Notice to the Press
Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
September 15, 2011


On Friday, September 16, 2011, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton will deliver keynote remarks on the inclusion of women as an economic growth strategy at the first-ever Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Women and the Economy Summit (WES) in San Francisco, California.

Secretary Clinton’s remarks will be open to credentialed members of the media at the Westin St. Francis Hotel at approximately 9:00 a.m. The speech will be streamed live here.

Pre-set time for video cameras: 6:00 a.m. - 6:30 a.m. in the Grand Ballroom.
Final access time for journalists and still photographers: 8:00 a.m. in the Grand Ballroom.


Westin St. Francis Hotel
335 Powell Street
San Francisco, CA 94102

WES is taking place September 14-16 in San Francisco, California and is the premier event bringing together senior private and public sector leaders for a dialogue on fostering women’s economic empowerment among the APEC economies.

WES has three components: public-private meetings on key issues for women’s empowerment; the APEC Policy Partnership on Women and the Economy (PPWE); and the High-Level Policy Dialogue (HLPD) on Women and the Economy.

Later on September 16, Secretary Clinton will chair the High-Level Policy Dialogue on Women and the Economy which will submit recommendations to the APEC Leaders on how to strengthen women’s economic participation. The APEC Leaders will convene on November 12-13, 2011, in Honolulu, Hawaii.



PRN: 2011/1496