UNITED STATES TRADE REPRESENTATIVE
www.ustr.gov Washington, D.C. 20508 202-395-3230
FOR PLANNING PURPOSES: Contact: Amanda Scott
May 17, 2011 firstname.lastname@example.org
***MEDIA EVENT ADVISORY***
USTR to Welcome Collaboration by
APEC and the World Bank to Enhance Food Safety and Facilitate Food Trade
WEDNESDAY, MAY 18, 2011
SIGNING EVENT VIDEO FEED: 9:00 a.m. MDT
LIVE PRESS AVAILABILITY: 10:00 a.m. MDT
Big Sky, MT. – At an event in Big Sky, Montana, at 9:00 a.m. MDT on Wednesday, May 18, Deputy United States Trade Representative Demetrios Marantis will welcome the signing of a memorandum of understanding between the APEC Food Safety Cooperation Forum and the World Bank to collaborate on food safety capacity building (training) programs designed to enhance food safety and to facilitate trade throughout the Asia Pacific region.
A live video feed of the 9:00 a.m. signing event will be made available in the APEC Press Filing Center in the Lone Peak Café at the Big Sky Resort.
At approximately 10:00 a.m., participants in the signing ceremony will be available for questions in the Press Filing Center. Please note that due to space constraints, coverage of the 9:00 a.m. event is via video feed only.
WHO: Ambassador Demetrios Marantis, Deputy United States Trade Representative
APEC Food Safety Cooperation Forum Co-Chairs:
Mr. Steve McCutcheon, CEO Food Standards Australia New Zealand
Dr. Lin Wei, Deputy Director General, Import Export Food Safety Bureau, AQSIQ
Ms. Inger Andersen, Vice President for Sustainable Development Network, World Bank
Ambassador Muhamad Noor, APEC Executive Director
Commissioner Margaret Hamburg, United States Food and Drug Administration
Ms. Pamela Bailey, President and CEO of the Grocery Manufacturers Association
WHAT: Signing of the Memorandum of Understanding between the APEC Food Safety Cooperation Forum and the World Bank
And Press Availability
WHEN: Wednesday, May 18, 2011
9:00 a.m. MDT - Signing Available Via Video Feed to Press Filing Center
10:00 a.m. MDT – Press Availability with Participants
WHERE: Big Sky Resort
Press Filing Center – Lone Peak Café
Big Sky, Montana
NOTE TO MEDIA: Opening remarks will be available in hard-copy form in the press filing center at the beginning of the event.
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