Associations

Executive Secretary Magazine aims to provide you with the most up to date list of Associations, Organisations and Networks at international, national, regional and local level – wherever in the world you might be.

If you run or know of an Association, Network, Chapter, Branch or Organisation that supports Assistants and you are either missing from our list OR are listed incorrectly, please email Jenny Churcher at [email protected]

Country / Region Location Name Contact
Australia AIOP – Australian Institute of Office Professionals https://www.aiop.com.au
Australia EAN – Executive Assistant Network http://www.executiveassistant.com
Barbados Barbados Association of Office Professionals (BAOP) http://www.baop.org/
Belgium Antwerp ManAs – Antwerp Network for Management Assistants https://www.manas.be
Belgium ALISAD – Association Liégeoise des Secrétaires et Assistant(e)s de Direction http://www.alisad.eu/
Belgium IMA – International Management Assistants https://be.ima-network.org
Brazil Rio Grande do Sul SISERGS – Sindicato das Secretrias e Secretarios no estdo do Rio Grande do Sul http://www.sisergs.com.br
Brazil Sao Paolo SINSESP – Sindicato das Secretárias e Secretários do Estado de São Paulo http://www.sinsesp.com.br
Brazil ABPSEC – Brazilian Association of Research in Secretarial Science http://www.abpsec.com.br
Brazil Brazilian Executive Assistants https://www.linkedin.com/company/brazilian-executive-assistants/
Brazil FENASSEC – Brazil’s National Federation of Secretaries htttp://www.fenassec.com.br
Brazil Pepitas Secretaries Club http://www.pepitassecretariesclub.com
Canada Association of Administrative Professionals https://aaa.ca/
Canada Canadian Association of Virtual Assistants http://canadianava.org/
Canada IAAP – International Association of Administrative Professionals http://www.iaap-hq.org/
Canada SDA – Society for Design Administration https://www.sdanational.org/
Channel Islands Jersey The PA Network http://www.thepanetworkjersey.com/
Cyprus IMA – International Management Assistants https://cy.ima-network.org
Denmark IMA – International Management Assistants https://dk.ima-network.org
Finland IMA – International Management Assistants https://fi.ima-network.org
Finland Sihteeriyhdistys Sekreterarföreningen ry http://www.sihteeriyhdistys.fi
France FFMAS – French Federation of Trade of the Assistantship and Secretariat http://www.ffmas.com
France IMA – International Management Assistants https://fr.ima-network.org
Germany bSb – Bundesverband Sekretariat und Büromanagement e.V. http://www.bsb-office.de 
Germany IMA – International Management Assistants https://de.ima-network.org
Ghana PROSAG – The Professional Secretaries Association of Ghana
Greece IMA – International Management Assistants https://gr.ima-network.org
Iceland IMA – International Management Assistants https://is.ima-network.org
India IASAP – Indian Association of Secretaries & Administrative Professionals http://www.iasapindia.com/
Indonesia ISI – Ikatan Sekretaris Indonesia http://isicabjakarta.blogspot.co.uk/
Ireland APAI –  The Association of Professional Administrators in Ireland https://theapai.com/
Italy IMA – International Management Assistants https://it.ima-network.org
Italy Secretary.IT Manager Assistant Network http://www.secretary.it/
Japan JSA – Japan Secretaries & Administrative Professionals Association http://www.hishokyokai.or.jp/
Kenya KENASA – Kenya National Secretaries Association http://kenasa.org/
Korea KAAP – Korean Association of Administrative Professionals https://www.facebook.com/secretary2015
Luxembourg IMA – International Management Assistants https://lu.ima-network.org
Malaysia MAPSA – Malaysian Association of Professional Secretaries & Administrators http://www.mapsa-malaysia.com/
Netherlands IMA – International Management Assistants https://nl.ima-network.org
Netherlands NVD – Nederlandse Vereniging van Directiesecretaressen https://www.nvdsecretaresse.nl/
New Zealand AAPNZ – Association of Administrative Professionals New Zealand Inc http://www.aapnz.org.nz
