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USNC Plans to Host 2010 IEC General Meeting in Seattle

New York, Apr 21, 2006

The United States National Committee (USNC) to the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) has announced its intention to host the 2010 IEC General Meeting in Seattle, Washington. The ten day event is expected to draw more than 1,500 delegates from around the globe for technical and policy discussions that will influence the electrotechnical community and its activities in international standardization.

An event of this magnitude requires broad financial support; the USNC/IEC 2010 Planning Committee has set a fundraising goal of more than $2 million. The USNC/IEC invites stakeholders to demonstrate commitment to international standardization through sponsorship of the event.

The opportunity to host the 2010 IEC General Meeting will allow the U.S. electrotechnical industry to:

  • reaffirm U.S. commitment to international standardization
  • create opportunities for U.S. industry to participate in standards activities that promote global market access
  • raise awareness of IEC international standards to U.S. industry
  • foster international cooperation in electrotechnical standards activities

The IEC General Meeting and related technical committee meetings are planned for October 6-15, 2010, in Seattle, Washington. Contributions will be used to support the USNC/IEC in hosting the IEC 2010 General Meeting and other international IEC policy, management, and technical meetings, as appropriate. Twenty-five leading companies, groups, and organizations have already made financial commitments to bringing this seminal meeting to the United States.

A comprehensive list of sponsorship benefits and contribution details has been developed by the Planning Committee. For additional information, please contact Charlie Zegers, USNC general secretary and IEC 2010 sponsorship coordinator (212.642.4965;

As the U.S. representative to the IEC, the USNC/IEC supports the development, dissemination, and use of electrotechnical standards. The committee’s scope spans all electrotechnologies, including electronics, magnetics and electromagnetics, electroacoustics, multimedia, telecommunication, and energy production and distribution.

The USNC/IEC is a totally integrated committee of the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). The Institute provides administrative support to the USNC and its nearly 1,400 U.S. managerial, engineering, scientific and professional participants. ANSI also provides the fiduciary framework by which the USNC’s financial obligations are met, including the payment of annual dues to the IEC.