Networking events

A number of events provide affiliate countries with the opportunity to meet with experts from all over the world

IEC General Meeting

The IEC General Meeting brings together IEC standardization and conformity assessment experts, member countries, management boards, young professionals and affiliate countries. It is an opportunity for participants to share experiences, expand their networks and gain insight into the latest developments in international standardization and conformity assessment. 

Alongside the IEC General Meeting, the Affiliate Country Programme organizes a number of events specifically for delegates from affiliate counties.
 

Affiliate forum

The annual flagship event for the programme, the Affiliate forum provides country delegates with a yearly update on the programme from the Affiliate Leader. The forum also delves into topics of interest to affiliate countries, including case studies, and concludes with regional break-out sessions. 

Affiliate country delegates attending the IEC General Meeting are automatically registered to attend the Affiliate forum as their presence is obligatory. 
 

Workshop for industrializing countries

Each year, the Workshop for industrializing countries (WIC) focuses on a specific topic of interest to IEC members and affiliate countries in the process of industrializing. By providing countries with the opportunity to share their experiences, WIC increases understanding about challenges facing industrializing countries.

Affiliate country delegates attending the IEC General Meeting are automatically registered to attend the WIC. It is also open to IEC members in process of industrialization.

NEC Secretaries and Presidents workshop

Given the unique role of the NEC in coordinating the electrotechnical standardization and conformity assessment activities on behalf of their stakeholders, the NEC Secretaries and Presidents workshop offers an opportunity for NEC Officers to discuss their experiences and share their best practices.

This workshop is only open to NEC Presidents and Secretaries. Attendance by other affiliate delegates requires approval from the IEC Affiliate secretariat
 

Council Statutory Session

The IEC Council Statutory Session offers a unique opportunity to gain insight about current IEC activities. Presentations by the IEC President, IEC Treasurer, Chairs of the three IEC management boards (CAB, MSB and SMB) as well as the IEC General Secretary & CEO provide an overview of the key issues addressed by IEC members.

The Affiliate Leader, NEC Officers, and Affiliate Heads of Delegations are invited to attend the IEC Council Statutory Session as guests.
 

Affiliate cocktail

In addition to the Opening ceremony and the Farewell event organized by the Host Committee, the IEC Affiliate secretariat hosts a special social event exclusively for the delegates from affiliate countries and those who are actively supporting the IEC Affiliate Country Programme.

Registration

Representatives from affiliate countries are welcome to attend the IEC General Meeting. The NEC Officers (affiliate countries with NEC) and Heads of Delegations (affiliate countries without NEC) serve as the official representative for their country at the Council Statutory Session. 

Delegates are also invited to attend the technical meetings of their choice as observers. Attendance provides the opportunity to experience the IEC in action, network with technical experts and discovers new fields of interest.

Registration for the IEC General Meeting is possible through the IEC Meeting Registration System. To attend technical meetings, registration is accredited by the IEC Affiliate secretariat.

More information

Information about the Affiliate Country Programme, its objectives and benefits

The role of the Affiliate Leader and an overview of the Messages and Dialogues to the affiliate community

Affiliate countries benefit from the participation in the IEC standardization process

Affiliate countries are encouraged to take an active role in IEC standardization and conformity assessment activities

Affiliate countries benefit from participating in conformity assessment activities

A number of events provide affiliate countries with the opportunity to meet with experts from all over the world

The documents in this section provide you with the necessary tools for your successful participation in the IEC Affiliate Country Programme

The IEC Affiliate Secretariat is your contact at IEC Central Office and will help you become familiar with the IEC environment and work