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1 ASTM INTERNATIONAL 2007 Annual Business Meeting Annual Business Meeting May 23, 2007 Norfolk, Virginia WELCOME TO ASTM International

2 ASTM INTERNATIONAL 2007 Annual Business Meeting 2 Revenue Sources 2006

3 ASTM INTERNATIONAL 2007 Annual Business Meeting 3 Standards Actions 2006 As of December 31, there were: 250 new standards 1,650 revised standards 2,925 total standards actions Total ASTM standards: 11,800 (April 2007)

4 ASTM INTERNATIONAL 2007 Annual Business Meeting 4 Membership Statistics 22,942 main committee members 139 technical committees 1,888 subcommittees 111,224 total units of participation Total ASTM members: 31,102

5 ASTM INTERNATIONAL 2007 Annual Business Meeting 5 New design and enhanced navigation Added information and content New learning modules: Standards Development Around the World The ASTM Standards Development Process ASTM Standards and You Standards and Intellectual Property 2007 Year of the Student

6 ASTM INTERNATIONAL 2007 Annual Business Meeting 6 New standards product geared toward academic community Easy integration of ASTM standards into coursework 10 ASTM standards for $10 per student Campus-wide option: multi-user access to entire ASTM standards library Standards on Campus

7 ASTM INTERNATIONAL 2007 Annual Business Meeting 7 Campus visits by ASTM members and staff Top schools in the U.S. and abroad Students learn about standards before entering the workforce Campus Outreach Events

8 ASTM INTERNATIONAL 2007 Annual Business Meeting 8 Year of the Student: Publicity Online banner advertising: The Chronicle 57,000 educators and administrators – daily throughout 2007 Special webpage: Year of the Student.org Kit mailing to 1,855 deans and department heads

9 ASTM INTERNATIONAL 2007 Annual Business Meeting new student members since start of campaign More than half from outside U.S. Get involved with the Year of the Student campaign! Student Membership Growth

10 ASTM INTERNATIONAL 2007 Annual Business Meeting 10 Case studies demonstrating positive outcomes of ASTM standards Tell your standards success story Entries due August 31, 2007; cash prizes awarded Check the ASTM website for more information 2007 ASTM International Advantage Award

11 ASTM INTERNATIONAL 2007 Annual Business Meeting 11 Two-part research study Qualitative study: Six industry sectors surveyed Highlights need for measurable standards success stories Cross-sector benefits of ASTM standards identified: Maintaining product quality, reliability and performance Improving market access Developing consumer confidence Managing regulatory and liability risk Impact of Standards on Corporate Profitability

12 ASTM INTERNATIONAL 2007 Annual Business Meeting 12 Quantitative study: 250 CEOs/senior technical executives Key Findings: 75% view standards as having high impact 68% held very favorable view of standards Most important benefit of standards: Quality control and assurance Consistency and uniformity Measure performance Competitive tools Enhance safety Customer satisfaction Research Study: Part 2

13 ASTM INTERNATIONAL 2007 Annual Business Meeting 13 Briefings with key industry groups and major corporations ASTM meets with General Electric and IKEA North America Corporate Outreach objective: Promote greater corporate awareness regarding the importance of standards and the value of ASTM Corporate Visits

14 ASTM INTERNATIONAL 2007 Annual Business Meeting 14 New overview on standards written for busy executives Special chapter by Laura Hitchcock – Boeing Company Downloadable from ASTM website Corporate Edge Handbook

15 ASTM INTERNATIONAL 2007 Annual Business Meeting 15 ASTM joins Coalition for Fire-Safe Cigarettes ASTM E 2187, Test Method for Measuring the Ignition Strength of Cigarettes, adopted in legislation by nine U.S. states Public Policy Initiatives

16 ASTM INTERNATIONAL 2007 Annual Business Meeting 16 ASTM Board meeting in Beijing Visits and meetings with industry sector groups, government and academia New ASTM office in Beijing in 2007 Expands presence beyond CSCA office Global Collaboration: China

17 ASTM INTERNATIONAL 2007 Annual Business Meeting 17 Keynote address at International Standardization Forum Committee E56 meets at Institute for Advanced Industrial Science and Technology E56 releases first standard on terminology Global Cooperation: Japan

18 ASTM INTERNATIONAL 2007 Annual Business Meeting 18 ASTM Signs MOU with Russian Federal Agency on Technical Regulating and Metrology 48th MOU MOU with Russia

19 ASTM INTERNATIONAL 2007 Annual Business Meeting 19 May 16-18, 2007 Botswana Congo Ethiopia Ghana Malawi Mauritius ASTM Open House: Sub-Saharan African Nations Nigeria South Africa Swaziland Zambia Zimbabwe

20 ASTM INTERNATIONAL 2007 Annual Business Meeting 20 Global Communications Tools New mini-websites for Chinese, Japanese, and Spanish-speaking readers Chinese SN expanded to two annual issues

21 ASTM INTERNATIONAL 2007 Annual Business Meeting 21 Standardization News Revamp Redesign and reorganization of flagship magazine Goal: Better serve information needs of ASTM stakeholders Planned rollout: January 2008

22 ASTM INTERNATIONAL 2007 Annual Business Meeting 22 New Committee E57 on 3D Imaging Systems Formed in July 2006 Dynamic technology used across numerous industries ASTM standards will spur growth in commercialization

23 ASTM INTERNATIONAL 2007 Annual Business Meeting 23 New Subcommittees E55.03 on General Pharmaceutical Standards C09.49 on Pervious Concrete D10.19 on Recycling/Disposability E34.30 on Occupational Health and Safety in Construction

24 ASTM INTERNATIONAL 2007 Annual Business Meeting 24 Technical Committee Support New service for ballot negatives/comments Online terminology dictionary RSS-based news feed New core business system Videoconferencing available at ASTM headquarters

25 ASTM INTERNATIONAL 2007 Annual Business Meeting 25 Virtual Meetings and Webinars Over 400 virtual meetings held in 2006 Future capabilities will enhance audio component of meetings New for 2007: live broadcasts – Webinars Enable archived recordings of committee workshops

26 ASTM INTERNATIONAL 2007 Annual Business Meeting 26 ILS Program - Update Continued growth in production phase Validation of statistical processing software Other administrative efficiencies planned 140 interlaboratory studies registered

27 ASTM INTERNATIONAL 2007 Annual Business Meeting 27 ASTM Digital Library Convenient and powerful information repository Access virtually all ASTM publications Over 30,000 papers and 400,000 pages of technical research literature Easy-to-use search capabilities Flexible subscription options

28 ASTM INTERNATIONAL 2007 Annual Business Meeting 28 Environmental Due Diligence Portal First in series of online portal products Integrates ASTM standards with other SDOs, and regulatory documents Access key documents for environmental due diligence in one place Additional portals – transportation, medical devices

29 ASTM INTERNATIONAL 2007 Annual Business Meeting Annual Report

30 ASTM INTERNATIONAL 2007 Annual Business Meeting Annual Business Meeting May 23, 2007 Norfolk, Virginia ASTM International Thank You


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