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IMA Cyprus 31st Annual General Meeting
In the “new norm” and in its 31-years of existence, the first virtual AGM of IMA Cyprus was held on Saturday, 6 June 2020. Thanks to new technology and the National Board, the AGM was delivered in the most professional way.
Through this new digital experience, the National Board presented the status of the goals achieved 2019 to present and the financials.
Two vacancies existed on the National Board: (1) National PR Officer and (2) Deputy PRO. As there was only one candidate for each post, Styliana Pontiki-Drège and Simone Kyriakou were ratified, respectively.
The mandate renewals of the National Treasurer, Litsa Markou and Deputy National Treasurer, Marlen Kafkalia for a second term 2020-2022 were also ratified by the meeting.
The new National Board is now as follows:
Janet Armenakian, National Chairman
Styliana Pontiki-Drège, National PR Officer
Litsa Markou, National Treasurer
Marinella Manoli, Deputy National Chairman
Simone Kyriakou, Deputy National PR Officer
Marlen Kafkalia, Deputy National Treasurer
IMA Cyprus Membership Incentive Winners were also announced … stay tuned for more updates soon!
On Saturday, 15 February 2020, and on the occasion of International Childhood Cancer Day, members and friends of the International Management Association (Cyprus) visited the German Oncology Centre in Limassol.
Dr N. Zamboglou welcomed all participants and talked about the oncology services, treatments, care, and comfort offered to cancer patients
He further explained how the centre operates and escorted us around the premises and elaborated on the centre’s future plans and targets which will include preventive diagnostics.
IMA Cyprus expressed their gratitude and sincere thanks to Dr Zamboglou and the team of the GOC, for the opportunity given to all participants to attend a very informative, emotional, and unique experience.
It would certainly be a wishful miracle that these needs cease to exist one day, but it’s also a miracle that medical centres like the GOC can today provide treatment, hope, and relief to all those who need it. It makes us proud that here, in Cyprus, in the crossroads of the three continents, medical centres like the GOC can offer treatment and care, love and comfort at the ultimate level.
IMA Cyprus members attended a lecture on “Relationship Versatility” given at “Ithaki Training Centre”, by Mr Kyriacos Iacovides, Instructor at InterFrontiers InterKnowledge Ltd. It was a very pleasant and instructive lecture enjoyed by all attendees. IMA Cyprus would like to thank Mr Iacovides and InterFrontiers InterKnowledge for an excellent presentation and their kind hospitality.
At the end of the lecture the National Board cut the vasilopita for the New Year and the lucky member who won the coin (and a free accommodation for 2 persons at Coral Beach Hotel, kindly offered by our member Christina Antoniou of Leptos Group) was Styliana Pontiki Drege.
A working meeting of IMA Cyprus was held at the European University Cyprus on Saturday, 23rd November 2019. The meeting was attended by 14 members and decisions were taken regarding the Action Plan and other important issues on the Agenda.
Appreciation and thanks are extended to our member Maria Tramountanelli for the arrangements made and the European University Cyprus for hosting our meeting.
The second coordination meeting of IMA Cyprus was held on Saturday, 16 November 2019 at 15.30hrs at Café La Mode, Acropolis, in Nicosia.
The meeting was attended by the members of the National Board, Janet Armenakian, Liana Kontou, Litsa Varela Markou and Lydia Papageorgiou, the Membership Coordinator Styliana Pontiki Drege, the Social and Networking Committee Members, Artemis Kassapi, Froso Agrotou, Margarita Kouma Antoniades, and the Social Media Coordinator Sophia Lambis.
A thorough discussion took place going through the agenda of hot items like the Action Plan, the Sustainability ongoing project, and the membership growth as well as the enhancement of the Association’s presence in Social Media. All the above, together with other important issues will also be deliberated and finalized during the forthcoming Working Meeting which will take place on Saturday, 23 November at the European University Cyprus in Nicosia.
Look forward to seeing all members on the 23rd of Nov.
Thank you all ladies for a very constructive meeting.
IMA Cyprus held a working meeting on Saturday, 2 November 2019 at the Columbia Beach Resort in Pissouri. Following the meeting, a familiarization tour was lead by the Sales Manager, Ms Annie Karapataki. The members also enjoyed a scrumptious lunch at the Bacchus Restaurant of the Hotel.
Thank you Ms Karapataki and all the Management of the Hotel for making our Working Meeting a real success.
A great time was had by all.
To start our new period, the National Board of International Management Assistants called a kick-off networking dinner on Friday 27th Sep at 20:30hrs at the Sitio Café and Restaurant in Nicosia.
Despite the low participation, it was a very pleasant opportunity for the members who attended to catch up after the summer holidays in a friendly and warm atmosphere over a nice dinner and good wine… The highlight of the evening…. a surprise birthday cake for Janet, our Chairman, to celebrate her birthday . Maria Tramountanelli, who’s birthday was also the next day, could unfortunately not be able to join us that evening. We also wish Maria Happy birthday and see you all ladies in our next event.
IMA Cyprus Annual General Meeting
IMA Cyprus held its Annual General Meeting at 11:00am on Saturday, 8 June 2019, at the Amara Hotel (a member of Stademos Hotels plc) in Limassol. The meeting was chaired by Styliana Pontiki Drege and the minutes taker was Froso Agrotou. During the meeting, which was attended by 27 members, the National Board’s decisions and actions for the year under examination were ratified and decisions taken as to the future course of actions for the further development of the Association.
