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Media Registration Open for 2022 APEC Economic Leaders’ Week

APEC Secretariat Bangkok, Thailand | 03 October 2022

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Media registration is now open for 2022 APEC Economic Leaders’ Week on 14-19 November in Bangkok, to be chaired by Thailand Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha. 

Background: 

After two years of the pandemic and of virtual engagement, 2022 APEC Economic Leaders’ Week will bring together the leaders, ministers and senior officials of the 21 APEC member economies against a backdrop of economic and other challenges to collaborate and focus on building a more resilient and inclusive future for the region.

Under the theme—“Open. Connect. Balance.”—the meeting will focus on advancing regional economic integration through a refreshed dialogue on the Free Trade Area of the Asia-Pacific, reconnecting the region and reviving the travel and tourism industry, as well as setting a plan for an inclusive, balanced and sustainable growth.

Proceedings:

APEC Economic Leaders’ Meeting (AELM),18-19 November
Queen Sirikit National Convention Centre 
Guided by Thailand Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha, the meeting will address complex cross-cutting challenges: the health crisis, economic and environmental vulnerabilities, as well as the future of cooperation between APEC member economies. Leaders will also have a dialogue with the members of the APEC Business Advisory Council (ABAC) and attend a royal audience with King Maha Vajiralongkorn.

APEC CEO Summit, 16-18 November
The Plaza Athenee Bangkok 
Under the theme—“Embrace, Engage, Enable.”—this summit will be held in conjunction with the APEC Economic Leaders’ Meeting and organized by the private sector. It will feature APEC leaders, as well as top business and thought leaders.

APEC Ministerial Meeting (AMM),17 November
Queen Sirikit National Convention Centre
Thailand’s Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Don Pramudwinai and Thailand’s Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Commerce Jurin Laksanawit will be joined by both their counterparts from each of the other 20 APEC economies to build a more resilient, inclusive, balanced and sustainable future for APEC.

APEC Concluding Senior Officials’ Meeting (CSOM), 15-16 November
Queen Sirikit National Convention Center 
Chaired by Thani Thongphakdi, Thailand’s Permanent Secretary for Foreign Affairs and the 2022 Chair of APEC Senior Officials, the meeting will finalize technical measures for boosting regional economic integration, reviving travel and tourism, and advancing sustainable practices such as the bio-circular-green economy for the region moving forward.

Key media events:

Opening remarks by the meeting chairs, news conferences and photo opportunities for AELM, AMM and CSOM will be open to accredited media. News conferences will be scheduled after the conclusion of each meeting. Parallel briefings, including from the APEC Policy Support Unit, interview opportunities and other media activities will also be available. Specific timing and venue details are forthcoming.

Media accreditation:

The Department of Information of Thailand’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs will be responsible for media registration. 

For journalists/members of the press who have previously completed their registration through the APEC 2022 media portal and wish to cover APEC Economic Leaders’ Week, please update information on the portal with instructions as follows:

  • Identify your office’s base (Thailand-based or overseas) in the registration form. Overseas participants need to apply for the appropriate visa for entering Thailand.
  • Provide further information on transportation arrangements, address in Thailand and flights (optional) in the APEC 2022 media portal.

Members of the media who wish to attend 2022 APEC Economic Leaders’ Week and have not been previously accredited to cover APEC 2022 need to apply and complete the online registration according to the following guidelines:

  1. Register interest by sending an email to[email protected]. This step is necessary to gain access to the media portal and media events. The registration email must contain all the following information:
    • First name and surname
    • Email address
    • Media organization
    • Letter confirming employment by media organization (using organization’s letterhead)
  2. Once you receive a confirmation email, complete the registration process online through the APEC 2022 media portal or provide more information when asked by the APEC Thailand Secretariat team. 

    It is important to identify your media organization’s base (either Thailand-based or overseas) in the online registration online form. For international media who are currently based in Thailand and have a press card issued by a Thai-related authority, please choose “Thailand-based” as your type of media agency.

  3. The APEC Thailand team will review the information and application before granting approval. This process may take 10-15 days after the online registration is completed. It is, therefore, crucial to register for your interest as soon as possible.

    You may check your application status in the APEC 2022 media portal. It is also recommended for you to keep a record (either take a photo or screen shot) of your accreditation process in case you need further assistance.

  4. There will not be on-site accreditation for media covering APEC Economic Leaders’ Week. All applications need to be made online. The deadline for online media registration is 31 October.

Additional details regarding media events or media information in general will be available through the APEC 2022 website: https://www.apec2022.go.th/th/main/For assistance regarding the registration process, please contact [email protected].

Visa application:

Upon completion of the media registration process and once accreditation has been granted, overseas-based official and general media are required to apply for appropriate visas before entering Thailand. Please present proof of complete registration along with other required documents at the Royal Thai Embassies and Royal Thai Consulates-General in your location for visa application.

International Media Center:

The International Media Center will be located at the Queen Sirikit National Convention Center and will be fitted with press working areas, two news conference rooms and two smaller briefing rooms. Refreshments will be provided at the dining area. A host broadcaster and international broadcaster operations area as well as a news agencies’ operations area, or media booths, will be available.

The Mass Communication Organization of Thailand (MCOT) will be the host broadcaster for 2022 APEC Economic Leaders’ Week and will provide audiovisual, video and audio feeds of the meetings and events open for the press. 

News agencies can reserve a media booth in the International Media Center. Each standard media booth (measuring 3 x 5 x 4.2m) will be equipped with a power supply, one table, four chairs, one TV screen, high-speed Internet, HD-SDI satellite transmission, access to the host broadcaster pool feeds in HD-SDI format with embedded audio. Fees may apply, should additional equipment be requested.

Due to space constraintsmedia booth reservations are made on a first-come, first-serve basis and are subject to allocation by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Thailand. Please kindly complete your reservation by 24 October 2022. For more information and for reservations, please contact [email protected]

Contact details:

Inquiries pertaining to media registration, accreditation and coverage arrangements may be directed to:

Press Division
Department of Information
Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of Thailand
Tel: (+66) (0) 2203 5000 ext. 22004
Fax: (+66) (0) 2643 5102
Email: [email protected]

International Media Center:

Natapanu Nopakun (Mr) at (+66) (0) 638306618 or [email protected]
Thanawat Sirikul (Mr) at (+66) (0) 993615495 or [email protected]

Media opportunities and events:

Tachaporn Suntrajarn (Ms) at (+66) (0) 965395595 or [email protected]
Panote Preechyanud (Mr) at (+66) (0) 935293591 or [email protected]

News conference:

Maratee Nalita Andamo (Ms) at (+66) (0) 955676097 or [email protected]

Media accreditation:

Peerapat Boonsrirot (Mr) at (+66) (0) 838287570 or [email protected]
Panu Chaisriha (Mr) at (+66) (0) 890327078 or [email protected]

Media liaison:

Sirindara Atthakor (Ms) at (+66) (0) 891222475 or [email protected]
Chaowanee Tangwongprasert (Ms) at (+66) (0) 897704740 or [email protected]

APEC Secretariat:

Masyitha Baziad (Ms) at +65 9751 2146 or [email protected]
Michael Chapnick (Mr) at +65 9647 4847 or [email protected]

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