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Tokyo has been chosen as the host city of the 78th IEC General Meeting in 2014

16 Nov 2011 / PRESS RELEASES

On October 28, at the 75th International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) General Meeting in Melbourne, Australia, the IEC Council approved Tokyo as the host city for the 78th General Meeting, scheduled to take place 4-15 November, 2014. This will be the fourth time the IEC’s General Meeting has been held in Japan, 15 years after the 1999 General Meeting took place in Kyoto.

Besides its Management Meetings, convened to consider policymaking issues, the General Meeting also incorporates a number of technical committees, subcommittees and working groups. It is expected that approximately 1, 500 participants from all over the world will attend.

Takumi Okuda, Director General of TCVB, offered the following comments concerning the 2014 IEC General Meeting: “Given the extended period of the General Meeting, and the large number of overseas delegates expected to attend, I believe that the Meeting will have a significant economic ripple effect. From 2012, the appeal of Tokyo as a tourist destination will further increase following the completion of Japan’s tallest tower, Tokyo Sky Tree, along with the restoration and regeneration of Tokyo Station. I hope that IEC General Meeting delegates will have a fulfilling and enjoyable time when they visit our city.”

TCVB will provide comprehensive support to the organizer, to ensure that IEC2014 in Tokyo is a great success.

About the IECMillions of devices that contain electronics, and use or produce electricity, rely on IEC International Standards and Conformity Assessment Systems to perform, fit and work safely together.

Founded in 1906, the IEC (International Electrotechnical Commission) is the world’s leading organization for the preparation and publication of International Standards for all electrical, electronic and related technologies. These are known collectively as “electrotechnology”.IEC provides a platform to companies, industries and governments for meeting, discussing and developing the International Standards they require.

All IEC International Standards are fully consensus-based and represent the needs of key stakeholders of every nation participating in IEC work. Every member country, no matter how large or small, has one vote and a say in what goes into an IEC International Standard.


About Japanese Industrial Standards Committee (JISC)JISC is made up of many national committees and plays a central role in standardization activities in Japan. The roles of JISC are the establishment and maintenance of JIS, the administration of accreditation and certification, participation and contribution in international
standardization activities, and the development of measurement standards and technical infrastructure for standardization.


For further details, please contact:
Ms. Ryoko Konami, Ms. Kazuko Toda
Convention Marketing Department
Tokyo Convention & Visitors Bureau
phone: +81-5840-8893

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