ISO Week 2019 is your opportunity to join fellow ISO members in putting standards at the heart of the Global Agenda and defining the strategies that will guide our organization to 2030.

International Standards: part of the solution

Our world faces complex global questions and uncertainty about how to proceed.
Now, more than ever, it’s time for International Standards. 

ISO Week 2019 will take us further on the journey that began with establishing a clear role for standards in supporting the UN Sustainable Development Goals. The challenge that we now share is to evolve our strategy to realize our full potential to contribute to a better future through widespread awareness and use of International Standards. 

Thought-provoking presenters, interactive workshops, and the opportunity to build networks across the global standards community are just some of the ways that ISO Week 2019 will set our organization on the path to 2030.


ISO President

John Walter

Climate change, population growth, and pressure on resources threaten to undermine some of the advances that have been made since ISO was founded. ISO Week 2019 is the chance to reinforce the relevance of our organization to today's global agenda.

John Walter
Sergio Mujica


ISO Secretary-General

Sergio Mujica

Standards used everywhere is a big part of realizing the 2030 Agenda. At a time when sustainable infrastructure, multilateral trade and a common technical language are needed, developing a focused and effective strategy is more important than ever.

Meet the host

Acting Chief Executive Officer
South African Bureau of Standards

Garth Strachan

Molweni! Sanibonani! Dumelang! Avuxeni! Goeie Dag!

On behalf of the SABS, it is a privilege to extend a warm African welcome to all the delegates and participants from the global ISO standards community, to the 2019 ISO Week in Cape Town, South Africa.

It is vitally important that Standards play a significant role in a rapidly changing and dynamic global economy, characterised as it is by quantum leaps in disruptive technology, driven by the fourth industrial revolution ; global value chains and economic integration ; the global environmental crisis and the critical importance of sustainable and equitable economic development.

These and other issues place an enormous responsibility on our collective standards community to evaluate, strengthen and set-out, in the next iteration of the ISO strategy, the vital role that standards must play in response to these challenges.

Accordingly as the host country, we are confident that ISO will rise to the challenge, we take great pleasure in wishing all concerned a productive, fruitful and enjoyable ISO Week 2019.

Garth Strachan SABS acting CEO

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