Among other items, the AGM approved the Second term of office of the National Chairman Janet Armenakian and ratified the assignment of Lydia Papageorgiou to the post of Assistant National Public Relations Officer.
The full Board of IMA Cyprus consists of:
Many thanks and appreciation are expressed to the Management of the Hotel, especially Mr Xavier Jolivet, the General Manager, for his warm welcome and exquisite treatment during the whole event. Thanks and appreciation are also expressed to Ms. Maya Nicolaou, Guest Relation Officer for her most welcoming and informative tour around the hotel premises. All facilities, snacks, sweets, savouries, as well as, the finger food lunch and drinks offered complimentary to all participants at the end of the meeting are highly and most appreciated. The exceptional magnitude of the hotel, the most professional, warm and polite personnel together with the exquisite food and sweets prepared by the two Exec Chefs Mr Manuel Le Beure and Demetris Lazarou made our AGM a special and successful event.
On May 14, 2019 the Cyprus College, in collaboration with IMA Cyprus, held a workshop for the students of the Office Administration program.
During the workshop, the Chairman of IMA Cyprus, Ms Janet Armenakian, made an illustrative presentation introducing the Association and various distinguished speakers elaborated on the role of the Management Assistant and on what Managers expect from their Assistants.
The workshop was a success and the feedback from 70 students, who attended, was very positive.
Dear Members & IMA Cyprus Friends
I have the pleasure in informing you that a familiarization visit to the European University Cyprus has been arranged to take place on Wednesday, 21 November 2018 at 16:00 hour.
All members present will be welcomed by the Dean of the School, Professor Elizabeth Johnson, who will make a short presentation on both the Medical and Dentistry departments.
Mr Andreas Yiallouris, IT Medical Supervisor, will subsequently escort all participants around the Medical Biochemistry, the Cell and Molecular Biology Laboratories, the Lecture rooms, the Computer Laboratory, the Simulation rooms, the Histology & Microscopy Laboratory, the Multi-Thematic Laboratories, the Dental Materials (Dirty Lab), and the Dental Pre-Clinical Training. We will also have the opportunity to visit the Speech, Language and Hearing Clinic, the Court Room as well as other interesting areas of the campus.
In order to best organize the above most interesting and instructive visit you are kindly requested to indicate your availability to:
by 19th of November 2018.
We will be very happy to have you with us!
24 February 2017
Following an invitation from KES College in Nicosia, Agathi Konizou, Chairman and Kate Lewis, member of Social & Educational Committee visited the college and presented our association to the students. A very fruitful discussion followed when both Agathi and Kate shared their experiences from their involvement in IMA but also described to the students what the profession is all about, what to expect upon employment and the challenges to be faced.
A big thank you to the management of KES college and especially to Mr Michalis Georgiades, for giving the floor to IMA Cyprus.
9 March 2017
A lively atmosphere awaited IMA Cyprus representatives (Agathi Konizou, Rita Kotsapas and Marinella Manoli) when they visited the CDA college for presenting the association to students of "Office Administration". Agathi started by presenting IMA and its mission. Rita Kotsapas shared her experiences and career path through a quite interesting presentation/speech on "2017 – A new era for Management Assistants: Upgraded and Enhanced Role. Marinella Manoli spoke about her business relationship and cooperation with her manager, duties and responsibilities within a day, dress code and more.
A Q&A session followed with all IMA members present being involved in answering queries, giving advice and encouraging students to continue their studies and be proud of the profession they chose.
A big thank you to the management of CDA college in Nicosia and especially to Mrs Tonia Georgiou, for giving the floor to IMA Cyprus.
29 March 2017
A pleasant surprise awaited IMA representatives, Agathi Konizou, Rita Kotsapa and Kate Lewis upon their arrival at Intercollege Larnaca. The students of the Office Administration program undertook to organise on their own IMA’s workshop as part of their event management practice. Indeed they have done a wonderful job welcoming and introducing each one of us.
About 20 of the students participated the event. Agathi delivered a presentation on IMA and its mission. Rita Kotsapas shared her experiences and career path through an interesting presentation on "2017 – A new era for Management Assistants: Upgraded and Enhanced Role”. Among others, issues such as dress code, responsibilities, cooperation, team-work, building CVs, preparing for and attending interviews were discussed extensively with the students. IMA representatives answered to all the questions raised by students, who showed an extremely high sense of maturity and eagerness to learn from IMA professionals.
A big thank you to the management of Intercollege Larnaca and especially to Mrs Tasoula Charalambous, Campus Coordinator, Office Administration Program for giving the floor to IMA Cyprus.
26th April 2017
"Management Assistants and Life Long Learning". This was the theme of the 27th Training Day of the Office Administration students organised by the Cyprus College, Nicosia.
The Chairman of IMA Cyprus, Agathi Konizou was among the speakers of the event, and presented the IMA Association aims/vision as well as the benefits of becoming a member of IMA Cyprus.
Keynote speaker at the event was Mrs Androulla Vassiliou, Former European Commissioner for Education, Culture, Multilingualism and Youth. Other speakers were Mr Michalis Mavros, European University Cyprus, who talked about Health and Safety issues and Mr Xenios Mamas from the Ministry of Labour, Welfare and Social Insurance who talked about Labour Relations.
A big thank you to the management of Cyprus College and especially to Mrs Maria Lazarou, Coordinator of Office Administration Studies, for giving the floor to IMA Cyprus.