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

Young Professionals Programme



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Sunday 09 November

19.30 – 21.00

Welcoming reception

Monday 10 November - Day One

8.30 – 10.15

Plenary opening, J. Nomura
Welcome message, F. Vreeswijk
Looking forward with the IEC, K. Fraga
Message from the 2013 Young Professional Leaders, E. Biery
What to expect at a technical meeting, D. Chew
Q&A session on IEC operations, Moderated by R. McLaren, panelists:, D. Chew, D. Felland, A. Santos, R. Schomberg

10.45 – 12.30

Standardization: a necessary evil or a strategic advantage, K. Kimura
Breakout session - Part 1
Morning wrap-up, R. McLaren

12.30 – 13.30

Lunch with the SMB or CAB members

13.30 – 15.15

Observe the SMB or CAB meeting

15.45 – 17.30

IEC YPs Getting Ahead, D. Ladas, R. McLaren, A. Murdoch, J. Rosales, M. Sinnarkar
Breakout session - Part 2
Day one wrap-up, R. McLaren


IEC General Meeting Opening Ceremony

Tuesday 11 November - Day Two

7.30 – 8:30

Breakfast with your National Committee

9.00 – 10.30

Special session on the SMB, J. Matthews, J. Sheldon
Standards and CA: conflict of interest? D. Hanlon

10.45 – 12.30

Observe a designated technical meeting

12.30 – 13.30

Lunch (free time)

13.30 – 17.30

Special session on the CAB, H. Fujisawa, D. Hanlon
Breakout session - Part 3
How international standards influence world trade, D. McDaniels
Day two wrap-up, R. McLaren
Plenary closing session, J. Nomura


Young Professionals’ dinner

Wednesday 12 November – Day Three

7.30 – 8.30

Breakfast with TC/SC Chairmen

9.00 – 10.30

Interactive sessions
- Conformity Assessment for Electrical Products and Equipment (IECEE), R. Collis
- Helping your NC set up a national IEC YP programme, D. Ladas, N. Okuda, G. Young
- IEC standards development processes, R. Baillif
- Smart Energy, R. Schomberg

10.45 – 12.15

Open Space session, E. Biery, D. Ladas, M. Sinnarkar


Close of the IEC Young Professionals - 2014 workshop

Courtesy of the Japanese National Committee, with Japanese YPs from the Japanese national IEC YP programme

12.15 – 13.00


13.00 – 19.00

Industry visit to Sony or NTT Group or Sumitomo Electric Industries or Fuji Electric

19.00 – 22.00

Closing dinner