ETSI Headquarters, Sophia Antipolis, France – 14 October 2011

Today the European Commission DG Enterprise and Industry held its annual Conference to mark World Standards Day.

This year's event was devoted to the examination of the support that standardization provides to the competitiveness of the European economy in order to ensure innovation and growth for Europe.

The Conference featured three panel debates:
• 'How standardization supports Intelligent Transport System (ITS)',
• 'Standards as a tool for Security Industrial Policy' and
• 'Standardization for interoperability and competitiveness in Space'.

ETSI was represented by Søren Hess, Chair of TC ITS, who participated in a panel debate on ITS.