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Frequently asked questions

1. REGISTRATION AND ACCREDITATION FOR SPBILF PARTICIPANTS AND ACCOMPANYING PERSONS

Registration

1.1 How do I apply for SPBILF participation?

To register as a SPBILF delegate, complete and submit your registration application form on the SPBILF official website, https://spblegalforum.ru/en/registration/delegate, specifying the delegate’s full name, organization, title and contact info.

Registration is available in Russian or English. Russian nationals complete the registration form in Russian. Foreign nationals may, at their option, complete the form in Russian or English.

Your SPBILF participation application has not been submitted successfully unless you see a page saying “Thank you for your SPBILF registration!” and also receive the same “thank you” message by email.

Your SPBILF application, filled with the data you indicated on your form, goes to the SPBILF Organizing Committee for review. If the Organizing Committee decides favourably, you will need to finalize your registration by completing the form in the “Personal Data” section of your Personal Office on the SPBILF official website, and upload a photo for your accreditation badge.

1.2 What is the processing time of a SPBILF application?

The Organizing Committee will review each SPBILF application individually. It usually takes between 3 and 14 business days to process an application. When registration is confirmed, the delegate will receive an email with their login ID and password to access the Personal Office on the SPBILF website.

The Organizing Committee reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to extend SPBILF application processing time or deny SPBILF registration to an applicant without stating its reasons.

SPBILF personal office

1.3 What is the Personal Office of a SPBILF delegate?

The delegate’s Personal Office is an online service for communication and document sharing between the delegate and the SPBILF. The delegate’s Personal Office will be used to complete the payment documents for the delegates to pay for their SPBILF participation, to make hotel reservations at the reduced rates offered by SPBILF official and recommended hotels, to complete registration for any persons accompanying the delegate, and to generate an official SPBILF invitation for the purpose of processing the delegate’s business travel and/or obtaining a Russian entry visa.

The delegate will be able to access all sections of their SPBILF Personal Office once the delegate completes the form in the “Personal Data” section of their account and uploads their accreditation badge photo.

1.4 How do I access my SPBILF Personal Office?

The delegate will be granted access to his or her SPBILF Personal Office once the Organizing Committee decides favourably on the delegate’s SPBILF application.

You access your Personal Office by clicking on the blue icon with a key image in the top right-hand corner of any page on the SPBILF website. To log in to your Personal Office, use the login ID and password you received by email from the Organizing Committee when your SPBILF registration was confirmed. Any SPBILF account login IDs or passwords you may have received in the past years are no longer valid.

Participation options

1.5 What SPBILF participation options are available in 2019?

The following SPBILF participation package options are available in 2019:

SPBILF All-Days Delegate Package

  • All events of the SPBILF official business programme;
  • All events of the SPBILF official cultural programme.

SPBILF One Day Delegate Package *:

*this special offering is available to representatives of commercial organizations, except consulting companies

  • o All events of the SPBILF official business programme during the single day when the delegate elects to attend the Forum*;
  • o Events of the SPBILF official cultural programme on the day when the delegate elects to attend the Forum and the day before.

*Delegates will be able to choose the day when they wish to attend the SPBILF right before the commencement of the Forum, when the final SPBILF programme becomes available

*this participation option becomes available only after the SPBILF application of the accompanied delegate has been approved by the Organizing Committee, subject to a maximum of three accompanying persons per delegate.

  • All events of the SPBILF official cultural programme.

To view the current prices of these participation packages and the prospective price change graph, visit the Participation / Conditions of Participation section on the SPBILF official website.

1.6 What costs are not covered by the Delegate Package?

The Delegate Package does not cover hotel accommodation, travel to/from St. Petersburg (the SPBILF host city), personal transportation in the city, personal translation services, or any additional cultural events or excursions.

1.7 How does a specially priced SPBILF All-Days Delegate Package differ from a regularly priced All-Days Delegate Package?

