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IEC General Meeting 2012



Focus on IEC General Meeting

This issue of e-tech summarizes much of the 2012 IEC General Meeting proceedings in Oslo, Norway.


Articles in this issue report on the President’s address to Council and the IEC activity report presented jointly by Ronnie Amit, who stepped down as IEC General Secretary & CEO on 30 September, and his successor, Frans Vreeswijk. The official handover between Amit and Vreeswijk and a presentation made by the latter early December to the ANSI (American National Standards Institute) Board of Directors are also featured.


Further reports include the election of the next IEC President, Dr Junji Nomura, and an interview with Immediate Past President Jacques Régis. The ceremonies honouring the laureates of the IEC Lord Kelvin and the Thomas A. Edison Awards, as well as the winners of the IEC-IEEE Challenge, management meetings, the Young Professionals and Industrializing Country workshops and the Affiliate Forum complete the table of contents.


Not to forget an extensive photo gallery of the event.



  • The 76th IEC General Meeting was in Oslo, Norway. Here the Opera House
  • Nobel Peace Prize Award ceremonies are held in the grand Central Hall of the Oslo City Hall
  • Claire Marchand, Managing Editor e-tech