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APEC Informal Leaders’ Retreat – media registrations open


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 APEC Informal Leaders’ Retreat, leaders will shape a regional response to the recovery from COVID-19. This will be the first time leaders have met outside of APEC’s traditional Leaders’ Week at the end of the year.

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

Virtual media conference details

The APEC Informal Leaders’ Retreat virtual media conference will be held from 01.30am-02.00am NZT on Saturday 17 July, 2021.

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

Unaccredited media who wish to particpate in the virtual media conference should email APEC2021Support@mfat.govt.nz to apply for APEC 2021 media accreditation. To ensure that your registration can be processed in time for you to participate in the APEC Informal Leaders’ media conference, please lodge your application as soon as possible. We will not be accepting registrations after Friday 16 July 6:00AM NZT.

New Zealand-based media will have the option of participating in the media conference in person, in Wellington. If you you would like to come into the APEC New Zealand venue for the media conference, please contact the media team at APEC2021media@mfat.govt.nz.

If you would like to request a question slot for the media conference, please email APEC2021media@mfat.govt.nz.

Accreditation also ensures you will receive all APEC Informal Leaders’ Retreat media materials, including Prime Minister Ardern’s opening remarks, official family photo, media release, outcomes statement, media conference recordings, images and footage.

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.