What is to be achieved?
The World Standards Cooperation (WSC) is organizing its first workshop on conformity assessment, to be held over 1,5 days on 1-2 December 2015 in Geneva, Switzerland. The event takes place in conjunction with the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) Working Party on Regulatory Cooperation and Standardization Policies (WP.6) 25th session (also 1,5 days) on 2-3 December.
The overall objective of the event is to enhance awareness about global conformity assessment, in line with the relevant WSC terms of reference “to promote and increase the worldwide visibility of international consensus-based standardization and related conformity assessment matters”. It is also to inform on and explore important international conformity assessment issues and return practical, relevant and usable feedback which will contribute to a path forward towards the resolution and understanding of those issues.
If you have an interest in national of regional quality infrastructure issues or conformity assessment issues in general, and think of participating in the workshop, please visit the dedicated website. It’s not too late to register.
The main workshop topics were defined by the information some of you provided in the survey posted on the website. They include:
- Energy efficiency & sustainability issues
- Global conformity assessment schemes
- Counterfeit products & certificates
- Regulatory options & risk management
Registration is free of charge for all participants.
The event will take place over 1,5 days at the Palais des Nations in Geneva. All delegates will be able to take advantage of the simultaneous translation services offered by the UN and have the opportunity to speak in their own language.
The event will involve experts presenting, with panel sessions and adequate opportunity for all participants to ask questions and get pertinent replies. Between sessions, at coffee breaks and lunch, there will be networking areas with sign-posted topics where you will quickly find other participants interested in those issues.
For more information on the WSC Workshop on Conformity Assessment please go to: http://www.wsccaworkshop.com