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REMINDER: One Week Remains to Submit Comments on Upcoming ISO Strategic Plan

Registration open for ANSI workshop to generate U.S. input

New York, May 29, 2009

Just one week remains to submit input to the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) on the consultation document for the ISO Strategic Plan 2011-2015. Interested stakeholders are urged to submit comments by June 5, 2009, and register for the related ANSI workshop, which will be held on June 25-26, in Washington, DC.

The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) is seeking input from its members on its upcoming Strategic Plan, and as the U.S. national member body to ISO, ANSI invites all interested U.S. stakeholders to review the related consultation document from ISO and submit feedback through an online survey conducted by the Institute.

To submit input on the Consultation for the ISO Strategic Plan 2011–2015, click here.

While a number of issues and related specific questions are featured in the consultation document, respondents should feel free to comment on any aspect of ISO and its standards development. Please coordinate internally to ensure that one response is received per organization.

Survey responses will be compiled and reviewed during the June workshop in Washington, DC, where attendees will formulate the U.S. contribution to the ISO Strategic Plan for 2011-2015. Registration to attend this event is required for all interested stakeholders.

ANSI president and CEO S. Joe Bhatia and ANSI ISO Council (AIC) chairman Bob Noth will provide opening remarks at the workshop. Rob Steele, ISO Secretary-General, and George Arnold, ISO vice president, policy, will also speak at the onset of the event, setting the stage for the remainder of the group discussion.

The workshop will be organized around concurrent breakout sessions, where attendees will discuss the following issues related to the ISO Strategic Plan for 2011-2015:

  • Technical scope
  • Conformity assessment
  • Partnerships
  • Procedures, processes, and deliverables
  • Management system standards
  • Education and communication
  • Involvement of stakeholders and developing countries
  • Tools for public policy
  • Supporting function and other issues

View the workshop agenda for more details. For more information on registration and other details, visit the event page.

Questions can be directed to Steven P. Cornish, ANSI senior director for international policy (212.642.4969;

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