The Financial System: Stability for Growth

6–8 June 2018, ST. PETERSBURG

Rules of accreditation IFC

1. General provisions

1.1. Mass media representatives (hereinafter the media) are accredited at the International Financial Congress (hereinafter the IFC) in order to provide the necessary conditions for their professional activities to prepare and disseminate complete and accurate information about IFC events.

1.2. Media accreditation is mandatory for work at all IFC events.

1.3. When performing their professional activities, the media is required to respect the rights and legitimate interests of IFC participants and personnel and comply with generally recognized ethical standards.

1.4. The number of media representatives who may attend the IFC is limited due to the organizers’ desire to provide the media with the most comfortable working conditions possible as well as quick access to all necessary resources given the media’s significant interest in the event and taking into account the infrastructural limitations of the event site (Boris Yeltsin Presidential Library).

1.5. The IFC Organizing Committee may increase the quota based on an official request from the media provided there is a reasoned justification for such a need.

2. Media accreditation

2.1. Accreditation procedure

A registration application to take part in the IFC may be submitted by both Russian and foreign media representatives subject to the following conditions:

  • Russian media organizations must be registered with the Federal Service for Supervision of Communications, Information Technology, and Mass Media (hereinafter – Roskomnadzor);

➢ a cover letter must be sent to the IFC Organizing Committee on the organization’s official letterhead signed by the head and with the organization’s seal (sample letter).

  • foreign media representatives:

➢ must be accredited with the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs if they permanently work in the Russian Federation;

➢ if a foreign media representative does not have accreditation from the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, in addition to completing an application on the Ministry’s official website, the media representative must send the IFC Organizing Committee a letter on the organization’s official letterhead signed by the head and with the organization’s seal with a request to grant accreditation to the IFC (sample letter).   

2.2. Accreditation quotas for the media

  • From print media:

➢ newspapers – 3 people (2 correspondents, 1 photographer);

➢ magazines – 2 people (1 correspondent, 1 photographer).

  • From information agencies – 4 people (2 correspondents, 2 photographers).

  • From electronic media – 2 people (1 correspondent, 1 cameraman).

  • From television companies – 7 people (2 correspondents, 1 producer, 2 cameramen, 2 sound technicians).

  • From radio companies ― 2 people (2 correspondents).

2.3. Accreditation application submission and review procedure

  • Media representatives, including bloggers, who wish to take part in covering IFC events must submit an accreditation application (hereinafter an application) via the official IFC website (
  • All fields must be completed in the application with particular attention paid to the mandatory fields marked with an asterisk.
  • The application submission period via the official IFC website is from June 5–30, 2017.
  • The review period is at least 10 business days following the expiration of the deadline for accepting media applications for registration.
  • Media accreditation is valid for the entire duration of the IFC.

2.4. Media accreditation badge issuance procedure

  • Media representatives are given accreditation badges provided their registration applications are approved by the IFC Organizing Committee.
  • Accreditation badges are issued in St. Petersburg at accreditation stations. Information about the location and hours of the accreditation stations will be available on the official IFC website ( no later than June 30, 2017.
  • Accreditation badges may only be issued if the following conditions are met:

➢ if there is confirmed accreditation in the IFC database;

➢ upon presenting a passport (the passport number must match the number specified in the registration form) as well as:

➢ for the Russian media – upon presenting a media identification card or, if a badge is obtained by proxy, an official letter on the media outlet’s letterhead signed by the director or the person responsible for personnel management at the organization with the organization’s certified seal (sample letter);

➢ for foreign media representatives accredited with the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs – upon presenting the accreditation card from the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

  • The badge is personalized and may not be given to third parties during the IFC. The badge must be worn in a visible place at all times when at the IFC venue.
  • Any other accreditation cards are not valid for entering the IFC venue.
  • If an accreditation badge is lost or stolen, the media representative must immediately notify any Congress information desk. A lost badge will be blocked. A duplicate will be issued based on a written request.

2.5. Rules for accessing IFC events

  • Media accreditation is mandatory to work at all IFC events.

3. Denial of accreditation

The IFC Organizing Committee may deny accreditation:

  • to individuals who are not media representatives and do not hold the positions specified in clause 2.2 of these rules;

  • to media representatives who specialize in publications with a purely advertising or citation-based focus or narrow specialization that is not related to the IFC theme except for industry-based publications.

4. Rights and obligations of media accredited at the IFC

4.1. Media representatives accredited at the IFC may:

  • utilize all services specifically intended for the work of journalists and press service employees;

  • obtain information about official IFC events and exhibitions (press releases, business programme, participants, catalogues of participants, etc.);

  • work at the IFC Press Centre during official events using the infrastructure of the IFC Press Centre;

  • attend press conferences, briefings and other press events.

4.2. Media representatives accredited at the IFC must:

  • verify the accuracy of the information they report;

  • fulfil the requests of individuals who provide information with a reference to its source;

  • inform citizens and officials about any audio or video recording, filming or photography when obtaining information from such individuals;

  • present a media identification card or another document certifying the identity and credentials of the media representative when engaging in professional activities if and when requested;

  • not use their professional capabilities to conceal information or falsify public information or collect information for a third party or organization that is not a media outlet;

  • suspend (stop) photography or video recording at the request of IFC security service officials;

  • not disseminate printed materials on the territory of the IFC without approval from the IFC Organizing Committee;

  • when using official information and quoting statements from IFC participants, adhere to the IFC ‘Citation Policy’, specifically: finished materials must contain a reference to the IFC and the source of the information obtained, and for electronic media – a reference to the official IFC website ( Any amendments, additions or distortions of copied (cited) information are not permitted.