Accreditation guidelines

What are the criteria to be approved for the Geneva International Motor Show media accreditation?

We endeavor to make media accreditation for the Geneva International Motor Show a seamless process for all applicants. Accreditation is awarded exclusively for the purposes of journalistic reporting.

Every person who can provide the following proof of journalistic (including photojournalistic) employment, related to the topic of the automotive sector can be accredited:

  • By presenting 3 signed articles published no earlier than three months before the start of the event
  • or, 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 start of the event.
  • or, by presenting an original copy of a written commission from a reputable editorial office or photo agency, in the original, relating to the Geneva International Motor Show 2024.
  • or, by providing a traffic report for your web page/blog/social media profile (for bloggers/influencers).
  • or, by providing weblinks to at least three by-lined articles on a single respected and reputable online publication. You must also prove that the publication has an adequate reach, has been in operation for at least six months and has been regularly updated with relevant articles for at least the past three months. (in individual cases, separate, more detailed accreditation rules may be specified for bloggers, with a separate status for bloggers).
  • or, by sending a valid press card issued by a recognised journalists’ association.

Please note that only presenting a press card is generally not sufficient grounds for accreditation. The exhibition organizer reserves the right to request further proof of journalistic employment.

Credentials should be presented in English. There is no automatic right to accreditation. If necessary, the organizer shall exercise its domiciliary rights.

The following groups of persons shall not be accredited:

  • Persons without journalistic credentials, such as account managers, sales managers, advertising managers or webmasters, PR consultants and private companions
  • Persons who present a written commission from a freelance journalist
  • Persons who are exclusively active in social medias in a private capacity