

  • 11/05/2017 8:30 AM | Carmel Bond (Administrator)

    It’s been a big week for Melbourne EA Group founder, Carmel Bond, who was named Morris Jones Secretary/Assistant of the Year 2017 on Wednesday 10 May.

    Carmel received over 130 nominations for the prestigious award, which was presented at Morris Jones Restaurant & Cocktail Bar in Windsor, where secretaries and assistants from across Melbourne gathered for a night of networking and celebration.

    As well as the coveted title of Secretary of the Year, Carmel took home over $5,000 worth of prizes, including flights and accommodation for 5 nights at Castaway Resort & Spa in Mission Beach, jewellery and beauty packs, plus dinner for 2 at Morris Jones.


  • 17/04/2017 11:00 AM | Carmel Bond (Administrator)

    The first annual MEAG Admin Professionals Day breakfast sold out in record time, with 110 seats selling out in just 4 hours!

    Guest speaker and fellow MEAG member, Author and Coach - Teresa Lombardo plans to entertain and members have their chance to get the first look at the new MEAG website.

    PLUS MEAG has over $19,000 of amazing prizes to be won! 

    Melbourne EA/PAs, lock in May 4th 2018, because the next breakfast will be bigger and better!

  • 07/02/2017 9:30 AM | Carmel Bond (Administrator)

    You can now contribute your blood donations on behalf of MEAG! As a group we can monitor how many lives we have saved through our donations.  Friends and family are also welcome to donate to the MEAG Blood Bank Group should they wish to do so.

    Are you eligible?

    To check if you are eligible to donate see link: http://www.donateblood.com.au/eligibility%23can-i-give-blood

    The Melbourne CBD Donation Centre is located in the Optus Centre, 1/367 Collins St, Melbourne VIC 3000.

    Donation Types:

    • Whole blood donors can give blood every 12 weeks.
    • Plasma and platelet donors can donate as often as every 2-3 weeks.

    Remember every donation saves 3 lives! See how may lives we've saved so far.

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