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For Planning Purposes Only: Conference on Prosperity and Security in Central America

Event Date: 
Thursday, June 15, 2017 to Friday, June 16, 2017
Location: 
Miami, Florida

Media Credential Application Deadline: Thursday, June 8 at 5:00 PM EDT

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of State, the Department of Homeland Security, and the Government of Mexico will host the Conference on Prosperity and Security in Central America on June 15-16 in Miami, Florida.  The conference will bring together government and business leaders from the United States, Mexico, Central America, and other countries to address the security, governance, and economic challenges in the Northern Triangle countries of El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras.  The first day of the conference will feature sessions focused on promoting prosperity and economic growth in the region, while the second day will focus on regional security issues.

Logistical information below applies to Day Two, focusing on security. Information regarding Day One has been released separately by the Department of State.

Summary and Security

This two-day event will be held in Miami, Florida. Day Two will be hosted at U.S. Southern Command Headquarters.

To access any open conference event, all media will require a conference-issued credential regardless of existing federal or official identification. Due to capacity limitations, most coverage opportunities at the conference may be pooled and will require an overlay for access. Approval of media accreditation will permit access to the Press Filing Center, but does not guarantee access to specific conference events.

Additional details regarding security, credential pick-up, arrival logistics, and pre-set arrangements will be sent via e-mail to accredited media.

Accreditation and Access

All media representatives wishing to cover the Conference must apply for a media credential by no later than Thursday, June 8 at 5:00 PM Eastern Time (ET).

The United States State Department will issue approvals in the order applications are received. No late or last-minute requests may be accommodated.

Schedule and Coverage Opportunities

Agenda - June 16

Combating Organized Crime and Regional Security Cooperation
9:10 am – 11:00 am                           

Improving Citizen Security
11:20 am – 12:20 pm                                                   

Institutional Strengthening of Justice
2:00 pm – 3:15 pm                                               

Closing Session
3:30 pm – 4:30 pm                                                  

Press Engagement
5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Press Filing Center (PFC)

On June 16, a Press Filing Center (PFC) will be made available with unassigned workspaces onsite. Additional information will be made available media representatives upon accreditation. Conference-issued media credentials are required at all times for entry and access.

U.S. Southern Command is a controlled-access, Department of Defense facility. Public affairs escorts are required outside of designated press areas. Access to the facility is contingent on agreeing to this policy.

Contact Information

Contact mediainquiry@hq.dhs.gov for any outstanding questions pertaining to Day Two of the conference.

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Last Published Date: May 28, 2020
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