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ISO 9000 & AUDITS WORLD CONFERENCE ABSTRACT 

The IAF - Its Value in Certification Globally

Presenter:

Natalia Larrimer, Specialist, Business Development and Regulatory Affairs, ANAB, Alexandria, VA, USA

Keywords:

IAF, Accreditation, Certification

Industry:

Service

Level:

Intermediate

What allows a certificate issued in one country to be recognized around the world?

The work, principles, and system of the International Accreditation Forum (IAF) allow or certified products, processes, and services from one region or country to be accepted in other regions and countries.

IAF is a network of accreditation bodies, certification bodies, certified organizations, and other stakeholders with an interest in conformity assessment that work together to ensure equivalent conformity assessment procedures are developed and implemented around the world.

This session will provide a detailed explanation of IAF, the IAF MLA, and IAF’s impact on the operations of accrediting bodies, certification bodies, and certified organizations globally.

Participants will learn how and why the IAF MLA mark may or may not appear on certificates, products, and organizations’ promotional materials; the meaning and intent behind different types of memberships, the impact of the membership level of an accreditation body on certification bodies it accredits and, in turn on, certified organizations; and the process for recognition of accreditation bodies and the importance of scopes.

The session will also provide overview of IAF’s relationship with regional cooperations such as the Pacific Accreditation Cooperation (PAC) and the InterAmerican Accreditation Cooperation (IAAC), and the difference between certification programs that are recognized and incorporated under the MLA vs. certification programs for which there is an MoU with the IAF.

At the end of the session, participants will understand the complexity of IAF and when they should request an accredited certificate with the IAF MLA mark or a certificate issued by a certification body accredited by an accreditation body recognized under the IAF MLA.

Call for Proposals

Proposal Submission Deadline:
October 11, 2019

Acceptance notification date:
November 11, 2019

Early Registration Deadline:
February 11, 2020

Please make sure to review and prepare the material needed before you start the on-line Proposal Submission Form. Click here to see Proposal Submission Guidelines.

Who May Submit: This online form may be used by a principal speaker, co-speaker, contact person, or a committee member submitting on behalf of a speaker.

Multiple Proposals: You may submit multiple proposals.

Conference Registration Fee:
The conference registration fee is waived for the principal speaker of accepted proposals. Speakers are responsible for their travel expenses and arrangements. Co-speakers will receive a 30% discount for the conference that they are presenting at.

Length of Presentations: Technical sessions are typically 35 minutes. There will be a limited number of "double" sessions, 70 minutes, at the end of each day.


You will need the following to submit a proposal

Proposal Title: Maximum 80 characters including spaces. 

Keywords:Please include three keywords with a maximum of 100 characters, including spaces. 

Industry Sector: Please select the most relevant Industry sector for the proposal from a list.

Abstract: The Abstract should be 1,500 to 5,000 characters (note that it is Characters, NOT words), including spaces.

Biography: The Biography must be 1,500 to 5,000 characters, including spaces.

Public Profile: LinkedIn or Public Profile for link for the Principal Speaker: 

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(*) based on previous conference attendance


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