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“Standards and the Global Village” to Celebrate the Effect of Standards on Society and the Economy

U.S. Celebration of World Standards Day 2007 Set for October 18 in Washington, DC

Washington, DC, Mar 22, 2007

From air quality to children’s toys and from alternative sources of energy to security and privacy on the Internet, standards and conformity assessment programs have become the tools that bolster social progress and stimulate worldwide economic development. On October 18th, leaders of business, industry, academia and government will gather in Washington, DC, to join with consumer representatives and experts in science and technology for a celebration of the relationship between standards and the well-being of citizens in the global village.

The U.S. Celebration of World Standards Day 2007 will kick off with a reception and exhibition at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center in Washington, DC. The evening’s festivities include presentation of the 2007 Ronald H. Brown Standards Leadership Award, which was named after the late U.S. Secretary of Commerce and honors an individual who has dedicated him/herself to the promotion of standardization as a key tool in the elimination of global trade barriers. The winners of the 2007 World Standards Day Paper Competition will also be announced and presented with their awards.

Since the initial celebration in 1970, World Standards Day is now recognized in nations around the globe. U.S. activities are organized annually by a planning committee consisting of representatives from across the standards and conformity assessment community. The event is co-chaired by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). The American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) serves as the 2007 administrating organization.

For more information or to register, please visit www.wsd-us.org. Advance registration is required.

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