Media Notice - Final Details of 55th Annual Premiers' Conference in Charlottetown from August 26-30, 2014

CHARLOTTETOWN, Aug. 20, 2014 /CNW/ - Please note the following final details regarding the 55th Annual Premiers' Conference taking place in Charlottetown from August 26 to 30, 2014.

Media Registration
Media representatives who wish to attend the 55th Annual Premiers' Conference must register online. To access the online registration system, please visit www.canadaspremiers.ca, click on the link for the 55th Annual Premiers' Conference and click "Media Registration". Media must register by August 21, 2014. Individuals will be screened to ensure they are official media representatives. A photo-ID badge will be provided to all accredited media at the media registration desk during the following hours:

Media Centre - Sir John A. Macdonald Room
PEI Convention Centre, 18 Queen Street, Charlottetown

Wednesday, August 27: 11:00 am - 6:00 pm 
Thursday, August 28:  7:30 am - 6:00 pm
Friday, August 29:  7:30 am - 3:00 pm

Media Centre

A media centre will be located in Sir John A. Macdonald Room of the PEI Convention Centre. This room will be equipped with Internet access, power outlets and television monitors. To access this room, media should enter the Delta Prince Edward Hotel through the main doors, turn right towards the PEI Convention Centre and turn left towards the media centre.

Satellite Truck Parking

Parking for satellite trucks is available on Queen Street. To coordinate a live pool feed, please contact Amber Caseley with the Government of Prince Edward Island at (902) 620-3774 or amcaseley@gov.pe.ca.

Dial-in Information

Media representatives who are unable to attend the closing news conference may dial in using the numbers below.

DIAL-IN NUMBER: 1-855-453-6962  CONFERENCE ID: 7051096#

Interested media must dial in by 12:20 pm on Friday, August 29.

Media Program

Wednesday, August 27
11:00 am - 6:00 pm Media registration available (Sir John A. Macdonald Room, PEI Convention Centre)
6:00 - 8:00 pm Opening Reception (media invited, social only)
(Ground Level, Confederation Centre for the Arts, 145 Richmond Street, Charlottetown)
Thursday, August 28
7:30 am - 6:00 pm Media registration available (Sir John A. Macdonald Room, PEI Convention Centre)
9:10 - 9:15 am Media opportunity (Front steps of Province House, 165 Richmond Street, Charlottetown)
9:25 - 9:30 am Media photo opportunity (Confederation Chamber, 2nd floor, Province House, 165 Richmond Street, Charlottetown) (Media will be escorted to meeting room.) 
11:30 am - 1:30 pm Lunch (Sir John A. Macdonald Room, PEI Convention Centre)
4:30 - 5:00 pm Media opportunity with Premier Robert Ghiz (Sir John A. Macdonald Room, PEI Convention Centre)
Friday, August 29
7:30 am Media registration available (Sir John A. Macdonald Room, PEI Convention Centre)
8:55 - 9:00 am Media photo opportunity (Tupper Room, PEI Convention Centre) (Media will be escorted to meeting room.) 
11:30 am - 1:30 pm Lunch (Sir John A. Macdonald Room, PEI Convention Centre)
12:30 - 1:00 pm Closing News Conference (Sir John A. Macdonald Room, PEI Convention Centre)
3:00 pm Media Centre closed

Unimic Area

A unimic will be located in Sir John A. Macdonald Room of the PEI Convention Centre and will be available during the following hours:

Thursday, August 28 7:30 am - 6:00 pm
Friday, August 29 7:30 am - 3:00 pm

Additional Information

A meeting of Premiers and National Aboriginal Organization Leaders will be held on Wednesday, August 27, at the Holman Grand Hotel in Charlottetown.  Details about this meeting have been issued by the Government of Prince Edward Island.

The Council of the Federation is comprised of all 13 provincial and territorial Premiers.  It enables Premiers to work collaboratively to strengthen the Canadian federation by fostering a constructive relationship among the provinces and territories, and with the federal government.

SOURCE Council of the Federation

For further information:

Media enquiries may be directed to:

Amber Caseley
Government of Prince Edward Island
(902) 620-3774
amcaseley@gov.pe.ca

Lindsay de Leeuw
Senior Project Manager
Council of the Federation Secretariat
(613) 563-4066
lindsay@councilofthefederation.ca