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Princess of Asturias Awards

10/10/2018

Update - Press conferences schedule and arrival of the Laureates in Asturias

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The Laureates for the 2018 Princess of Asturias Awards, whose Awards Ceremony will take place on Friday, 19th October in the Campoamor Theatre, Oviedo, will begin arriving in the Principality on Sunday 14th October. Alma Guillermoprieto, Princess of Asturias Award for Communication and, will be the first to do so.

In addition to featuring in different cultural events throughout the week, this year’s Laureates will hold several meetings with the press, as detailed below.

On behalf of the NGO Amref Health Africa (Global) and Amref Health África (Spain), Princess of Asturias Award for International Cooperation, Githinji Gitahi, Group CEO of Amref Health Africa (Global), Álvaro Rengifo, Chair of Amref Health África (Spain) and Nice Nailantei Leng’ete Ambassador of Amref Health Africa (Global) and advocate against female genital mutilation, will be accepting the award.

Martin Scorsese, Princess of Asturias Award for Arts; Michael J. Sandel, Princess of Asturias Award for Social Sciences; Reinhold Messner and Krzysztof Wielicki, Princess of Asturias Award for Sports; Svante Pääbo, Princess of Asturias Award for Technical and Scientific Research; and Sylvia A. Earle, Princess of Asturias Award for Concord, will all be present at the ceremony in the Campoamor Theatre to accept their awards. 

Appendices:

  1. Arrival of the Laureate at the Reconquista Hotel in Oviedo
  2. Press conferences to be given by the Laureates

INFORMATION OF INTEREST:

- Programme subject to change. Updated information at: www.fpa.es

- Arrival times at the Reconquista Hotel are approximate.

- All press conferences will be held in the Reconquista Hotel’s screening room (“Salón de Proyecciones”), the entrance to which is in Calle Arquitecto Reguera.

- Graphic material on the arrival of the Laureates will be available in the Online Press Room (OPR) on the www.fpa.es website.

APPENDIX 1: ARRIVAL OF THE LAUREATES

SUNDAY, 14th OCTOBER

  • Alma Guillermoprieto, Princess of Asturias Award for Communication and Humanities, will get to Oviedo at 19.10pm. 

MONDAY, 15th OCTOBER

  • Álvaro Rengifo, Chair of Amref Health África (Spain), Princess of Asturias Award for International Cooperation, will arrive at 9:30pm.

TUESDAY, 16th OCTOBER

  • Martin Scorsese, Princess of Asturias Award for Arts, is scheduled to be officially received at 4.00pm.
  • Sylvia A. Earle, Princess of Asturias Award for Concord, will arrive around 5:40pm.
  • Svante Pääbo, Princess of Asturias Award for Technical and Scientific Research, will arrive around 9:35pm.
  • Mountaineer Krzysztof Wielicki, Princess of Asturias Award for Sports, will arrive at night.

WEDNESDAY, 17th OCTOBER

  • Githinji Gitahi, Group CEO of Amref Health Africa (Global), Princess of Asturias Award for International Cooperation, is expected to arrive at 9:35am.
  • Mountaineer Reinhold Messner, Princess of Asturias Award for Sports, will arrive around 5:40pm.

THURSDAY, 18th OCTOBER

  • Nice Nailantei Leng’ete, ambassador of Amref Health Africa (Global), Princess of Asturias Award for International Cooperation, is expected to arrive at 1:35pm.
  • Michael J. Sandel, Princess of Asturias Award for Social Sciences, will arrive at 4:15pm.

APPENDIX 2: PRESS CONFERENCES TO BE GIVEN BY THE LAUREATES

TUESDAY, 16th OCTOBER

  • 4:30pm. Alma Guillermoprieto, Princess of Asturias Award for Communication and Humanities.

WEDNESDAY, 17th OCTOBER

  • 10:00am. Svante Pääbo, Princess of Asturias Award for Technical and Scientific Research.
  • 10:45am. Githinji Gitahi, Group CEO of Amref Health Africa (Global) and Álvaro Rengifo, Chair of Amref Health África (Spain), Princess of Asturias Award for International Cooperation.
  • 1:00pm. Martin Scorsese, Princess of Asturias Award for Arts.
  • 4:00pm. Sylvia A. Earle, Princess of Asturias Award for Concord.

THURSDAY, 18th OCTOBER

  • 10:00am. Reinhold Messner and Krzysztof Wielicki, Princess of Asturias Award for Sports.
  • 4:30pm. Michael J. Sandel, Princess of Asturias Award for Social Sciences.

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