In this issue
Reflections on the past, present and future
World Accreditation Day 2011
IAF-ILAC Joint Annual Meetings to be held in Bangkok
18th PAC Plenary meeting to be held in the Philippines
ema Media Campaign
DAK continues to make progress
OAA: First accreditation body recognized by RTRS to assess certification bodies
IAAC MLA signatories and training
EA membership and EA MLA signatories
EA 2011 – a year of change
EA outreach
Sector schemes stimulate debate in EA
Change of Venue – IAF Technical Committee
Update from the PAC Chair
New edition of ISO/IEC 17021 published on 1 February 2011
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IAF-ILAC Joint Annual Meetings to be held in Bangkok
The venue is the Shangri-la Hotel, by the Chao Phraya River, in Bangkok. The location is perfect as the timing coincides with the Loi Krathong festival which, by tradition, takes place by the rivers, on the full moon of the twelfth lunar month. It is the most beautiful and grandly celebrated festivals in Thailand. To celebrate this colourful and brilliant event, people from all walks of life will come out at nightfall and float their beautifully decorated banana-leaf rafts or “krathongs” on the water, an act that is believed to fly grief and ill fortune away.

Please accept our invitation, and do come to ILAC-IAF Joint Annual meetings 2011. The National Standardization Council of Thailand, and the entire country, look forward to welcoming all of you to Thailand.

For more information please visit the website of the meeting at www.

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