International Expo and Conference
June 17 - 19, 2024   |   Vancouver

Journalist Accreditation

Thank you for your interest in hy-fcell Canada. We look forward to seeing you at the event, and reading, seeing or listening to your reports! As an event organizer, we want to make it easier for journalists to access information about our events and our company by offering accreditation.

Accreditations are only possible online and in advance

Our Accreditation Guidelines below offer eligibility criteria. Should you be accompanied by a media team, every person needs an individual online accreditation. Individuals accompanying media representatives privately should purchase an appropriate event ticket.



Request your Accreditation today!

For simple online accreditation, please send an email to liz.bothwell(at) with the following information.

If you are unable to provide all details, please see our Accreditation Guidelines (below) for alternatives.

  • Full name, Job title, Media outlet name
  • Phone number, Email address
  • Photo of press card (JPG or PDF)

Once your information has been verified, you will receive a confirmation email with a link to your ticket and press badge.

Accreditation Guidelines

As an exhibition organiser we want to make it easier for journalists to access information about our events and our company by offering accreditation. Accreditation is awarded exclusively for the purposes of journalistic reporting.

The following persons are entitled to media accreditation:

Persons from Canada or abroad who can provide the following proof of journalistic (including photojournalistic) employment (related to the topic of the exhibition in question):

  • a. By presenting by-line articles published no earlier than six months before the time of the event
  • b. By presenting a legal notice in which they are named as editors, permanent editorial staff or authors, and which is no older than three months at the time of the event
  • c. By presenting a written commission from a complete editorial office, in the original, relating to the current exhibition
  • d. By means of a weblink to an online publication that is well established in the industry community in question and that can prove an adequate reach. In these cases, advance accreditation is necessary due to the extra verification effort. Online media of this type must have been in existence for at least three months, must produce regular entries and the most recent article relating to the topic of the exhibition must be no older than three months. (In individual cases, separate, more detailed accreditation rules may be specified for bloggers, with a separate status for bloggers.)
  • e. By presenting a document no older than six months stating that they work for a school magazine, or by presenting a valid ID from a youth press organisation, or by presenting written confirmation from a school stating that they work for the school magazine in an editorial capacity
  • f. Holders of a valid press card from a Canadian or foreign journalists’ association

We point out that presenting a press card is generally not, in itself, sufficient grounds for accreditation. The exhibition organizer reserves the right to request further proof of journalistic employment as specified in items a to e.

Credentials should be presented in English or French The exhibition organizer reserves the right in individual cases to also demand presentation of a valid photo ID. There is no automatic right to accreditation. If necessary, the exhibition organizer shall exercise its domiciliary rights.

The following groups of persons shall not be accredited:

  • Persons without journalistic credentials, such as account managers, sales managers, advertising managers or webmasters, PR consultants and private companions
  • Canadians resident in Canada who present a foreign press card
  • Persons who present a written commission from a freelance journalist
  • Persons who are exclusively active in social networks in a private capacity

(July 1, 2016)