Press accreditation for NORTEC 2020

Hamburg Messe und Congress GmbH employs an accreditation process to make it easier for journalists to access information about its events and companies. Accreditation is used exclusively for the purpose of journalistic reporting.

You can apply for accreditation for NORTEC 2020 at the press counters in Hall B6 (South Entrance), at the East Foyer and at the Central Foyer during the course of the event. Even better: use our online accreditation process (available December 2019).

Hamburg Messe press center

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 
  • 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

Please note:

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.

Accreditation rules in French, Italian and Spanish