Mark Your Calendars for the 2023 CANENA Annual Meeting!

The 2023 CANENA Annual General Meeting will occur in person in Mexico City the week of February 20-24, 2023 at the Sheraton Maria Isabel. This meeting will mark CANENA’s 30th anniversary, marking a major milestone for regional collaboration on the development of harmonized standards in the Americas with the benefit of greater economic integration. After all, there is a lot to celebrate – 110 safety-designated harmonized product standards recognized as National Standards of Canada, Mexico and the United States and the collaborative efforts by all members that dedicated their time and expertise to create and maintain these standards. Registration has opened and can be completed online:

Register by January 14, 2023 to receive the early bird registration rate of $400 US. After that date the price will rise to $450 US. Hotel rooms must be reserved through the Sheraton Maria Isabel website by January 14, 2023 to receive the CANENA rate.

2023 CANENA Annual General Meeting Registration

Any questions with CANENA Membership renewal should be directed to CANENA General Secretary Daniel Abbate:

Attention all CANENA Members to the 2023 CANENA Council Meeting

The CANENA President and Executive Committee invite all CANENA Members to attend the Council meeting set for Thursday, February 23, 2022 from 3:30pm to 4:30pm CT. A virtual attendance option will be distributed by the CANENA Secretary.

The Council will receive a report on the activities of the organization, approve the Auditor’s report for the previous year, and confirm actions of the Executive Committee and the Audit Committee taken since the last meeting. The Council meeting is open to all CANENA Members in good standing.

Member Renewals for 2023

The 2023 Membership drive is now live! 2022 Memberships run from January 1st to December 31st as a calendar year and do not rollover to the next year.

Memberships fund CANENA and its essential operations to support regional harmonization of electrotechnical product safety Standards between the countries of the Americas. Choosing CANENA for Standards harmonization ensures the output reflects regional institutions, their values, and installed infrastructure. Our commitment to you is to keep the cost low and allow a more significant number of CANENA projects. We thank you for your support. Member renewal registration is now open and can be completed online:

2023 CANENA Membership Registration

Any questions with CANENA Membership renewal should be directed to CANENA General Secretary Daniel Abbate:

CANENA Sponsors IEC General Meeting

CANENA sponsored the IEC 2022 General Meeting in San Francisco last month, attracting more than 2,400 representatives from National Committees originating from all over the world ( In addition to the official recognition on banners and web page (, CANENA was an invited guest to the IEC General Assembly and the Standards Management Committee.

Through-out the different meetings and social gathering events, the CANENA President Guy Benjamin welcomed the opportunity to meet with National Committees representatives from different countries (ex.: Canada, USA, Mexico and abroad). With the help of Mexico member-at-large (Mr. R. Nava), brief discussions with representatives from Columbia, Peru, Brazil were organized (see picture below). CANENA’s role was showcased along with the ties that exist with National Committees which could benefit standards harmonization in the Americas. The message was well received and CANENA is looking forward to future exchanges.

Supporting Company and Association Members