A limited number of press passes are available for TECHSPO Johannesburg 2020. We offer press passes to qualified professional journalists and analysts as a service to the industry and consumers, to add value for exhibitors and sponsors, and to help promote the event.
- Keynote Addresses
- General Sessions
- Receptions and Parties
- Special Functions
- Event Meals (when provided to paid attendees)
DigiMarCon reserves the right to close some portions of an event to the press, without notice.
A Press Pass is a complimentary admission to the convention that includes the right to attend the convention (typically for a limited time). Press Passes are given to working press staff (see below) to allow them to access and move around the conference site. Press Passes do not include any TECHSPO Johannesburg 2020 membership rights. Anyone qualifying for a Press Pass automatically gets Press Credentials.
All members of the press are welcome to make use of the press services described above. The only distinction of a Press Pass is the complimentary admission.
Press Pass Eligibility
Press Passes are available solely for working press staff – defined as individuals employed by recognized media outlets such as television and radio stations, newspapers, and other forms of news coverage, who are on assignment from those outlets and who would not otherwise be attending the convention if their jobs did not require it. Working press staff includes immediate supporting and technical staff such as producers, photographers, camera operators, and sound personnel.
Press Pass Revocation
Individuals who attend TECHSPO Johannesburg 2020 with a press pass, but then attempt to market products or services to event attendees or exhibitors, will be asked to surrender their event badge and leave the event, and will be barred from attending future DigiMarCon events as press.
These rules (based on our general Code of Conduct) apply to all TECHSPO Johannesburg 2020 attendees as well as members of the professional press.
- TECHSPO Johannesburg 2020 attendees should be aware that photographs, video, and audio recordings occur during the convention, and that their likenesses may appear in these recordings. Attendees and members agree to assign without compensation the use of their likenesses for the use of promotion material.
- Members should be polite and ask before taking photographs or recordings of members and attendees whenever possible. Photography and audio/video recordings for personal archival use is generally acceptable, unless an individual makes it clear that they do not wish to be photographed or recorded, in which case it becomes expressly forbidden.
- The usage of photographic or recording devices is prohibited in certain areas of the conference. Where allowed, please take photographs before or after a session or event to avoid distracting speakers and audience members.