Welcome to IMA - International Management Assistants
Your global network for management support professionals since 1974
We are a global and high quality network of management support professionals. Two of our main aims are the personal and professional development of our members and the continued evolution of the management support profession. Our Association has been founded in 1974 as European Association for Professional Secretaries (EAPS) by Sonia Vanular. In 1999 the members decided to rename the Association to European Management Assistants (EUMA) and in 2016 to change to IMA - International Management Assistants, considering the huge changes of our profession and the business world and to get prepared for the future. Our Association distinguishes itself from others with its international dimension. Our members have access to a professional network which encompasses a vast range of business cultures, languages and lifestyles, but also provides a place where everyone is on common ground in a safe and proactive environment. We are currently represented in more than 25 countries. Our Association is a self-development organization with no political aims and no trade-union activities.
English is the official language of our Association.
Our Vision and Mission Statement
Be the leading international network of management support professionals:
The Association was founded in 1974 in Zurich. At first, it was an Association, which was represented only in Europe. Now EUMA is represented in 25 countries all over the world. There are National Groups in the following countries: Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Norway, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom and now in Russia! EUMA also has individual members in Croatia, Portugal, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, United Arab Emirates and United States. Members of the Association are people who always want to learn something new and are ready to improve their professional skills and build business relations in cross-cultural world. EUMA gives an opportunity to grow personally and to increase professionalism by organization of different conferences, trainings, seminars, webinars on actual topics, by organization of international meetings where current changes in business environment are discussed, and members have an opportunity to share their experience with each other. The Association is a self-development organization that has no political aims and will not engage in political or trade-union activities and doesn’t have making profit as the main goal of its activity. More detailed information you may get here
IMA Russia is an official representative office of the Assosiation International Management Assistants (IMA). IMA Russia has been officially ratified during the 41st IMA (former EUMA) Annual Conference, which took place on 25-26 of September 2015 in Limassol (Cyprus).
IMA Russia gives members unique opportunities:
These opportunities are indeed unique, because in Russia there is no analogue of IMA or any other professional organizations of business assistants, heads of executive management, personal assistants, which would allow its members to increase a level of qualification and develop in professional and in personal terms. However, we should mention that membership in the Association will be interesting, useful and necessary not only for those who directly support management but also for employees who work in other fields such as PR, HR, office managers, project manager, etc. because on training, workshops and conferences we cover broad range of business processes and use international experience of colleagues. In this regard, we would like to kindly invite all people who are interested in professional development, self-improvement, and finding new colleagues and friends to join the IMA Russia!
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