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

"The greatest strength of the
YP workshop is the variety of
activities, including
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
assessment work.
Fatima Ahmed Khalil Alkhoori,
United Arab Emirates



Young Proffesionals workshop

"This workshop is a great learning
platform. I now know how
standardization is built and how to
collaborate with others in IEC
work. I will be able to bring this
knowledge back to my company
and ultimately better serve our
Juan Li, China