Zurich-Switzerland, May 20, 2012: 62nd FIFA Congress, We are pleased to provide you with the following information on the media programme, the media facilities and other services.
Tuesday, 22 May
14.30 (TBC) Press conference following the meeting of the FIFA Executive Committee Media centre, Sofitel Hotel
Thursday, 24 May
08.30 Medical conference Hungexpo
14.00 Press conference following the medical conference Media centre, Sofitel Hotel
17.00 Opening ceremony (with media ticket only) Congress & WT Center
Friday, 25 May
09.30 62nd FIFA Congress Hungexpo
Press conference following Congress Hungexpo media centre (Pavilion 25)
The accreditation badges will be available for collection in the media centre at the Hotel Sofitel Budapest between 22-24 May and at Hungexpo (Conference Center entrance, hall K – parking in P3) on 25 May.
Hotel Sofitel Budapest, Széchenyi István tér 2, 1051 Budapest
Tue 22 May: 09.00-18.00
Wed 23 May: 09.00-18.00
Thu 24 May: 09.00-21.00 Hungexpo
Hungexpo Center of International Relations, Pavilion 25 (next to hall G/F) Entrance and accreditation: building K
Fri 25 May: 09.00-18.00
Due to limited space, only a restricted number of camera operators and photographers can participate at the opening ceremony. If you are interested, we kindly ask you to send an e-mail to [email protected] before 18.00 on Friday, 18 May and we will try to find a suitable place.
All other media representatives can follow the ceremony in the Sofitel Hotel media centre.
Media representatives can attend the second part of the 2nd FIFA Medical Conference. The conference will focus on health as a very important factor in sport and will be attended by international experts and speakers.
Amongst other topics, the agenda for Thursday will include the anti-doping and PCMA (Pre-Competition Medical Assessment [Football emergency medicine/prevention of sudden cardiac arrest and sudden cardiac death]).
If you are interested, we kindly ask you to send an e-mail to [email protected] by 18.00 on Friday, 18 May. Transport will be provided by shuttle buses.
The following briefing is mandatory for photographers who would like to attend the Congress: Hungexpo media centre, 08.30 on Friday, 25 May
Shuttle bus services-Medical Conference
Thu 24 May Hotel Sofitel > Hungexpo: departing at 07.30
Hungexpo > Hotel Sofitel: departing 15 minutes after the end of the conference (approx. 13.00)
Fri 22 May Hotel Sofitel > Hungexpo: departing at 08.00
Hungexpo > Hotel Sofitel: departing 15 minutes after the end of the press conference
Hungexpo > Hotel Sofitel: departing 18.00
Streaming on FIFA.com
Several events will be streamed on FIFA.com:
• Executive Committee press conference
• Medical press conference
• Congress press conference