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The Association of Administrative Professionals New Zealand Incorporated – Te Kawarangi (AAPNZ Inc.) is a voluntary national association administered by its members, for its members.  AAPNZ Inc. is a not-for-profit, voluntary national association governed by a National Executive Team (NET) made up of the National President, two Vice-Presidents and the Regional Leaders for Northern, Central and Southern regions. 


Postponed from August 2020 to May 2021

In 1992 Professional Secretaries International (now International Association of Administrative Professionals – IAAP) hosted a meeting that brought together the leaders of the various associations throughout the world to participate in an international summit to discuss global issues affecting secretarial staff.  The first two International Secretarial Summits were hosted in the United States in Portland and then New York.  Since then they have been hosted in South Africa, New Zealand, United Kingdom, Australia, Trinidad and Tobago, New Zealand again and in 2015 Papua New Guinea.   Summits have been held approximately every three years since 1992 and at each summit a bid has been put forward for hosting the following summit. In 2015 New Zealand was the only country to put forward a bid. They graciously allowed an approach to be made to the northern hemisphere to seek a bid. EUMA provided a bid for 2018 which was accepted and New Zealand’s bid stands for 2021.

The World Administrators’ Summit is a 2 day working session, not a conference.

The 11th WA-Summit Business Session will be held on-line 30 August 2020, the Face-to-face 11th WA-Summit in Wellington New Zealand has been rescheduled for May 2021. This is your event and your chance to participate in shaping your profession throughout the world and for the future. We appreciate your input on discussion topics and your views through surveys and online engagement enabling that discussion to take place meaningfully.


AIOP is a member of Associations Forum.

15th Annual Associations Forum National Conference 

15 - 16 December 2020, Royal International Convention Centre, Brisbane