The U.S. Celebration of World Standards Day, an event that recognizes the critical role of various stakeholders across the standards community, including business leaders, industry, academia, and government, will be held at the Fairmont Hotel in Washington, DC, on November 7, 2019.
The event will include the presentation of the 2019 Ronald H. Brown Standards Leadership award, which is named after the late U.S. Secretary of Commerce and honors an individual who has effectively promoted standardization as a key tool in the elimination of global trade barriers. The winners of the 2019 World Standards Day Paper Competition will also be announced.
Please note that the annual U.S. Celebration of World Standards Day is a widely attended event that is co-sponsored and attended by federal government agencies.
World Standards Day was initially launched in 1970, and is now recognized and celebrated by nations around the globe. U.S. activities are organized annually by a planning committee consisting of representatives from the standards and conformity assessment community. The American Petroleum Institute (API) will serve as the event’s 2019 administrating organization.