Meeting of Defence Ministers (IM 2001)
Naples, Italy, 26 - 27 September 2001
Defence Ministers of NATO will hold an informal meeting
on the premises of the Academia Aeronautica in Pozzuoli,
on the outskirts of Naples, Italy, on 26 and 27 September
2001 under the chairmanship of the NATO Secretary General,
Lord Robertson of Port Ellen. The Minister of Defence
of Italy will host the meeting. The Media Centre will
be located in the Residenza Allievi, at the Academia
Aeronautica in Pozzuoli.
Accreditation and security checks
Applications for accreditation should be sent, using
the attached form (.PDF/14Kb),
which should be returned to the following addresses:
Cdr Massimo Polacci
Piazza del Plebiscito
Tel: +39 081 245 20 24
+39 081 245 19 75
+39 081 240 51 77
Fax: +39 081 247 11 17
Press passes previously applied for will be available
for collection from 10:00 am on Sunday, 23 September,
at the Accreditation Centre located in the Circolo Ufficiali,
Palazzo Salerno, Piazza del Plebiscito, Naples. A photographic
proof of identity (ID card or passport) and an official
press card (or letter of accreditation from a recognized
media organization) should be presented and must be shown
at any time upon request of security personnel.
All media representatives are informed that security
personnel at the Media Centre will examine and may test
equipment and personal effects carried onto the site.
To avoid delays, media representatives are requested
to arrive with sufficient time to clear the security checks.
Television or radio broadcasters, wire services and photo
agencies with bulky equipment are particularly urged to
move most of it into the Media Centre as early as possible.
Access for deliveries only will be from Sunday, 23 September.
The Media Centre staffed by NATO and Italian personnel
will be located in the Residenza Allievi, at the Academia
Aeronautica in Pozzuoli.
Opening hours for the Media Centre are:
|Tuesday, 25 September
||09:00 - 24:00 hours
|Wednesday, 26 September
||06:00 - 24:00 hours
|Thursday, 27 September
||06:00 - 17:00 hours
The Media Centre will be equipped with adequate workspace,
communications and transmission facilities. Television
and radio offices will be made available upon request
to the host broadcaster.
For specific questions regarding television or radio
facilities and broadcast services please contact RAI
|Ms. Lucia Colafrancesco
International production activities
Tel: +39 06 33 17 28 13/00 53
Tel: +39 06 33 17 17 05
For specific power and telephone requirements please
Gen Sebasciano Bianca
+ 39 081 52 62 079
+ 39 081 52 61 319
News conferences and press briefings
All news conferences and national press briefings will
take place in the Media Centre.
Transport Parking Visas
Media representatives are advised to use their own
means of transportation to and from the airport. Private
parking will not be available adjacent to the Media
Please check with the nearest Italian embassy or consulate
regarding visa requirements.
Media representatives are advised to book their hotel
rooms direcly as soon as possible.
Visa, Master Card and Amex credit cards will be accepted
for payment. Currency exchange is available throughout
the downtown area.
Programme and pools
The final programme of the meeting will be provided
upon accreditation. Media events will begin on 26 September
Requests for pool cards for media events should be
made at the Information Desk in the Media Centre.
- Mr François Le Blévennec
NATO Press and Media Service
Tel: +32 (0)2 707 50 38
- Lt. Col Salvatore Flavio Mucia
Stato Maggiore della Difesa
Ufficio Publica Informazione
Tel: +39 33 51 00 05 05