We are pleased to formally announce our partnership with Melbourne EA Group (MEAG). MEAG, which was founded by Carmel Bond in November 2014, are a Melbourne-based networking and support group for EAs and Pas. Having previously found a lack of support in her role as an EA, Bond established the group to offer other EAs and PAs the support, training, networking and career opportunities they need to further their careers alongside like-minded peers.

By working more closely with MEAG, our EA and PA clients can find support and network with a likeminded group of professionals. This partnership also means that here at 1000 Mile we are able to more closely understand where the gaps and challenges are for booking travel from an EA’s perspective. In turn, from our perspective as a travel management company we can help to more effectively bridge these gaps in the SME market.

News of our partnership with MEAG comes after a lengthy relationship with the group and their events.

Just last month we hosted a networking event for MEAG, which was sponsored by Travelport Locomote, Qatar Airways and Jo Wise. The event, which took place at Travelport Locomote’s head office, was a productive evening of trivia, presentations, prizes and views of a stunning sunset over Albert Park Lake.

We would like to take a moment to thank our leadership guru – the fantastic Jo Wise, who gave an insightful presentation during the evening about the benefits of using and understanding behavioural profiling in a professional context.

We would also like to again congratulate our lucky door prize winners from the evening. A big congratulations to Denise, Carmel and Svetlana, who took home Jo Wise’s prize, Narelle, who took home the Qatar Airways prize, and Alex, who took home our 1000MTG prize.

Here are a few photos we snapped during the event: ­

Here at 1000 Mile we are excited to see how we can continue to support and learn from MEAG as business partners.