Welcome to Cannes Lions

We are campaigners for creativity: we inspire creative bravery that changes the course of communications.
Over 62 years, we have gathered the industry and galvanised it. Our goal is to provide everything needed to successfully campaign for creativity – the connections, the education, the benchmark and the inspiration.

In 2016, Cannes Lions is an eight-day programme of creative inspiration, celebration, education and networking, attracting over 15,000 delegates from around 100 countries.

It is the only truly global meeting place for branded communications professionals and our Awards set a global benchmark for what good creative looks like.


The industry's most coveted creative accolades, the Lions, form the core of the Festival, setting a benchmark for the world to look to. All the winners from 2015 are now exclusively available in the Cannes Lions Archive


Join the world’s greatest concentration of talent for eight days in June to see how new connections and major business decisions are made around the clock and across the city. Find out more


Illumination leads to innovation. Our week-long programme of talks, workshops and academies ignites the spark of creativity so great ideas can catch fire. Find out more

Thank you to all our speakers

Follow @Cannes_Lions to keep up to date with the Festival as we begin to announce news about the 2016 event.


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Heston Blumenthal
Morgan Flatley


Jean-Marie Dru
TBWA Worldwide
David Shing

What happened at Cannes 2015

Cannes Lions was an unmissable seven days of networking, celebration, inspiration and learning under the Riviera sun.

  • Talks from everyone from Al Gore to Tinder's Founder

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  • Every time I come, I leave a much bigger person in terms of my understanding of creativity. Jonathan Mildenhall CMO, Airbnb
  • See the carnival unfold

    in our new video

  • Quotes from the stage

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  • Cannes Lions is the main event. Everyone wants to win. Anyone who says different is a liar, mad, or destined for sainthood. John O'Keeffe Worldwide Creative Director, WPP
  • Photos from THE FESTIVAL

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  • Cannes Lions Stories

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Where is it?

Palais des Festivals, Cannes, France. The closest airport is Nice Côte d’Azur International Airport.

2016 Passes


Full details about all the passes will be published in December 2015, but you can review the prices online now to start planning your visit to the Festival. This year we have more options than ever, including specialist passes to our Lions Health, Lions Innovation and new Lions Entertainment streams. See the passes...