Media Notice - Final Details for the Council of the Federation International Economic Forum in Halifax on November 22-23, 2012

HALIFAX, Nov. 20, 2012 /CNW/ - Please note the following final details regarding the Council of the Federation (COF) International Economic Forum taking place in Halifax on November 22-23, 2012.

Media Registration

Media representatives who wish to cover the COF International Economic Forum must register online.  To access the online registration system, please click here or go to www.councilofthefederation.ca and click on the link under "Meetings".  Individuals will be screened to ensure they are official media representatives.  A photo-ID badge will be provided to all accredited media onsite at the media registration desk during the following hours:

Media Centre - Suite 303 (3rd floor)
World Trade and Convention Centre, 1800 Argyle Street, Halifax
 
Thursday, November 22: 4:00 - 8:00 pm
Friday, November 23:
7:30 am - 4:00 pm

Media Centre

A Media Centre will be located in Suite 303 (3rd floor) of the World Trade and Convention Centre.  This room will be equipped with Internet access, power outlets and a television monitor.

Satellite Truck Parking

Parking for satellite trucks is very limited. To coordinate a live pool feed, please contact Carla Burns with the Government of Nova Scotia at (902) 424-2876 or burnsca@gov.ns.ca.

Dial-in Information

Media representatives who are unable to travel may listen in to the closing news conference using the following numbers:

DIAL-IN NUMBER: 1-866-500-7930
CONFERENCE ID: 1287815

Interested media are requested to dial-in by 1:45 pm on Friday, November 23.

Media Program

Thursday, November 22
4:00 pm Media registration opens (Suite 303, 3rd floor, World Trade and Convention Centre)
5:30 - 7:30 pm Premiers' unimic availability (TBC) (Suite 301, 3rd floor, World Trade and Convention Centre)
Friday, November 23
7:30 am Media registration available (Suite 303, 3rd floor, World Trade and Convention Centre)
8:30 - 8:45 am Premiers' unimic availability (TBC) (Suite 301, 3rd floor, World Trade and Convention Centre)
9:00 am Morning session commences (photo opportunity at start of meeting) (Media will be escorted to meeting room) 
12:30 pm Lunch (Suite 303, 3rd floor, World Trade and Convention Centre)
2:00 pm Closing News Conference (Suites 301-302, 3rd floor, World Trade and Convention Centre)
4:00 pm Media Centre closed

Unimic Area

A unimic will be located in Suite 301 (3rd floor) of the World Trade and Convention Centre.

Hours of Availability:
Thursday, November 22 5:30 - 7:30 pm
Friday, November 23 8:00 am - 3:00 pm

Additional Information

Media are asked to contact Carla Burns with the Government of Nova Scotia (contact information below), should they require assistance with specific services in connection with this meeting.

The Council of the Federation comprises all 13 provincial and territorial Premiers.  It was created in 2003 to promote provincial-territorial cooperation and closer ties between members, foster meaningful relations between governments based on respect for the Constitution and recognition of the diversity within the federation, and show leadership on issues important to all Canadians.

 

SOURCE: Council of the Federation

For further information:

Media enquiries may be directed to:

Carla Burns
Director of Communications Support
Communications Nova Scotia
902-424-2876
Cell: 902-483-9873
burnsca@gov.ns.ca

Lindsay de Leeuw
Project Manager
Council of the Federation Secretariat
613-563-4066
Cell: 613-851-5978
lindsay@councilofthefederation.ca