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Preliminary Program Issued for Options for Action Summit

New York, Apr 11, 2006

The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have issued a preliminary program for the Options for Action Summit. The event, which will be held July 18-19, 2006, at NIST headquarters in Gaithersburg, MD, will bring together leaders from industry and the standards developing community, government agencies, and academia to identify key standards-related actions that can help to advance U.S. competitiveness in the global marketplace. The summit will:

  • identify common principles of the recently published United States Standards Strategy, the Secretary of Commerce’s Standards and Competitiveness initiative, and the National Export Strategy.

  • highlight perspectives from the international community on how U.S. standards-setting and technical assistance activities are perceived globally.

  • compare and contrast the outreach and technical assistance efforts of other nations with those being undertaken by U.S. private sector interests, the Executive and Legislative Branches of government, and donor agencies.

  • identify outreach efforts by U.S. interests in the Asia-Pacific and other regions of the world.

The event will also focus on defining actions to ensure effective representation of U.S. technology interests in international standardization. Breakout sessions will provide further exploration of issues specific to particular sectors. Outcomes of the two day forum are expected to include recommended actions, strategies, and plans for implementation.

High-level representatives from government, a wide range of industry sectors, and the standards development community are invited to attend. Pricing and registration details will be announced soon.

Please visit the conference event page regularly for program and registration updates.

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