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!
It is our privilege to extend a warm South African welcome to the ISO standards community, and our pleasure to host the 2019 ISO Week in South Africa’s oldest city, Cape Town.

The global economy is fast changing and the concept of globalization has morphed to to include a complex economic model comprising entangled global value chains where products and services no longer have a singular production origin. This exciting period, coupled by the Fourth Industrial Revolution as well as the growing need for relevant standards to support the achievement of Sustainable Development, places an enhanced emphasis on our standards community to drastically rethink the way we do things.

ISO week 2019 is dedicated to address these fundamental issues aligned to “the path to 2030” and further developing the ISO strategy.

We look forward to welcoming you to an engaging and productive ISO Week in Cape Town, South Africa.

Garth Strachan SABS acting CEO

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