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ISO proposal for the creation of a new technical committee on "Exhibitions, events and conventions"

ISO proposal for the creation of a new technical committee on "Exhibitions, events and conventions"

 

ISO proposal for the creation of a new technical committee on “Exhibitions, events and conventions”

 

The national standards body of China (SAC) submits to ISO a proposal for the creation of a new Technical Committee “Exhibitions, events and conventions”.

 

The scope of the new Technical Committee will be standardization in the field of exhibitions (trade shows, trade fairs), events and conventions (conferences, congresses, meetings, seminars, forums) and will include terminology, classification, statistics, information systems, safety control, service and personnel requirements and least but not last sustainability management.

 

The program of work of the committee will include the development of standards and other standardization documents in 4 main subgroups:

  1. Basic standards
    • Revision and update of the international standard in two parts ISO 25639:2008 “Exhibitions, shows, fairs and conventions” and align it with the current state of the art in the sector.
    • Classification and terminology of events: a standard which classifies different types of congresses/conventions and provides a vocabulary of terms and definitions often used in the exhibition industry with the aim to facilitate the international communication in the industry.
  2. Data and information standards
    • Auditing rules for exhibition statistics: a standard which normalizes the auditing process of exhibition statistics to ensure the reliability of exhibition data.
    • Critical data definition for exhibitions, events and conventions: a Public Available Specification (PAS) which defines the critical data of participators (visitors, exhibitors, delegates) to establish a universal communication interface for different information systems.
  3. On-site service standards
    • Guidance on exhibition on-site service: a standard which defines the scope of exhibition on-site service and specifies the key requirements.
    • Guidance on congress/convention on-site service: a standard which defines the scope of congress/convention on-site service and specifies the key requirements.
  4. Supporting standards
    • Guidance on environmental assessment of exhibition stands-fitting.
    • Requirements for exhibition logistical service: a standard which normalizes the procedure of logistical service.

 

In case of national interest, BDS can approve the creation of ISO/TC on “Exhibitions, events and conventions”. If the establishment of ISO/TC is accepted by the national standards bodies – members of ISO, Bulgaria can obtain P- or O-membership in the work of the newly established committee.

 

The national stakeholders can provide their position on the proposal for this new field of ISO technical activity by 01st of November 2016 to Kamelia Milanova, e-mail: kamelia.milanova@bds-bg.org, tel: +359 2 81 74 539.

 

For more information about the proposal see: here

29 Aug 2016