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

Young Professionals Programme



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Sunday 8 October

19.30 – 21.00

Welcoming reception

Monday 9 October - Day One

8.00 - 10.15

IEC President address, J. Shannon
Welcome from IEC General Secretary & CEO, F. Vreeswijk
Looking at the future, K. Fraga
Message from the 2017 YP Leaders, A. Sellers
What to expect at a technical meeting, D. Chew
Q&A session on IEC operations, Moderated by R. McLaren,
panelists: M. Amos, D. Chew, K. Fraga, K. Higginbottom, M. Wood

10.45 - 12.30

Breakout session - Part 1, M. Wood
Morning wrap-up, R. McLaren

12.30 - 13.30

Lunch with the Conformity Assessment Board (CAB) or the Standardization
Management Board (SMB) members

13.30 - 15.15

Observe the CAB or SMB meeting

15.45 - 17.30

Breakout session – Part 2, G. Fournet
IEC participation: strategic benefits for your company, G. Idinger
Day one wrap-up, R. McLaren, C-k. Park


IEC General Meeting Opening Ceremony

Tuesday 10 October - Day Two

7.30 - 8:30

Breakfast with your National Committee

9.00 - 10.15

IEC Conformity Assessment, D. Hanlon, P. Selva

10.45 - 12.30

Observe a designated technical meeting

12.30 - 13.30

Lunch break

13.30 - 18.00

Simulation of an IEC technical meeting exercise, R. McLaren, M. Wood
IEC participation: a personal perspective, V. Mahendru
Plenary closing session
Closing address, J. Shannon
Day two wrap-up, R. McLaren

19.30 - 22.00

YP dinner

Wednesday 11 October - Day Three

9.00 - 10.30

Interactive sessions

- Getting your products on the global market - fast, M. Cole, I. Forte, D. Hanlon, P. Selva

- IEC Standards development processes, P. Sebellin

- The central cloud is dead – long live the edge cloud!!!, Y.C. Hu, P. Lanctot

- Wearables… a rapidly growing market, K. Grant

11.00 - 12.30

YP Open breakout session, G. Fournet, R. McLaren, C-k. Park, A. Sellers, P. Zahedi

12:30 - 13:30


13.30 - 16.00

Optional working session for YPs in preparation of the YP led Council breakout session on Friday 13 October entitled "Exchange with the IEC YPs on the digital transformation of IEC work, and its impact on how standards will be developed and used"