Accreditation guidelines

As a trade show organizer, we grant accreditations to help provide journalists with easy access to information on our events and our company.

Accreditations are solely intended to facilitate journalistic reporting. Furthermore, trade show organizers reserve the right to conduct further investigations to establish proof of journalistic activities, even if a press ID has been presented.

Accreditations are granted to:

  1. Bearers of a valid press card ID from a domestic or foreign journalists' association
  2. Individuals from Germany or abroad who can demonstrate their journalist (or photojournalist) activities as follows:
    a) By presenting original copies of byline articles that were published no earlier than are six months prior to the event in question
    b) By presenting an original copy of the masthead, which lists that person as an editor, a permanent editorial staff member or a writer, from no earlier than six months prior to the event in question
    c) By presenting a valid ID from a student publication (members of school newspapers or similar youth media without a valid youth press card will receive a day pass on a one-off basis)
  3. Photojournalists who can satisfactorily demonstrate that they work in the industry. The accreditation application must include samples from current publications (that are no older than six months)
  4. Internet editorial staff members belonging to recognized editorial offices or publishers
  5. Individuals who can show that, at the time of the trade show in question, they engage in media and public relations work for a government agency or an institution, or are acting as press spokespersons or employees of a public relations department at one of the exhibiting companies. Written confirmation of this must be included with the accreditation application
  6. Individuals who can satisfactorily show that they require press releases and other information for non-profit purposes (for example, radio for the blind, associations for the disabled). If proof is furnished of a severe disability (disability pass), the accompanying person shall be issued a day pass.


Credentials must be submitted in German or English. In individual cases, the trade show organizers also reserve the right to request the presentation of a valid photo ID. There is no inalienable right to accreditation. If necessary, trade show organizers will refuse access to the premises to any person or persons.

No accreditations are granted to:

  1. Persons with no form of press ID whatsoever
  2. German nationals with place of residence in Germany who present a foreign press ID, for example, Universal Press (USA)
  3. Persons who, according to the masthead, are not on the editorial staff, for example, marketing or advertising directors
  4. Persons whose press IDs have expired
  5. Persons whose journalistic assignments have been issued by other freelance journalists; this applies in particular to private individuals accompanying journalists!
Messe Friedrichshafen
Press service

Neue Messe 1
88046 Friedrichshafen
Phone +49 7541 708-307
Fax +49 7541 708-331

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