Media accreditation applications for the HSBC BWF World Tour Finals 2019 to be held 11-15 December in Guangzhou, China, are now open.
Please submit your applications no later than 30 October 2019 to: [email protected].
For all international media, you are also required to complete and send the following documents (see attached) in order to receive a ‘J2’ visa pass:
- Media Accreditation Form
- Visa Request Form
- Passport Copy
- Employment Certificate
- Itinerary in China
- Equipment Declaration (if needed)
The HSBC BWF World Tour Finals is the pinnacle of the badminton season pitting the best of the best against each other as they compete for their share of the biggest prize pool ever seen in badminton – US$1.5 million.
Ultimate glory awaits the top eight players and pairs who have qualified throughout the year-long HSBC Race To Guangzhou across the five badminton disciplines.
The stunning city of Guangzhou is the spiritual home of the season-ending finale and will stage the Finals until the end of 2021.
This high-stakes showdown appeals to fans and audiences across the globe as badminton’s revolutionary new concept promises to deliver the most electric competition of the year.
It caps off an exciting second year in the partnership between the Badminton World Federation and its Principal Global Partner and title sponsor of the World Tour, HSBC.
The draw for the HSBC BWF World Tour Finals 2019 will be held at the Magnolia Room, Level 3, at the LN Garden Hotel on Monday 9 December from 10.30am.
The HSBC BWF World Tour Finals 2019 Press Conference and Open Media Session will be conducted immediately after the conclusion of the draw. There will be a Live Broadcast and Live Stream of the draw and press conference.
NOTE: Please read the forms carefully and fill out each respective section therein. The BWF is not responsible for media accreditation and related arrangements for this event and all queries should be directed to [email protected] and all deadlines should be observed. If the above forms do not reach the host by 30 October, the host will only support the media with a visa application letter and not the equipment clearance at customs thereafter. Also please note, there is no designated media hotel assigned this year.