The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) is pleased to announce that Bruce Andrews, U.S. Deputy Secretary of Commerce, will deliver the keynote address at this year's ANSI Annual Business Meeting. The Annual Business Meeting Luncheon will take place from 12:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. on September 30, 2015 at the FHI 360 Conference Center in Washington, DC, as part of the 2015 World Standards Week (WSW) series of events. WSW, scheduled this year on September 28 to October 2, is an annual event where members of the standards and conformity assessment community come together in the spirit of cooperation and collaboration.
Deputy Secretary Andrews was confirmed as the Deputy Secretary of Commerce on July 24, 2014. He has also served as Chief of Staff to the Secretary at the U.S. Department of Commerce, a post he assumed in October 2011. Before joining Commerce, Mr. Andrews served as General Counsel for the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation, where he served as the chief counsel for the Committee and was responsible for policy, legal and jurisdiction issues.
His keynote speech will address how standards and conformance support the digital economy, which is in a constant state of growth.
The meeting will also include presentations from S. Joe Bhatia, ANSI president and CEO, and Kevan Lawlor, president and CEO of NSF International and chair of the ANSI Board of Directors. They will discuss ANSI's recent accomplishments and continuing strategic priorities.
Attendance at the Annual Business Meeting is free for ANSI members and $95 for non-members. All attendees must register by September 18; online registration is available. To learn more about the Annual Business Meeting and WSW 2015, visit www.ansi.org/wsweek.About ANSI
The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) is a private non-profit organization whose mission is to enhance U.S. global competitiveness and the American quality of life by promoting, facilitating, and safeguarding the integrity of the voluntary standardization and conformity assessment system. Its membership is made up of businesses, professional societies and trade associations, standards developers, government agencies, and consumer and labor organizations. The Institute represents the diverse interests of more than 125,000 companies and organizations and 3.5 million professionals worldwide.
The Institute is the official U.S. representative to the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and, via the U.S. National Committee, the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC).