Happy birthday PKN!

PKN (Polish Committee for Standardization) celebrates its 90th anniversary this year.

By Zoë Smart

To honour the occasion, a conference entitled “Standardization – how to rise to challenges of the future?” was organized in May.

PKN is celebrating its 90th anniversary this year
PKN is celebrating its 90th anniversary this year

In the beginning

A first meeting was held in 1924 and after the name ‘Polish Committee for Standardization’ was adopted that same year PKN was born, signalling the beginning of standardization at the national level. Particularly active since its inception, PKN has contributed in a major way to the development of international standardization, notably as a member of the IEC.

2014 a milestone year

2014 also marks ten years of PKN’s membership in the European standardization organizations CEN and CENELEC. Since 2004 PKN has been contributing to the consolidation of the Single European Market through active participation in standardization work at European level.

To mark the two milestones as well as Polish Standardization Day, celebrated on 20 May, a conference entitled “Standardization – how to rise to challenges of the future?” was organized. Attended by state administration representatives, consumers and entrepreneurs, the event proved to be a big success and set the tone for the next ten years to come.

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PKN is celebrating its 90th anniversary this year PKN is celebrating its 90th anniversary this year
Tomasz Schweitzer, PKN President, addresses attendees at the organization's anniversary conference in May Tomasz Schweitzer, PKN President, addresses attendees at the organization's anniversary conference in May
Tomasz Schweitzer, PKN President, addresses attendees at the organization's anniversary conference in May Tomasz Schweitzer, PKN President, addresses attendees at the organization's anniversary conference in May