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ANSI Member Forum Meetings Kick-off 2005 World Standards Week Activities

Free seminar October 5 open to ANSI members

New York, Sep 21, 2005

In conjunction with the 2005 World Standards Week activities in Washington, DC, the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) will hold meetings of three of its Member Forums.

Members of the Company Member Forum (CMF) will convene on Monday morning, October 3, and again on Wednesday afternoon, October 5. The Organizational Member Forum (OMF) and Consumer Interest Forum (CIF) will also hold meetings on Wednesday morning. (Government Member Forum members convened earlier this year and will not be meeting during World Standards Week.)

Rather than the traditional Joint Member Forum Meeting, all ANSI members are invited to attend a free seminar on Wednesday afternoon, October 5, presented by Kavi: Standard Setting in a Changing World - The growing influence of Europe and Asia.

Member Forum Meetings are free to ANSI members, but registration is required. A complete schedule of events, including program and registration information, is available at www.ansi.org/wsweek.


The ANSI Federation comprises four broadly defined constituencies: company members, organizational members, government members, and consumer interests. A Forum for each group allows member representatives to network and address issues of mutual interest.

  • The ANSI Company Member Forum (CMF) represents the interests of U.S. industry in the policy setting activities of the Institute. The CMF considers global standardization and conformity assessment related issues, provides policy recommendations to the Board of Directors and its committees, and recommends candidates for Board membership. It consists of one representative from each company member of ANSI.

  • The ANSI Organizational Member Forum (OMF) represents the interests of US professional societies, trade associations, standards developers and academia in the policy setting activities of the Institute with respect to standards, certification and conformity assessment.

  • The Consumer Interest Forum (CIF) works to facilitate the representation of consumer interests in voluntary standards and conformity assessment activities. It thereby enhances the effectiveness and credibility of the ANSI Federation as representative of all materially affected interests.

  • The ANSI Government Member Forum (GMF) provides a forum for the discussion of government standards and conformity assessment issues as they relate to ANSI and its members. Representatives of virtually every federal department participate in the ANSI GMF.

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