New Zealand PACE – Professional Assistants to Chief Executives http://pace.org.nz/
Nigeria IPMA – Institute of Professional Managers and Administrators of Nigeria http://www.ipma.org.ng/
Nigeria OPA – Organisation of Professional Assistants of Nigeria https://www.facebook.com/OPA.Nigeria
Norway IMA – International Management Assistants https://www.no.ima-network.org
Pakistan DSSP – Distinguished Secretaries’ Society of Pakistan http://www.dssp.org/
Panama Asociacion de Secretarias Ejecutivas de Panama https://www.facebook.com/ASEP1961/
Papua New Guinea PNGAAP – Papua New Guinea Association of Administrative Professionals https://www.facebook.com/www.pngaap.org.pg/
Philippines PAS – Philippine Association of Secretaries and Administrative Professionals Inc. http://www.philsecretaries.org/
Portugal ASP – Associacã de Secretarias Profissionais Portuguesas http://www.asp-secretarias.pt/
Russia IMA – International Management Assistants https://ru.ima-network.org
Singapore SAAP – Singapore Association of Administrative Professionals http://www.saap.org.sg/
South Africa Capetown Powerful PA Training and Network Cara Carmen (Tel: 021 509 3120)
IMA – International Management Assistants https://za.ima-network.org/
South Africa OPSA – Association for Office Professionals of South Africa http://www.opsa.org.za/
South Africa PAFSA – Professional Association for Secretaries and Administrative Assistants http://1.pafsa.co.za/index.asp?mid=95
South Africa Platinum Assistant Network South Africa https://www.platinumassistsa.org.za//
South Africa SASPA – The South African Secretaries and PAs Association http://www.saspa.co.za/
South Africa The PA Network http://panetwork.co.za/
South America Mundo Asistentes https://www.mundoasistentes.com/
Spain Aragon Asociacion del Secretariado Profesional de Aragon (ASPA) http://asparagon.com/
Spain Madrid Asociación del Secretariado Profesional de Madrid (ASPM) https://aspm.es/
Spain IMA – International Management Assistants https://es.ima-network.org
Spain SEIEM – Secretariat i Empresa http://secretariatiempresa.blogspot.co.uk/
Sri Lanka AAP – Academy for Administrative Professionals http://aapsl.com/
Sri Lanka SLAAPS – Sri Lanka Association of Administrative & Professional Secretaries http://www.slaapsonline.com/
Sweden Stockholm Chefsassistenterna (Chief Assistants) http://cassto.se/
Sweden IMA – International Management Assistants https://www.se.ima-network.org
Switzerland IMA – International Management Assistants https://www.ch.ima-network.org
Thailand WSAT – Women Secretaries and Administrative Professionals Association of Thailand http://www.secretarythailand.org/
The Caribbean CAAP – Caribbean Association of Administrative Professionals http://caap-online.org/
Turkey IMA – International Management Assistants https:/tr.ima-network.org
Turks & Caicos Islands TCAOP – Turks & Caicos Association of Office Professionals http://www.tciofficeprofessionals.org/
United Arab Emirates Platinum PA Club http://platinumpaclub.com/
United Kingdom Birmingham Birmingham PA Forum https://birminghampaforum.co.uk/
United Kingdom Bucks Berks and Oxon Bucks Berks and Oxon PA Network https://www.facebook.com/BucksPANetwork
United Kingdom Chester and North Wales Chester and North Wales PA Network https://www.linkedin.com/groups/8571222/profile
United Kingdom Doncaster Doncaster PA Network https://twitter.com/PADoncaster
United Kingdom East Midlands East Midlands PA Network https://www.emc-dnl.co.uk/connecting-you/networking-and-social-events/pa-network/
United Kingdom Essex Essex PA Network https://www.essexpanetwork.co.uk/
United Kingdom Exeter Exeter PA Network http://www.exeterpanetwork.com/
United Kingdom Kent Kent EA & PA Network https://www.kenteapanetwork.co.uk/ 
United Kingdom London LCCI PA Club https://www.londonchamber.co.uk/membership/pa-club/
United Kingdom London London City Airport Premier PA Club https://www.londoncityairport.com/premierpa
United Kingdom London London PA Network http://www.london-pa-network.org/
United Kingdom London Network PA SW1 https://twitter.com/NetworkPASW1
United Kingdom Manchester Manchester PA Network https://www.manchesterpanetwork.co.uk/
