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Administrative Professionals Week 2017  -  23 to 29 April 2018

Administrative Professionals Day - Wednesday, 25 April 2018

Administrative Professionals Day Dinner - Wednesday, 25 April 2018

24th ASA Congress - 24 to 28 September 2018

SAAP Calendar of Events  - 2012 to 2015

December 2014 - October 2015

January 2014 - November 2014

January 2012 - October 2013


Community Services & Support

The Association of Secretaries and Administrative Professionals in Asia-Pacific (ASA) was formed in 1974. The formation of ASA has provided an opportunity for administrative professionals and secretaries in and around Asia to meet and to share their knowledge, culture and work experience with one another.

An ASA Congress is held biennially and it is hosted by one of its member associations on a rotation basis according to seniority of their membership in ASA.

Singapore (SAAP) hosted the 3rd ASA Congress in 1978 and the 16th ASA Congress in 2004.

The 23rd  Association of Secretaries and Administrative Professionals in Asia-Pacific (ASA) Congress will be hosted in Manila, Philippines from 24 to 29 September 2016.  More details will be announced soon.

The main objectives of ASA are :

  • to gain recognition for administrative professionals and secretaries as professionals, and
  • to promote friendship, understanding, unity and the exchange of ideas among administrative professionals and secretaries in Asia.

Member countries of ASA (according to seniority) are :

  • Philippines
  • Thailand
  • Indonesia
  • Hong Kong
  • Singapore
  • India
  • Malaysia
  • Taiwan
  • Pakistan
  • Japan
  • Sri Lanka
  • Brunei
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Bangladesh
  • Korea

The past ASA Congresses

1st ASA Congress Manila, Philippines 1974 The Role of Secretaries in Asian Progress

2nd ASA Congress Bangkok, Thailand 1976 Enjoy your work by Self Improvement

3rd ASA Congress Singapore 1978 The Secretary in a Modern Era

4th ASA Congress Jakarta, Indonesia 1980 Increase your abilities & Maximise your Contributions

5th ASA Congress Hong Kong 1982 ASA Standard of a Professional Secretary and its recognition

6th ASA Congress Bombay, India 1984 The Personal Secretary Vocation to Profession

7th ASA Congress Kuala Lumpur, 1986 Success Through Professionalism and Malaysia Excellence

8th ASA Congress Taipei, Taiwan, ROC 1988 Moving Ahead in the High-Tech Era

9th ASA Congress Karachi, Pakistan 1990 Secretary – Shadow Boss Prime Mover

10th ASA Congress Tokyo, Japan 1992 People Skills – your personal ladder to success

11th ASA Congress Manila, Philippines 1994 The Professional Secretary into the 21st  Century

12thASA Congress Bandar Seri Begawan 1996 Unity Towards Professional Development Brunei

13th ASA Congress Bangkok, Thailand 1998 Meeting the Challenge of Change

14th ASA Congress Colombo, Sri Lanka 2000 Tomorrow Through Today’s Eyes

15th ASA Congress Bandar Seri Begawan 2002 Challenges Brunei

16th ASA Congress Singapore 2004 Strive with Winning Combinations

17th ASA Congress Mumbai, India 2006 Mission Excellence

18th ASA Congress Jakarta, Indonesia 2007 The Art of Leadership Skills for Administrative Professionals

19th ASA Congress Kuala Lumpur 2008 Reinventing… the Way Forward Malaysia

20th ASA Congress Taiwan, ROC 2010 Leaping Forward in the Changing Workplace

21st ASA Congress at Dhaka, Bangladesh, 2012

22nd ASA Congress   Pakistan,  Distinguished Secretaries Society of Pakistan (DSSP), 13 to 18 September 2014 - "Standing High in Challenging Times"

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