BeMyVA announces sponsorship of AVAC, 4-5th May 2012, Melbourne, Australia

Date: 14-Jan-2012 12:00

BeMyVA and AVAC, 4-5th May 2012, Melbourne, Australia


We are delighted to have the opportunity to sponsor and work with such distinguished multi-award winning members of the VA industry – such as Kathie Thomas, Anita Kilkenny, Kylie Short and all of the AVAC committee of Virtual Assistants.

It is a pleasure working with such a professional, organised team, and we look forward to the Australian VA Conference in Melbourne, being a major success once again in 2012. Here’s to another great networking and learning experience for VAs.



AVAC 2012 will be taking place on 4-5 May 2012 in Melbourne.

This will be the third annual Australia VA Conference and we are delighted to be running this event once again.  We’ve already heard from potential speakers and sponsors who want to be involved.  And this was before we started to promote – so it looks like our event is already showing up on people’s calendars.  Make sure it’s on yours too and book now while the thought is fresh in your mind!  Early bird bookings close 29 February.

Kathie M. Thomas began her home based secretarial business in March 1994. Eighteen months later the internet entered the business scene in Australia and Kathie founded the first homebased network of virtual workers (now known as Virtual Assistants) in Australia.

Kathie is well known for her passion for the Virtual Assistant industry, writes the popular VA Blog and speaks at teleseminars, webinars and conferences both in Australia and overseas.

Kathie has accreditations in the VA industry and is also a multiple award winner for her efforts in the VA industry and home based businesses.  Her most recent achievements are nominations for “Australian of the Year” in both 2008 and 2009.  She is also listed in the 2009 edition of “Who’s Who of Australian Women“.

Kathie is one of the founding  steering committee members for OIVAC (Online Internationals Virtual Assistants Convention) and is a moderator on the Virtual Assistants International Group (VAIG).

Anita Kilkenny owner of AKA Virtual PA was originally established in January 1994, however it wasn’t until 2000 that Anita became a full-time VA. With a Bachelor of Business Degree (Office Admin) and over 20 years experience in the secretarial and PA field, Anita has extensive experience in the public and private corporate sectors.

In 2002 Anita became one of the first in Australia to be awarded with the post nominal of Accredited Office Professional (AOP) and in 2003 was awarded a Master Virtual Assistant (MVA). Anita also won the 2003 AIOP (Australian Institute of Office Professionals) Award of Excellence. In 2006, Anita received the AIOP President’s Award for Excellence and was nominated for the National Award of Excellence.

Anita was one of the founding steering committee members for OIVAC (Online Internationals Virtual Assistants Convention), founding Committee Member of the A4VB Au (Australian Chapter of the Alliance for Virtual Businesses) and Moderator on Virtual Assistants International Group (VAIG), as well as being a member on various online forums and groups. – International Directory of Virtual Assistants has been developed as an Independent, International Directory for locating professional Virtual Assistants worldwide. Our primary business mission is to actively promote the value, skills and resources of Virtual Assistants to the business community at large.
Members with detailed full profiles have already won business from their listings on – check out the site  and contact us for log-in details if you wish to join or upgrade your profile to full membership.

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