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Official Media Program - Big Sky, Montana Meetings for May 18 - 21, 2011

May 17, 2011


Thank you for registering to cover the APEC meetings in Big Sky, Montana from May 18-21, 2011. Below is the official media program. If you would like to be a member of the pool for any pool press event, please talk to a member of the press filing center staff. We will not be able to accommodate all requests.

The filing center is located in the Lone Peak Café on the second floor of the Mountain Mall. It is open from May 18-21, 2011 from 8:00 am – 8:00 pm.

Official Media Program

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Food Safety Event: APEC/World Bank MOU Signing Ceremony Host TV Coverage

9:00 am

Remarks by:

· Deputy United States Trade Representative Demetrios Marantis

· APEC Food Safety Cooperation Forum Co-Chair Mr. Steve McCutcheon, CEO Food Standards Australia New Zealand

· APEC Food Safety Cooperation Forum Co-Chair Dr. Lin Wei, Deputy Director General, Import Export Food Safety Bureau, AQSIQ

· Ms. Inger Anderson, Vice President for Sustainable Development Network, World Bank

· Ambassador Muhamad Noor, APEC Executive Director

· Commissioner Margaret Hamburg, United States Food and Drug Administration

· Ms. Pam Bailey, CEO of the Grocery Manufacturers Association

Food Safety Officials Press Availability Open Press

10:00 am in the Press Filing Center (Lone Peak Café)

Participants:

· Deputy United States Trade Representative Demetrios Marantis

· APEC Food Safety Cooperation Forum Co-Chair Mr. Steve McCutcheon, CEO Food Standards Australia New Zealand

· APEC Food Safety Cooperation Forum Co-Chair Dr. Lin Wei, Deputy Director General, Import Export Food Safety Bureau, AQSIQ

· Ms. Pamela Bailey, CEO of the Grocery Manufacturers Association

· Ms. Inger Anderson, Vice President for Sustainable Development Network, World Bank

Senior Officials Family Photo Open Press

Time TBD. We will send an email with the time as soon as it’s confirmed.

APEC SME Competitiveness through Clean Growth Forum

Opening Remarks Open Press

1:30 pm in the Press Filing Center (Lone Peak Café). Press will hear remarks by Secretary of Commerce Gary Locke.

Welcome Reception Pool Press Coverage

Press coverage starts at approx. 7:40 pm with remarks by Secretary of Commerce Gary Locke, United States Trade Representative Ron Kirk, and Senator Max Baucus.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Small and Medium Enterprises Green Facility Tour –

West Paw Design, Bozeman, MT Pool Press Coverage

11:20 am event begins. This event it not at the Big Sky Resort and will not be fed to the televisions in the filing center nor will footage be available on the FTP site.

Ministers Responsible for Trade Meeting Opening Remarks Host TV Coverage

9:30 am. Press will hear opening remarks by Untied State Trade Representative Ron Kirk.

Ministers Responsible for Trade Official Photo (Family Photo) Open Press

11:55 am. Please be in the filing center by 11:30 am if you would like to cover this.

Ministers Responsible for Trade Dialogue with Private Sector Host TV Coverage

6:00 pm at a site off the Big Sky Resort. This event it not at the Big Sky Resort. The footage will not be shown in the filing center but will be made available via the FTP site like the other events.

Friday, May 20, 2011

Ministers Responsible for Trade Press Conference Open Press

12:00 pm in the Press Filing Center (Lone Peak Café).

Ministers Responsible for Trade and the Small and Medium

Size Enterprise Ministerial Meeting Lunch with Private Sector Host TV Coverage

1:00 pm event starts, press coverage of remarks start at 1:30 pm.

Remarks by:

· Under Secretary of Commerce for International Trade Francisco Sanchez,

· United States Trade Representative Ron Kirk

· Montana SME/Manufacturer Lawrence R. Simkins, President of The Washington Corporations

· Asia-Pacific SME Agil Faisal bin Ahmad Fadzil, Group Managing Director of SLG Group and Corporation Member of SME Corporation Malaysia

· Assistant to the President and Chief of Staff to the First Lady of the United States and Executive Director of the White House Council on Women and Girls Tina Tchen

· Export-Import Chairman Fred Hochberg

Ministers Responsible for Trade and the Small and Medium Size

Enterprise Ministerial Meeting Pool Camera Spray

2:30 pm

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Small and Medium Enterprise Ministerial Meeting Pool Camera Spray

8:00 am

Small and Medium Enterprise Ministerial Official Photo

(Family Photo) Open Press

9:45 am. Please be in the filing center by 9:15 am if you want to cover this.

Small and Medium Enterprise Ministerial Press Conference Open Press

12:10 pm in the Thank you for registering to cover the APEC meetings in Big Sky, Montana from May 18-21, 2011. Below is the official media program. If you would like to be a member of the pool for any pool press event, please talk to a member of the press filing center staff. We will not be able to accommodate all requests.

The filing center is located in the Lone Peak Café on the second floor of the Mountain Mall. It is open from May 18-21, 2011 from 8:00 am – 8:00 pm.