All features included in the SPBILF All-Days Delegate Package are identical. Specially priced SPBILF All-Days Delegate Package are available exclusively to representatives of commercial organizations, except consulting companies.

1.8 What is included in a SPBILF One Day Delegate Package?

The holder of a SPBILF One Day Delegate Package is entitled to attend all activities of the SPBILF official business programme during the single day when the delegate elects to attend the Forum, and is also entitled to attend all events of the SPBILF official cultural programme on that day and the day before. Delegates may choose the day when they wish to attend the SPBILF right before the commencement of the Forum, when the SPBILF programme is finalized.

The SPBILF One Day Delegate Package is a special offering available to representatives of commercial organizations, except consulting companies

1.9 How can I purchase a SPBILF Accompanying Person Package?

Send your application for the purchase of a SPBILF Accompanying Person Package via the “Accompanying Person” section of your SPBILF Personal Office. On all matters relating to your accompanying person’s participation in the SPBILF official cultural programme, including payment matters, communicate with the SPBILF via your Delegate’s Person Package.

1.10 Do you offer any discounts on SPBILF participation?

Repeat SPBILF delegates are entitled to the following discounts in 2019:

  • 5% off for one or two-time prior participants (any years);
  • 10% off for three or four-time prior participants (any years);
  • 15% off for prior participants having attended the Forum five times or more (any years).

These discounts are available only with the purchase of a SPBILF All-Days Delegate Package, and are not cumulative with any other discounts or specially priced offerings.

RCCA members are entitled to 10% off on the specially priced SPBILF All-Days Delegate Package.*

*The specially priced full participation package is available to representatives of commercial organizations, except consulting companies.

Find further information on discounts in the Participation / Conditions of Participation section on the SPBILF official website.

Paying for SPBILF participation

1.11 How to pay for SPBILF participation

Once the Organizing Committee confirms your registration as a SPBILF delegate, you are expected to pay the applicable fee for your SPBILF participation. On your SPBILF Personal Office (the Delegate Package” section), generate your Proforma Contract by entering your payer details in the appropriate box on your registration form. Within 5 minutes after your input data is confirmed and saved, your contract will be generated automatically and sent to the mailbox you specified at registration. No follow-up submission of a paper contract is required.

You pay as per your Proforma Contract: no invoice will be sent to you. When you pay, please bear in mind that the money transfer may take a few days, subject to the operating schedules of the payer and payee banks.

1.12 How long will the current Delegate Package price last?

The Delegate Package price effective on your registration date will remain firm for two weeks after the Organizing Committee confirms your delegate registration.

If payment is not made within 15 calendar days of the date of your Proforma Contract, your contract will become void. If/when you generate a new contract, your registration date will no longer be relevant: the amount payable will equal the participation package price effective on the date of your new contract.

1.13 What are the payment methods I can use?

  • by bank card on the SPBILF official website;
  • by bank transfer on the basis of your Proforma Contract (no invoice will be sent to you);
  • in cash (Rubles only) or by bank card at the SPBILF venue (General Staff building) during the Forum.

Payments for SPBILF participation are accepted from any legal entities or individuals as long as the payment is made by the payer named on your Proforma Contract.

1.14 How can I make sure that my payment went through successfully?

The status in the Delegate Package” section on your SPBILF Personal Office will change to “Payment Confirmed.”

1.15 How can I obtain the relevant financial accounting documents (service delivered memo and invoice)?

The pertinent accounting documents (memorandum of service delivered and pro forma invoice) will be processed as required under applicable law. You can use one of the following methods to obtain your documents:

  • pick them up at the SPBILF venue during the Forum (at an issuance location designated by the hosts); or
  • pick them up at the offices of the hosts, 50E the Fontanka Embankment (after the Forum); or
  • we will send your documents to your own or your organization’s address by mail or courier at the expense of the delegate or their organization.
Accreditation

1.16 What is an accreditation badge and how can I get one?

Access to all SPBILF events requires an accreditation badge. SPBILF accreditation desks will issue accreditation badges to SPBILF delegates and their accompanying persons personally upon presentation of their passports, or to delegates’ representatives upon presentation of a proper power of attorney. A power of attorney template can be found on the SPBILF website.

