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

Young Professionals Programme



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Sunday 11 October

19.30 – 21.00

Welcoming reception

Monday 12 October - Day One

8.00 – 10.15

Plenary opening, J. Nomura
IEC: the home of industry, F. Vreeswijk
Looking ahead, K. Fraga
Message from the 2014 Young Professional Leaders, T. Jalal
What to expect at a technical meeting, D. Chew

Q&A session on IEC operations, Moderated by R. McLaren
panelists: D. Chew, M. Cocimarov, K. Fraga, A. Santos
10.45 – 12.30

Standardization: strategic advantages and challenges for companies, P. Bernard
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

Develop a standard for an electronic baby robot, B. Opatsuwan

Day one wrap-up, R. McLaren


IEC General Meeting Opening Ceremony

Tuesday 13 October - Day Two

7.30 – 8:30

Breakfast with your National Committee

9.00 – 10.15

Standards development: an expert’s story, J. Rosales
Special session on the CAB, D. Hanlon

10.30 – 12.30

Observe a designated technical meeting

12.30 – 13.30


13.30 – 17.30

Special session on the SMB, J. Matthews, J. Sheldon
Breakout session – Part 2
Plenary closing session
Industry's perspective, V. Ballivian
Day two wrap-up, R. McLaren


Young Professionals’ dinner

Wednesday 14 October - Day Three

9.00 – 10.30

Interactive sessions

- Conformity assessment for Electronic Components (IECQ), S. Allan
- IEC standards development processes, R. Baillif

- Low voltage direct current (LVDC) and its implications for Developed and Developing Economies, V. Mahendru

- Smart Manufacturing and Industry 4.0, A. McMillan

10.45 – 12.30

IEC YP Leaders session, C. Carlson, T. Jalal, L. Ohtsuka, B. Opatsuwan



The Host Committee is organizing an industry visit to Minskenergo, Belarus’ biggest energy producer, on Wednesday afternoon 14 October.