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Information for journalists

Dear Journalists,

We aim to ensure you have optimum conditions for your work at the Hamburg Trade Fair. During events you can get accreditation at the Press Counter, Central Entrance, Messeplatz 1, right next to the Television Tower, or you can get accreditation online in advance.

Accreditation is exclusively for purposes of journalist reporting.

Further details on accrediation are available on the websites of the respective events.

The following are eligible for accreditation:

Persons from Germany or abroad who can provide the following proof of journalistic (including photojournalistic) employment (related to the topic of the exhibition in question):

 

  • By presenting by-line articles published no earlier than six months before the time of the event
  • By presenting a legal notice in which they are named as editors, permanent editorial staff or authors, and which is no older than three months at the time of the event
  • By presenting a written commission from a complete editorial office, in the original, relating to the current exhibition
  • By means of a weblink to an online publication that is well established in the industry community in question and that can prove an adequate reach. In these cases, advance accreditation is necessary due to the extra verification effort. Online media of this type must have been in existence for at least three months, must produce regular entries and the most recent article relating to the topic of the exhibition must be no older than three months. (In individual cases, separate, more detailed accreditation rules may be specified for bloggers, with a separate status for bloggers.)
  • By presenting a document no older than six months stating that they work for a school magazine, or by presenting a valid ID from a youth press organisation, or by presenting written confirmation from a school stating that they work for the school magazine in an editorial capacity 
  • Holders of a valid press card from a German or foreign journalists’ association 

Not accredited

  • Persons without journalistic credentials, such as account managers, sales managers, advertising managers or web-masters, PR consultants and private companions
  • Germans resident in Germany who present a foreign press card
  • Persons who present a written commission from a freelance journalist
  • Persons who are exclusively active in social networks in a private capacity

HMC also reserves the right to make further examination of evidence of journalist activity, even where a valid press card is presented. The proof presented should be in German or English. HMC reserves the right in individual cases to require in addition the presentation of a valid personal document with a photo. There is no entitlement to accreditation. HMC has the right to make use of its powers as the owner of the premises.

Press Center

As an accredited journalist you can make use of the facilities at the Press Center (Central Entrance, Messeplatz 1, directly next to the Television Tower), such as PC workstations, telephones and photocopiers. Product information from exhibitors is also available there. You can make use of our photo service – further information on that can be obtained at the Press Counter. Lockers are available for your personal effects. They can be locked on insertion of a one-euro piece, which is returnable on opening; however, please note that HMC undertakes no liability for such effects and that no insurance cover is provided.

We look forward to seeing you there.

Your Press Department, Hamburg Messe und Congress GmbH

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