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

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 204 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.


Previous year’s participants said:


Young Proffesionals workshop

"This workshop will support me
in my international Standards
involvement. It was packed with
information and I learnt a lot in
a very short time; every session
was very valuable.
This is a great platform to help
Young Professionals get involved
in IEC.
Xun Gong, China



Young Proffesionals workshop

"This workshop has helped me
meet a lot of people and especially
a lot of young people involved in IEC
which is very encouraging. The YP
Programme has helped me in my
professional growth by expanding
my knowledge of what the IEC does
Anne Wacera, Kenya