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December 2015

Recognizing excellence

IEC honours eight leaders with Edison Award

Every year, the IEC pays tribute to people from its organization for their distinguished work and commitment to improving the safety, compatibility and energy efficiency of electrical...

December 2015

Recognizing excellence

IEC honours eight leaders with Edison Award

Every year, the IEC pays tribute to people from its organization for their distinguished work and commitment to improving the safety, compatibility and energy efficiency of electrical...

December 2015

Moving forward

Affiliate Plus, NECs, mentoring and training on the Affiliate Forum agenda

The Affiliate Forum has been part of the IEC General Meeting (GM) agenda since 2009 and is a great opportunity for Affiliate delegations to meet, exchange views, share experiences and...

December 2015

Focus on smart, innovative technologies

IEC President Dr Junji Nomura addresses Council

Electricity and electronics are increasingly in everything, even in devices that were purely mechanical before. Not only individual products, but whole companies need to be able to work...

December 2015

You are the IEC

IEC General Secretary addresses Council

During his address to Council, the IEC General Secretary & CEO, Frans Vreeswijk, provided a brief overview of key accomplishments since Tokyo and drew the audience’s attention to...

December 2015

SMB review and focus

SMB Chairman shares key decisions and developments

IEC e-tech talked with James E. Matthews III, IEC Vice-President and Chairman of the Standardization Management Board (SMB) during the General Meeting in Minsk, Belarus. Matthews shared...

December 2015

Future directions

New White Papers highlight technology trends and industry needs

Two new IEC White Papers have recently been published, covering Industry 4.0 and strategic asset management of power networks.

December 2015

Council Statutory Session - Minsk

Report on elections, appointments and other statutory issues

Council, the supreme governing body of the IEC, held its meeting on Friday 16 October 2015 during the IEC General Meeting in Minsk, Belarus.

December 2015

Energy Efficiency: from theory to reality

Council Open Session – 16 October 2015

Increasing the efficiency on how energy is generated and then used, should not remain idle talk. And while measuring is important to know where to improve, factual changes on the ground...

December 2015

Council elects future IEC President

James M Shannon will take over Presidency in 2017

IEC Council elected James M. Shannon of the United States as IEC President for a three-year term of office, starting 1 January 2017.

December 2015

The IEC next generation

Overview of the IEC Young Professionals 2015 workshop

Sixty-seven Young Professionals from 35 countries attended the sixth IEC Young Professionals workshop, held in Minsk in October 2015 in conjunction with the 79th IEC General Meeting....

2014
December 2014

Shaping the future

IEC CAB focuses on the evolution of IEC Conformity Assessment

Highlights of the IEC CAB (Conformity Assessment Board) meeting that took place in Tokyo, Japan, during the 78th IEC General Meeting.

December 2014

Council Statutory Session - Tokyo

Report on elections, appointments and other statutory issues

Council, the supreme governing body of the IEC, held its meeting on Friday 14 November 2014 during the IEC General Meeting in Tokyo, Japan.

December 2014

Integration toward a Smarter World

Innovative projects help improve society and the environment

Under the leadership of IEC Vice-President Hiromishi Fujisawa, the Open Session of the 78th IEC General Meeting provided an interesting overview of several different projects that all...

December 2014

Boring at its best

Lord Kelvin Award goes to Japanese expert Dr Shuji Hirakawa

Shuji Hirakawa is the recipient of the 33rd Lord Kelvin Award, the highest global prize in electrotechnology, for his long-term contribution to the IEC in audio, video and multimedia...

December 2014

2014 Thomas Edison Award winners

Acknowledging excellence

The Thomas A. Edison Award was created in 2010 in honour of the renowned US electrical engineer by the same name. It recognizes exceptional achievement, within the past five years,...

December 2014

The IEC’s next generation shines bright

Overview of the IEC Young Professionals 2014 workshop

A record number of participants attended the fifth IEC Young Professionals workshop held in November 2014, in conjunction with the 78th IEC General Meeting.

December 2014

Safety first

Paving the way to safer electronic equipment

The theme of this year’s Workshop for Industrializing Countries was "Challenges to Ensure Safety of Electronic Equipment". Held during the IEC General Meeting in Tokyo,...

December 2014

Photo gallery

A selection of photos taken during the 78th IEC General Meeting in Tokyo, Japan

To download any of the photos below, click on "original photo", then right click in the photo and select "Save picture as..."

