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Media Accreditation Guidelines


  • The media accreditation principles below are intended to give the media seamless event access while ensuring the safety, security, and comfort of all participants of Singapore International Water Week (SIWW) and CleanEnviro Summit Singapore (CESG).
  • Media accreditation will commence on 22nd April 2024 (GMT+8) and close on 14th June 2024 (GMT+8) 3.00 PM. All media accreditation applications will subject to the approval of the event organisers.
  • All sessions at SIWW-CESG 2024 are open to accredited media except for selected by-invitation sessions and those that are ticketed separately. All media must be pre-registered online and accredited to attend SIWW-CESG 2024; no walk-ins allowed.

Accreditation Principles
  • Editors of publications and media agencies are requested to take note of the following principles to ensure that media accreditation is restricted to professional journalists, reporters, photographers, and camera crews.
  • The organisers consider the Media Pass to be a working tool to be used only by bona fide members of the press. Marketing personnel, staff of the publication’s secretariat, admin staff, etc. cannot be accredited as media.
  • The organisers will only accredit publications and broadcast media:
    • With a circulation size and quality that fulfil the criteria of the organisers
    • With a format and quality that fulfil the criteria of the organisers
  • Internal company publications cannot be accredited as media. However, at the sole discretion of the organisers, and where the quality and circulation criteria justify the organisers’ consideration, such publications may be eligible for accreditation on a case-by-case basis.
  • Under no circumstance will advertising and public relations agencies (or similar companies and organisations) be accredited as media, nor will the organisers issue any media accreditation to media personnel (press officers or otherwise) of sponsors, suppliers, and exhibitors.
  • It should be noted that no double media accreditation is allowed.
  • Media personnel must be at least 18 years old to be admitted into the events.
  • The organisers reserve the right to bar the applicant and their organisation from all future editions of the events due to misconduct or misrepresentation of their roles and responsibilities, publication, or news organisation.
  • In the event that an applicant is unable to attend SIWW & CESG after receiving accreditation approval, they are advised to inform H+K as soon as possible.

Criteria for Accreditation
  • Applications MUST be made online. Accreditation will only be granted upon presentation of valid press credentials including:
    • A completed online media registration & accreditation form.
    • A photocopy or a scanned copy of the Press Accreditation Card (for Singapore-based media issued by the Ministry of Communications and Information) OR official national press card(s) of the media personnel OR letter of assignment on the official letterhead of a media organisation signed by the Publisher, Assignment Editor, Editor-in-chief or Bureau Chief, specifying the name and functional title of the journalist, and stating their role at SIWW2024.
    • Media credentials (such as website, circulation, readership/viewership, frequency, etc.)
    • An original copy of the publication (only to be supplied upon request)
  • In addition, non-English publications must supply a certified English translation of the publications’ credits page.
  • Freelance journalists/photographers must provide a valid assignment letter that they are on assignment from a specific news organisation/publication. Submissions by freelance online journalists will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.
  • Online/social media (including websites and online forum pages) must meet the following requirements, in addition to those above:
    • The web publication must belong to a registered company, such as a media organisation, and have a specific, verifiable non-web address and telephone number.
    • The online journal requesting accreditation for its correspondent(s) must have a substantial amount of original and topical news content or commentary or analysis on international issues.
    • If the website is new, the media personnel seeking accreditation must provide the latest data on the site's visitorship or other relevant material (press citations, etc.) about the outlet's audience. The media personnel must have an established record of having written extensively on international issues and must present copies of three recently published articles, not more than six months old, with his/her byline.
    • Please note that online publications that are intended for the communications outreach or advocacy of non-governmental or non-profit organisations do not qualify for media accreditation.
  • Media accreditation will close on 14th June 2024 (GMT+8) 3.00 PM. The organisers reserve the right to reject any incomplete application.
  • The Media Pass is to be presented upon request to access the media centre.
  • The organisers reserve the right to modify these policies without prior notice.

Accreditation Procedures:
  • An auto-generated email acknowledgement will be sent to media personnel upon submission of the online accreditation form.
  • Each application will be processed within fifteen (15) working days. If a media personnel does not receive an email confirmation within the stipulated timeline, he/she is requested to email HKSIWW@hillandknowlton.com.
  • If any change of media personnel is to be made, please notify the organisers as soon as possible. Any changes after the stipulated deadline of 14th June 2024 (GMT+8) 3.00 PM may be rejected.
  • The media personnel must produce the email confirmation when collecting the media pass at the events. NO MEDIA PASS WILL BE ISSUED WITHOUT THE RELEVANT SUPPORTING DOCUMENTATION.
  • Accreditation does not guarantee journalists, reporters, photographers, and media crews access to all media events / press conferences. Kindly refer to the Media Team for more details.
  • The media pass is NON-TRANSFERABLE. It may only be used by the person whose name and publication name appear on the pass.

Media Centre:
  • The organisers have provided a Media Centre, with free Internet access.
  • Limited workstations will be available on a first-come-first-served basis to the media in the Media Centre.
  • A confirmed schedule of events will be available in the press kit, which will be provided to all accredited media personnel.