NEW YORK, Aug. 16, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) today opened registration for its World Standards Week (WSW) 2017, to be held October 16–20 in Washington, DC. WSW is an ANSI-hosted annual event designed to inspire open dialogue about developments and challenges related to standardization and conformity assessment, highlighted in multiple speaker sessions and conferences.
This year, the week of events—which unites over 300 departmental and agency officials, industry leaders, consumer advocates, academics, and standardization executives from across the globe—will include:
- Service Sector Conference in conjunction with SPRING Singapore
- Legal Issues Forum focused on patent policies and licensing assurances
- Joint Member Forum – Future Perfect – to explore leading tech trends and the digital transformation of standardization
- ANSI's Annual Leadership and Service Awards (see 2017 winners)
- New Member Orientation Breakfast
- U.S. Celebration of World Standards Day focused on the theme "Smart Health"
- and more
The full schedule of events can be accessed via www.ansi.org/wsweek.
WSW is among several ways that ANSI commits to promoting open exchange among various types of standard-setting and conformity assessment organizations who are working in close partnership with government and industry in nearly every sector and product line.
Sponsorship opportunities are also available at a variety of levels for companies and organizations wishing to show their valuable support for the voluntary standardization community.
The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) is a private non-profit organization whose mission is to enhance U.S. global competitiveness and the American quality of life by promoting, facilitating, and safeguarding the integrity of the voluntary standardization and conformity assessment system.
Its membership is made up of businesses, professional societies and trade associations, standards developers, government agencies, and consumer and labor organizations. The Institute represents the diverse interests of more than 125,000 companies and organizations and 3.5 million professionals worldwide.
The Institute is the official U.S. representative to the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and, via the U.S. National Committee, the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC).
SOURCE American National Standards Institute