Worldwebforum media accreditation for all of our conferences is free of charge and includes the following:
- Access to the entire event floor and all stages for the entire duration of the conference.
- Access to our evening event: beecom birthday party.
- Assistance from Worldwebforum’s dedicated in-house media team, who facilitate interviews, introductions, and networking opportunities with conference participants such as speakers, investors, startups, corporates and more.
- Access to the media-only area with food, beverages, Wi-Fi, power outlets, and desk space.
Worldwebforum’s media accreditation for all of our events is intended for journalists working for legitimate and suitable media outlets. This can be validated by providing Worldwebforum with proof of employment such as a business card, a working email address and evidence of recent work with your employer.
Media accreditation will not be provided to marketing, advertising, or public relations firms, consultants or advisors, market researchers, brand content producers, employees of corporate content marketing or social media teams, as well as non-editorial employees of legitimate media outlets such as account managers and marketing or business development executives.
However, media accreditation does not exclude freelancers, contributors, analysts, filmmakers, crew, influencers, bloggers, YouTubers, or podcasters. These mentioned roles will be subject to a more extensive assessment and will be requested to provide more information during their application process, including but not limited to the following:
- Proof of recent work with a legitimate media outlet.
- Proof of assignment by a legitimate media outlet.
- Proof of covering Worldwebforum events in the past.
- Proof of pre-coverage for the upcoming event you are applying for.
- Proof of coverage plans for the upcoming event you are applying for.
Worldwebforum monitors coverage generated by all attending media to ensure coverage plans and assignments were delivered. Those with no proof of coverage may be declined media accreditation for any future Worldwebforum conferences.
Legitimate media outlets include publications or broadcasters that provide news and feature stories to the public through various distribution channels, such as newspapers, magazines, radio, television, and across a range of mediums on the internet.
Worldwebforum takes the stance that freedom of expression is a fundamental right within the European Union and is a basic cornerstone of any democratic society. In terms of what we accept when it comes to deeming outlets as suitable, anything in line with both EU legislation and our own policies is considered acceptable.
When referring to such legislation, it means we support human rights, civil rights, animal rights, environmental rights, societal rights, consumer rights etc.
The line we draw covers anything which contradicts, compromises, violates, or defames the following:
- Equality, diversity, and inclusion (e.g. gender, LGBTQ+).
- Particular religions, beliefs, and ideologies.
- Any real, verified, or factual truths (i.e. no fake news or conspiracies).
- Anyone’s privacy or dignity at a personal level.
Gaining media accreditation is subject to assessment and approval by Worldwebforum’s media team. The Worldwebforum media team reserves the right to approve or deny accreditation both via the online application process and in-person at the media walk-in desk.
Worldwebforum also retains the right to cancel any media accreditation at their discretion and at any time. This includes revoking invitations made by Worldwebforum. Grounds for cancellation covers anyone with media accreditation that has had a change in circumstances and no longer meets the above criteria or standards held by Worldwebforum, as mentioned above.
For more information on media accreditation, please see our FAQs.