78th General Meeting in Tokyo


It is our great pleasure to invite you to the International Electrotechnical Commission's 78th General Meeting, to be held in Tokyo, Japan, starting 4 November 2014.

We are inviting more than 50 TCs/SCs including their 150 WGs/PTs/MTs and management meetings. We hope that experts and management members from all over the world can exchange views, have in-depth discussions and enjoy productive and enjoyable meetings. And also, we are preparing many technical tours for participants to see remarkable projects in real and to widen their knowledge.

Regarding the meeting venue, it will be put together into a modern building called Tokyo International Forum (TIF). TIF is very close to two railway stations and the official hotel, Imperial Hotel. It is within walking distance.

As you know, Tokyo is famous for its combination of modern and tradition; you can enjoy a tall tower such as Tokyo Sky Tree and a traditional Japanese temple, such as the SENSO-JI temple, at once! We are also preparing cultural tours like the art of dressing in Japanese traditional wear (kimono). Naturally, accompanied guests are also welcome.

There are so many attractive places around the TIF also, such as the Imperial Palace, Hibiya Park, Ginza (shopping area), Akihabara (electronics quarter), world cuisine restaurant including WASHOKU and relaxing places. We hope you will enjoy the discussion in the meeting first and then pop-into the city of Tokyo.

November is the very best season for Tokyo, with lovely coloured autumn leaves and calm weather.

We are really looking forward to seeing you in Tokyo!

About the Host

The Japanese Industrial Standards Committee (JISC) works as the Japanese National Committee of the IEC is pleased to be hosting the IEC General Meeting in 2014, which was last held in Japan in 1999.

The Japanese National Committee of the IEC has 24 of IEC Technical Committees Secretariats and participates in almost all of the IEC Technical Committees and Subcommittees.

The Japanese Industrial Standards Committee consists of many national committees and plays a central role in standardization activities in Japan.

The JISC's tasks are: establishment and maintenance of Japanese Industrial Standards (JIS), the administration of accreditation and certification, the participation in and contribution to international standardization activities, and the development of measurement standards and technical infrastructures for standardization.