PRESS ACCREDITATION NOTE
Bilateral Conference on Ukraine Reconstruction
Rome – Palazzo dei Congressi, 26 April 2023
On Wednesday 26 April 2023, the Bilateral Conference on Ukraine Reconstruction will be held in the Palazzo dei Congressi, Rome.
The Conference – which will be attended by around 700 guests including representatives from the business world, as well as the main international financial institutions and trade associations – is an opportunity to receive, directly from the Ukrainian authorities, information on what is needed to rebuild the country, and to enable the Italian government, institutions and companies to formulate concrete proposals to meet Ukraine’s needs, both in terms of fast and medium- to long-term recovery.
The Conference will begin at 8:45 a.m. with a closed-door session consisting of Thematic Tables on as many sectors identified as priorities for reconstruction, such as infrastructure and transport, energy and the environment, agri-food industry, health, digital and services, space and aviation, and steel industry.
From 10:45 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. a Plenary Session will be held, featuring institutional speeches by the Italian and Ukrainian authorities. The proceedings will be introduced by Italian Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Antonio Tajani, with the participation of the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Infrastructure and Transport, Matteo Salvini, as well as the Minister of Enterprises and Made in Italy, Adolfo Urso, and the Minister of Economy and Finance, Giancarlo Giorgetti. The competent Ukrainian Ministers will also be present.
The conclusions of the Conference, preceded by the speech of Confindustria President Carlo Bonomi, will be drawn by Italian Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni and Ukrainian Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal.
The Plenary Session, including the conclusions of the two Prime Ministers, will be open to the press and streamed live on the YouTube channel of the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
After the conclusions, Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni and Ukrainian Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal will make joint statements to the press in the Press Room (Hall of Culture).
At the end of the Conference proceedings, closed-door B2B and B2G meetings will be held so as to make the Italian support concrete and efficient.
Journalists, photographers and cameramen interested in covering the Plenary Session in person may apply for accreditation by sending their request by no later than 10 a.m. on Monday 24 April by e-mail to email@example.com (tel. 06 3691 3432, 3078, 8210 or 8573). After this deadline, only substitutions will be permitted.
In order to be accredited, please attach the following:
for the representatives of the Italian press:
– copy of an identity document;
– letter of assignment from the newspaper of affiliation or – in the absence of the latter – copy of professional identity card;
for the representatives of foreign press organisations not accredited at the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs:
– copy of an identity document;
– letter from the newspaper of affiliation;
– Verbal note of the Embassy in Rome of the country of the press organisation represented (only if not previously sent).
For the representatives of foreign press already accredited at the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the request shall be sent with a copy of an identity document attached.
Accredited press may enter the Palazzo dei Congressi from the main entrance, Piazza J.F. Kennedy No. 1 – Gate 4, on 26 April from 09:00 to 11:45 a.m. Please note that a red zone will be set up and only those who have sent the accreditation request will be able to access the gate.
Press badges shall be collected in person upon presentation of a valid identity document.
The Press Room will be set up in the Hall of Culture of the Palazzo dei Congressi.
Submitting the above-mentioned personal data means authorising the use thereof in accordance with Italian Legislative Decree no. 196 of 30 June 2003 and the GDPR (EU Regulation 2016/679) by the Directorate General for Public and Cultural Diplomacy of the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, the Data Controller, for strictly professional purposes and/or purposes related to the performance of the event in question.