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A guide for media

For the first time ever, New Zealand will host the entire APEC year virtually in 2021 and we are committed to providing media with access to everything they need to cover APEC 2021 remotely.

Contacting the media team

Media registration enquiries:

All other media enquiries, including interview requests:

Official APEC 2021 channels


Social media: We're using the hashtag #APEC2021

Sign up for media updates

Sign up for APEC 2021 media updates by emailing, using the subject line ‘Media updates’. We will notify you when registration opens for each meeting cluster and share media content and story ideas throughout the year.

Media registration

All media participants must be registered by their respective Media Accreditation Officer (MAO) via the APEC 2021 Registration Portal.

If you are not part of an APEC media delegation, and wish to register as a media delegate, you will need to apply by emailing We will need the following information to consider your application:

  • First name and surname
  • Email address
  • Media organisation
  • Letter confirming employment by your media organisation (on your organisation’s letterhead)

Once your application is approved, the APEC New Zealand team will contact you for further information to complete your registration.

If you need assistance with the registration process at any stage, please contact

Virtual media conferences

Interactive virtual media conferences will be held after key APEC 2021 meetings, providing media with access to Ministers and Economic Leaders. Media conference details will be shared via media advisories before each meeting cluster. The first virtual media conference will occur during the first Senior Officials’ Meeting (SOM 1).

Accessing media materials

At The media resources section of the website houses APEC 2021 media releases, videos, images, New Zealand business case studies and media kits, which will be created for each meeting cluster. High resolution video and image files displayed on the website can be requested by emailing

Media content platform: From SOM 1, media will have access to a media content platform that will allow the direct download of high resolution images and video files. Video footage and images will be captured at key events, including media conferences, and made available to media as edited packages or raw footage. Details for accessing the media content platform will be provided in the SOM 1 media advisory.

Media resources