December 2014

Affiliate Forum

Active participation is key to the success of the Affiliate Country Programme

The Affiliate Forum has been part of the IEC GM (General Meeting) agenda since 2009 and is a great opportunity for Affiliate delegations to meet, exchange views, share experiences and...

December 2014

A smart organization for a smarter world

IEC President addresses Council

Addressing Council for the first time as IEC President, Junji Nomura expressed his pleasure at doing so in his home country, Japan. Satisfied with the state of the organization which he...

December 2014

Reaching its full potential

IEC General Secretary addresses Council

The IEC General Secretary and CEO Frans Vreeswijk addressed Council at the 2014 IEC GM (General Meeting) in Tokyo, Japan, and presented highlights of the Commission’s work and...

December 2014

SMB review and focus

SMB Chairman shares board's key decisions

IEC e-tech talked to James E. Matthews III, IEC Vice-President and Chairman of the SMB (Standardization Management Board) during the General Meeting in Tokyo, Japan. Matthews shared key...

December 2014

Future directions

IEC publishes three new White Papers

The IEC MSB (Market Strategy Board) helps identify what areas the IEC should focus on in the future through the identification of key technological trends and market needs. It...

2013
December 2013

Winds of change

IEC President addresses Council

IEC President Klaus Wucherer began his address to the Council in New Delhi with a statement he first made in Tel Aviv when he was elected future IEC President, “We need to work...

December 2013

Building on our strengths

IEC General Secretary addresses Council

IEC General Secretary and CEO Frans Vreeswijk addressed Council at the 2013 IEC GM (General Meeting) in New Delhi, India, reviewing the Commission’s activities and achievements in the...

December 2013

SMB review and focus

e-tech interview with Jim Matthews on SMB activities and decisions

IEC e-tech talked to James E. Matthews III, IEC Vice-President and Chairman of the SMB (Standardization Management Board) during the General Meeting in Delhi, India. Matthews outlined...

December 2013

Technology trends, market needs

Dr Yinbiao Shu updates Council on MSB activities and achievements

Unlike the SMB (Standardization Management Board) and CAB (Conformity Assessment Board), the MSB (Market Strategy Board) doesn’t meet during IEC General Meetings. However its...

December 2013

CAB report to IEC Council

Dr Hiromichi Fujisawa, IEC Vice-President and Chairman of CAB (Conformity Assessment Board) reported to the IEC Council.

Fujisawa gave an update on CAB activities in the 12 months since the Oslo GM (General Meeting). He talked about the creation of IECRE, the new IEC CA (Conformity Assessment) System for...

December 2013

Council Statutory session - New Delhi

Report on elections, appointments and other statutory issues

Council, the supreme governing body of the IEC, held its meeting on Friday 25 October 2013 during the IEC General Meeting in New Delhi, India.

December 2013

Broadening expert base beyond workshop

IEC Young Professionals workshop highlights importance of actively growing the next generation

As part of IEC's efforts to broaden its base of professional experts and increase awareness of its work, 55 representatives from 30 National Committees came together to share...

December 2013

IEC Affiliate Forum

Mentoring and conformity assessment high on the agenda

The Affiliate Forum has been part of the IEC GM (General Meeting) agenda since 2009 and is a great opportunity for Affiliate delegations to meet, exchange views, share experiences and...

December 2013

Focus on solar energy

Taking advantage of natural energy resources

This year, the Workshop for Industrializing Countries, taking place during the IEC General Meeting in New Delhi, India, focused on “Solar photovoltaic energy standards for developing...

December 2013

First access, then power quality

77th IEC GM Open Session addresses the challenges of Power Quality

The challenges of maintaining a reliable, high quality power supply took centre stage at the Council Open Session held in New Delhi. And once those who are non-connected have reliable...

December 2013

Photo gallery

A selection of photos taken during the 77th IEC General Meeting in New Delhi, India

The photo gallery contains 141 photos that can be viewed and downloaded

2012
December 2012

Systems approach

SMB report to Council

Report to IEC Council by James Matthews III, IEC Vice-President and SMB (Standardization Management Board) Chairman.

December 2012

Regional cooperation high on the agenda

CAB to enhance collaboration with technical and trade organizations

IEC Vice-President and Chairman of CAB (Conformity Assessment Board) Dr Hiromichi Fujisawa presented his report to the IEC Council.

December 2012

Safety above all

Lord Kelvin Award goes to German expert

Friedrich Harless received the Lord Kelvin Award for his long-term contribution to the IEC in the field of electrical safety from the hands of IEC President Dr Klaus Wucherer at the...

