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IEC 2022 General Meeting

The USNC will host the IEC 2022 General Meeting
October 31 – November 4 in San Francisco

Hosted annually by a different IEC member nation, the IEC General Meeting brings together international stakeholders for discussion of current issues and future directions and strategies for the IEC. The General Meeting has a unique format, combining management and technical meetings, and bringing all the key players together on one stage.

The last IEC General Meeting held in the United States was Seattle 2010, which set a new record for attendance at an IEC General Meeting


Don’t miss your opportunity to become a General or Technical Sponsor for this once-in-a-decade, international event!

Why Is the United States Hosting IEC 2022?

  • To demonstrate U.S. leadership in the electrotechnical sector
  • To raise the level of understanding within U.S. industry and governmental agencies of the importance of IEC standards and conformity assessment activities
  • To afford an opportunity for U.S. participants to reduce travel costs by having the IEC General Meeting and its related management and technical meetings within the U.S. as opposed to requiring international travel to other locations
  • To help the U.S. electrotechnical industry compete in the global marketplace through participation and use of an open, balanced, and transparent standards development process
  • To demonstrate the USNC’s leadership position in the management structure of the IEC at all levels
  • To demonstrate to the world market that the IEC international standardization activities are significant components of U.S. electrotechnical standardization activities
  • To create opportunities for U.S. businesses to participate in establishing industry standards that lead to greater global market access

History of IEC General Meetings

Since 1904, the annual IEC General Meeting has been held in different cities and countries throughout the world, including most recently:

2020 Geneva, Switzerland
2019 Shanghai, China
2018 Busan, Republic of Korea
2017 Vladivostok, Russia
2016 Frankfurt, Germany
2015 Minsk, Belarus
2014 Tokyo, Japan
2013 New Delhi, India
2012 Oslo, Norway
2011 Melbourne, Australia
2010 Seattle, Washington, United States
2009 Tel Aviv, Israel
2008 Sao Paulo, Brazil
2007 Paris, France
2006 Berlin, Germany
2005 Cape Town, South Africa
2004 Seoul, South Korea
2003 Montreal, Canada
2002 Beijing, China
2001 Firenze, Italy
2000 Stockholm, Sweden
1999 Kyoto, Japan
1998 Houston, Texas, United States
1997 New Delhi, India
1996 Dresden, Germany
1995 Durban, South Africa

Staff Contacts

Tony Zertuche

Director, International Policy, and General Secretary, USNC/IEC




Adelana Gladstein

Program Manager



Chynna Anuszewski

Program Administrator



Megan Pahl

Program Administrator



Debra Negron-Badillo

USNC/IEC Meetings Coordinator