The European People’s Party (EPP) will hold its Congress on 7 and 8 November in Finland. Detailed information can be found at helsinki2018.epp.eu.

Co-hosted by Kokoomus leader Petteri ORPO, EPP President Joseph DAUL and EPP Secretary General Antonio LÓPEZ-ISTÚRIZ, the Congress in Helsinki will focus on preparations for the 2019 European elections and the election of the EPP’s lead candidate (Spitzenkandidat). 2,000 participants from more than 40 countries have been invited to participate in the Congress in Helsinki.

Alex STUBB and Manfred WEBER, who are running to become EPP’s candidate for the Presidency of the European Commission, will be present.

Congress

Date: Wednesday 7 and Thursday 8 November 2018

Venue: Helsinki Messukeskus Congress Centre.

Accreditation

Journalists wishing to attend the EPP Congress must register by 30 October 2018 at 13:00 CET via the dedicated e-form at: https://epp.org/2N5fXW6

Journalists should pick up their badges at the accreditation desk which is located at the Congress venue. Please bring your Press ID with you.
The accreditation area will be open on: Wednesday 7 November from 08:00 until 19:30 and on Thursday 8 November from 08:00 until 14:00

Due to security screening, journalists should anticipate some delays.

Press working area

There will be a press working area in which the pool signal will be distributed. Please note that on 8 November, the press working area will close at 18:00.

Opening press Conference

The press conference will feature EPP President Joseph Daul, Kokoomus leader Petteri Orpo and EPP Secretary General Antonio López-Istúriz.

Date: 7 November

Time: 13:00-13:30

Venue: Helsinki Messukeskus Congress Centre

Stand-up positions

The stand-up positions are located in the plenary hall. They will be accessible on Wednesday 7 November starting at 12:30 and on Thursday 8 November at 08:45. Please note that on Thursday 8 November the stand-up positions will be accessible until 16:00.

Live broadcasting via satellite

The EPP will provide live coverage of the event via satellite. The pool signal will also be distributed in the press working rooms. The signal will be broadcast on Wednesday 7 November from 12:00 GMT until 17:30 GMT and on Thursday 8 November from 06:45 GMT until 11:30 GMT (satellite details for both day):

9MHZ
EUTELSAT 10A (10ºE)
D09
9.03
DVB-S2 8PSK: 13980,833H/11680,833V
SR 7.200
FEC 3/4(ROLLOFF 0.25)

Web streaming

The plenary sessions of the EPP Congress will be broadcast via web streaming at helsinki2018.epp.eu  and on epp.eu

WhatsApp

The EPP Press Team has created an alert system especially for journalists through WHATSAPP. We will send flash news, press conference information, list of EPP leaders to attend the congress, and pooling opportunities. If you wish to receive live updates and announcements during the congress, please send us a short message with your name and media to the following EPP Press Team number +32471808006 so that we add you to the list of recipients.

App

To keep up with the latest information and updates on the EPP Helsinki Congress you can download the App dedicated to the event on the Google Play store and Apple store. By allowing notifications, you will receive news ahead of and during the two days of the Congress

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