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

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 1 000 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 three 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 177 TCs and SCs operating today, there are 13 000 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:


Young Proffesionals workshop

"Participating in the IEC
Young Professionals workshop
was a great experience. I got a
good overview about how the
IEC works and how a standard
is made from the beginning.
Also, the opportunity to
participate in a real
Technical Meeting was really
interesting and inspiring."
Maria Cecilia Oliveira, Brazil



Young Proffesionals workshop

"Participating in these IEC
Young Professional meetings has
really helped me to understand
how the standards get created,...
the amount of team work it takes,
the importance of communication
and the importance of
networking with others."
Ethan Biery, USA