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White House Press Release - NEW DETAILS: President Obama, First Lady to Travel to Hawai'i, Attend APEC

November 8, 2011


 

THE WHITE HOUSE

Office of the Press Secretary

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Monday, November 8, 2011

 

NEW DETAILS: President Obama, First Lady to Travel to Hawai’i, Attend APEC

                                                                            

WASHINGTON, DC – Friday, November 11, President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama will arrive in Honolulu, HI to attend APEC.  The arrival and departure of Air Force One in Honolulu is open to the press, and closed to the public. Information on how press can sign up to cover the arrival and departure of Air Force One is below.   Members of the media who wish to cover the arrival of Air Force One must have APEC media credentials.  The APEC credentialing deadline has passed.

 

About APEC

 

Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) is the premier economic forum in the Asia-Pacific region.  Established in 1989 and comprising 21 member economies from around the Pacific Rim, including the United States, APEC fosters growth and prosperity by facilitating economic cooperation and expanding trade and investment throughout the region.  APEC economies account for 54 percent of global GDP, 44 percent of world trade, and 61 percent of U.S. goods exports.  In 1993, President Clinton invited fellow APEC Leaders to meet on Blake Island near Seattle, elevating APEC from ministerial to head-of-government level for the first time.  Hosting responsibilities have rotated among APEC economies over the succeeding 18 years, with Japan welcoming President Obama and other APEC Leaders to Yokohama in November 2010.

 

As host of APEC 2011, the United States aims to create opportunities for prosperity and job creation by expanding trade and investment, cultivating small and medium-sized businesses, and fostering an environment that allows innovation to flourish.  President Obama chose his birthplace of Honolulu as the site for the APEC 2011 Leaders’ Meeting to highlight America’s position as a Pacific nation.  The APEC 2011 Leaders’ Reception and Dinner on Saturday, November 12, 2011, will take place in Honolulu at the Hale Koa Hotel in Waikiki.  On Sunday, November 13, APEC Leaders will meet at the J.W. Marriott Ihilani Ko Olina.  The Hawaii Convention Center will play host to Ministerial and Senior Officials’ meetings, as well as house the international press file center.

 

Members of the media who wish to cover the arrival of Air Force One must have APEC media credentials AND RSVP HERE by 10:00AM HAST (3:00PM EST) on Wednesday, November 10, 2011

 

Members of the media who wish to cover the departure of Air Force One must have APEC media credentials AND RSVP HERE by 10:00AM HAST (3:00PM EST) on Wednesday, November 10, 2011

 

FOR PLANNING PURPOSES ONLY, NOT FOR REPORTING

 

Air Force One Arrival and Departure - Honolulu
Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam
Honolulu, HI

 

Press Entrance: Kuntz Gate at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam (off Elliot Street)

Satellite Truck Entrance: Kuntz Gate at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam (off Elliot Street)

Cable Run: 250 feet

 

Throw: 150 feet

 

Press Parking: Approximately 150 yards inside Kuntz Gate, there is a large gravel parking lot on the right side.  Press will take a shuttle to the site.

 

Press riser is available, work space is not available. Standard tarmac lighting is provided for arrival.

 

AF1 Arrival:

 

Friday, November 11, 2011

 

10:35PM HAST (EST -5)

 

Press Pre-set: 7:00 – 8:00PM HAST

 

Sweep: 8:00 – 9:45PM HAST

 

Press Access: 9:45PM HAST

 

Wheels Down: 10:35PM HAST

 

 

AF1 Departure:

 

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

 

8:30AM HAST (EST -5)

 

Press Pre-set: 5:30 – 6:30AM HAST

 

Sweep: 6:30 – 8:00AM HAST

 

Press Access: 8:00AM HAST

 

Wheels Up: 8:30AM HAST

 

Contact for logistics and planning purposes only: Caroline Coscia, ccoscia@who.eop.gov  

 

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