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Welcome to
IMA South Africa

International Management Assistants is a global, professional network of management support professionals, represented in over 30 countries.

Our main aims are the personal and professional development of our members and the continued evolution of the management support profession.

Our journey

The IMA was founded in 1974 as European Association for Professional Secretaries and in 1999 the members renamed it EUMA -  European Management Assistants. In 2016, considering the huge changes to our profession and to  prepare for the future, we became the IMA - International Management Assistants.

IMA South African was established in 2018, and joins over 30 other countries where IMA is represented.

Our Vision and Mission Statement

We are committed to be the leading international network of management support professionals by

  • providing high quality development training
  • by promoting knowledge sharing
  • by encouraging interaction among the members
  • by monitoring the development of our profession
  • by speaking up for the profession

Grow and connect
through the leading
international network 
management assistants

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Do you want to keep developing your skills?

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International Training Day 2022

26 March 2022

The topic is Innovation and Creativity. This will be a hybrid event offering you the choice of participating in person or virtually – the first of its kind for IMA!

Find out more
  • International training

    Join our high quality international training days to learn from professional trainers - and meet with peers from all over the world.

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  • International conference

    Once a year, we meet - online or in person - for an international conference - join us and learn from high quality speakers and meet your peers. Exchange ideas and form friendships. 

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  • Webinars

    Throughout the year, we offer webinars for members and non-members. Members get one month of replay to get the most out of the webinars. 

    Read more about our webinars