IEC Young Professionals Programme
A dynamic workshop
- Exchange thoughts and ideas with your peers and the wider IEC community,
- Learn more about the standardization and conformity assessment world and
- Experience the IEC in action
About the IEC General Meeting
The IEC General Meeting is a key annual event for the IEC community. In a unique format, it brings together 1 500 or more key players from all over the world for management as well as technical meetings, creating exceptional opportunities for information exchange and networking at all levels.
About the SMB
The SMB is responsible for the management of the IEC’s standards work. It creates and sets the scopes of IEC TCs (Technical Committees) and SCs (Subcommittees). During SMB meetings, TCs report on their progress and discuss issues that have arisen.
About the CAB
The CAB is responsible for managing the IEC’s CA activities, including overseeing the IEC CA Systems. During CAB meetings, members discuss the CA policy and hear from the CAB’s working groups. The four IEC CA systems report on their progress and means to promote their various activities.
About Technical Committees (TC)
IEC TCs and SCs produce and ensure the maintenance of IEC International Standards. With some 178 TCs and SCs and more than 20 000 experts involved in the IEC’s standardization work. The large majority have an industrial background, while others are from test and research laboratories, government offices, academic institutions or consumer groups.
Last year’s participants said:
"The greatest strength of the
YP workshop is the variety of
brainstorming sessions, the
opportunity to interact with many
IEC experts, observing
technical committees, which gives
the YPs a chance to have an
indepth perspective on IEC
standardization and conformity
Fatima Ahmed Khalil Alkhoori,
United Arab Emirates
"There were many valuable
sessions during the workshop -
networking was definitely one of
the important ones.
Another interesting one was the
simulation of a technical
committee meeting where we
played the roles of different
interest groups, which really
showed us how experts need to
reach consensus when working on
standards development in the real
Polad Zahedi, Canada