April 16, 2002

Mayors to Discuss Terrorism and Tourism
Olympic Host City Mayors to Share Notes; DC's Mayor, Police Chief to Discuss Special Events Security

Washington, DC -- A group of about 30 mayors from around the world and across the United States will meet in Washington on Wednesday and Thursday and in New York City on Friday to discuss efforts to combat terrorism and promote travel and tourism.

International Conference of Mayors
Participating mayors represent Accra, Ghana; Athens, Greece; Bonn, Germany; Castiglione del Lago, Italy; Ciudad Juarez, Mexico; Kiel, Germany; Montecatini, Italy; Quito, Ecuador; Arlington Heights, Illinois; Boise, Idaho; Bridgeport, Connecticut; Dearborn, Michigan; Denver, Colorado; East Point, Georgia; Elizabeth, New Jersey; Fremont, California; Gary, Indiana; Hempstead, New York; Irvington, New Jersey; Jackson, Mississippi; New Orleans, Louisiana; New York City, New York (Friday only); North Little Rock, Arkansas; Palatine, Illinois; Reno, Nevada; Salt Lake City, Utah; and Washington, DC (Thursday morning only). Representatives from Ottawa, Canada and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil will also participate.

The meeting is open to working press with photo identification. A complete schedule is accessible online at Here are highlights:

Wednesday, April 17, 2002

9:00 a.m. The Impact of Terrorism on Cities Around the World: Introductory
Remarks from All Participants - Mayflower Hotel, East Room

12:00 p.m. The Olympic Challenge: Safety and Security for Olympics Past and Future
Mayflower Hotel, Chinese Room

Salt Lake City Mayor Rocky Anderson - hosted 2002 Olympics
Athens Mayor Dimitris Avramopoulos - will host 2004 Olympics

1:15 p.m. Press Conference - Mayflower Hotel, Chinese Room

2:00 p.m. Tourism Challenges Facing Our Cities - Mayflower Hotel, East Room

Thursday, April 18, 2002

9:00 a.m. Ensuring Security at Special Events - Mayflower Hotel, East Room

Washington, DC Mayor Anthony Williams
Washington, DC Chief of Police Charles Ramsey

Note: Press availability will follow at approximately 10:15 a.m.

Friday, April 19, 2002

8:00 a.m. Promoting Tourism in Cities - Hilton New York, Mercury Room
Jonathan Tisch, Chairman, Loews Hotels and Travel Business Roundtable

12:00 p.m. Felix Rohatyn, Former U.S. Ambassador to France addresses the meeting
Marriott Financial Center Hotel, Grand Ballroom

1:00 p.m. New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg addresses the meeting
Marriott Financial Center Hotel, Grand Ballroom

Andy Solomon, (202) 861-6766


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