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Making Progress on Strategic Directions
Recent IAF Publications
Update from the IAF Technical Committee
Update from the IAF User Advisory Committee
2017 IAF-ILAC Mid-Term Meetings
EMA Innovating in Accreditation for the Care of the Environment and Veterinary Medicine
IAF Members Sign MoU Supporting New International Halal Accreditation Forum (IHAF)
EA Supporting Ground-Breaking Trade Accord Between Canada and the European Union
News from ARAC
Certification Issues Considered in EA
New Managing Director of DAkkS
Ten Progressive Years of Sri Lanka Accreditation Board
Highlights of the 38th EA General Assembly
Workshop Demonstrates the Value of Standards and Accreditation in the Insurance Sector
Update on the ISO/CASCO 2016 Technical Work
OECD and UNIDO Publications to Support Accreditation
Celebration of World Accreditation Day 2016 by MAURITAS
ANSIā€“PAC Workshop Provides Stakeholder Insights and Overview of ISO/IEC 17065
News from BSCA
A New Associate Member in EA
Memorandum of Understanding Between EA and ETSI
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2017 IAF-ILAC Mid-Term Meetings
The International Accreditation Forum (IAF) and the International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation (ILAC) will be holding their 2017 Joint Mid-Term Meetings in Frankfurt, Germany from 31 March – 07 April. Joint meetings are held twice a year and offer a valuable opportunity for communication and collaboration between the two organizations.

Members can register on the official meeting website, where the program, payment information and details about the venue are also available. Members are encouraged to register before 17 February 2017 in order to take advantage of the early bird registration discount; early bird fees are 110 USD per day while regular fees are 130 USD per day. Meeting fees are payable in USD and can be paid either by wire transfer or credit card. Accepted cards include Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Diners Club and Japan Credit Bureau.

The meetings will be held at Le Méridien Parkhotel Frankfurt, which is offering a group rate of EUR 125/night for a single room and EUR 165/night for a double room. The special rate is available until 01 March 2017 and includes Wi-Fi and a complimentary breakfast when booked through the hotel. Le Méridien Parkhotel is centrally located and easily accessible by taxi and public transit from the airport and rail station.

Meeting papers will be available to registered delegates on a file-sharing area of the meeting website, accessible from early March and throughout the meetings.

Queries regarding logistics, registration, payments, invitation letters, etc. should be directed to the event organiser responsible for managing the meetings on behalf of IAF and ILAC:

Chantel Beaupre
011 613-680-6950
Skype: SaySomethingInc.

The next IAF/ILAC joint meetings will be the IAF-ILAC Joint Annual Meetings held from 21 October – 30 October in Vancouver, Canada. These meetings will include the yearly IAF and ILAC General Assemblies as well as a Joint General Assembly featuring presentations from related organizations.

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