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President Obama official schedule and guidance, April 14, 15, 2012. Summit of the Americas, Cartagena, Columbia

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THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 13, 2012

WEEKEND GUIDANCE AND PRESS SCHEDULE FOR
SATURDAY, APRIL 14, 2012 AND SUNDAY, APRIL 15, 2012

On Saturday morning, the President will participate in the CEO Summit of the Americas at the Hilton Hotel in Cartagena, Colombia. The summit is open press, but the deadline to request credentials has passed.

In the afternoon, the President will attend an arrival ceremony at the Julio César Turbay Ayala Convention Center. There will be travel pool coverage of the ceremony.

Later in the afternoon, the President will attend the Plenary Session of the Summit of the Americas at the Julio César Turbay Ayala Convention Center. There will be a limited travel pool spray at the top of the plenary session.

In the evening, the President will attend a leaders' dinner. This dinner at Casa de Huéspedes is closed press.

On Sunday morning, the President will participate in an official leaders' photo at the Julio César Turbay Ayala Convention Center. There will be limited pool coverage of the photo.

Later in the morning, the President will participate in a leaders' retreat at the Julio César Turbay Ayala Convention Center. There will be a limited travel pool spray at the top of the retreat.

In the afternoon, the President will hold a multi-lateral meeting with Caribbean leaders at the Julio César Turbay Ayala Convention Center. There will be a limited travel pool spray of the meeting.

Later in the afternoon, the President will attend a bilateral meeting with President Santos of Colombia at Casa de Huéspedes. There will be a stills only pool spray at the top of the meeting.

Next, the President will attend a working lunch with President Santos of Colombia at Casa de Huéspedes. This lunch is closed press.

Afterwards, the President will hold a joint press conference with President Santos of Colombia. The press conference at the Casa de Huéspedes is open press, but the deadline to request credentials has passed.

In the evening, the President will tour San Pedro Claver Church. There will be travel pool coverage of the tour.

Following the tour, the President will participate in a cultural event with President Santos of Colombia at the Plaza de San Pedro. The event is open press, but the deadline to request credentials has passed.

The President will then depart Colombia en route Washington, DC. The departure from Rafael Núñez International Airport and the arrival on the South Lawn are open press.

Saturday's Out-of-Town Travel Pool
Wires: AP, Reuters, Bloomberg
Wire Photos: AP, Reuters, AFP
TV Corr & Crew: NBC
Print: Tribune

Sunday's Out-of-Town Travel Pool
Wires: AP, Reuters, Bloomberg
Wire Photos: AP, Reuters, AFP
TV Corr & Crew: ABC
Print: Wall Street Journal
Radio: NPR

Sunday's In-Town Travel Pool
Wires: AP, Reuters, Bloomberg
Wire Photos: AP, Reuters, AFP
TV Corr & Crew: ABC
Print: Scripps Howard
Radio: ABC

Saturday, April 14, 2012

COT

10:10AM THE PRESIDENT participates in the CEO Summit of the Americas
Hilton Hotel, Cartagena, Colombia
Open Press

12:00PM THE PRESIDENT attends an Arrival Ceremony
Julio César Turbay Ayala Convention Center
Travel Pool Coverage

3:00PM THE PRESIDENT attends the Plenary Session of the Summit of the Americas
Julio César Turbay Ayala Convention Center
Limited Travel Pool Spray at the Top

9:10PM THE PRESIDENT attends a Leaders' Dinner
Casa de Huéspedes
Closed Press


Sunday, April 15, 2012

COT

9:20AM THE PRESIDENT participates in an Official Leaders' Photo
Julio César Turbay Ayala Convention Center
Limited Pool Coverage

9:30AM THE PRESIDENT participates in a Leaders' Retreat
Julio César Turbay Ayala Convention Center
Limited Travel Pool Spray at the Top

12:50PM THE PRESIDENT holds a multi-lateral meeting with Caribbean Leaders
Julio César Turbay Ayala Convention Center
Limited Travel Pool Spray

2:10PM THE PRESIDENT attends a bilateral meeting with President Santos of Colombia
Casa de Huéspedes
Stills Only Pool Spray at the Top

2:40PM THE PRESIDENT holds a bilateral working lunch with President Santos of Colombia
Casa de Huéspedes
Closed Press

3:35PM THE PRESIDENT holds a joint press conference with President Santos of Colombia
Casa de Huéspedes
Open to Pre-Credentialed Media

5:10PM THE PRESIDENT tours San Pedro Claver Church
Church of San Pedro, Plaza de San Pedro
Travel Pool Coverage

5:20PM THE PRESIDENT participates in a cultural event with President Santos of Colombia
Plaza de San Pedro
Open to Pre-Credentialed Media

6:10PM THE PRESIDENT departs Colombia en route Washington, DC
Rafael Núñez International Airport
Open to Pre-Credentialed Media

EDT

10:00PM Pool Call Time

11:35PM THE PRESIDENT arrives Washington, DC
Joint Base Andrews
Travel Pool Coverage

11:50PM THE PRESIDENT arrives the White House
South Lawn
Open Press (Final Gather - 11:30 PM; North Doors of the Palm Room)


Schedule for the Week of April 16:

On Monday, the President will attend meetings at the White House.

On Tuesday, the President will welcome Tony Stewart and the 2011 Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series drivers to the White House to honor Tony Stewart's NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Championship. The President will also recognize the efforts by Tony Stewart and NASCAR to give back to their community as part of their visit, continuing the tradition begun by President Obama of honoring athletes and sports teams for their efforts on and off the field.

On Wednesday, the President will travel to the Cleveland, Ohio, area to deliver remarks at an event on the economy. Later, he will travel to Michigan to attend campaign events. The President will return to Washington, DC in the evening.

On Thursday, the President will welcome the BCS National Champion Alabama Crimson Tide to the White House to honor their 14th championship and their exceptional 2011-2012 season. The President will also continue his tradition of honoring sports teams for their efforts both on and off the field by recognizing the efforts by the Crimson Tide to give back to their community.

On Friday, the President will welcome the Wounded Warrior Project's Soldier Ride to the White House.

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