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04 June 2013 - Media release

Media invitation 22nd Americas Regional Conference in Curaçao

LYON, France – Senior law enforcement officials from throughout the Americas will gather in Willemsted, Curaçao from 1 – 3 July 2013 for the 22nd INTERPOL Americas Regional Conference.

The conference will focus on a range of international crime issues, including:

  • drugs trafficking
  • transnational criminal organizations
  • cybercrime
  • human trafficking and people smuggling

The opening ceremony and speeches by senior INTERPOL and Curaçao officials will be open to the media on the morning of Monday 1 July and will be immediately followed by a press conference.

While the rest of the regional conference will be closed to the media, there will be opportunities for interviews with specialist officers from INTERPOL. Press releases will be made available on the INTERPOL website in addition to opening speeches.

Journalists wishing to attend the event should send their request, including their name, organization and colour photo (JPEG format) no later than Wednesday 12 June to Mr. Stanley D. Kwidama, email

All media attending the opening ceremony must bring valid identity documents to the venue.