Press Accreditation


Thank you for your interest in applying for accreditation for the 2020 GSMA Mobile 360 Series of events.

2020 GSMA Mobile 360 Series
Press and Industry Analyst Accreditation Requirements

Below are the accreditation requirements for press and industry analysts for the 2020 Mobile 360 Series of events. To apply for accreditation, please specify which Mobile 360 event(s) you wish to attend and provide the relevant information as requested below to the GSMA PR team at [email protected]. Emails from your editor to support your application, if required, should also be sent to [email protected].

The accreditation criteria assume that applicants are full-time in-house journalists, freelancers under specific assignment or industry analysts, and that journalism and/or industry research is the applicant’s main job.

Accreditation will not be granted to:

Please note that we do not discuss an application status with third parties, only with the applicant themselves.

Accreditation Requirements

Print and Newswire Reporters

Please note:
▫ A press card alone will not be accepted as press credentials;
▫ Copy/content editors, publishers and non-editorial executives or owners do not qualify for a media pass; and
▫ Company publications or newsletters do not qualify as media.

Online Media

Please note:
▫ A press card alone will not be accepted as press credentials;
▫ Copy/content editors, publishers and non-editorial executives or owners do not qualify for a press/industry analyst pass;
▫ Websites must post original, dated, industry-related news (at least 2-3 times per week). The website content must extend beyond links, forums, personal diaries, opinion or personal analysis;
▫ Price comparison sites do not qualify as media unless there is significant (at least 75 per cent) editorial content on the home page;
▫ Personal website writers, fan sites, designers, editors and creators do not qualify for press/analyst accreditation;
▫ Facebook or Twitter pages/accounts, personal blogs, communities, forums and user groups do not qualify for press/analyst accreditation;
▫ Writing/blogging must be your main professional activity;
▫ A maximum of five bloggers may be accredited per website; and
▫ Company or sponsored blogs do not qualify as media.

Youtube Content Creators

Only YouTube channels that meet the below criteria will be considered for accreditation to receive a press / industry analyst pass for Mobile 360.

Please note:
▫ Video editors or owners of YouTube channels do not qualify for a press/analyst pass.
▫ Content must extend beyond personal video diaries, opinion or personal analysis.
▫ Corporate videos, sponsored videos and contest/giveaway videos do not qualify as relevant supporting content.

Broadcast Journalists and Film Crews

Each member of a broadcast crew must register separately and provide the following material:

Broadcast Journalists

Film Crews

Please note:
▫ A press card alone will not be accepted as press credentials;
▫ Production crews hired by exhibitors, sponsors or speakers to film at Mobile 360 will not be considered for media accreditation and must register as general attendees; and
▫ The GSMA reserves the right to limit the number of broadcast crew per outlet.

Freelance Reporters and Photographers

Please note:
▫ Freelance journalists / photographers will not be accredited without a valid assignment letter/email;
▫ We cannot accredit individuals whose main role is not freelance journalism; and
▫ A press card alone will not be accepted as press credentials.

Industry Analysts and Market Research

Please note:
▫ Financial analysts and industry consultants do not qualify as industry analysts.

Additional Information

Please note we may ask/look for additional documentation in order to confirm your press/industry analyst accreditation. In cases where an editor is providing endorsement for an applicant who may be covering Mobile 360 on assignment:

Accreditation Approval

Accreditation is reserved for working members of the media and industry analysts only. This includes editors, reporters, producers, camera crews, still photographers and industry analysts. The GSMA reserves the right to deny an applicant a press/industry analyst pass if sufficient credentials are not provided.

The GSMA reserves the right to limit the number of attendees per outlet/organisation.

The GSMA reserves the right to modify this policy without public notice and to revoke previously issued Mobile 360 accreditation/registration at any time.

A history of being registered at other GSMA events or other industry events does not guarantee approval or waive the accreditation requirement.

Misconduct or misrepresentation of your position, outlet/publication or staff could prevent you and your entire organisation from attending future GSMA events.

If you do not qualify as accredited press or an industry analyst in any of the above categories, then you should not apply using the Press/Industry Analyst accreditation process. You will instead need to register as either a Conference Attendee or Exhibition Visitor through the specific Mobile 360 registration page.

Please email the Mobile 360 Press Team for press registration or general PR questions at [email protected].