The leaders of global standardization bodies will discuss the role of standards in strengthening institutional capacities to face crises and limit their negative impacts, as well as ways to enhance standards for digital transformation and benefit from it in crises. It will be held on Wednesday, Rabi Al-Awwal 18, 1442 AH, corresponding to November 4, 2020 AD, within the activities of the International Summit for Standards organized by the Kingdom within the events of the Saudi Presidency of the G20.
A group of heads and leaders of national standardization bodies from various countries of the world will participate in this summit, including Mr. Philipp Metzger, CEO and Secretary General of the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC), Mr. Sergio Mujica, Secretary-General of the International Standardization Organization (ISO), and Dr. Chaesub Lee, Secretary General of the International Telecommunication Union.
His Excellency the Governor and Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Saudi Standards, Metrology, and Quality Organization (SASO) dr.Saad Alkasabi, CEO of Food and Drug Authority, Prof. Dr. Hisham bin Saad Al-Jadhey , H.E. Dr. Munir M. Eldesouki , Assistant Minister at the Ministry of Communication and Information Technology, Eng. Abdallah Al-Obeikan, Chief Executive Officer of Obeikan Investment Group., and Eng. Fahad Al-Muammar, Vice Chairman Of The Board & Partner, of The National Medical Products Company will also participate in this summit.
The International Standards Summit in Riyadh is sponsored by the Minister of Commerce, Dr. Majid bin Abdullah Al Qassabi, and organized by the Saudi Standards in partnership and G20 2020 Saudi Arabia, and a number of national and international bodies such as Food and Drug Authority, Communications and Information Technology Commission, the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC), and the International Telecommunication Union (ITU).