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Record Attendance Anticipated for 22nd CANENA General Meeting

The 22nd General Meeting of the CANENA Council will take place in Washington, DC, USA February 26-27, 2014.  This will mark the culmination of a three-year circuit of meetings that started in Mexico City in 2012 and proceeded to Montreal, Canada in 2013 seeking to draw intense focus on both challenges and opportunities to further cooperation in electrotechnical standardization.  Each year, U.S. industry priorities become more globally directed while the U.S. and increasingly harmonized regional market has never been more attractive and accessible to outside suitors. This event will also bring the opportunity to relate what we’ve learned over the past three years and truly put our regional cooperation in standardization into a global context.

Highlights of the first day of activities includes a presentation of the revision process leading to the publication of the latest edition of Code, NOM 001-SEDE-2013, by Mexico’s Electrical Code and conformity assessment expert, Abel Hernández Pineda (ANCE).  This will be followed by a panel discussion of the top five code differences between the US, Canada, and Mexico inhibiting further regional standards harmonization.  Rounding out the session will be an energy efficiency roundtable presenting a systems approach to increased energy efficiency from the perspective of the air condition and electric motor industry. 

The second day kicks off with ANSI President and CEO, Joe Bhatia, delivering the key note address titled: Harnessing the Resources for Standardization in a Global Environment.  Industry perspectives will be provided by Christopher Curtis, Schneider Electric and Chairman of the NEMA Board of Governors; Evans Gaddis, NEMA President and CEO; Stephen Yurek, AHRI President & CEO; and Joseph McGuire, AHAM President.  U.S. Trade Representative Jennifer Stradtman will be on hand to discuss Trade Policy Disciplines, Trade Agreements, and Standards. 

Overseeing the development of the 2014 CANENA AGM Program is Tim McNeive, CANENA Planning Committee Chairman. This is his last year of chairing the Planning Committee and the culmination of his many years of voluntary participation has resulted in one of the best programs ever held by CANENA.  Attendance is expected to reach an all-time high.  For more importation regarding the 22nd General Meeting, go to

Posted 02-14-2014 10:09 AM by Solis, Joel

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