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Upcoming Foreign Press Center Tours

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New York Foreign Press Center

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WHAT: NYFPC Local Reporting Tour to NYU Langone Medical Center

TOPIC: U.S. Innovations in Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality Technology (VR/AR): Spotlight on VR/AR Trends in the Medical Field

BRIEFERS: Marc M. Triola, MD, Associate Dean for Educational Informatics & Director, Institute for Innovations in Medical Education

Ben Adams, Senior Director for Education Information Technology

Greg Dorsainville, NYU Division of Educational Informatics

WHEN: Friday, September 14, 2018; 10:00 am (We will meet at 9:50 a.m. in front of the building)

WHERE: NYU Langone Medical Center, 550 First Ave, New York, NY 10016

RSVP: Journalists interested in this briefing must RSVP to NYFPC@state.gov *Please note that space is limited and RSVP does not guarantee participation*

BACKGROUND: This tour will examine the use of cutting-edge virtual and augmented reality technologies in the field of medicine - particularly how VR/AR is being used to train physicians in a world-class U.S. medical center. Experts from NYU will discuss how they work with VR/AR devices and applications, and journalists will participate in a case study that demonstrates how they are used in a clinical setting. Journalists will also be able to test the AR/VR devices themselves during the tour.

For foreign media only.

*Non-government guests and/or experts invited to address FPC journalists offer their views in a personal capacity, and do not represent the official policy views of the U.S. government.*


WHAT: NYFPC Local Reporting Tour & Briefing

TOPIC: Forecast for the U.S. Economy & Preview of the Bloomberg Global Business Forum

SPEAKERS: Michael R. Bloomberg, Founder, Bloomberg L.P. & Bloomberg Philanthropies; Maia Johnson, Head of Programming, Bloomberg Global Business Forum; Tom Orlik, Chief Economist, Bloomberg Economics; Kevin Sheekey, Global Head of External Relations, Bloomberg L.P.

WHEN: Monday, September 17, 2018, 9:30 a.m. -11 a.m. (Breakfast and registration: 9:30 a.m. – 10 a.m.; press briefing: 10 a.m. -11 a.m.)

WHERE: Bloomberg L.P., 731 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY 10022

RSVP: Interested media should RSVP to nyfpc@state.gov * Please note this event will allow still-photography only; no video cameras

BACKGROUND: Join us for an on-the-record preview of the 2018 Bloomberg Global Business Forum, followed by a forecast for the U.S. and global economy with some of Bloomberg’s top economic experts. The 2018 Global Business Forum, to be held on September 26 at the Plaza Hotel in New York, is dedicated to encouraging world leaders from the private and public sector to collaborate toward the goal of strengthening global economic prosperity.


WHAT: NY FPC Local Reporting Tour

TOPIC: Brooklyn Army Terminal

SPEAKERS: James Patchett, President & CEO, NYCEDC

John Hong, Assistant Vice President, Asset Management, NYCEDC

Owners of Tenant Companies: Tailored Industry, FABSCRAP, Lee Spring, and Momo Dressing

WHEN: Wednesday, September 19, 2018; 9:00-11:30 a.m.

RSVP: Interested media should RSVP to nyfpc@state.gov.

WHERE: Building B, 140 58th St, Sunset Park, NY 11220

BACKGROUND: 2018 marks the 100th anniversary of the Brooklyn Army Terminal which has reinvented itself into a new manufacturing hub for over 1,000 new jobs. The space is already home to nearly 4,000 jobs across 100 businesses. James Patchett, President of the New York City Economic Development Corporation, will brief journalists on how this project is propelling economic growth and generating prosperity at this former military supply base for the city. A portion of the campus is dedicated to the terminal’s Micromanufacturing Hub, which allows small industrial businesses to grow within the campus.

One of Brooklyn Army Terminal’s unique features is a flexibility that allows tenants to grow into new spaces as their company grows—keeping thriving small businesses in New York City.

Journalists will tour the facility with John Hong, an Assistant Vice President at the New York City Economic Development Corporation, and meet some of the tenant businesses.

James Patchett will be available for interviews after his briefing and before the tour.


NOTE: All programs are subject to change. Please call (646) 282-2830 for information on this tour and other FPC activities.


New York Foreign Press Center

799 United Nations Plaza, 10th Floor

New York, NY 10017

Phone: (646) 282-2830