Our world is constantly shaped by so-called mega-trends: trends that are broad, global, and dramatically impactful. No matter what lenses are applied, urbanisation is one of those predominant mega-trends, which is changing our cities and the way most of us live.
Beer Opatsuwan is an active contributor to standards development in Australia as well as at the IEC. He currently serves as the alternate member on the IEC Standardization Management Board (SMB), in support to Kareen Riley-Takos, Standards Australia’s General Manager Operations.
We are entering a new way of working and collaborating at the IEC this year given the global COVID-19 issues we are all facing. It’s certainly an unprecedented situation and one that comes with many different emotions, stresses and ways of coping.
In April, ANCE appointed Juan Rosales its new President, the youngest in the association’s history. With this appointment, ANCE, the leading association for standardization and conformity assessment in Mexico, is integrating a new generation of leaders in management positions.
The IEC set up its Young Professional Programme (YPP) in 2010 with the aim of introducing future leaders to international standardization and conformity assessment. Since then, the YP Programme has welcomed over 500 participants from 50 countries.