United Kingdom Manchester UoM-PAs (The University of Manchester EA/PA network)
United Kingdom Newcastle Newcastle PA Network http://newcastlepanetwork.com/
United Kingdom Northern Ireland Belfast PA Network https://www.facebook.com/groups/359273601083148/
United Kingdom Science & Technologies Facilities Council STFC PA Forum Sue Carter ([email protected]) +44 (0)1235 445610
United Kingdom Scotland Edinburgh PA Network https://edinburghpanetwork.com/
United Kingdom Scotland Scottish PA Network https://scottishpanetwork.com/
United Kingdom South Hampshire South Hampshire PA Network https://www.linkedin.com/groups/8342664/profile
United Kingdom Sussex Sussex PA Network https://www.linkedin.com/groups/8482160/about
United Kingdom Yorkshire & Merseyside The PA Hub https://www.thepahub.co.uk/
United Kingdom ACA – Association of Celebrity Assistants https://www.aca-uk.com/
United Kingdom AMSPAR – The Association of Medical Secretaries, Practice Managers, Administrators and Receptionists http://www.amspar.com/
United Kingdom British Society of Medical Secretaries & Administrators (BSMSA) https://www.bsmsa.org.uk/index.cfm
United Kingdom Charity PA Network https://www.facebook.com/groups/CharityPANetwork/
United Kingdom EDPA http://www.nahpa.org.uk/
United Kingdom EPAA –  Executive & Personal Assistants Association https://epaa.org.uk/
United Kingdom IAgSA – Institute of Agricultural Secretaries & Administrators https://www.iagsa.co.uk/
United Kingdom IAM – The Institute of Administrative Management http://www.instam.org/
United Kingdom IMA – International Management Assistants https://uk.ima-network.org/
United Kingdom Institute of Legal Secretaries and PAs https://www.institutelegalsecretaries.com/
United Kingdom Miss Jones PA https://missjonespa.com/
United Kingdom National Association for Legal Assistants http://www.nala.org/
United Kingdom Society of Virtual Assistants https://www.societyofvirtualassistants.co.uk/
United Kingdom The Asssistant Room http://www.theassistantroom.com/
United Kingdom The PA Club https://thepaclub.com/
United Kingdom The PA Way https://www.thepaway.co.uk/
Uruguay ADESU – Associación de Secretarias del Uruguay http://www.adesu.org.uy/
USA Boston Boston Executive Assistants https://www.bostonexecutiveassistants.com/
USA Los Angeles ACPA – Association of Celebrity Personal Assistants http://www.acpa-la.com
USA New York New York Celebrity Assistants (NYCA) http://nycelebrityassistants.com/
USA Tri-Cities APTC – Administrative Professionals of the Tri-Cities https://www.adminprofessionalstc.org/
USA AEAP – Association of Executive & Administrative Professionals http://www.theaeap.com
USA AHCAP – Association for Healthcare Administrative Professionals http://www.ahcap.org
USA ASAP – American Society of Administrative Professionals https://www.asaporg.com/
USA Audacious Admin http://www.audaciousadmin.com/
USA C-Suite Executive Support Professionals http://www.c-sesp.org/
USA EAO – Executive Assistants Organisaton https://joineao.com/
USA IAAP – International Association of Administrative Professionals http://www.iaap-hq.org/
USA IVAA – International Virtual Assistants Association https://ivaa.org/
USA Legal Secretaries International Inc http://www.legalsecretaries.org/
USA OrgOrg – Organization Organizers http://www.orgorg.co/
USA SDA – Society for Design Administration https://www.sdanational.org/
USA Virtual Association for Administrative Professionals http://www.thevaap.com/
Worldwide Global PA Association http://www.globalpa-association.com/
Worldwide Global Virtual Assistant Networking Organisation https://www.vanetworking.com/
Worldwide IMA – International Management Assistants https://www.ima-network.org
Worldwide LGBT Administration Professional Network http://www.lgbt-admin-and-assistant.com/
Worldwide The Social Network for Virtual Assistants https://www.vanetworking.com/
Zambia PSAZ – Professional Secretaries Association of Zambia http://psazambia.org/
Zimbabwe ICSAZ – Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators http://www.icsaz.co.zw/