Hamburg Messe und Congress GmbH (HMC) wishes to make it easier for journalists to get access to information on its events and company by means of accreditation. Accreditation is given exclusively for the purpose of journalists’ reporting.

You can get accreditation for Marine Interiors 2019 at the Press Counter (Central Entrance, Messeplatz 1) during the event itself or, better still, use our online accreditation service (available Summer 2019).


Please keep in mind that the evaluation of online accreditation requests may take up to one week. As we cannot guarantee the processing of online requests during the event itself we please ask that you use the services offered by our press counter on the fair grounds while the event is taking place. Thank you!

Online accreditation

Here you can accredit yourself for MARINE INTERIORS 2019:

Online accreditation MARINE INTERIORS 2019

Press accreditation for MARINE INTERIORS will also grant you access to the co-located Seatrade Europe 2019.

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 
  • Individuals unable to provide any form of journalistic legitimation, including customer service representatives, sales managers, advertising sales managers or webmasters, PR consultants, and accompanying private persons.
  • Germans living in Germany but presenting a foreign press ID.
  • Individuals presenting a written request by an independent reporter.
  • Individuals active on social media on an exclusively private basis.

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.