The International Media Center for the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Economic Leaders' Week opened in the city of Da Nang in Vietnam on Sunday.
The annual APEC gathering is slated for November 6-11 in the city, with leaders from the bloc's 21 economies expected to meet on November 10-11.
The three-story building, refurbished from Da Nang Fair and Exhibition Center, has a floor space of more than 13,000 square meters.
The center has a reception hall and separate areas for holding press conferences, security checks, and healthcare services, among others. It also consists of media booths for major news organizations from Vietnam and abroad.
The key press conference room is a working venue for reporters, where Vietnamese President Tran Dai Quang will chair a press conference after the APEC Leaders' Week wraps up on Nov. 11.
Some 3,000 reporters from Vietnam and around the world have registered to cover various events during the week.