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Information for media representatives interested in attending the HSC 2024

Eligibility Criteria

Press accreditation for the Hamburg Sustainability Conference is reserved for journalists (print, online, broadcast and TV) and photographers. The application process rests on the below criteria: 

You are a press representative employed by an established media organization and journalism is your main source of income – submission of an official press ID and/or recommendation letter of your employer is required. The presentation of a press ID alone does not guarantee access to the conference. The HSC press team reserves the right to request further proof of journalistic activity in accordance with the above points. 


You are a freelance journalist who covers sustainability, politics, business and science topics for an established media organization – submission of an official press ID and recommendation letter of your employer is required.  Unassigned freelance writers must present bylined articles from a recognized news organization for consideration. Business cards or membership cards from communications or writers’ organizations are not sufficient to establish eligibility.  

Due to limited capacities at the press center and strict safety regulations on-site the number of accredited journalists is limited. We strive for the best possible balance of professional expertise and geographical representation at the conference and ask for your understanding in case of a refused accreditation. 

There is no legal entitlement to accreditation. 

Confirmation of Accreditation and Security

Press representatives whose participation in the HSC is approved, will receive a confirmation email necessary for completion of their registration. Due to security reasons, all media representatives must agree to and successfully pass a Police Background Check. More information on the process will be shared after the final confirmation of participation. 

The HSC reserves the right to withdraw press accreditation from journalists whose behavior disrupts the smooth running of the conference or who fail to follow the instructions of security personnel or HSC staff. 

HSC Livestream

Press representatives who are unable to join the HSC in person can follow the conference program via the free livestream that will be available on the HSC homepage.  

Press Imagery

During the conference the selection of press imagery will be uploaded in the HSC press section. More information about the copyright and usage to follow.  

Interview Requests

Media representatives wishing to request an official interview with HSC spokespersons or attendees shall submit detailed information such as represented medium, time and date of the interview, question catalog and publication date via email at


Contact us

For press queries, please contact Olena Taran, Press Officer Hamburg Sustainability Conference at