The Distinguished Secretaries' Society of Pakistan (DSSP) was established in 1971 for lady Secretaries working for the senior-most executives in private and multinational companies in Pakistan. In 1982, DSSP became a member of the Association of Secretaries in Asia, now called Association of Secretaries and Administrative Professionals in Asia-Pacific (ASA).
Currently there are 14 member-country Associations in ASA.
Every alternate year, a Secretarial Congress is held in one of the ASA member countries, by rotation. DSSP hosted its first Congress in May 1990 in Karachi, Pakistan i.e. the 9th ASA Congress. We are honoured to have hosted our second Congress i.e. the 22nd ASA Congress from 13 to the 17 September 2014 at the Avari Towers, Karachi, Pakistan.
The theme was “Standing High in Challenging times!” Much had changed in the quarter century since we hosted our first Congress, but we were able to ensure a highly successful event attended by about 150 local and international delegates.