The accreditation badge is not transferable to third parties during the working days of the Forum. Delegates are required to carry their accreditation badges at all times during the working days of the Forum.

1.17 Where are the accreditation desks located?

There will be accreditation desks in the lobbies of the SPBILF official hotels and at the main SPBILF venue: the General Staff building. The accreditation desks will be decorated in the SPBILF corporate identity style and branded with a SPBILF logo. The list of accreditation desk locations and their hours can be found in the “Participation / Accreditation” section on the SPBILF official website.

2. SPBILF PROGRAMME

The SPBILF programme includes the events of the SPBILF official business programme, official cultural programme, and satellite events. Go to “Programme / Agenda” section on the official SPBILF website to view the event schedule.

SPBILF Official Business Programme

2.1 How is the SPBILF official business programme organized?

The SPBILF business programme includes a plenary session, lectures, presentations, moot courts, discussion sessions and International Insolvency Forum events. The discussion sessions are grouped into “tracks,” or theme clusters. Every track is coded with a colour and a number. Every discussion session is awarded a two-digit number: the first figure refers to the track, and the second indicates the session’s ordinal number on the track.

Visit the “Programme / Business programme” section of the official SPBILF website to view the preliminary SPBILF official business programme.

2.2 What official business programme events are included in the SPBILF Delegate Package?

All events of the SPBILF official business programme are included in the SPBILF All-Days Delegate Package.

The SPBILF One Day Delegate Package includes all events of the SPBILF official business programme during the single day when the delegate elects to attend the Forum.

The SPBILF accompanying person’s package includes no events of the SPBILF official business programme.

2.3 What is a plenary session and how can I attend it?

The plenary session is the core event of the SPBILF official business programme, setting the work guidelines for the Forum. The SPBILF plenary session is attended by Russian and foreign dignitaries, prominent academics and members of the business community.

Any SPBILF accreditation badge holder is welcome to attend the plenary session. Admission to the room of the plenary session closes thirty minutes prior to the event.

*SPBILF one day delegates are welcome to attend the plenary session if the day when the delegate elects to attend the Forum is the day of the plenary session.

2.4 What is the International Insolvency Forum and how can I attend it?

The International Insolvency Forum (IIF) is a series of special events within the SPBILF framework, bringing together insolvency professionals from around the world. The IIF events are part of the SPBILF official business programme, taking place at the same venue. Attendance at IIF events is included in the SPBILF participation packages, subject to any limitations attached to the relevant package.

Official website: iif.spblegalforum.ru/en

2.5 What languages will translation be available in during the SPBILF official business programme events?

Simultaneous translation to English and Russian will be provided during all the events of the SPBILF official business programme.

2.6 How can I contribute to the planning of the SPBILF official business programme, or speak at the Forum?

With any questions related to the planning of the SPBILF official business programme, or participation in the Forum in the role of speaker or moderator, please contact the Speaker Relations Department at programme@spblegalforum.com

SPBILF Official Cultural Programme

2.7 What cultural events are included in the SPBILF participation package?

All events of the SPBILF official cultural programme are included in the SPBILF Delegate Package and accompanying person’s package.

The SPBILF One Day Delegate Package includes all events of the SPBILF official cultural programme on the day when the delegate elects to attend the Forum and the day before.

Visit the “Programme / Cultural Programme” section on the SPBILF official website to view the tentative SPBILF official cultural programme.

2.8 If a cultural event involves a seating arrangement, how can I get my ticket or find out what my seat number is?

Tickets will be issued to delegates at the venue immediately prior to the event, upon presentation of their accreditation badges.

