Newsletter December 16, 2016
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IEC General Meeting 2016

Great success for international electrotechnical standardization community

Hosting more than 3,500 participants from all over the world on October 10-14, 2016, this year’s IEC General Meeting in Frankfurt am Main, Germany, has been the largest meeting within the International Electrotechnical Commission’s history.

Nearly 450 sessions have been held during the General Meeting. During the main week, Management boards, Young Professionals as well as IEC’s Technical Committees have held their meetings.

Furthermore, facing digitalization on a global level, the IEC Community set a course for the future standardization work on many Levels.

Connecting Communities – Reinvent Standardization

An event concept characterized by communication and innovation

The center of the different formats at the General Meeting 2016 was the connection between people, groups and organizations.

Recognized experts introduced their perspectives on the future of standardization and developed new ideas in the Reinvention Laboratory.

The innovative Broadcasting Center as well as the constantly growing web presence and the intensely used GM App spurred the media communication on many channels.

Last but not least, various social events – such as the big Opening Ceremony and the Farewell Party – aimed at promoting intensive dialogues between the participants.

Shaping the Future of Standardization

The IEC General Meeting 2016 has taken decisive steps towards the future direction of electrotechnical standardization

The results of the 80th IEC General Meeting in particular those of the Reinvention Laboratory sessions  provide important impulses for the IEC Master Plan 2017 as well as for the “Frankfurt Agenda”.

In their final thoughts, DKE’s and IEC’s official representatives again highlighted the particular importance of this General Meeting as a “starting signal for the new age of standardization“.

Social Media Wall on IEC GM 2016

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