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Market surveillance and green, digital transformation conference

Advisory Group on Market Surveillance (MARS)

04 April 2024 14:00 - 17:30
Palais des Nations Salle H-207-209 Geneva Switzerland

This meeting takes place during the WP.6 third annual Forum


A green transformation is urgently needed to address pressing challenges, including sustainable energy transition and deployment of low carbon solutions, to fight climate change, biodiversity loss, and reduce environmental pressures. Digital technologies are opening up new possibilities for economic development, policy implementation and the management of public services. They also offer the potential for an improved management of natural resources and facilitate the shift towards a circular economy by filling information gaps, increasing efficiency and making new forms of economic activity possible, including changes in production and consumption patterns.


The evolution in technology may change the way that market surveillance and associated regulatory procedures are conducted. This conference will look at current trends in the use of technologies in quality infrastructure and challenges that this may cause.

Target Audience

Market surveillance authorities, conformity assessment bodies, testing laboratories, standards development organizations


Welcome address

  • Ariel Ivanier, Market Access Section, UNECE Economic Development and Trade Division [Bio]


  • Tauno Kangur, UNECE WP.6 

Reducing carbon footprint 

  • Chikako Makino, International Accreditation Forum (IAF) [PPT]
  • Antoine Anney, Solutions to support authorities with Market Surveyance by COTECNA [Bio]
  • Martin Michelot, Executive Director Europe, TIC Council 


Digitalization of quality infrastructure processes

  • Etty Feller, International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation (ILAC) [Bio][PPT]
  • Dorina Nati, United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) [Bio][PPT]
  • Ian Dunmill, International Organization of Legal Metrology (OIML) [PPT]
  • Vera Despotovic, Associate in the Market Inspection Sector to coordinate and improve inter-sectoral cooperation in market surveillance, Serbia [Bio][PPT]