I wanted to let you know that Dave Adams from CSA International will be
attending the upcoming ISA 2002 tradeshow in Chicago on October 21-24.

Dave is a Certification Engineer for hazardous locations products, and he
will be presenting a talk on CE Marking and the ATEX Directive on Monday
afternoon (the 21st) during session ISA02-5161.

The ATEX Directive is an EC directive concerning equipment and protective
systems intended for use in potentially explosive atmospheres. The ATEX
Directive has been "available" in optional form since 1996. However, as of
July 1, 2003, it will supercede all previous European-level directives on
explosion protection.

Dave will also be happy to talk with you about the IEC/Ex Scheme. The IEC/Ex
Scheme is an IEC (International Electrotechnical Commission) Program. The
scheme aims to facilitate international trade in electronic equipment for
use in explosive atmospheres by eliminating the need to obtain separate
certifications for each member country while preserving the applicable
safety requirements.

If you or someone from your staff is planning to attend the ISA 2002 show,
we hope you will plan to attend Dave's talk or meet with him at the show.
Dave will be available at the CSA booth (Booth #341). He would be happy to
speak with you at the CSA booth, and we can also set up an interview with
him if you're interested.

CSA business leaders will also be at the show, if you wish to discuss other
relevant testing & certification topics such as the current state of the
industry, industry direction or trends, etc.

We hope to see you at the show!


Beth Giessel

Alexander Marketing Services
Grand Rapids, Michigan
616-957-2000 tel
616-957-3514 fax