900 delegates attend IEC AGM in Tel Aviv

The Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) was held in October 2009 in Tel Aviv. Over 900 delegates from over 50 countries were represented at the technical meetings and governance meetings.

Peter Berry, President of the New Zealand IEC National Committee attended the IEC AGM Presidents' Workshop, (which looked at the role of international Standards in economic reform and recovery), and several other governance meetings.

New Zealand was also represented by Derek Johns (Chairman, TC 61) and Richard Bollard who attended a number of technical committee meetings. During the Council meeting the German candidate Mr Klaus Wucherer was elected as the next IEC President and Dr Ralph Craven, ex CEO of Transpower New Zealand Ltd, was elected to the IEC Council Board.

An Open Session on 'Terminology, units, quantities, and symbols: essential tools for IEC Standards?' was held on the final day of the AGM.

Published in international.