Updated: 30-Sep-2003 NATO Press Releases


30 Sept. 2003

Informal Meeting of Defence Ministers (IM 2003)

Colorado Springs,
Colorado, United States,
8 – 9 October 2003

Final Media Advisory

1. Information

Defence Ministers of NATO will hold an informal meeting in Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States of America, on 8 and 9 October 2003, under the chairmanship of the NATO Secretary General, Lord Robertson of Port Ellen. Secretary of Defence of the United States, the Honorable Donald Rumsfeld, will host the meeting. Defence Ministers from the seven nations invited to join the Alliance will participate in the proceedings. The Broadmoor Hotel is the venue for the ministerial sessions. The Media Centre will be at the same location.

2. Accreditation And Security Checks

Applications for accreditation should be made no later than 2 OCTOBER using the attached form that should be returned by e-mail with a passport-sized JPEG-format photograph (3.5 cm by 4.5 cm) to the following e-mail address:

Ms. Rachel Decker
“ IM 2003” Media Manager
DOD NATO Ministerial Task Force
E-mail: defmin.coloradosprings@osd.mil

Applications submitted without a passport-sized JPEG-format photograph will not be processed.

Press passes will be available for collection from 12:00 hours on Sunday, 5 October, at the Accreditation Office of the Media Centre in Colorado Springs.

3. Media Centre

The Media Centre will be located in the International Centre and the Colorado Hall of the Broadmoor Hotel. Opening hours of the Media Centre are:

Tuesday, 7 October 12:00 - 24:00 hours
Wednesday, 8 October 06:00 - end of operations
Thursday, 9 October 06:00 – end of operations

For specific questions regarding television or radio facilities please contact:

Mr. Tom Baxter, Chief Army Television, mobile phone: +1 (703) 926 29 33

4. Accommodation & Transportation

Deadline for receipt of hotel booking form and payment is 2 October 2003. Please book rooms through Garden of the Gods Travel immediately.

Garden of the Gods Travel
Tel: +1 (719) 599 9500
Fax: +1 (719) 594 9945
E-mail: dottie@gardenofthegodstravel.com

Transportation to the Broadmoor will be provided from the world arena parking lot.
Daily Shuttle Schedule Hours for 7-9 October, 2003 (hours subject to change):

07:00-10:00 hours- every 20 minutes
10:00-16:00 hours- every hour
16:00-19:00 hours- every 20 minutes
19:00-01:00 hours- every hour

5. Attachments

  Microsoft Word
  • Accreditation form
  • .DOC/153Kb
  • Hotel Booking form
  • .DOC/39Kb

    +32 (0)2 707 50 41
    +32 (0)2 707 50 57
    B-1110 Brussels/Bruxelles

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