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Two decades of international co-operation in standardization and the challenges for 2020 - Conference on the occasion of the 20th Anniversary of the Vienna Agreement
3rd and 4th of November 2011
Vienna, Austria

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  • 1. Two decades of internationalco-operation in standardization3rd and 4th November 2011Vienna | AustriaCONFERENCEhosted by Austrian Standardsin co-operation withwww.20yearsVA.org
  • 2. em ent n a Ag r e V i en Ye ars 0 |2 e nt e em A gr n a en Vi ar s THE VIENNA Ye 20 AGREEMENT | t en Globalization requires em re worldwide identical standards. Ag na en Vi The boom of the regional European Standardization at the end of the Eighties raised suspicions of a “Fortress Europe”. rs The “Vienna Agreement” between the European Organization ea for Standardization CEN and the International Organization for 0Y Standardization ISO has been signed in 1991. The objective: |2 ensuring via a set of mechanisms that the European and Inter- national Standards are not conflicting, but identical or at least nt compatible. em e Two decades of A retrospective view of two decades of experience in the interaction Ag r e between regional and international standardization shall be the basis co-operation for a look into the future: what is needed to develop globally identicalAgreement | 20 Years Vienna standards in an optimal way considering the existence of strong regional economic blocks. Conference languages English | German | Russian (simultaneous translation) Registration Participation at the conference is free of charge and subject to registration. To register on-line please visit a www.20yearsVA.org or take a V i e nn picture of the QR-Code below. Years 20 | nt me e re Ag a nn e Vi s The „Riesenrad“ is a giant ferris wheel ar Ye at the Viennese Prater park. It was built in 1897, being the largest one of it´s 20 time with a height t of 64.75 meters. | t en m ee r Ag na en Vi rs ea 0Y |2 nt me re e a Ag V i e nn 20 Years
  • 3. em ent n a Ag r e V i en Ye ars 0 |2 e nt e em A gr n a en Vi ar s PROGRAMME Ye 20 Thursday, 3rd of November 2011 | t en em 19:00 Gala Dinner at the Vienna City Hall (Rathaus) re 1010 Vienna | Lichtenfelsgasse 2 Ag na Friday, 4th of November 2011 en Vi rs Conference at Austrian Standards ea 1020 Vienna | Heinestraße 38 0Y |2 9:00 Registration nt 9:30 Opening addresses em e Univ.Prof. Dr. Dr. Walter Barfuß | President Austrian Standards Institute (ASI) Ag r e Prof. Dr. Boris S. Alëshin | President International Organization for Standardization (ISO)Agreement | 20 Years Vienna 9:50 Decades of economic change: world economy in 1991/2001/2011 – and 2021 Univ.Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Werner Clement | Professor at the Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration 10:30 Coffee break 11:00 Two decades of co-operation – successes and learnings Jacob Holmblad | ISO Vice-President Technical Management Peter Ziethen | CEN Vice-President Technical 12:00 Lunch a 13:15 Successes and learnings in aligning international and V i e nn national standardization from the American perspective: ears Stephen P. Cornish | Director International Policy, American National Standards Institute ANSI Y from the Russian perspective: 20 Prof. Dr. Grigory Elkin | Head of the Federal Agency on | Technical Regulating and Metrology ROSSTANDART nt from the Chinese perspective: me Chen Gang | Vice-Administrator of the Standardization e re Administration of China SAC (requested) Ag from the Japanese perspective: a Takashi Kawabata | Japanese Industrial Standards nn Committee (requested) e Vi s 14:15 Round Table Discussion: Coping with globalization ar Ye from a standardization perspective – the key challenges for 2021 20 The „Michaelertor“ is the entrance to the older | t en part of the Hofburg from the city centre. 15:30 Closing remarks m ee 15:45 Vienna “Jause” (Reception with r Ag na typical Viennese cake and Vi en coffee/tee, snacks) rs ea 0Y |2 nt me re e a Ag V i e nn 20 Years
  • 4. em ent n a Ag r e V i en Ye ars 0 |2 e nt e em A gr n a en Vi ar s GENERAL INFORMATION Ye 20 Location | t en Austrian Standards em Heinestraße 38 re 1020 Vienna Ag AUSTRIA | EUROPE na en Map Vi rs ea 0Y |2 nt em e Ag r eAgreement | 20 Years Vienna a V i e nn How to reach us ears Austrian Standards (Coordinates: 48° 13′ 5″ N, 16° 23′ 31″ O) Y 20 We recommend using public transportation. | Underground: Lines U1 U2 (Praterstern/Exit Heinestraße) nt me Metro: Lines 1 2 3 7 15 (Praterstern) e re Ag Tramway: Lines 0 5 21 (Praterstern) a nn e Vi Vienna City Hall (Coordinates: 48° 12′ 39″ N, 16° 21′ 27″ O) s The facade of the „Haas Haus“ is mainly Please also use public transportation. ar Ye made of glass, which reflects it´s counterpart, the Stephansdom. In the Underground: Line U2 (Rathaus) 20 heart of the city, the building is housing | t en offices, restaurants, and shops. Tramway: Line 2 (Rathaus) m ee r Ag na en Vi rs ea 0Y |2 nt me re e a Ag V i e nn 20 Years
