In 1984 Anna D’Angelo Bechi decided to found the Italian group of EAPS, European Association of Professional Secretaries, after her meeting in Lugano, during a Secretary World Congress, with Sonia Vanular, founder and first Executive Chairman of EAPS. The presentation of the Association to the potential members and media took place in Milan in March 1984 and Anna D’Angelo Bechi became our first National Chairman. Many years have passed from that day, and during these years we have evolved as well as our profession.

From Secretaries to Executive Assistants, the aims of the Association were:
* be the recognized voice of the Management Assistant profession in Europe;
* to create an image of the MA as an essential element of the management team;
* to establish a network of highly competent Business Support professionals;

After almost 40 years we are still committed to increase members'personal and professional efficency by supporting a tailor made education, encouraging to attending our international meetings that deal with topics related to the current business environment, as well as creating new business opportunities.