The Association of Secretaries and Administrative Professionals in Asia Pacific (ASA), formerly known as The Association of Secretaries in Asia (ASA), was founded in 1974 in Manila by Mrs. Virginia P. Elbinias, then incumbent President of the Philippine Association of Secretaries and
Administrative Professionals, Inc. (PAS) to provide an opportunity for
secretaries in and around Asia to meet and share their knowledge and
* To promote friendship, understanding and exchange of ideas and
among the Secretarial and Administrative Professional Associations
* To provide a platform to develop core competencies at the workplace.
* To propagate the secretarial and administrative profession in the global
* To be recognized as the apex body for Secretarial and Administrative
Professional Associations in Asia-Pacific.
The Administrative Professional and Secretary Association of Thailand (APSAT) is hosting the 25th ASA Congress of Secretaries and Administrative Professionals in Asia Pacific (ASA) on September 8-12, 2023 at the Berkeley Hotel, Bangkok, Thailand.
The The Congress is held biennially and it is hosted by one of the member-associations on a rotation basis according to seniority of their membership in ASA.