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Second Annual ANSI Leadership Conference on ISO/IEC Technical Committees, November 9-10, 2005

New York, Jul 19, 2005

The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) once again invites leaders of the U.S. standardization community to participate in a unique conference on U.S. Leadership in the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC). Scheduled for November 9-10, 2005, in Phoenix, AZ, this specialized event brings together representatives from a wide range of industry sectors for the collaborative development of strategies and tactics on key issues impacting global standards-setting. U.S. officers of ISO and IEC Technical Committees and Subcommittees, Technical Advisory Group (TAG) officers and administrators, and Heads of Delegations to ISO and IEC meetings are encouraged to attend.

Among various panel discussions and presentations, a portion of the agenda will focus on the emergence of the People's Republic of China as a significant player in the world economy. Discussions will include a review of opportunities to engage and work cooperatively with Chinese delegates in ISO and IEC standards-setting committees. Concurrent breakout sessions during the conference will delve deeper into discussion of some of the key issues currently being addressed by the ISO Technical Management Board (TMB) and the IEC Standardization Management Board (SMB).

ANSI president and CEO Dr. Mark Hurwitz will moderate an open discussion session in which conference participants will be invited to raise any comments and concerns not already addressed during the conference with a panel of ANSI and USNC leaders. This will provide an opportunity for ANSI to hear the interests of the target audience while also building an appreciation of the Institute’s role in relation to ISO and IEC.

Registration is open to U.S. participants; early registration discounts are available until September 30, 2005. Please click here for registration and other information, or contact Steven Cornish, ANSI international policy program director (tel: 212.642.4969; e-mail:

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