The Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) & Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Government of India, in collaboration with Export Inspection Council India (EIC), the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS), the National Accreditation Board for Certification Bodies (NABCB) and the Centre for WTO Studies (CWTO) organized a two day 5th National Standards Conclave on 18th & 19th June, 2018 at hotel Taj Mahal, New Delhi, with the theme “Implementing the Indian National Strategy for Standardization”.
Mr Rajiv Arora, Executive Vice President, Muez Hest was invited to be present and participate at the Conclave to add immense value to the discussions.
Every year, the National Standards Conclave is organized to generate awareness amongst industry members and other stakeholders about the importance of “Standards” in the changing scenario of Global Trade. Last year’s conclave resulted in the successful development of the Indian National Standards Strategy which has already gone through its public comments and revision.This year, the Conclave has expanded its scope, to focus on implementing the ‘National Strategy for Standards’, a pressing need for a large economy like India.
Hon’ble Union Minister of State for Commerce & Industry and Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution Shri C R Chaudhary, Ms. Rita A. Teaotia, Secretary, Commerce, Ms Surina Rajan, Director General, Bureau of Indian Standards, Mr Shyam Bang, Chairman, Quality Council of India inaugurated the Conclave and Shri Suresh Prabhu, Union Minister for Commerce & Industry, Government of India released the Indian National Standards Strategy during Valedictory Session.
The two-day conclave was attended by senior officials from Central and State Governments, Standards setting bodies, export promotion agencies and manufacturing and services providing organizations together with international and national experts in related fields.
Mr Rajiv Arora interacting with Ms Rita Teatia, Commerce Secretary, Ms Surina Rajan, Director General, BIS, Shri C R Chaudhry, Hon’ble Minister of State for Commerce & Industry and Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution, Mr Sudhanshu Pandey, Joint Secretary, Commerce Ministry, Mr Vinod Sharma, Chairman National Committee on ICTE Manufacturing, Mr Anil Jauhri, CEO, NABCB, Mr Anupam Kaul, Principal & Head- QMS, Institute of Quality, CII & Mr Michael Friis Jensen, World Bank, Denmark before the Inaugural Session.