Welcome to our press parking and accreditation website!

Here you will find all the information you need to move around our site comfortably and be optimally prepared for our events. We provide an overview of our parking facilities for members of the press and explain the accreditation process to ensure smooth access to our events. Discover the amenities of our press parking and learn how to get accredited.

Accreditation guidelines

As a trade show organizer, we want to make it easier for journalists to access information about our events and our company by means of accreditation. Accreditation is granted solely for the purpose of journalistic reporting.

Media accreditation may be granted to:

Persons from Germany or abroad who can prove their journalistic (including photo-journalistic) activity (with reference to the respective trade fair topic) as follows:

a. by submitting name articles that are not older than six months at the time of the event,

b. by submitting a masthead in which they are named as editors, permanent editorial staff or authors and which is not older than three months at the time of the event,

c. by submitting a written order from a full editorial staff in the original with reference to the current trade fair,

d. by means of a web link to an online publication that is established in the relevant industry community and can demonstrate appropriate coverage. In these cases, pre-accreditation is required due to increased verification efforts. Such online media must have existed for at least three months, have regular entries, and the last text related to the trade show topic must be no more than three months old. (In individual cases, there may be separate more detailed accreditation rules for bloggers and a separate status for bloggers).

e. by presenting proof, no more than six months old, that they work for school newspapers, or by presenting valid identification from a youth press organization, or by presenting written confirmation from the school confirming editorial work for the school newspaper.

f. Holders of a valid press card issued by a domestic or foreign journalists' association.

We would like to point out that the presentation of a press card is generally not the sole basis for accreditation. The trade fair organizer reserves the right to request further proof of journalistic activity in accordance with points a - e above. 

The credentials should be presented in German or English. In individual cases, the trade fair organizer reserves the right to additionally request the presentation of a valid personal document with photo. There is no right to accreditation. If necessary, the trade fair organizer will exercise its domiciliary rights.

The following groups of persons will not be accredited:

  • Persons without journalistic credentials, such as account managers, sales managers, advertising managers or webmasters, PR consultants, as well as private escorts
  • Germans residing in Germany who present a foreign press card
  • Persons who present a written assignment from a freelance journalist
  • Persons who are exclusively privately active on social networks


Press parking

Special press parking spaces are located directly in front of the north entrance to the Westfalenhalle (see hall and site plan). Access is via the B1 (Ruhrschnellweg), driving direction Unna.

Parking cards issued to journalists by the Westfalenhallen Unternehmensgruppe GmbH also entitle them to park in the other parking spaces directly adjacent to the Westfalenhallen.