Welcome to the 2018 RD International Conference, taking place between 9-11 October 2018 in central London, at the International Maritime Organization. This will be the fourth international conference that RD International (part of the Office for Product Safety and Standards) has organised and the theme for this year’s conference is:
‘Transformation, Technology and Trade – meeting the challenges of regulatory delivery’
Following successful RD Conferences in 2012, 2014 and 2016, much progress has been made in developing regulatory environments around the world to provide businesses with the confidence to trade, grow and prosper. The 2018 RD International Conference presents an opportunity to build on the experiences, learning and networks created in previous conferences, providing delegates with opportunities to engage with regional peers and international colleagues to share, engage and learn. A wide range of experts, practitioners and policy makers from around the world will be present to create a forum for continued engagement and learning.
RD International are working closely with colleagues across government including the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) and the Department for International Trade (DIT) as well as our partners from the World Bank Group and OECD.
We are also delighted to announce that from January 2018, Regulatory Delivery (RD) became the Office for Product Safety and Standards within the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS). RD International is the team within the Office for Product Safety & Standards responsible for delivering technical assistance overseas, including the 2018 International Conference. With our strong and well established team we aim to ensure that the new organisation will build on previous successes and experiences, not least our international collaboration.