2.9 How am I going to get to the venues of the SPBILF official business and cultural programme?

There will be shuttles running from the SPBILF official hotels to the venues of the SPBILF official business and cultural programme events. Visit the Participation/Transportation” section on the SPBILF website to view the shuttle schedules and routes.

2.10 Is there a dress code for SPBILF events?

Welcome Reception: Cocktail Attire

Gala Dinner: Cocktail Attire, Black Tie Optional

2.11 Is it possible to purchase tickets for one event only and invite guests who are not SPBILF delegates?

Only accredited, badge-holding SPBILF delegates and their accompanying persons may attend any events on the SPBILF official business and cultural programme according to their participation package terms.

Guests who are neither SPBILF delegate, nor their accompanying persons may only be invited to satellite events staged outside the main SPBILF venue (the General Staff building), subject to the permission of the hosts of the event in question.

No persons under the age of 18 are admitted to any SPBILF event.

Satellite Events

2.12 What is a satellite event?

A satellite event is an event hosted by a SPBILF Partner during the days of the Forum. The SPBILF Partner sets the agenda, invites the speakers and signs up delegates for its satellite event at its own discretion. A satellite event may be staged at the SPBILF main venue (the General Staff building) or elsewhere. The Partner is at liberty to designate its satellite event as “by invitation only,” which will be mentioned on the SPBILF programme.

2.13 Who may host a satellite event?

Subject to the Organizing Committee’s consent, any commercial or not-for-profit organization may host a satellite event. If you are interested in hosting a SPBILF satellite event, please get in touch with us at: sponsorship@spblegalforum.com.

2.14 How can I attend a satellite event? How can I obtain an invitation for a satellite event?

If the satellite event is open to all SPBILF delegates, any SPBILF delegate with an accreditation badge may attend. If access to the event is by invitation only, the delegate wishing to attend should request an invitation by email to delegate@spblegalforum.com, indicating the event’s title and the delegate’s full name, title and company name. An invitation will be issued or withheld by the satellite event hosting Partner in its discretion. Invitations may be withheld without explanation.

3. SERVICES

Accommodation

The Organizing Committee invites SPBILF delegates to benefit from the special low room rates offered by the SPBILF official and recommended hotels.


3.1 What is the difference between an official SPBILF hotel and a recommended hotel?

The special low room rates for delegates are offered by both the SPBILF official and recommended hotels on SPBILF days.

There will be shuttles running from the SPBILF official hotels to the venues of the SPBILF business and cultural programme events. Visit the “Participation / Transportation” section on the SPBILF website to view the shuttle schedules and routes. There will be accreditation desks in the lobbies of the SPBILF official hotels, which will issue accreditation badges to delegates.

There will be no accreditation desks or shuttle services at the recommended hotels.

3.2 How can I make a hotel reservation at the special low rate?

The specially priced hotel reservation option will become available to you in the “Accommodation” section of your SPBILF Personal Office after you complete your registration and your Proforma Contract, which you will use to pay for your SPBILF participation.

3.3 How much will I save by staying in an official or recommended hotel during the Forum?

In accordance with our hotel relations policy, the special low room rates will only appear in the “Accommodation” section of your Personal Office. You can view them after you complete your registration and your official offer contract, which you will use to pay for your SPBILF participation.

3.4 How can I check with the hotel to see how many specially priced rooms they have left?

The number of specially priced rooms available will be shrinking fairly quickly as the beginning of the Forum approaches. Updates on room availability will appear in the “Accommodation” section of your Personal Office. If any hotel from the number of the SPBILF official or recommended hotels does not come up on your Personal Office, this means that there are no more rooms available in that hotel.

3.5 How do I change my reservation if I have to check out earlier than planned?

You will need to contact the hotel directly to change your reservation. Note, however, that the hotel reserves the right to levy a penalty when you stay fewer nights than you had booked. The penalties will be detailed on your SPBILF Personal Office and on the booking confirmation form you receive from the hotel.

