29 Oct, 2018

PRESS ADVISORY: ALDE Party Congress in Madrid, Spain, 8-10 November 2018

European Liberal Democrats will meet from 8 to 10 November for their 39th ALDE Party Congress at the Marriott Auditorium Hotel in Madrid, Spain.

The event will bring together over 1,000 participants, including Prime Ministers, European Commissioners, party leaders, delegates and invididual members from our 60 members parties from all over Europe, who will adopt the ALDE Manifesto for the 2019 European Parliament elections.

Key events at the Congress for press

Friday 9 November

10:45 – 12:45 Official Opening of the 39th ALDE Party Congress Roma-Milan-Venecia, Marriott Auditorium Hotel

Hans van Baalen MEP, ALDE Party President
Guy Verhofstadt MEP, ALDE Group Leader
Albert Rivera MP, Party Leader Ciudadanos
Margrethe Vestager, European Commissioner for Competition
Charles Michel, Prime Minister of Belgium
Violeta Bulc, European Commissioner for Transport
Lars Løkke Rasmussen, Prime Minister of Denmark
Věra Jourová, European Commissioner for Justice, Consumers and Gender Equality
Marjan Šarec, Prime Minister of Slovenia
Andrus Ansip, Vice President, European Commissioner for the Digital Single Market

14:45 - 15:45 Keynote Plenary Speeches Roma-Milan-Venecia, Marriott Auditorium Hotel

Herman Mashaba, Mayor of Johannesburg, South Africa
Emma Bonino, Senator, Radicali Italiani Italy
Micheál Martin TD, Leader of Fianna Fáil Ireland
Annie Lööf MP, Leader of Centerpartiet Sweden
Juli Minoves, President of Liberal International
Anne Berner MP, Minister of Transport and Communications, Keskusta Finland
Morten Østergaard MP, Leader of Radikale Venstre Denmark
Katarzyna Lubnauer MP, Leader of Nowoczesna Poland 

Saturday 10 November

13:00 – 13:30 Adoption of the ALDE Manifesto for the 2019 European elections and Announcement of Bureau election results & Closing Roma-Milan-Venecia, Marriott Auditorium Hotel

The adopted document will be available online on Saturday afternoon at www.aldeparty.eu/manifesto.

To be able to attend the Congress, you need to register as "Press" via the official Congress registration here: http://register.aldeparty.eu

All other events are off-limits for journalists. Should you be interested in attending any other event, please drop a line to [email protected].

Bilateral interview requests and additional press information can be obtained through Didrik de Schaetzen, ALDE Party Head of Communications, on [email protected] +32 479 33 10 27.

Livestream, social media and photos

All the plenary sessions and keynote speeches at the Roma-Milan-Venecia room of the Marriott Auditorium Hotel will be available via livestream on our Facebook pageThe quality of the streaming will be SD.

Keep an eye also on our Facebook page for several Facebook Live interviews with high-level politicians attending the ALDE Party Congress.

Follow the hashtag #ALDECongress and our activities on FacebookTwitter and Instagram for latest updates from the Congress.

The photos which will be made available on our Flickr can be used as copyright is given to the ALDE Party.

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