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Media Registration Open for APEC Informal Leaders’ Meeting

APEC Secretariat Singapore | 12 July 2021

APEC 2021 Chair, New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, will convene her fellow APEC leaders for an extraordinary meeting on Friday, 16 July 2021.

At the 2021 APEC Informal Leaders’ Retreat, leaders will share vital information that will help shape a regional response to COVID-19. This will be the first time leaders have met before the traditional APEC Economic Leaders’ Week at the end of the year.

Media registration and virtual media conference details:

The APEC Informal Leaders’ Retreat is a closed session, but Prime Minister Ardern will host a virtual media conference after the APEC Informal Leaders’ Retreat to share the meeting’s outcomes.


New Zealand time

Singapore time


Saturday, 17 July 2021

Friday, 16 July 2021


01:30 AM (GMT + 12)

09:30 PM (GMT + 8 )


30 minutes

30 minutes

Media who have already completed the APEC 2021 accreditation process will be automatically registered for this event.

Unaccredited media who wish to participate in the virtual media conference, should apply for APEC 2021 media accreditation by emailing [email protected] and providing the following information:

  • Title (Mr/Mrs/Miss/Ms/Dame/Sir/Dr/Prof)
  • First name and surname
  • Gender (male/female/gender diverse)
  • Email address
  • Mobile phone number, including international dialling code (for example +64). This phone number will be used to send a secure two-factor authentication code (by SMS message) to log into the APEC 2021 virtual meeting platform
  • News organization
  • Job title
  • A photo of your business card or press card; or an email or letter confirming your employment

Approved applicants will receive an email of confirmation with further information regarding account set up. Once registered, members of the media will be accredited for the rest of the year and will have access to each virtual media event.

Accreditation also ensures access to all APEC Informal Leaders’ Retreat media materials, including media release, outcomes statement, media conference recordings, images and footage. The deadline for the APEC Informal Leaders’ Retreat media registration is Friday, 16 July 2021 06:00 AM (GMT + 12).

New Zealand-based media will have the option of participating in the media conference in person, in Wellington. If you would like to come into the APEC New Zealand venue for the media conference, please contact the media team at [email protected].

If you would like to request a question slot for the media conference, please email [email protected].

Full media conference and registration details, along with supporting media materials for the APEC Informal Leaders’ Retreat, can be found in the APEC Informal Leaders’ Retreat media kit.

For further details, please contact:

Cas Carter +64 21 341 509 at [email protected] (in New Zealand)
Sidah Russell +64 21 359 235 at [email protected] (in New Zealand)
Masyitha Baziad +65 9751 2146 at [email protected]
Michael Chapnick +65 9647 4847 at [email protected]

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