Foreign Affairs Minister’s itinerary at Vancouver Foreign Ministers’ Meeting on Security and Stability on the Korean Peninsula

Media Advisory

January 14, 2018 - The Honourable Chrystia Freeland, Canada’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, will co-host the Vancouver Foreign Ministers’ Meeting on Security and Stability on the Korean Peninsula with the Honourable Rex Tillerson, United States Secretary of State, on January 15 and 16, 2018, at the Vancouver Convention Centre in Vancouver, British Columbia.

All events below will be held on Monday, January 15, 2018

Event: Bilateral meeting with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Korea, Kang Kyung-wha
Time: 3:00 p.m. PT
Location: Level 2, Room 217, Vancouver Convention Centre West Building, 1055 Canada Place, Vancouver, British Columbia
Notes for media:

  • Photo opportunity only
  • Media should arrive on the first floor of the Vancouver Convention Centre West Building no later than 2:30 p.m. PT to register.

Event: Minister Freeland to hold meeting with Canadian civil society organizations
Time: 4:30 p.m. PT
Notes for media:

  • Closed to media

Event: Bilateral meeting with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Japan, Taro Kono
Time: 6:00 p.m. PT
Location: Level 2, Room 217, Vancouver Convention Centre West Building, 1055 Canada Place, Vancouver, British Columbia
Notes for media:

  • Photo opportunity only
  • Media should arrive on the first floor of the Vancouver Convention Centre West Building no later than 5:30 p.m. PT to register.

Event: Canada’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Chrystia Freeland, and the Secretary of State of the United States, Rex Tillerson, will co-host an official welcome dinner for heads of delegations.
Time: 7:00 p.m. PT
Notes for media:

  • Closed to media
  • Canadian Minister of National Defence Harjit Singh Sajjan and United States Secretary of Defense James N. Mattis will be in attendance.

All events below will be held on Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Event: Bilateral Meeting with UK Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, Boris Johnson
Time: 7:30 a.m. PT
Location: Level 2, Room 217, Vancouver Convention Centre West Building, 1055 Canada Place, Vancouver, British Columbia
Notes for media:

  • Photo opportunity only
  • Media should arrive on the first floor of the Vancouver Convention Centre West Building no later than 7:00 a.m. PT to register.

Event: Arrival of heads of delegations
Time: 8:00 a.m. PT
Location: Level 1, Vancouver Convention Centre West Building, 1055 Canada Place, Vancouver, British Columbia
Notes for media:

  • Media should arrive on the first floor of the Vancouver Convention Centre West Building no later than 7:30 a.m. PT.
  • Media who participate in this event will not be able to attend the Indigenous welcome and opening remarks of foreign ministers, but can watch these events from the media centre.

Event: Indigenous welcome followed by Session one: Opening remarks by Chrystia Freeland, Canada’s Foreign Affairs Minister; Rex Tillerson, the Secretary of State of the United States; Kang Kyung-wha, the Republic of Korea’s Foreign Affairs Minister; and Taro Kono, Japan’s Foreign Affairs Minister. 
Time: 8:30 a.m. PT
Location: Level 3, Room 301, Vancouver Convention Centre West Building, 1055 Canada Place, Vancouver, British Columbia
Notes for media:

  • Open media coverage
  • Media should arrive on the first floor of the Vancouver Convention Centre West Building no later than 7:30 a.m. PT to register.
  • Media must be set up in the room by 8:00 a.m. PT.
  • Media will be asked to present their media credentials upon arrival.
  • This event will be live-streamed on Facebook and on Twitter via Periscope.
  • A one-camera video feed of open events will be made available in the media centre through a distribution system. The signal will be a HD-SDI 1080i (NTSC) signal.

Event: Session two: Review of the current situation
Time: 9:15 a.m. PT
Notes for media:

  • Closed to media

Event: Session three: Sanctions
Time: 10:50 a.m. PT
Notes for media:

  • Closed to media

Event: Session four: Non-proliferation
Time: 12:00 p.m. PT
Notes for media:

  • Closed to media

Event: Family photo
Time: 1:10 p.m. PT 
Location: Level 3, foyer outside Room 301, Vancouver Convention Centre West Building, 1055 Canada Place, Vancouver, British Columbia
Notes for media:

  • Cameras and stills only
  • Media should arrive on the first floor of the Vancouver Convention Centre West Building no later than 12:30 p.m. PT to register.
  • Media will be asked to present their media credentials upon arrival.

Event: Session five: Diplomacy and next steps
Time: 2:45 p.m. PT
Notes for media:

  • Closed to media

Event: Concluding Plenary
Time: 4:00 p.m. PT
Notes for media:

  • Closed to media

Event: Press conference co-hosted by Minister Freeland and Secretary Tillerson
Time: 5:00 p.m. PT
Location: Level 1, Room 109, Vancouver Convention Centre West Building, 1055 Canada Place, Vancouver, British Columbia
Notes for media:

  • Open media coverage
  • Media should arrive on the first floor of the Vancouver Convention Centre West Building no later than 4:30 p.m. PT to register.
  • Media will be asked to present their media credentials upon arrival.
  • This event will be live-streamed on Facebook and on Twitter via Periscope.
  • A one-camera video feed of open events will be made available in the media operations centre through a distribution system. The signal will be a HD-SDI 1080i (NTSC) signal.

Distribution of accreditation badges

Media can pick up their accreditation badges on the first floor of the Vancouver Convention Centre West Building on:

  • January 15 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. PT
  • January 16 from 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. PT   

Any media wishing to have hits in their 6:00 a.m. ET time slots (3:00 a.m. PT) on January 16 need to pick up their accreditation badges on January 15.

Media centre

The media centre will be located in Room 118 on the first floor of the Vancouver Convention Centre West Building.

The media centre will be open January 16 from 6:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. PT.

The media centre will provide accredited media with a workspace, including access to electrical power outlets and free Wi-Fi Internet access.

Global Affairs Canada media liaison officers will be available on-site for questions concerning the events and logistics.

All content-related media queries should be directed to media@international.gc.ca

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Live media feeds

Media can access a video feed of open events from the Vancouver Foreign Ministers’ Meeting at the following sites:

Note: There will be a security sweep of all cameras and equipment for all media availabilities today. In order to ensure that all media have ample time to set up for the first events of the morning (Canadian Foreign Minister’s photo opportunity with the UK Foreign Secretary, the Indigenous Welcome and Session One: Opening remarks), media are asked to arrive no later than 7:00 a.m. PT.

Contacts

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