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Save the Date: Press Conference with ICANN President – CEO and Board Chair During ICANN55 in Marrakech

Marrakech, Morocco… The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names & Numbers (ICANN) will convene its 55th Public Meeting in Marrakech, Morocco, from March 5 to 10, 2016, at the Palmeraie Conference Center.

On Monday, March 7, you are invited to join ICANN President & CEO Fadi Chehadé & Board Chair Dr. Stephen D. Crocker, as well as Vice President of Stakeholder Engagement, Africa, Pierre Dandjinou, for a meeting with local & intercontinental press, from 2:30 P.M. – 3:30 P.M. WET (14:30 – 15:30 UTC).

During this press conference, Fadi Chehadé, Steve Crocker & Pierre Dandjinou will discuss a wide range of the current topics, including the IANA Stewardship Transition, an update on the New generic Top-Level Domain (gTLD) program & the recent announcement that Göran Marby has been selected as ICANN’s new President & CEO.

Journalists who are unable to attend the Marrakech meeting are encouraged to participate remotely via a live web stream. An audio feed has also been established for those who simply wish to listen, but do not have any questions. The details for connecting are provided below.

An audio recording of the news conference will be posted to the press page of the ICANN web site ( after the event.

To see the full schedule of events & meetings taking place during ICANN55 in Marrakech, please go to

Registration for ICANN55 is available on-site or at

Press Conference Details:

WHO: Fadi Chehadé, President & CEO, Dr. Stephen Crocker, Board Chair, and Pierre Dandjinou, Vice President of Stakeholder Engagement, Africa.

WHEN: Monday, 7 March, 2:30 P.M. – 3:30 P.M. WET (14:30 – 15:30 UTC)

WHERE: Roseraie, Palmeraie Conference Center

OFF-SITE ACCESS: Journalists from around the world can participate in the press conference via remote access.

  • A live webcast may be accessed at
    • Journalists who wish to pose questions remotely must do so in this Adobe Connect room.
  • The press conference will be held in English, but simultaneously interpreted into French, Arabic & Spanish, via the Adobe Connect room.
  • Telephone access (English) may be obtained by dialling an intercontinental access number obtained from this list
    • The toll free access number in the U.S. is +1 (719) 457-6209. Once you have reached the conferencing center, dial 834 210 0020.
    • The cellphone feed is listen-only & can not be used to ask questions.

Media Contacts

Luna Madi
Communications Director, EMEA
London, U.K.
Tel: +44 7780947574

James Cole
Worldwide Media Coordinator
Washington, D.C.
Tel: +1 202 733 7598


ICANN’s mission is to help ensure a stable, secure & unified global Internet. To reach another person on the Internet, you have to type an address into your computer – a name or a number. That address has to be unique so computers know where to find each other. ICANN helps coordinate & support these unique identifiers across the globe. ICANN was formed in 1998 as a not-for-profit public-benefit corporation & a community with participants from all over the world. ICANN and its community help keep the Internet secure, stable & interoperable. It also promotes competition & develops policy for the top-level of the Internet’s naming system & facilitates the use of other unique Internet identifiers. For more information please visit:


Updated: March 4, 2016 — 9:45 am

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