Dear AFRIMETS Member,
The annual AFRIMETS General Assembly and associated meetings
were going to be held in the CEMAC region during July 2015. Unfortunately CEMAC
is not in a position to host the meeting and in consultation with the AFRIMETS
leadership core and the sponsors, it was decided to in the place of the General
Assembly, hold an extended Executive Committee meeting and a few associated
meetings in a location that is easily accessible. South Africa and the PTB
joined forces to host the meetings at the Oliver Tambo international airport at
the Emperor’s Palace conference centre.
The Technical Committee for Mass & Related quantities
will meet over two days (Tuesday and Wednesday 28 and 29 July).
The Technical Committee meeting for Quality Systems will
meet on Tuesday 28 July.
The Executive Committee and invited guests will meet on
Wednesday 29 July. Directors of NMIs or LMIs that is not part of the EXCO may
attend this meeting as observers.
The EXCOM will be followed by an open session that is
essentially the first part of the General Assembly, from 17h00 on Wednesday 29
July. Our stakeholders such as AUC, PAQI, ARSO, AFRAC, AFSEC, the BIPM and OIML
and others are invited to join us for a business dinner.
The CEO of the NMISA is inviting all Directors of NMIs/LMIs
or their representatives to a Director’s meeting on Thursday morning 30 July.
This meeting will focus on the strategies in AFRIMETS and issues of importance
to the institutes.
We will communicate at a later stage on a Technical
Committee for Legal metrology meeting. It may be possible to fit in a meeting
of this group after the TC-Mass & related quantities meeting, thus the
second half of Wednesday 29 July.
We apologise for any inconvenience. The AFRIMETS executive
committee will take measures at this year’s meeting to ensure that contingency
plans are in place should the host that volunteered not be available.
The AFRIMETS Secretariat