Press Credentials

Requests for press credentials are now being accepted

Working journalists can request press credentials to attend the 17th World Conference on Tobacco or Health in Cape Town. To document your eligibility, please provide the information requested below.

These credentials will entitle you to attend the following events:

World Conference: Press credentials give access to the Inaugural Ceremony and Welcome Reception on 7 March and any of the conference sessions between 7-9 March. They do not give access to post-graduate courses, closed workshops, closed meetings or other restricted events.

Services available to journalists covering the conference include a fully-equipped press centre with dedicated high-speed Internet access, computers, printers and copiers.

Please note: press credentials cover complimentary registration only. We are unable to offer support for travel or accommodation.

To apply, please send the following information to:

Contact details

  • Your name (full name with honorific):
  • Title of the media outlet you represent:
  • Your job title and the beat you cover:
  • Type of media (e.g., newspaper, radio, TV, online):
  • Name of your editor:
  • Full mailing address of the publication/media outlet:
  • Website address of the publication/media outlet:
  • Your email address:
  • Your telephone number:


Please send three PDFs of byline articles you have published


Please state why your media outlet has commissioned you to cover the 17th World Conference on Tobacco or Health.

If your request is approved, you will receive an e-mail with a code for the online registration system. Approved journalists are required to visit the registration page and enter this code in order to gain their full credentials and access to the conference. This is a mandatory step for media registration.

Once completed, approved journalists will receive an e-mail from the conference registration unit confirming their registration for the conference as “Press”.

Thank you for your interest. We look forward to seeing you in Cape Town

For more information on media registration, programme details and interview requests please contact:

Michael Kessler, Michael Kessler Media

Mobile: +34 655 792 699 Email: Twitter: @mickessler

Johanna Dollerson, Global Communications - The Union

Mobile: +44 7920 421 783 Email:


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