Translation

3.6 What languages will translation be available in during the SPBILF?

Simultaneous translation into English will be provided during the events of the SPBILF official business programme.

3.7 Will it be possible to order a translation service onsite at the Forum, and how can this be done?

At the delegate’s request, subject to availability, optional translation services will be available onsite during the SPBILF. However, the delegate’s request for such services must be received at service@spblegalforum.com before 30 April 2019.

Transportation There will be shuttles running from the SPBILF official hotels to the venues of the SPBILF business and cultural programme events. The shuttles will operate according to the schedule posted on the “Participation/Transportation” section of the SPBILF website. On 14 May 2019, shuttles will also run from Pulkovo Airport to the SPBILF official hotels.

3.8 Can I use the shuttle service if I am not staying in an official or recommended hotel?

Any SPBILF delegate with an accreditation badge is welcome to use the shuttle service, regardless of where the delegate is staying.

3.9 How frequently will the shuttles run?

Visit the Participation/Transportation” section on the SPBILF website to view the shuttle schedules and routes.

3.10 Who do I contact if I wish to use the shuttle service?

Concurrently with the shuttle schedule, a uniformed SPBILF representative will be available on the premises of every SPBILF official hotel, who will advise delegates about the shuttle schedule, and will assist delegates in reaching the desired SPBILF destination. In addition, the volunteers manning the accreditation desks at the SPBILF official hotels will be onsite to answer any questions regarding the shuttle schedule and how to get on a shuttle.

3.11 Do I need accreditation for my personal vehicle?

Personal vehicle accreditations are not available due to the shortage of parking space in the neighbourhood of the SPBILF venue. You can either try to park your vehicle in a side street adjacent to the General Staff building (but heed the traffic signs!), or park next to a SPBILF official hotel and take a shuttle from there (bring your accreditation badge!).

Please note that traffic may be restricted or rerouted in the SPBILF neighbourhood on Forum days. Watch out for temporary traffic signs!

3.12 Is it possible to drive up to the General Staff to let SPBILF delegates out?

It will not be possible to drive up to the General Staff building as Palace Square will be closed for traffic.

Tour services

The SPBILF tour programme is of two parts. One part is covered by the participation package, the other is optional, available for an extra charge.


3.13 How do I sign up for the tour programme?

You can sign up for any tour included in your SPBILF Delegate Package via your SPBILF Personal Office. To sign up for a paid tour on the optional programme, email your request to: tour@spblegalforum.com. The tour will be confirmed if/when the required minimal number of delegates have signed up for that particular tour. If not, you will be offered an alternative tour.

3.14 What is the deadline for the submission of optional tour requests?

Optional tour requests must be received on or before 30 April 2019. The organizers cannot promise that any tour vacancies will be available at a later date.

3.15 Can I pay for my optional tours onsite instead of signing up in advance?

You can pay onsite if there are tour vacancies available. For vacancy availability updates, inquire at the information desk in the General Staff building, or email us at: tour@spblegalforum.com.

3.16 We have sent a request, but it was denied. We really want to get on the programme. What do we do?

One possible reason your request was denied is that the tour group is full, and they are not accepting any new delegates. Another likely explanation is that the tour has been cancelled because too few people had signed up. You are welcome to order a personal tour by emailing us at: tour@spblegalforum.com.

4. LEGAL FORUM LIVE

4.1 What is Legal Forum Live?

This project, Legal Forum Live, is a series of regional events in cities across Russia and the CIS, accompanied by the online streaming and discussion of SPBILF discussion sessions.

For more information please refer to the Legal Forum Live section on the official website.

4.2 Where and when will the Legal Forum Live events take place?

Legal Forum Live events take place in dozens of cities across Russia and the CIS concurrently with the SPBILF dates.

