Schedule for Ottawa Ministerial on WTO Reform

Media advisory

October 23, 2018 - The Honourable Jim Carr, Minister of International Trade Diversification, will host ministers from 12 member economies of the WTO at the Ottawa Ministerial on WTO Reform on October 24 and 25, 2018. At the meeting, the ministers will work to identify concrete actions to enhance and improve the WTO over the short, medium and long terms.

Media representatives who have not registered should contact media@international.gc.ca.

Accreditation badges can be obtained at the media registration desk outside of the Media Centre in the Canal Foyer of the National Arts Centre, 1 Elgin Street, Ottawa, Ontario, on Thursday, October 25 starting at 8:00 a.m.

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

There will be two areas that will be available for unscheduled media opportunities. They will be located on the Elgin level of the National Arts Centre and will have AV set-up, media box, and lighting.

Global Affairs Canada staff will be on site to answer any logistical questions you may have and will do their best to accommodate any needs.

Please visit Ottawa Ministerial on WTO Reform for additional information.

Schedule of events for Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Event: Opening reception and dinner
Location: 125 Sussex Drive, Ottawa, Ontario
Time: 6:30 p.m. ET
Notes for media: Closed to media

Schedule of events for Thursday, October 25, 2018

Event: Opening session of ministerial meeting; introductory remarks
Location: O’Born Room, National Arts Centre, 1 Elgin Street, Ottawa, Ontario
Time: 10 a.m. ET
Notes for media: Open to media
Opening remarks only
Media should arrive no later than 9:30 a.m. ET at the media centre to be escorted.
Livestream will also be available on Twitter at @CanadaTrade and Facebook at Canada’s International Trade - Global Affairs Canada

Event: Family photo
Location: Yulanda M. Faris Stage, National Arts Centre, 1 Elgin Street, Ottawa, Ontario
Time: 11:15 a.m. ET
Notes for media: Open to media
Media should arrive no later than 11 a.m. ET.

Event: Ministerial discussion on Theme One: Improving efficiency and effectiveness of WTO monitoring and transparency functions
Location: O’Born Room, National Arts Centre, 1 Elgin Street, Ottawa, Ontario
Time: 11:30 a.m. ET
Notes for media: Closed to media

Event: Ministerial discussion on Theme Two: Safeguarding dispute settlement
Location: O’Born Room, National Arts Centre, 1 Elgin Street, Ottawa, Ontario
Time: 12:15 p.m. ET
Notes for media: Closed to media

Event: Lunch
Location: National Arts Centre, 1 Elgin Street, Ottawa, Ontario
Time: 1 p.m. ET
Notes for media: Closed to media

Event: Ministerial discussion on Theme Three: Creating 21st-century trade rules
Location: O’Born Room, National Arts Centre, 1 Elgin Street, Ottawa, Ontario
Time: 2:30 p.m. ET
Notes for media: Closed to media

Event: Next steps and closing remarks
Location: O’Born Room, National Arts Centre, 1 Elgin Street, Ottawa, Ontario
Time: 3:45 ET
Notes for media: Closed to media

Event: Closing press conference
Location: Yulanda M. Faris Stage, National Arts Centre, 1 Elgin Street, Ottawa, Ontario
Time: 4:45 p.m.
Notes for media: Open coverage
Livestream will also be available on Twitter: @CanadaTrade and Facebook: Canada’s International Trade - Global Affairs Canada

Please note all details are subject to change.

Contacts

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Global Affairs Canada
343-203-7700
media@international.gc.ca
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