KoffeeKlatch Events


Practical sessions on GDPR, IR35, contracts, associates and more

Upcoming Events

Sorting out compliance and contracts does not have to be dull or scary.   Nor does learning new skills to help you communicate clearly and securely.

In a world where everything is constantly changing, you need to make sure you are protecting your business whilst still delighting your customers.

All our KoffeeKlatch events are designed to get you beyond just surviving into thriving.

You can use the law as one of many tools to protect you and help your business grow.  All our events are packed full of useful information and many are regular attenders.

Public event: Top things to watch out for when taking on an associate.

February 28th 2024, 8:00pm

Are you nervous about hiring an associate to work on supporting you in your business? Worried they might poach your customers or ruin your hard won reputation?

Are you likely to get tangled up in IR35 or tax problems?

What about data privacy and data sharing?

Should you do it secretly or let your clients know?

What if your associate is not in the same country as you?

These are things KoffeeKlatch customers often ask about and in this live event we are going to be getting clear about what are myths, what are real risks, how to handle them and how to start having an outsourced team without driving yourself crazy.

Affiliate only event: Kids, Contracts, Schools and GDPR

March 6th 2024, 8:00pm

We will be talking about new ranges, updates, and anything else you want us to cover.

Public event: Managing Cookies compliantly

March 13th 2024, 8:00pm

Cookies are an inherent part of the online world and their use can be very beneficial to a website owner.

Join Jo Brianti as she runs through the key points you need to understand about cookie compliance


  1. What is a cookie and what is it for?
  2. What are the different types of cookies and what do they do?
  3. How long do cookies remain working on my laptop when I visit a website?
  4. What are the regulations I need to comply with?
  5. What makes a compliant cookie banner?
  6. What do I need to include in my cookie policy?

External event: ICAP Conference - Millenium Point, Birmingham

March 16th 2024, 9:00am to 4:30pm

Jo and Annabel are both attending this years ICAP Conference – drop by and say hi if you are going to this conference for Children’s Activity Providers.

Customer only event: Why do you need different contracts if you are providing services to corporates or schools compared to direct to individuals?

March 20th 2024, 8:00pm

If you provide training or activities do you know that it makes a real difference if you are invoicing the people who attend (or their parents) directly or whether you are invoicing a company or a school who are sending you delegates or pupils?

It’s not just how you handle personal data that’s different. From consumer rights compared to business-to-business options, from late payment and the risks you face, trading business to consumer is different from trading business to business and you need to understand which is which and which contracts and data privacy flows to use.

Public event: Should you be using AI? Which platforms, what are the risk, and how transparent should you be, with Danielle Armstong, Jo Brianti and Annabel Kaye

March 27th 2024, 8:00pm

More details coming soon!

External event: NEVAC - North East VA Conference, at The Studio, Leeds LS1 4AW

May 3rd 2024, 9:00am to 4:00pm

KoffeeKlatch is delighted to announce that we are sponsoring this year’s NEVAC conference. 

Whether you are thinking of becoming a virtual assistant or you have been one for many years, this is the conference for you! A fun and informal opportunity to collaborate and network with other Virtual Assistants, learn new skills and reignite the passion for your VA business. 

Covering everything from How to sessions, industry updates, advice, top tips, peer-to-peer and expert support and much, much more all in a great venue with views across Leeds City and spacious breakout areas.

External event: The VA Lounge presents: Lounge by the Sea 2024, at the Royal Hotel, Beach Street, Deal, CT14 6JD

May 9th 2024, 9:00am to 4:30pm

Jo Brianti will be at the Lounge by the Sea event all day to answer your contract and GDPR questions and will also join the panel of experts for the “Ask me anything” session. 

Lounge by the Sea will include networking opportunities with your peers, morning and afternoon sessions covering filling and maintaining your sales pipeline, dominating your digital space, and bringing your mojo to your messaging, including interactive exercises, pre-day packs, micro-courses and guides for you to take away, and access to industry leaders. 

External event: Strategic PA Network Development Summit 2024, at Great Fosters Hotel, Surrey

June 19th 2024, 11:30am to 6:00pm

Jo Brianti will be holding a joint session with Amanda Johnson of VACT on: Scaling and Growing your VA Business – What you need to know.

The 2024 Strategic PA Network’s exclusive learning and development Summit hosted at Great Fosters Hotel (Egham, Surrey), is about you and your opportunity for growth and personal development as a Business Support Professional. Get ready for a curated experience filled with learning, connection, and inspiration, created just for you.

Use the discount code VA_JO for 10% all ticket prices.