This page provides information for media representatives accredited to the Competition – representatives of foreign and Russian information agencies, magazines, TV channels, radio stations, websites, blogs, etc., and Communication Officers who are part of Member Delegations.
Any questions not addressed on this page could have been referred at firstname.lastname@example.org. Prior to starting the accreditation process, media representatives were advised to read carefully the WorldSkills Media Code of Conduct. These rules were mandatory for all accredited media representatives.
Quick links for media
- Media guide
- Media activities plan
- Skill media highlights
- All Competition videos
- Photos on Flickr
- Videos on YouTube
- Photo/video usage policy
To participate in WorldSkills Kazan 2019, media representatives were required to register in the WSK 2019 Accreditation System. Following the successful registration in the WSK 2019 Accreditation System, media were to collect accreditation badges in the accreditation centres listed below:
Accreditation centre at Kazan Expo
Location: Kazan Expo International Exhibition Centre (1 Vystavochnaya St., Bolshie Kabany Village, Laishevsky Region, Republic of Tatarstan, Russia), next to Check Point PSA – G1
Working days and hours were as follows:
- 20-21 August: 09:30 – 18:00
- 22 August: 08:00 – 17:00
- 23-26 August: 08:00 – 20:00
- 27 August: 08:00 – 17:00
- 28 August: 10:00 – 18:00
Accreditation сentre for participants staying at WorldSkills Village
Location: WorldSkills Village, Main Information Centre, Block F
Working days and hours were as follows:
- 1-14 August: 08:00 – 19:00
- 15-27 August: 24/7 in accordance with the arrival and departure data
Accreditation badges were issued only to those media representatives whose Individual Entry Form in the WSK 2019 Accreditation System was in "ACTIVE" status.
Accreditation badges were issued to those Member Media whose Individual Entry Form in the WSK 2019 Accreditation System was in "ACTIVE" status and the package was "PAID".
International Media visa assistance
The detailed Guidelines for Visa Application and Entering the Russian Federation for International Media were available here.
Work rules for International Media
International Media having an accreditation badge were entitled to provide media coverage of the Competition within the city of Kazan, as well as at the Competition venues outside the city of Kazan. For other professional activities outside the Competition venues and outside the city of Kazan, as well as for media coverage of topics not related to the Competition, International Media were to apply for media accreditation from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) of the Russian Federation.
Assistance in customs procedures
Equipment designed for technical or professional use was imported under the privileged regime of customs procedure. All media representatives importing the above-mentioned equipment were to present printed copies of accreditation system applications.
Any user of radio-electronic appliances (REAs) at the Competition was mandatorily required to obtain a radio frequency or radio channel permit (RFP), as well as the REA registration certificate.
The full list of REAs requiring registration and other details was given on the Radio equipment page.
On the days of arrival/departure, media representatives living in the Ibis Hotel (official media hotel) were provided with transfer service from the official arrival point to the official media hotel and back.
To use that service, media representatives were required to specify their place of stay (official media hotel) and their arrival and departure dates and time in the accreditation system before 1 August. Amendment of the arrival and departure dates was possible until 14 August.
Media representatives accredited to the Competition were able to book a room in the official media hotel – the Ibis Hotel (43 Pravo-Bulachnaya St., Building 1, Kazan). The advantage of the official media hotel was the availability of special shuttles, which ran during the Competition along the following route: Ibis Hotel – Kazan Expo – Ibis Hotel.
The Competition Organizer team assisted accredited media representatives in booking rooms at the Ibis Hotel. The number of rooms in the official media hotel was limited. Booking requests submitted later than the indicated deadlines could have been confirmed only upon the availability of rooms. To guarantee a booking, it was requested to make payment until 22 June 2019.
Media representatives could stay at any hotel in Kazan. In this case, booking assistance and accommodation consultations were not provided.
Shuttle bus service
During the Competition days, media shuttle service with the following routes was available:
- Ibis Hotel – Kazan Expo – Ibis Hotel
- Kozya Sloboda metro station – Kazan Expo – Kozya Sloboda metro station
- Kazan Expo – Kazan Arena Stadium – Ibis Hotel (on the days of the Ceremonies)
- Kazan Expo – Kazan Arena Stadium – Kozya Sloboda metro station (on the days of the Ceremonies)
The shuttle service timetable was available at the information desk at the media centre. The timetable was also available for downloading here.
Accredited media representatives were provided with coffee breaks at the media centres of the Kazan Expo International Exhibition Centre and Kazan Arena Stadium (on the days of the Ceremonies).
At the Kazan Expo International Exhibition Centre, as well as at the Ceremonies venue – Kazan Arena Stadium – public dining areas were organized, where everyone could buy cold and hot meals, snacks, cold and hot drinks. Cash and non-cash payments in rubles only were accepted.
The media accreditation badge granted access to the media centre at Kazan Arena for the Opening and Closing Ceremonies. Accredited media for WorldSkills Kazan 2019 had received an email one week before with the event details on how to request their desired position at the Ceremonies.
Media were granted access to the media tribune, platforms for photographers and videographers, and the Winners Circle (at the Closing Ceremony). Media could also visit the media centre info desk at Kazan Expo to request positions at the Ceremony. They were required to submit the requests as soon as possible due to limited space and limitation of movement during the Ceremonies.
Two days prior to the Opening Ceremony, media received emails with confirmation of their position at the Ceremonies. For the media tribune seated positions, it was required to pick up tickets at the media centre of Kazan Expo until 13:00 on the day of the Ceremony. After 16:00, media could get their tickets at the media centre of Kazan Arena. The media with confirmed platform positions for photo and video cameras were to receive their bibs, to access the platforms, during the media briefing at Kazan Arena at 17:00 on the day of the Opening Ceremony.
Ceremony schedule (22 and 27 August):
- 16:00 – Arrival at Kazan Arena;
- 17:00 – Media briefing, ticket and bib distribution;
- 18:00 – Entrance to Kazan Arena seats and platforms;
- 18:40 – Preshow;
- 19:00 – Opening Ceremony.
A comfortable media centre was organized at the Competition venue, the Kazan Expo International Exhibition Centre. It was located between Сlusters A and K and included:
- Info desk;
- 300-seat media work area;
- 200-seat press conference room;
- Food and recreation areas;
- Interview room.
The following media facilities were organized at the Ceremonies venue – Kazan Arena Stadium:
- 100-seat media centre;
- Media tribune;
- Winners' Circle (interview area during the Closing Ceremony).
Member Media services
Member Media services were provided according to the chosen and purchased package. Upon presentation of an accreditation badge, Member Media representatives were granted access to media zones.