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Media Center

Welcome to the Management World 2013 Media Center. This site is designed as a resource to guide you through the press registration process and point you toward other media resources. If your question is PR-related, please consult the PR Opportunities page.

Media Contacts

Global TM Forum Media Contact
Elizabeth Miller Coyne
+ 1 973 641 3247

March Communications
Sarah Love
+1 617-960-9881

Media Pass Credential Requirements

To receive a complimentary media pass for Management World 2013, applicants must cover the industry on a regular basis through regular reports or publishing relevant industry articles that haven’t been solicited by an exhibiting company and are in the public domain. Private consultants who are paid by an individual company are not eligible for a media pass, and should request a pass from the sponsoring company. The following information also applies to press pass requirements: As a member of the press or analyst community, you must present one of the following credentials in advance of Management World 2013 before your registration will be approved:

Trade/Business Publications; Online/News Services

Reporters from industry trade publications, newspapers and wire services will be required to provide an article published within the past six months that clearly displays authorship.

Industry Analysts

Writers from internationally recognized market research firms who consistently write for regularly published newsletters and/or reports must provide a sample of an industry-related report published within the past six months that clearly displays authorship.

Online News Outlets

An online news outlet must have a readership of over 1,000 per month and feature original news content above and beyond links, forums, troubleshooting tips and reader contributors. Each news outlet must have a paid reporting staff of two or more and must post original, dated, industry-related news at least once per week.

Association Publications/Newsletters

Reporters from internationally recognized magazines, newspapers or newsletters produced by industry associations must provide an article published within the past six months.

Freelance Writers and Authors

Persons requesting freelance credentials must provide an industry relevant article published within the past six months. Those who freelance occasionally and are employed by non-news organizations are not eligible for media credentials.


Bloggers must cover the industry on a regular basis and must have written on the business technology market within six months of requesting a media badge. For their badge request to be honored, blogs must contain original, dated, industry-related news content above and beyond links, forums, troubleshooting tips and reader contributions.

Acceptable Titles:
Press credentials are reserved for editorial staff and analysts. Publication and research employees with the following types of titles will be considered for press credentials:

Publication Titles:
Associate Editor
Business Editor
Executive Editor
Features Editor
Managing Editor
Senior Writer
Staff Writer
Technology Editor

Broadcasting Titles:
Broadcasting Producer
Camera Operator
Sound Engineer

Market Research Titles:
Program Director
Vice President

Unacceptable Titles:
Note: Press credentials are reserved for editorial staff and analysts. Press credentials will not be issued for publication and research employees with the following types of titles:

Publication Titles:
Account Executive
Administrative Assistant
Assistant Production titles
Associate Publisher
IS Manager
Marketing/PR titles
Production titles
Sales titles
Web Master


Market Research Titles:
Account Executive
Administrative Assistant
IS Manager
Marketing/PR titles
Sales titles


Meeting Space for Media Briefings

Beginning March 26th, meeting rooms located inside the Media Center (Hermes Room, Level 2) can be reserved in 30 minute or 60 minute increments on the hour and half-hour for registered attendees who have secured meetings with registered press/analysts during the event.

Meeting Rooms can only be reserved for meetings between registered press/analysts and registered attendees for the purpose of briefings to support industry research, publication stories, newsletters, or reports. They are not intended or available for business-development meetings.

Meeting rooms are available during press room hours only. The last day to pre-reserve a room is May 9th. After this date reservations can be made on a first-come-first-serve basis at the event.

To reserve a meeting room with a press/analyst at the event, please send the following information to Lucy Hawkins-Adams:

Registered company
Registered company leading representative name
Registered company leading representative contact number for the event
Press/analyst name, and publication or firm name
Date requested
Time requested
Duration requested: 30 minutes or 60 minutes (on the hour or half-hour only)

We cannot guarantee availability of requested time. Incomplete requests will not be considered.

Special Events for Press and Analysts at Management World 2013

Tues., May 14th, 1-2pm, Press Center
All registered press and analysts are invited to attend a special press luncheon with Nik Willetts, chief strategy officer of the TM Forum, on Tuesday, May 14th from 1-2pm. Sit down with Nik at this informal luncheon, get the latest on TM Forum's news from the show, and be part of an informal discussion on latest industry challenges and developments. Our press luncheon at Management World Americas in Orlando was a great success and we hope to continue the tradition in Nice.

Tues., May 14th, 5:30-7:00pm, The Hub
Join TM Forum's Catalyst Champions and Participants in The Hub on Tuesday during the Expo Happy Hour for an up close and personal look inside our current Catalysts: TM Forum's Rapid Technology Innovation Projects while sipping an exclusive drink.

Weds., May 15th, 1-2pm, Press Center
Join TM Forum's Editor Carol Wilson, formerly of Light Reading, as she hosts an interactive and informal service provider Q&A with digital services experts from BT and Telefonica Digital.

New this year!
Lunch will be served for press and analysts in the Press Center every day.


Media registration can be found here. Required credentials can be found to the left. Be advised that you must show proof of identification onsite at the event.

Please note: TM Forum reserves the right to refuse media badges at our discretion, during pre-registration as well as on-site media registration. For additional questions regarding press and analyst registration information at Management World Asia 2013, please contact:

Elizabeth Miller Coyne
+ 1 973 641 3247

The Press Center is located in the Hermes Room on Level 2. Hours during the event will be the following:

Tuesday, May 14
8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Wednesday, May 15
8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Thursday, May 16
8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

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