4.3 How much does it cost to attend a Legal Forum Live event?

Legal Forum Live is not a for-profit project. However, the hosts of a local Legal Forum Live event have the discretion to determine the event format in their city, and to charge an organizational fee to cover their overhead expenses.

4.4 How do I sign up to host a local Legal Forum Live event?

If you wish to host a local Legal Forum Live event in your area, complete your registration application form in the Legal Forum Live section of the SPBILF official website. If your registration is confirmed, you will receive an email with your login ID and password to access your personal local event host’s account on the SPBILF website. The email will be sent to the mailbox you indicated on your registration form.

4.5 What are the benefits of hosting a local Legal Forum Live event for the host?

Benefits of joining Legal Forum Live:

  • you get to stage your own event under SPBILF auspices in a format that best suits you (conference/roundtable/seminar);
  • you set up dialogue with partners in the course of preparing and staging the event;
  • you debate topical legal issues and trends among peers while watching the SPBILF online stream, and then direct your questions and ideas to prominent international experts care of the SPBILF Organizing Committee;
  • you make your organization visible to members of the international legal services community: an interactive map with LF Live local event hosts’ info will be posted on the SPBILF website.

4.6 What are the reporting obligations of the hosts of local Legal Forum Live events?

Following the local Legal Forum Live event, the host is expected to submit to the Organizing Committee:

  • a collective photo of the participants of the local Legal Forum Live event, which will be posted on the SPBILF website;
  • key conclusions from the discussions: no more than 4 000 characters of text.

4.7 What is the purpose of the online account of a local event host?

The Legal Forum Live’s Personal Office is an online service for the regional event organizers that offers an opportunity to publish detailed information about regional events on the official website of the SPBILF. Among other helpful features, the Legal Forum Live Personal Office provides a step-by-step guide to the preparation of a regional event. 

5. PARTNERSHIP AND MARKETING OPPORTUNITIES

5.1 Who is a SPBILF Partner?

SPBILF Partner is any organization providing sponsorship support for the Forum in exchange for advertising opportunities and the privilege of having its brand integrated into SPBILF events.

Expo Participant (Exhibitioner) is any organization providing sponsorship or marketing support for the Forum in exchange for the opportunity to showcase its products or services on SPBILF premises, in an area designated by the Organizing Committee.

Media Partner is any Russian or international media organization or association providing informational marketing support for the SPBILF concurrently with the Forum and its preparation, and following up with the coverage of SPBILF results after the Forum.

5.2 How does one become a SPBILF Partner?

To offer your partnership ideas and discuss partnership terms, please contact our Partner Relations Office by email at: sponsorship@spblegalforum.com.

5.3 What are the benefits for SPBILF Partners?

  • partner’s brand positioned for maximum visibility as SPBILF events are widely covered by the mainstream media;
  • diverse and versatile promotional tools at Partner’s disposal: the official SPBILF website; info mailings to national and regional media, news agencies, and SPBILF delegates on the database; SPBILF mobile app; SPBILF accounts on social networks; SPBILF print products; and SPBILF venue;
  • partner’s chance to strengthen brand recognition among members of the Russian and international business, political and academic elites;
  • unique opportunity to target top-level international audience of politicians, lawyers, academics and entrepreneurs.

5.4 Is the Partner permitted to use SPBILF designations?

Any use of SPBILF designations in Partner’s materials requires the prior permission of the Organizing Committee. SPBILF Partners are not at liberty to use SPBILF designations on any material unrelated to the Forum.

5.5 Who can advertise at the SPBILF venue?

Only SPBILF Partners are allowed to disseminate their advertising on the premises of the SPBILF venue, if their partnership agreement provides for such an option. The Partner’s advertising will, in this case, be disseminated by SPBILF staff in areas specially reserved for that purpose.

With the exception of SPBILF Partners, no organization may distribute any print products (books, magazines, brochures and so on) or other items, or offer services to SPBILF delegates, anywhere on SPBILF grounds or in the immediate vicinity thereof. Any person found in violation of this restriction will be ordered to immediately discontinue their unauthorized acts. Any person failing to comply will be asked to leave the premises of the Forum, and their accreditation badge will be revoked.