  • 5. em ent n a Ag r e V i en Ye ars 0 |2 e nt e em A gr n a en Vi ar s HOTELS WITH Ye 20 SPECIAL RATES | t en NOVOTEL WIEN CITY em re Ag Aspernbrückengasse 1 na 1020 Wien en Vi Tel: +43 1 903 03 991 Fax: +43 1 903 03 555 rs E-mail: h6154@accor.com ea Corporate rate 0Y EUR 129,- per room and night incl. all taxes. |2 20 rooms have been reserved. Breakfast nt EUR 17,- per person buffet breakfast. em e How to book Per e-mail to H6154@accor.com giving the code Ag r e „Austrian Institute” and credit card details.Agreement | 20 Years Vienna HOTEL WILHELMSHOF Kleine Stadtgutgasse 4 1020 Wien Tel: +43 1 214 55 21 0 Fax: +43 1 214 55 21 33 E-mail: info@wilhelmshof.at Corporate rate Superior classic double bed room: EUR 99,- per room and night incl. breakfast. 50 rooms have been reserved. How to book Per e-mail to info@wilhelmshof.at giving the code „Austrian Institute” and credit card details. a V i e nn SUITE NOVOTEL WIEN MESSE ears Radingerstraße 2 1020 Wien Y 20 Tel: +43 1 245 88 0 Fax: +43 1 245 88 188 | E-mail: h3720@accor.com nt me Corporate rate Suite: EUR 101,- per suite and night incl. breakfast. e re 40 suites have been reserved. Ag How to book a Per e-mail to h3720@accor.com giving the code nn „Austrian Institute” and credit card details. e Vi The „Hundertwasser-Krawina Haus“ is one s ar of many examples for art in public space. Ye For more hotels, please see internet: It is one of Vienna‘s most visited www.tourist-net.co.at/wien 20 sightseeing attractions and has become | t en part of Austria‘s cultural heritage m ee r Ag na en Vi rs ea 0Y |2 nt me re e a Ag V i e nn 20 Years
  • 6. em ent n a Ag r e V i en Ye ars 0 |2 e nt e em A gr n a en Vi ar s FACTS & FIGURES Ye 20 | Austrian Standards t en em re Austrian Standards manages a unique network of Ag about 5.900 experts to bring together their manifold na knowledge and expertise. Thereby, we create the basis en rs Vi for the development of generally accepted standards. We make this know-how accessible through publications, ea trainings and further services for application. Standards 0Y guarantee high quality and security and also promote |2 competitiveness and economic growth. nt em e Vienna Ag r e • covers an area of 414 km2, • has 23 districts with 1.7 million inhabitants,Agreement | 20 Years Vienna • is world famous for its imperial heritage, • is – according to the Mercer 2010 Quality of Living Survey – on top of the world’s most livable cities, • has more green space than virtually any other city and is proud of its surrounding Vienna Woods that have been designated UNESCO Biosphere Reserve due to its high diversity of rare and endangered species, • represents a significant political hub in Europe being host to many major international organizations, such as the United Nations and OPEC and • is proud of a growing Tourism sector as an important economic factor with 10.9 million overnight stays in 2010. Austria a V i e nn Austria, comprising an area of 83.858 km2, is a federal republic state with a parliamentary democracy. ears The country consists of 9 independent federal states (Burgenland, Carinthia, Y 20 Lower Austria, Upper Austria, Salzburg, Styria, Tyrol, Vorarlberg and Vienna) with their own provincial governments. The national language is German. | nt me The federal legislation is exercised by the national council („Nationalrat“) together with the Upper House of Parliament („Bundesrat“) – the two e re chambers of Parliament. Austria is a member of the European Union, Ag the United Nations as well as most UN organizations. a nn e Vi A „Wiener Melange“ (Viennese Blend) is coffee s ar Linz Sankt Pölten with milk. As a typical Viennese specialty, it is Ye served with milk foam and a glass of water. 20 Eisenstadt Salzburg | t Bregenz en Innsbruck m Graz ee r Ag Klagenfurt na en Vi rs ea 0Y |2 nt me re e a Ag V i e nn 20 Years
  • 7. Jacques Repussard (CEN, left) and Laurence D. Eicher (ISO) signing the „Vienna Agreement“ in 1991. Impression from the event in 2001, reflecting 10 Years of experience with the „Vienna Agreement“. Imprint Austrian Standards Heinestrasse 38 1020 Wien | Vienna Tel.: +43 1 213 00 Fax: +43 1 213 00-355 office@austrian-standards.at www.austrian-standards.at Printed on chlorine-free© manufactured paper. Au stria nS Credits tan da Thanks to everybody who participated in rds 20 putting this together. Cordial greetings to 11 all the visitors we are looking forward to. See you in Vienna!