The European Management Assistants (EUMA), a member led PA network, has changed its name to reflect a move to becoming an international association.
The change to International Management Assistants (IMA) was voted by EUMA members and reflects the growing demand from PAs and Management Assistants from outside Europe who have asked to join the association.
The move to an international association will open up EUMA’s technological, economic and social benefits to thousands more members
across the globe.
The change will also benefit existing members by providing networking, learning and professional development opportunities from a
far larger, global pool.
Elizabeth Wakeling, chair of the UK branch, says “keeping one step ahead of industry developments has always been the key to our success and we want to continue that by becoming International Management Assistants and welcoming members worldwide.
IMA European Chairman Else-Britt Lundgren says, “this change is a historical moment for our network. It will help us to move forward into the future and be the number one international network for management support professionals.”
EUMA already operates in 25 countries across the EU and expanded to include Russia in 2015 and Turkey in 2016. As International Management Assistants, the association will soon be welcoming countries further afield like, Australia and New Zealand, into its membership.