Welcome from ASRO
On behalf of ASRO, we are honoured to invite all CEN & CENELEC members and guests to join us for the 2019 CEN and CENELEC Annual Meeting in Bucharest, our capital city and the heart of Romanian media, culture and art.
This will be a three-day event. The CEN & CENELEC meetings will take place on 5 and 6 June; on 7 June a High-level Conference is organised together with the European Commission: Standards advance and deepen the Single Market. Amongst a wide range of distinguished participants, we will be delighted to welcome Elżbieta Bieńkowska, European Commissioner for the Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs together with senior members of her team in the European Commission.
The venue for the CEN and CENELEC meetings will be the Marriott Hotel in the centre of Bucharest. The conference will take place at the Palace of the Parliament, the second largest building in the world, which can be seen from the moon.
We are delighted that these important events will take place in Bucharest during Romania’s Presidency of the European Union. They will gather not only many members of the European standardization community, but also other important representatives from many countries that share the Single Market as a goal.
The Single Market is the beating heart of the EU and standardization helps it beat!
We look forward to a rewarding few days of business and discussions and to the traditional opportunity to meet old friends, make new ones and to explore a fascinating city.
Bucharest is a city that’s easy to get to, easy to be in, easy to get around, and hard to forget.
We strongly encourage you to register as soon as possible.
It will be our privilege to welcome you to Bucharest!
Welcome from the Presidents of CEN and CENELEC
We are very pleased to welcome you to the 15th CEN and CENELEC Annual Meeting. This year we are in Bucharest, and we would like to express our heartfelt thanks to ASRO, our Romanian member, for kindly offering to host our yearly gathering in June.
The CEN General Assembly and the CENELEC General Assembly are strictly statutory. The common session of the CEN and CENELEC General Assemblies will offer the opportunity to report on and discuss key strategic, policy and technical matters related to European standardization.
The final thought-provoking debate will discuss ‘Cybersecurity and Standardization’. The digital transformation of our industry, our organizations and our lives offers many opportunities and benefits, but being more interconnected also increases the risk of sophisticated cyber-threats and attacks. For this reason, the EU needs more robust and effective structures to ensure strong cyber resilience and the ability to respond effectively to cyber-attacks. In this context, the “EU Cybersecurity Act”, proposed in 2017 by the European Commission, intends,among others, to establish a common European cybersecurity certification framework for ICT products, systems and services. The adoption of the EU Cybersecurity Act by the European Parliament and Council is expected in March 2019 and standardization will play a crucial role in the implementation of this new framework.
While in Bucharest, do not miss out the high-level conference on European Standardization ‘Standards Advance and Deepen the Single Market’, organised in the context of the Romanian Presidency of the European Council by the Romanian Ministry of Economy and the Romanian National Standards Body – ASRO on 7 June in the Palace of Parliament. This conference will mark the official conclusion of the ‘Joint Initiative on Standardisation’ (JIS) and will highlight its major results and deliverables.
We look forward to seeing you again in our Annual Meeting in Romania!