Financial Markets: Increasing Complexity, Maintaining Stability

3–5 July 2019, ST. PETERSBURG

Rules of accreditation IFC

  1. General provisions

    1. Media representatives (hereinafter the ‘media’) are accredited at the International Financial Congress (hereinafter the ‘IFC’) in order for the necessary conditions to be provided for their professional activities in preparing and distributing complete and accurate information about IFC events
    2. Media accreditation is mandatory for working at all IFC events.
    3. When performing their professional activities, the media are required to respect the rights and legitimate interests of IFC participants and personnel and comply with generally recognized ethical standards.
    4. The number of media representatives who may take part in the IFC is limited owing to the organizers’ desire to provide the media with the most convenient working conditions possible and quick access to all requisite resources, given the media’s significant interest in the event and taking into account the infrastructural limitations of the event site.
    5. The IFC Organizing Committee may increase the quota based on an official request from the media, provided there is a reasoned justification for this.
  2. Media accreditation

    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 Supervisory Service for Communications, Information Technology, and the Media (hereinafter ‘Roskomnadzor’);
      • Foreign media representatives:
        • must be accredited with the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs if they work permanently in the Russian Federation;
        • if a foreign media representative does not have accreditation from the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, in addition to completing the application form on the official website, they must request temporary accreditation from the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
    2. Accreditation application submission and review procedure

      • Media representatives who wish to take part in covering IFC events, as well as those with a narrow specialization wishing to participate in covering a relevant business event of IFC, must submit an accreditation application (hereinafter the ‘application’) via the official IFC website (
      • All fields must be completed on 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 13 May to 28 June 2019.
      • Media accreditation is valid for the duration of the IFC.
    3. Media accreditation badge issue 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 points. Information about the location and working hours of accreditation points is posted on the official IFC website.
      • Accreditation badges may only be issued if the following conditions are met:
        • there is confirmed accreditation in the IFC database;
        • a passport is produced (the passport number must match the number specified on the registration form), as well as:
      • the following documents may be requested additionally:
        • for Russian media representatives – a media identification card;
        • for foreign media representatives – an 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 visibly at all times at the IFC venue.
      • No other accreditation cards are valid for entering the IFC venue.
      • If an accreditation badge is lost or stolen, the media representative must immediately notify any information desk. The lost badge will be blocked. A duplicate will be issued based on a written request.
    4. Rules for accessing IFC events

      • Media accreditation is mandatory for working at all IFC events.
      • Media representatives will have access to all public events of the IFC. The organizers reserve the right to provide access to certain events of the forum via the pool system.
      • Access for technical personnel of media representatives is in accordance with the regulations on access by technical personnel to the IFC site.
  3. Denial of accreditation

    The IFC Organizing Committee may deny accreditation:

    • to individuals who are not media representatives;
    • to media representatives who specialize in publications with a purely advertising or citation-based focus or narrow specialization not related to the IFC theme except for industry-based publications;
    • The IFC Organizing Committee reserves the right to refuse accreditation without explanation.
  4. Rights and obligations of media accredited at the IFC

    1. Media representatives accredited at the IFC may:

      • make use of all the services specifically intended for journalists and press service employees;
      • obtain information about official IFC events and exhibitions (press releases, the business programme, 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.
    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 individuals and officials about any audio or video recording, filming or photography when obtaining information from such individuals;
      • present a badge 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;