Media registration is open for the Third APEC Senior Officials’ Meeting in Ho Chi Minh City on 29-30 August, to be led by Viet Nam Permanent Deputy Foreign Affairs Minister and 2017 Chair of APEC Senior Officials Bui Thanh Son. Accreditation will also cover the preceding cluster of key trade and sectoral official meetings from 18-28 August.
The Third APEC Senior Officials’ Meeting, known as SOM3, will advance new joint actions by the 21 APEC member economies to foster freer, more equitable Asia-Pacific trade and growth. Focus will be on improving economic opportunities and the capacity of people and businesses to capitalize amid increasing automation, competition and market change.
Senior Officials will build on trade and sectoral policy development meetings in Ho Chi Minh City to boost regional economic integration, including transparency and participation in trade agreements, and the easing of cross-border trade barriers faced by businesses big and small. Priorities will also include promoting innovation and trade in the auto, digital and health sectors as well as sustainable agriculture in response to climate change and rural-urban development.
They will consider recommendations from the APEC Business Advisory Council that will meet in Toronto, Canada on 24-28 July.
SOM3: 29-30 August 2017
Trade and sectoral meetings: 18-28 August 2017
SOM3: Sheraton Saigon Hotel, Ho Chi Minh City, Viet Nam
Trade and sectoral meetings: various venues (TBA)
DEADLINE FOR MEDIA REGISTRATION: 8 August 2017
All media representatives wishing to cover SOM3 should register online at:
Identification badges will be issued to accredited media representatives.
Introductory remarks during SOM3, the family photo of Senior Officials and a post-meeting news conference will be open to accredited journalists.
Briefing, interview and photo opportunities will be available in conjunction with the meeting.
Note on media access:
All media representatives must be accredited and wear their identification badge to gain access to the meeting venue, facilities and specified events open to media.
Contact for media registration and coverage arrangements: firstname.lastname@example.org
Passport and visa requirements:
- Media representatives coming from overseas are required to each possess a passport or other applicable travel documents valid at least 6 months with press visas upon their entries to Viet Nam.
- Media representatives from economies that do not have visa exemption agreements with Viet Nam are advised to contact their respective Viet Nam Embassy/Consulate to apply/pick up an entry visa to Viet Nam.
Contacts for visa arrangements and procedures:
Foreign Press Center, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Viet Nam
Mr Dan Anh Tuan
Tel: +84 166 666 8866
Mr Dinh Dung
Tel: +84 963648554
The entire APEC SOM3 and Related Meetings schedule in Ho Chi Minh City from 18-30 August can be viewed here.
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For further details, or to arrange possible media interviews, please contact: