All Invited Delegates and Members
Opening Ceremony of the 29th General Assembly Events
Time – 0800 HRS to 1030 HRS
One and Half Hours Event Master of Ceremony – OCC Official
Welcoming Remarks – M. Dr. Etienne TSHIMANGA MUTOMBO, Directeur Général OCC
(ii) Welcoming Remarks – Dr. Hermogene Nsengimana, ARSO Secretary General.
(iii) Key Note Address – by Prof. Alex Dodoo – President, ARSO.
(iv) Key note address by – Honourable Guest of Honours (African Union, AfCFTA Secretariat, AUDA-NEPAD, ITC, UNECA)
(v) Key Note Address – DR Congo Minister for Trade and Industry
(vi) Official Opening Address – Higher Government Official, DR Congo.
(vii) ARSO-ISO MoU signing Ceremony.
African Day of Standardisation (ADS)
Time – 1100 HRS to 1700 HRS EAT
Organised in Four Sessions with Moderators and Discussants
- Session 1 – Standards harmonisation activities – Textile and Leather, Pharmaceuticals, Automotive, Packaging in the food industry.
- Session 2 – Conformity Assessment – Role of VSS (EMA), MRA and Dual Marking.
- Session 3 – Made in Africa qualification criteria – Role of MiA in Accelerating the implementation of AfCFTA
- Session 4 – Aligning National Quality Policy to African Quality Policy- Role of institutional framework- Regulators vs standard bodies.