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Welcome message from SNV

SNV_Image_081.jpgDear Participants,
It is a great honor for the Swiss Association for Standardization (SNV) to welcome the ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 37 in Switzerland. As a founding member of ISO we are proud of being part of the success story of the development of international standardization.

Switzerland is a very active member in several ISO/IEC JTC 1/SCs. Swiss experts have followed the work in JTC 1/SC 37 Biometrics since its founding in 2002. In May 2012 membership could even be raised to participating member. It is our aim, by hosting meetings in Switzerland, to increase the awareness of the internationally important work done in standardization, in the case of JTC 1/SC 37 in the field of Biometrics.

Switzerland is well-known for high-quality watches, superb tasting chocolate, the Alps and tourism as well as financial services. Less well-known is its cutting-edge research in many disciplines, chemical and pharmaceutical industries and state-of-the-art engineering, electronics and materials technologies. Swiss citizens have very high quality expectations and our market is often chosen as a test market for new products. It is our obligation to provide the necessary support and to foster the experts’ ability to take account of consumers’ interests, by making sure that standards ensure high quality and performance while respecting health, safety and environmental aspects.

We wish you an inspiring time and a warm welcome to Martigny, Switzerland.