The 77th General Meeting of International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) was hosted by Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) in New Delhi, India from 21st to 25th October 2013. On this occasion, a number of representatives from the 33 National Committees of CENELEC (European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization), their network and representatives from the CEN-CENELEC Management Centre (CCMC) participated in the IEC General Meeting in India. To utilize this visit most optimally SESEI organized a meeting between the CENELEC officials and the Indian Electrical Equipment Industry stakeholders in co-operation with Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) National Committee on ICTE Manufacturing.
The objective of the Interactive Session was to create awareness about the SESEI Project based in New Delhi, to raise awareness about the principles and functioning of the European Standardization System amongst the stakeholders, to explore areas for potential cooperation and to discuss open issues around standardization, trade etc.
The Interactive session was presided over by Mr. Tore Bloch Trondvold, CENELEC President, Ms. Elena Santiago, CEN and CENELEC Director General, and Dr. Ajay Kumar, Joint Secretary, Department of Electronics and Information Technology (DeitY), Ministry of Communications & IT, who very graciously agreed to be the Guest of Honour For the” Interactive Session”.
A consolidated list of more than 200 participants was prepared jointly by SESEI and CII from Indian Industry, Relevant Indian authorities/administration, and Relevant representatives of European interests in India. Confirmation of Participation received from 75 delegates and 65 delegates turned out for the session.
The Interactive Session was very successful with equal participation from both the European as well as Indian community. The presentation from Ms Elena Santiago, Director General, CEN and CENELEC and Mr Tore Bloch Trondvold, President CENELEC were well received by all delegates. Delegates also appreciated the standardization project initiated by European Standardization bodies i.e. Project SESEI on standards. During the open interaction, delegates asked many questions to the esteemed panel and expressed their appreciation for establishing Project SESEI