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ANSI to Host U.S. Leaders in ISO and IEC Committees at Conference December 1-2, 2004


New York, Jun 04, 2004

The American National Standards Institute will host a specialized conference to facilitate collaboration among U.S. leaders and activists in committees of the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) where they can discuss key international standardization issues and related U.S. strategies and tactics. Scheduled for December 1-2, 2004 in Arizona, the conference will welcome U.S. officers of ISO and IEC technical committees and subcommittees, along with U.S. technical advisory group (TAG) officers, and U.S. heads of delegations to ISO and IEC meetings.

“By sharing common concerns, best practices and practical tactics at this conference, we hope to formulate a coordinated U.S. approach to strategic activism in both ISO and IEC at the technical level,” said ANSI president and CEO Dr. Mark W. Hurwitz.

The conference will provide an opportunity for U.S. representatives in differing sectors of ISO and IEC to consider tactical approaches as articulated in the U.S. National Standards Strategy, in ANSI’s contribution to the ISO Horizon 2010 strategic planning initiative, and in the U.S. National Committee's (USNC) strategic objectives working document.

Presentations and panels may discuss subjects such as global relevance, involvement of developing countries and other stakeholders, time to market, ISO/CEN and IEC/CENELEC relationships, cooperative relationships between ISO/IEC and other SDOs, and more. The conference program will be designed to provide ample time for open discussion, questions and answers, and networking opportunities.

Program and registration information will be announced soon. For more information, please contact Steven Cornish, ANSI international policy program director (scornish@ansi.org; 212-642-4969).

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