In the 16 March 2021 DVNewsletter, I explained that my new role in DVN as Senior Regulatory Advisor could also provide me with a platform to engage with the worldwide lighting family by acting as an independent, impartial facilitator in the field of regulations. I believe that this approach will aid understanding and encourage communication between a large group of interested stakeholders.
I explained that this new approach will not conflict with the work of GTB or the other NGOs and government representatives working to harmonise vehicle regulations, mostly under the umbrella of the UNECE World Forum (WP.29). In particular, both GTB and DVN are unique organisations with a common interest, but with different roles: the two important pillars supporting the interests of the worldwide lighting family.
Since March, I have started to contact my worldwide network to explain how I plan to establish national and regional interest groups, and the response has been positive. This has convinced me to proceed to build groups, initially in China, India, and North America. I am excited that DVN has provided a perfect platform for me to operate independently and reach out to interested experts who may not be associated with DVN.
In this newsletter, I provide more detail about the way these DVN interest groups will operate, and I look forward to building these groups with you in the coming months.
I will launch my initiative, with a detailed presentation at the 16th Auto Lamp Industry Development Forum (ALE) in Shanghai, China, 3-4 June 2021. I have also produced a video giving a short introduction to this initiative that will be displayed in the DVN Booth at the ALE 7th exhibition associated with the forum.
My retirement hobby is becoming more interesting and challenging, minute by minute! I hope you will join me on this important journey.
DVN Senior Regulatory Advisor