5.6 Is it possible to obtain the database of SPBILF participants?

The SPBILF draws up a list of delegates who have consented to the publication of their personal data, and posts this list in the “Delegates Include...” section on its website. The SPBILF will not disclose the personal data of SPBILF delegates to any third party, not even a SPBILF Partner.

5.7 Is it possible to advertise my event during the SPBILF days?

SPBILF Partners may advertise their events, subject to the terms of their partnership agreement. The SPBILF will not announce or advertise any other events, except for those approved by the Organizing Committee and named in the partnership agreement.

6. MEDIA

Please note that the work of media staff at SPBILF events is governed by our Media Work Guidelines, while the media coverage of SPBILF events is regulated by our Reference Policy.


6.1 How do media staff get accredited?

Media accreditations are issued for SPBILF business programme events only.

A media staff member wishing to obtain accreditation for SPBILF business programme events should apply for registration in the “Media” section on the SPBILF website. Media staffers having registered successfully have to pick up their accreditation badges, which will allow them access to the Forum venue. SPBILF accreditation desks will issue accreditation badges to media staff members personally upon presentation of their passports, or to their representatives upon presentation of a proper power of attorney. A power of attorney template can be found in the “Media” section on the SPBILF website.

Being a name-badge, the accreditation badge is not transferable to third parties during the working days of the Forum. Delegates are required to carry their accreditation badges at all times during the working days of the Forum.

Please note that media access to closed-door events attended by members of the Government of the Russian Federation is subject to special procedures, prescribed by the pertinent department of the Office of the President and the Federal Guard Service of Russia. Events of the SPBILF cultural programme are closed to the media.

If the satellite event is open to all SPBILF delegates, any media staff with accreditation badges may attend. If access to the event is by invitation only, the media staff member wishing to attend should request an invitation by email to delegate@spblegalforum.com, indicating the event’s title, his/her full name, title and media organization. An invitation will be issued or withheld by the satellite event hosting Partner in its discretion. Invitations may be withheld without explanation.

6.2 Where are the accreditation desks located?

There will be accreditation desks in the lobbies of the SPBILF official hotels and on the premises of the main SPBILF venue: the General Staff building. The accreditation desks will be decorated in the SPBILF corporate identity style and branded with a SPBILF logo. The list of media accreditation desk locations and their hours can be found in the “Media” section on the SPBILF official website.

6.3 How can one obtain an access pass for a media company vehicle?

To obtain an access pass with parking rights, have the vehicle registered via the “Transportation” section on the media staff member’s Personal Office.

Please be informed that personal vehicle accreditations are not available due to the shortage of parking space in the neighbourhood of the SPBILF venue. You can either try to park your vehicle in a side street adjacent to the General Staff building (but heed the traffic signs!), or park next to a SPBILF official hotel and take a shuttle from there (bring your accreditation badge!).

6.4 How can I follow SPBILF news?

We invite you to join the SPBILF community on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram, and to subscribe for the SPBILF Digest, then you will be the first to know about SPBILF news and highlights.

6.5 How can I obtain SPBILF photos?

All SPBILF business and cultural programme events are chronicled in photos. This material is available for HD viewing and downloading via the SPBILF multimedia utility at spblegalforum2018.tass.photo.

SPBILF grants Forum delegates and the media an open license to use SPBILF photo materials exclusively for professional purposes with compulsory reference to the St. Petersburg International Legal Forum.

6.6 How can an interview or press event be organized?

There are designated, properly equipped areas on SPBILF premises where Forum delegates can talk to the media. We will be glad to assist you in organizing any media event such as a press conference, briefing, media scrum or interview within SPBILF framework. If you wish to organize such an event, please contact us by email at: press@spblegalforum.com.