US President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin will meet in Helsinki on Monday 16 July 2018. The meeting will be hosted by President of the Republic of Finland Sauli Niinistö.

Accreditation of media representatives

The accreditation of media representatives for the #HELSINKI2018 Meeting has ended. Late accreditation requests will not be accepted.

Press conferences and photo opportunities

Attendance at possible press conferences and photo opportunities will be strictly limited.

Media representatives working at the Media Centre will be provided image signal produced in cooperation between the Finnish Broadcasting Company Yle and the European Broadcasting Union (EBU). 

Journalists can watch possible press conferences related to the Presidents' meeting at the Press Conference viewing room in the congress wing of Finlandia Hall.

The Department for Communications of the Ministry for Foreign Affairs in cooperation with STT/Lehtikuva will also produce photo material from the meeting for media representatives. 

angle-left Pool Access to Yle/EBU HB coverage for the #HELSINKI2018 Meeting

Pool Access to Yle/EBU HB coverage for the #HELSINKI2018 Meeting

The host pool coverage provided by Yle is free of rights and is available locally at the media centre.

The Finnish broadcasting company YLE is the Host Broadcaster, working in close cooperation with EBU / Eurovision. The host pool coverage provided by YLE is free of rights and is available locally at the media centre. HB coverage of the Summit is restricted to events on the official schedule and will not necessarily include other news coverage in the Helsinki area.

The HB signal will be relayed to broadcasters as an SDI signal with embedded audio. The recording of the signal is the responsibility of the individual broadcaster. Reservation of non-equipped editing booths on a first-come, first-served basis can be made at no cost via EBU/Eurovision here: A technical access fee for the cabling and distribution of the pool signal will apply.

Reservation of non-equipped Standup positions and SNG parking can be made through EBU / Eurovision here:

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