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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
PR- 382-08
September 26, 2008

MAYOR BLOOMBERG ANNOUNCES UPCOMING TRAVEL TO LONDON FOR CONFERENCE ON EFFECTS OF WORLD FINANCIAL CRISIS AND HOW MAJOR CITIES CAN FACILITATE COMMERCE WITH EACH OTHER

Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg today announced that he will travel to Europe to help lead a roundtable conference with officials from the City of London and European private-sector senior executives about the unprecedented developments in the financial markets, how best to address them, and what steps New York and London can each take to facilitate commerce between the two cities. 

"This is a turbulent time in the global economy, and no two cities have more at stake in restoring stability than New York and London," said Mayor Bloomberg.  "I look forward to meeting with financial executives and government officials to share insights and discuss how our two cities can work collaboratively to strengthen our positions as the world's leading financial capitals."

Conference participants will include (but not be limited to) senior representatives of the Association of Foreign Banks, the Bank of New York Mellon, the British Bankers' Association, Clifford Chance, Dresdner, Euronext.liffe, F&C Asset Management, Goldman Sachs, ICAP, JP Morgan, KPMG, Lloyd's, Merrill Lynch, Morgan Stanley, UBS, and the City of London.  While in London, Mayor Bloomberg will be conferred Honorary Freedom of the City of London, which is analogous to New York's Key to the City. 

Before arriving in London, Mayor Bloomberg will stop in Berlin to receive the European Lung Foundation Award for fighting the global tobacco epidemic at their annual congress.  After the London conference, Mayor Bloomberg will also visit the Kentish Flats Wind Farm, which is located approximately 60 miles east of London.

NYC-TV will travel on this trip, and their video feeds for television will be available via The Switch.

The following tentative schedule is subject to change.  All times are local.

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 5

11:00 AM  

Courtesy Visit with Governing Mayor Klaus Wowereit
Berlin City Hall
BERLIN, GERMANY

*12:00 PM        

Receives European Lung Foundation Award Fighting the Global
Tobacco Epidemic
                        
Brandenburg Gate
Strasse des 17 Juni at Unter den Linden
BERLIN, GERMANY
* Q & A to follow. Media wishing cover Lung Foundation events much
register with Eric Schaerlig at: ers(at)cedosinternational.com

*2:30 PM

Addresses European Lung Foundation's Annual Congress
MesseBerlin
Messedamm at Jaffestrasse
BERLIN, GERMANY
*Media wishing to cover Lung Foundation events
much register with Eric Schaerlig at: ers(at)cedosinternational.com


MONDAY, OCTOBER 6

*2:00 PM

Helps Lead City of London Economic Roundtable
Haberdashers' Hall
18 West Smithfield
LONDON, ENGLAND EC1A 9HQ
*Event will be closed to media until a photo-opportunity at 2:00 PM.
Q & A to follow at 2:30 PM.
Media wishing to cover the events at
Haberdashers' Hall must RSVP to
laura.citron(at)cityoflondon.gov.uk, by 5:00 PM BST
on Thursday, October 2

*3:00 PM  

 Receives Freedom of the City of London
Haberdashers' Hall - Courtyard
18 West Smithfield
LONDON, ENGLAND EC1A 9HQ
*Photo Opportunity Only. Media wishing to cover the
events at Haberdashers' Hall must RSVP to
laura.citron(at)cityoflondon.gov.uk, by 5:00 PM BST
on Thursday, October 2

*5:45 PM   

City of London Speech and Reception
Haberdashers' Hall
18 West Smithfield
LONDON, ENGLAND EC1A 9HQ
*Media wishing to cover the events at
Haberdashers' Hall
must RSVP to
laura.citron(at)cityoflondon.gov.uk,
by 5:00 PM BST on Thursday, October 2

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 7

*2:30 PM 

Tours Kentish Flats Wind Farm Via Boat
KENT, ENGLAND
* Q & A to follow. A press van will depart from central London at approximately 12:30 PM.







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