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Cancún, Mexico - 2003
logo for the 5th Ministerial Conference in Cancun, Mexico - 2003

Media accreditation

Please note that accreditation has been closed as of 15 August 2003.


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  Other WTO Ministerials:
> Doha 10–14 Nov. 2001
> Seattle 30 Nov–3 Dec 1999
> Geneva 18 & 20 May 1998
> Singapore 9–13 Dec. 1996



Applying for accreditation for the Cancún Ministerial is a two-stage process.

  1. Fill in the form below, and click “Submit” — do not forget to include an electronic photo (alternatively, you can mail us a passport photo together with your letter of assignment). You will then receive a confirmation that your data has been recorded.
  2. Mail a letter of assignment from your editor on official letterhead paper:
    World Trade Organization
    Media Accreditation Unit
    Centre William Rappard
    154, rue de Lausanne
    CH-1211 Geneva 21

YOUR APPLICATION WILL NOT BE PROCESSED UNTIL THE LETTER OF ASSIGNMENT AND PHOTO ARE RECEIVED. You will then receive a confirmation of your accreditation by e-mail which will allow you to proceed with your hotel reservation and visa request. Please note that the form below concerns only accreditation itself.

The accreditation confirmation email will contain a registration code which will allow you to book a hotel room. Once you have the registration code, choose a hotel on the list available on the Mexican Organizing Committee website and ring that hotel, giving your registration code. If you encounter any difficulty contact Jonathan Crespi (Email: jcrespi@omcmexico.org.mx Tel: +52 55 54 88 28 60 ext.2503) or Carlos Camacho (Email: ccamacho@omcmexico.org.mx Tel: +52 55 54 88 28 60 ext.2512).

Entry requirements for Mexico
There is an important new requirement for entry into Mexico which concerns most people who are participating in the Cancún Ministerial Conference. Please check the website of the Mexican Organizing Committee (pdf format, 3 pages 73KB). Journalists should refer to the section on “Correspondents documentation”.

Press centre
There will be a media centre for journalists in the Cancún Convention Centre. The media centre will include free working spaces — a working space is composed of a chair, a table, a personal computer or a lap-top plug, a phone, access to a printer, access to a fax, access to a photocopy machine — and media booths. Media booths are rented space for radio, television and news agencies. If you require a booth, fill in the media booth form on the Mexican Organizing Committee website.

Badges and press kits will be issued in Cancún upon presentation of your passport.

It is not necessary to inform the WTO if you can no longer attend. Simply cancel your hotel reservation directly with the hotel.

If you have any queries please contact media.accreditation@wto.org