The VIII Americas Competitiveness Forum (ACF) will be hosted by the Government of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago between October 8th and 10th, 2014 at the Hyatt Regency, Port of Spain.
A Media Centre and Broadcasting facilities will be set up at the Cruise Ship Complex on Dock Road, Port of Spain. This centre will provide ‘open’ working spaces with WIFI internet access for VIII ACF accredited journalists to operate from October 7 to 10, 2014. The Media Centre will begin operations on the 7 October, between 10 am and 5 pm and for the days of the ACF, 8 to 10 October, between the hours of 6:30 am to 6:30 pm.
Local Broadcast Coverage
Media can access the broadcast feed by utilising the Media Centre’s encrypted channel through the local cable service provider FLOW. To access the feed, you must provide your FLOW Digital Decoder Box 12 digit Serial Number (or numbers) to the Media Centre at ACFmediacentre@planning.gov.tt
The number is generally located at the back panel of the box and starts with the letter ‘M’.
Flow Cable Box
The ACF Official Photographers will upload pictures from the ACF activities to the Media Centre server for media access.
All media representatives attending the VIII Americas Competitiveness Forum
(ACF) 2014 must be registered online and accredited by the VIII ACF Secretariat. Registration fees for journalists covering the event are waived. A personal, non-transferable identification pass will be issued to each person attending the VIII ACF.
Local media houses are encouraged to do bulk collection – each local media house is asked to select an individual to collect on behalf of all persons from their respective organization.
Local media houses are allowed to register a maximum of five (5) media practitioners within its establishment and submit those names for registration and accreditation by Monday 29th September, 2014.
A valid form of ID and a copy of a registration confirmation letter must be presented in order to collect the VIII ACF ID badges at the Main Accreditation Centre at ACF Secretariat, Ministry of Planning and Sustainable Development, Sterling Building, 68-70 Sackville Street, Port of Spain.
Due to space limitation at the conference venue, ‘Day Passes’ will be issued to the following local media:
- Two journalists and a camera person from each television media house;
- Two journalists and a photographer from the news print media house;
- One journalist from radio stations; and
- One journalist for other publications.
For further information on Media Centre and Broadcast Facilities, contact:
P (868) 369 3753/765-4110
Broadcast Facilities Manager
P (868) 681-1914