December 2012

Growing our next generation

IEC Young Professionals Workshop 2012 in Oslo

As part of IEC's focus on broadening its base of professional experts and increasing awareness of its work, close to 60 representatives from 30 National Committees came together to...

December 2012

Council Statutory Session - Oslo

Report on elections, appointments and other statutory issues

Council, the supreme governing body of the IEC, held its meeting on Friday 5 October 2012 during the IEC General Meeting in Oslo. The morning session was dedicated to the statutory...

December 2012

IEC Thomas A. Edison Award recipients

Outstanding contributions by current IEC Officers recognized

Five of the seven laureates of the IEC 2012 Thomas A. Edison Award were honoured during the IEC General Meeting week in Oslo in October.

December 2012

Adoption of IEC International Standards

Workshop provides training course for IEC Members and Affiliates

Adoption of International Standards as national standards is an important topic for developing countries. It helps them comply with the WTO (World Trade...

December 2012

Affiliate Forum

Raise awareness, increase participation

The Affiliate Forum has been part of the IEC GM (General Meeting) agenda since 2009 and is a great opportunity for Affiliate delegations to meet, exchange views, share experiences and...

December 2012

Photo gallery

A selection of photos taken during the 76th IEC General Meeting in Oslo, Norway

To download photos, click on "original photo", then right click in the photo and select "Save picture as..."

December 2012

Making IEC the home of industry

IEC President addresses Council

IEC President Klaus Wucherer began his speech by stressing the fact that the IEC continues to perform well in spite of still difficult world economic conditions. The Commission meets...

December 2012

What makes the difference

Ronnie Amit and Frans Vreeswijk address Council

The Oslo Council meeting saw the formal handover between former IEC General Secretary and CEO Ronnie Amit and his successor Frans Vreeswijk. The traditional Activity Report that Amit...

2011
December 2011

Electric future

IEC President addresses Council

For the first time in his function as IEC President, Dr Klaus Wucherer addressed the IEC Council.

December 2011

Taking the lead, moving ahead

IEC General Secretary’s address to Council

IEC General Secretary and CEO Ronnie Amit reviews the IEC's activities and achievements in the 12 months since the 2010 IEC General Meeting.

December 2011

Projects, challenges and accomplishments

IEC Standardization Management Board

Report to IEC Council by James Matthews III, IEC Vice-President and SMB (Standardization Management Board) Chairman.In his first report to IEC Council Jim Matthews presented key SMB...

December 2011

Input for the right output

IEC Market Strategy Board

Report to IEC Council by Enno Liess, IEC Vice-President and MSB (Market Strategy Board) ConvenorFor the third time, Enno Liess presented his report on MSB activities to Council Board....

December 2011

A systematic approach

IEC Conformity Assessment Board

IEC Vice-President and Chairman of CAB (Conformity Assessment Board) Hiromichi Fujisawa presented his report to the IEC Council.Fujisawa first outlined some of the responsibilities of...

December 2011

Lord Kelvin Award

Highest distinction in electrotechnology

Richard Schomberg received the Lord Kelvin Award for his long-term contribution to the IEC in the field of electrotechnology from the hands of IEC President Dr Klaus Wucherer during a...

December 2011

Go ahead, Get ahead

The IEC Young Professionals - 2011 Workshop

Building on the success of the first Young Professionals Workshop in Seattle, USA, in 2010, and on the ongoing involvement of the 2010 participants in the Young Professionals Programme,...

December 2011

Council Statutory Session - Melbourne

Report on elections, appointments and other statutory issues

Council, the supreme governing body of the IEC, held its meeting on Friday 28 October 2011 during the IEC General Meeting in Melbourne. The morning session was dedicated to the...

December 2011

Thomas A. Edison Award

2011 Laureates

The IEC Thomas A. Edison Awards are attributed each year to recognize exceptional current achievement in the management of IEC standardization and conformity assessment activities by...

December 2011

Safety in Ex environments

Practical approach to IECEx certification for industrializing countries

Incidents such as the explosion that caused the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010 clearly demonstrate the need for the strictest safety measures not only for equipment operated in...

December 2011

Affiliate Forum

A new leader and a birthday

A special platform allows Affiliate countries participating in the IEC GM (General Meeting) to exchange views, share experiences and discuss common challenges and issues. In Melbourne...

December 2011

Photo gallery

A selection of photos taken during the 75th IEC General Meeting in Melboune. Australia

To download photos, click on "original photo", then right click in the photo and select "Save picture as..."