World Accreditation Day Conference – Post Event Update
World Accreditation Day Conference 2022 – Post Event Update
WAD 2022 Conference jointly organised by International Accreditation Services (IAS), USA; Bureau of Indian Standards and Consultants Consortium of Chennai ended on June 10th 2022 with a positive a note.
Two days conference held on June 9th and 10th had eminent speakers from India and abroad , from various sectors , sharing rich insights about Standards, Certifications, Accreditations, Inspections & Regulations related to Sustainability and Environment across the globe.
Two days of intense learning sessions came to an end on June 10th.
Conference had 324 delegates registering for multiple sessions across two days and the feedback received from them is very encouraging.
The conference is supported by many Trade and Industry Platforms as listed below :
Sharing few pictures of the event for reference :
Session Videos are shared here for industry and stakeholders benefit. Please check the links below
INAUGURAL SESSION : Theme – Sustainability in Economic Growth and the Environment
Accreditation: Sustainability in Economic Growth and the Environment, focuses on how accreditation supports the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals – (SDGs) 6, 7, 8, 9, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15.
#WAD Celebrations – an annual initiative from Consultants Consortium of Chennai (CCC)
CCC has been organising series of Knowledge Sessions for the benefit of the industry during WAD Month since its inception. WAD 2020 and WAD 2021 were well received by the industry. We had conducted virtual learning sessions during this period.
WAD 2022, however would be a Hybrid Session. We are planning to organise a physical session in University Auditorium in Chennai with a target audience of around 100 -150 members (offline) and plus online viewers.
IASis a nonprofit, public-benefit corporation that help organizations demonstrate compliance and competence to their customers, regulators and the public. IAS has been providing accreditation services since 1975. IAS accredits a wide range of companies and organizations including governmental entities, commercial businesses, and professional associations. IAS accreditation programs are based on recognized national and international standards that ensure domestic and/or global acceptance of its accreditations.
IAS also maintains signatory status in a number of global multilateral recognition arrangements under Asia Pacific Accreditation Cooperation (APAC), International Accreditation Forum (IAF) and International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation (ILAC). IAS is a member of the ICC Family of Solutions.
As one of the leading accreditation bodies in the United States, IAS is a signatory to the three primary international organizations that form a unified system for evaluating and recognizing competent accreditation bodies worldwide.
Bureau of Indian Standards
BIS is the National Standard Body of India established under the BIS Act 2016 for the harmonious development of the activities of standardization, marking and quality certification of goods and for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto. BIS has been providing traceability and tangibility benefits to the national economy in a number of ways – providing safe reliable quality goods; minimizing health hazards to consumers; promoting exports and imports substitute; control over proliferation of varieties etc. through standardization, certification and testing
Keeping in view, the interest of consumers as well as the industry, BIS is involved in various activities as given below:
Standards Formulation Product Certification Scheme Compulsory Registration Scheme Foreign Manufacturers Certification Scheme Hall Marking Scheme Laboratory Services Laboratory Recognition Scheme Sale of Indian Standards Consumer Affairs Activities Promotional Activities Training Services, – National & International level Information Services
Conference Theme :
Sustainability in Economic Growth and the Environment -How accreditation supports the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) 6, 7, 8, 9, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15.
Conference Sessions are built for multiple sectors touching upon the Sustainability Initiatives in various sectors and applicability of various Standards, Certifications, Accreditations , Regulations to ensure that Sustainable Products and Services are offered to Consumers.
Sustainability is a Trade Issue and World Markets are linking World Trade to Sustainability initiatives adopted by various countries.
ESG is based on standards set by lawmakers, investors, and ESG reporting organizations (e.g., GRI, TCFD, MSCI), whereas Sustainability Standards — while also set by standards groups like GHG Protocol — are more science-based and standardized.
Dates : June 9th and 10th 2022 – Thu & Fri Time – 10 00 am – 5 45 pm IST Session Mode – Hybrid (Online and Physical) Venue – Auditorium inside Anna University Campus
Who should attend ?
Sessions would be open to Accreditation Bodies, Certification Agencies, Conformity Assessment Bodies, Inspection bodies, Govt organisations, Members of Trade & Industry Associations, Chambers of Commerce, Entrepreneurial Hubs, MS Consultants, Technical Experts, Startups, Innovators
Sessions at a glance :
Program Agenda Day 1 – Inaugural Session
Open to all stakeholders in Conformity Assessment.
Industry, ABs, CBs, CABs, Inspection bodies, Consultants, Technical Experts, Industry Associations, Innovators, Start-ups, Entrepreneurial Platforms, Government organisations.
There is NO REGISTRATION FEE
However prior registration is a must for participation.