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ACCREDITATION NOTICE: 6th Italy–Latin America and Caribbean Conference (Farnesina, 12 and 13 December 2013)

The 6th Italy–Latin America and Caribbean Conference will be taking place at the Farnesina on 12 and 13 December 2013. The conference will be opened at 09.00 on Thursday 12 December by Foreign Minister Emma Bonino, who will also close the event, at 12.00 on Friday 13 December.


Photographers and television crews can follow the conference directly in the conference hall, while journalists can follow proceedings over the closed circuit system, in the Ministry’s salle d’écoute.


Representatives of the governments of Latin American countries, senior members of the main international and regional organisations, and eminent members of the Italian institutions and economic and business communities will be attending.


The two-yearly event is organised by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in collaboration with the Italy-Latin American Institute (Italian initials IILA). This year’s conference will be divided into four sessions, focusing on the following subjects:


I) renewing the Italy–Latin America and Caribbean dialogue: looking beyond the crisis to a partnership for development;


II) competitiveness, innovation and new technologies: public policies to promote small and medium-sized enterprises;


III) regional development, environmental sustainability and social and economic inclusion;


IV) the EU–CELAC (Community of Latin American and Caribbean States) dialogue: role and outlook.


Further information on the conference can be found on the IILA website www.iila.org .


Online accreditation system. Journalists, photographers and TV crews interested in following the event should:


– complete the interactive form available at http://mae.accreditationsystem.info/ITA/Indice.asp


– attach all required documentation (if not already submitted) to the form, in digital format


Required documentation:


– photo


– a letter from your media organisation


– for foreign journalists in Italy: a note verbale issued by the Embassy in Rome of your media organisation’s country.


If you are unable to complete the online accreditation procedure, please send your application by fax to the Foreign Ministry’s Press and Institutional Communication Service (tel. 06/3691.3432 – fax 06/3691.2122) or by email to accreditamentostampa@esteri.it .


Accreditation badges can be collected in person on presentation of a valid ID at the Accreditation Office (Via Macchia della Farnesina entrance) according to the following schedule:


Thursday 12 December:


From 08.00 and no later than 08.30 (for photographers and TV crews going directly to the conference hall)


From 08.30 until 18.00 (journalists, photographers and TV crews going to the salle d’écoute).


Friday 13 December:


From 08.00 and no later than 08.30 (for photographers and TV crews going directly to the conference hall)


From 08.30 until 12.00 (journalists, photographers and TV crews going to the salle d’écoute).