International Standards and Conformity Assessment for all electrical, electronic and related technologies
Annual Report 2009


Performance Report


Middle East and Persian Gulf countries

Abdulsalam Al-Mutlaq, Chairman
of Board Directors of Al-Fanar Co.,
Anwar Al-Abdullah, GSO General
Secretariat, Hasan Abdulla Fakhro,
Minister of Industry & Commerce in
Bahrain and Abdullah Al-Saif , Chief
Executive Officer of Motabaqah Co.

The first GICSE (Gulf IEC – IECEE International Conference for Standardization and Conformity Assessment in Electrotechnology) took place in December 2009 in the Persian Gulf region. The main topics on the agenda were the safety of household appliances, electrical appliances and buildings, as well as the role of CA in improving the quality and performance of electrotechnical products and systems in these countries.


One of the aims of the conference was to provide the Gulf region with the tools to play a key role in both the development of IEC International Standards and participation in the IECEE, the IEC System of Conformity Assessment Schemes for Electrotechnical Equipment and Components.


The GICSE conference was a step in the direction to introduce International Standards and CA to key players from government and industry in the region.