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Panel Session:"Pomoting Cooperation in Conformity Assessment ", 2 November 2010 from 10.am. to 13pm.




10:00 – 10:15

Needs of countries with economies in transition in conformity assessment (RUS)

Mr. Valery Hurevich
Director, Belarusian State Institute for Standardization and Certification, BelGISS
Director of the Belarusian State Institute for Standardization and Certification (Minsk, Belarus). Field of activity: development and improvement of the system for technical normalization and standardization. Areas of scientific interest: methodology of risk analysis, assessment and management in the field of technical normalization and standardization.

10:15 – 10:30

The ISO/CASCO toolbox : modern conformity assessment practice for business and authorities

Mr. Sean McCurtain
Head, Conformity Assessment,
International Organization for Standardization (ISO)

Head of Conformity Assessment at the International Standards Organization (ISO), he is also Secretary of the Policy Development Committee on Conformity Assessment (CASCO). Prior to joining ISO he was Executive Director at the South African National Accreditation System (SANAS) where he was responsible for all accreditation programmes. He was an international peer evaluator for both IAF and ILAC

10:30 – 10:45

Avoiding multiple certification or testing through multilateral certification schemes

Mr. Gabriel Barta
Head Technical Coordination,
Secretary, Market Strategy Board, International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC)

Since October 2010 the new Secretary of the IEC Market Strategy Board. He was previously the Head of technical coordination, He has broad responsibilities in technical, management and strategic areas.

10:45- 11:00

Questions and answers: Discussion session

11:00 - 11:15

The experience of the European Union


Mr. Fabrizio Sacchetti
Policy Officer, European Commission - DG Enterprise and Industry

11:15 – 11:30

What multiple certification means for business

Mr. Gerold Klotz-Engmann
Head, International Product and Plant Safety, Endress+Hauser

Head of International Product and Plant Safety at Endress+Hauser Sales. Since 1993 Gerold has been participating in standardisation bodies and associations, such as ZVEI, Orgalime ATEX Task Force; DKE K241 (leading K241.0.10 Cat. 1G equipment); CENELEC TC31 (leading TC31/WG09 and WG15); IEC TC31 (leading TC31/MT60079-26); ISA SP12.27; IEC Ex System

11:30 - 12:00

Promoting Regulatory
Cooperation in Conformity
Market access for ICT using Recommendation L

Mr. Per Döfnäs
Director, Technical Regulations
Group Function Sales & Marketing
EICTA/Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson

Director, Technical Regulations Government & Industry Relations in Ericsson He has been with the company since 1979, working with product specifications and verification for compliance with applicable technical regulations worldwide. Since 2004 he is responsible for general matters concerning product related technical regulations within the Ericsson Group


International Model for
Technical Harmonization
Earth-Moving Machine Safety
Cooperation in Conformity

Mr. Dan Roley
Chairman, ISO/TC127, Standards Manager in Caterpillar

Chair of ISO/TC 127 for Earth-Moving Machines since 2002. Since 1996 with the Caterpillar corporate Standards and Regulations Department. Previously, he worked out of the Caterpillar European office in Geneva, Switzerland as the International Research Manager, and in the Caterpillar Technical Center as the Ergonomics Program Manager.

  Cooperation of Conformity Assessment
an experience report around equipment
for explosive atmospheres

Mr. Uwe Klausmeyer
Director and Professor, Chair of IECEx Management Committee, Physikalish-Technische Bundesanstalt (PTB), Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs

12:00 – 12:15

Questions and answers / Discussion session / Conclusions