The power of IMA - International Management Assistants

Networking is a fantastic way to identify best practices or industry benchmarks. Learning from what others do is a valuable strategy for all businesses. Networking can help you stay on the cutting edge of technology and new business trends. These types of relationships and “inside” information can give you a benefit over your competitors by implementing new and fresh ways of finding innovative strategies and solving problems.

Professionals use networking to build relationships with others, in like or related fields. We are building relationships with people who can help expand ones’ effectiveness in an organization or industry. Professional networking is a valuable tool to enable career growth, learning, sharing of knowledge and diversity. It is not only about meeting as many people as possible. It is about knowing the right professionals, people who will connect you with the people you need to grow professionally. Making friends and letting people get to know you on a personal level is an essential aspect of networking. Through IMA - International Management Assistants - you can be part of an association of senior support management administrative professionals with over 1600 members represented in over 25 countries. Being part of our association is the possibility to have access to career opportunities.

Our profession is our passion Do you want to join an association that gives you an ultimate arena for professional networking? At IMA we are:

Building an inclusive community
Helping each other grow
Sharing and learning together
Building open and close relationships

A special gift from IMA Netherlands on Secretaries’ Day!

Today we celebrate National Administrative Professionals’ Day also known as Secretaries’ Day. All members of IMA Netherlands received a very special gift which enables them to learn from experts, to develop in fields of expertise/career and to grow professionally.

Now we have a special offer for you!
For professionals IMA Netherlands offers you a personal membership including a subscription on the online magazine Executive Secretary Magazine till the end of this year for the total amount of € 75. Join IMA and become part of the future of our profession. We want you to be part of our journey because the future of our profession is in our hands. This special offer is open till April 27th. You can register here and we will contact you.

With this special offer IMA Netherlands contributes to the development of your profession and boosting your career. You will benefit a learning experience from experts, to socialize while networking and to optimize the joy and fun we carry through our work profession. You will also enjoy the regular national network events with highly recommended speakers who makes this a great success. These events are hosted by our corporate partners at the most beautiful and excellent venues.

We also attend IMA international events, training days and conferences and expand our global network, mirror our peers and value networking because it’s all about sharing and caring. Statistics show that networking is the best way to land a new job. Through our professional association, you can access job openings that aren’t posted online or in newspapers.

Newsletter April 2018

  • Dear IMA member and corporate partner

    Spring now finally seems to have found the Netherlands so this is the perfect moment for the publication of our first IMA Netherlands Newsletter in a new outfit. The National Council is working on some exciting ideas and events for the coming months. All will be revealed so watch this space!

  • News

    IMA Company Visit to Van Oord

    On Friday 23rd March IMA was cordially invited to visit the head offices in Rotterdam of Van Oord, the global marine contractor. 40 IMA members and representatives of our Corporate Partners were welcomed and introduced to the world of sand, water and wind and how to work with the elements and change the world around us. Click here and go to our website where you can read a full report written by Catherine Bareman and of course lots of photos of the visit.

  • Welcome to newest members

    IMA Netherlands is off to an excellent start in 2018 with 5 new members since January. One of them is Kate Gopal, C-suite Executive Assistant and 3rd place winner Secretary of the year 2017. When asked why she joined Kate: "For me, IMA is a source of information, knowledge and the chance to network. I think it is important that we stand strong as assistants and increasingly improve our field. These are the main reasons why I joined."

    We are now 85 members strong and growing. See you all soon at one of our events!

Corporate partner IMA Netherlands

Sailing Dutchman Events a full service events agency specialized in events on the water, on ice and in the snow. Water connects people. Water expands horizons. And it offers many opportunities.

Amazing destinations Sailing Dutchman offers amazing destinations in Holland and Europe, exceptional experiences and surprising activities. We are experienced, professional and creative and we always strive for excellence.

Event, incentive or meeting, more than a company trip, a customized experience. Are you looking for an event that is more than a company trip? Do you have a certain wish? Please let us know! The greatest incentives and events have started with the special wishes of our guests. As a full service events agency we organize your event from beginning to end.

Special projects on and around the water. Sailing Dutchman can develop and organize a one off event. Sailing Dutchman was one of the co-founders of SAIL Amsterdam 2015 and in 2018 she participates in Leeuwarden Cultural Municipality of Europe. Sailing Dutchman can organize it also for you!

Contact Do you want to learn more about the possibilities, look at or call one of our specialists +31-566-622222.

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