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National Bureau of Standards Miscellaneous Publication 284 Issued 1967
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He 100 4576 no. 284

Symposium on
TECHNOLOGY
AND WORLD TRADE

Sponsor: John T. Connor, Secretary of Commerce
Committee: J. Herbert Hollomon

Alexander B. Trowbridge

Irl C. Schoonover
Program Chairman: Robert L. Stern

The Symposium Committee is grateful to the NBS Statutory Visiting Committee for their help and to the following firms and foundations which made possible many of the activities of the Symposium and NBS Dedication.

Firms and Foundations: Boeing Company, Corning Glass Works, Dow Chemical Company, Eastman Kodak Company, E. I. du Pont de Nemours & Company, Firestone Tire and Rubber Company, Ford Motor Company, General Dynamics Corporation, General Electric Company, General Mills, Inc., General Motors Corporation, Gulf Oil Corporation, Hewlett-Packard Company, International Business Machines Corporation, International Telephone and Telegraph Cor. poration, Litton Industries, Merck, Sharp & Dohme Company, Inc., Polaroid Corporation, Radio Corporation of America, Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, Standard Oil Company of New Jersey, Texas Instruments, Inc., Union Carbide Corporation, United States Steel Corporation, Westinghouse Electric Corporation, Worthington Corporation, Xerox Corporation.

NBS Visiting Committee: Dr. E. R. Piore (IBM) Chairman, Professor Norman
F. Ramsey, (Harvard), Dr. Elmer W. Engstrom (RCA), Dr. Paul C. Cross (Mellon
Inst.), and Dr. Robert L. Sproull (Cornell).

Afternoon Session—The Impact of International Measurement

Conventions, Norms and Standards on World
Trade

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Mr. A. H. A. Wynn
Head, Standards Division, Ministry of Technology,

London, U.K.
Questions from the Floor:

Mr. Leon Podolsky

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Comments:

Dr. Astin, Mr. Wynn, Mr. Sharpston-Page 52

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Discussants: Mr. Fayvel Hadass

Director, Standards Institution of Israel, Tel Aviv, Israel
Mr. Francis L. La Que
Vice President, International Nickel Co., Inc., New York,

New York
Mr. Samuel H. Watson
Manager, Corporate Standardizing, Radio Corporation

of America, Camden, New Jersey
Mr. C. H. Sharpston
Secretary-General, International Organization for

Standardization, Geneva, Switzerland

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Morning Session—The Impact of the Policies of Government on

the Creation and Use of Technology for
Economic Growth

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Co-Chairmen: Dr. Donald F. Hornig

Special Assistant to the President for Science and

Technology
Dr. J. Herbert Hollomon
Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Science and

Technology
Speakers: Mr. Robert Major

Director, Royal Norwegian Council for Scientific and

Industrial Research, Oslo, Norway
Mr. Peter G. Peterson

President, Bell & Howell Company, Chicago, Illinois
Discussants: Professor James Brian Quinn

Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire
Professor V.K.R.V. Rao
Member, Planning Commission, Government of India,

New Delhi, India
Questions from the Floor:

Dr. Hendrik Casimir
Mr. Rodney Meyer
Mr. M. Zvegintzov

Dr. Paolo Rogers
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Dr. Hollomon, Mr. Major, Professor Quinn—Pages 107–109

Luncheon Program

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Introduction: Mr. Alexander B. Trowbridge

Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Domestic and

International Business
Speaker: Dr. Ibrahim Helmi Abdel-Rahman

Commissioner for Industrial Development,

United Nations, New York, New York
Address: TECHNOLOGY AND THE DEVELOPING COUNTRIES

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