Media Press Criteria

Our Policy

CWCBExpos and Leading Edge Expositions reserve the right to refuse media passes during pre-registration as well as on-site media registration. Please be advised that media passes are limited in number and are reserved for commercial news outlets. In addition, media credentials can be revoked if an individual abuses the privilege or obtains credentials under false pretenses. The following titles that are not eligible for complimentary media access include but are not limited to: account manager, account executive, general management, marketing and communications, public relations, and sales-related titles. Individuals and representatives of companies who self-publish company e-newsletter, publication or web site are not eligible.

Print Media
Online Media
Broadcast Media
Freelance Writers
Staff Photographers and Photo Agencies
Association Publication/Newsletter Staff

Print Media Criteria

Copy of a business card or current masthead clearly displaying name and editorial title or an industry-related article written within the last six months.

Online Media Criteria

To qualify as online media, you must represent a commercial website that posts original industry related content at least once per month. The website must extend beyond forums, personal diaries, personal analysis, or opinion.

Analysts Criteria

Writers from internationally recognized market research or financial institutions who consistently write for regularly published newsletters and/or reports must provide a business card and industry-related reports published within the past six months that clearly display authorship.

Broadcast Media

Copy of your business card clearly displaying your name and editorial/production title or provide access to any media stories produced or reported upon within the last six months.


Must cover the industry on a regular basis and must have written on the relevant market segments within three months of requesting a media badge. Blogs must contain current dated content and news above and beyond links, forums, self-promotion, and reader contributions.

Freelance Writers

Freelance writers must provide an article published within the past six months and must be on assignment from a news outlet to cover the event.

Staff Photographers and Photo Agencies

Submit a letter from an editorial contact at the publication indicating that you are covering the seminar and exhibition for that publication.

Association Publication

Reporters from internationally recognized magazines, newspapers or newsletters produced by industry associations must provide articles published within the past six months. Newsletters must have a registered subscriber base of at least 500.