What is Cannes Lions?

We believe creativity is the driving force for business, for change and for good.
That’s why we are campaigners for creativity: we inspire creative bravery that changes the course of communications.
Our awards set a global benchmark for what good creative looks like, and our annual Festival connects those with a similar vision.

Awards

Recognition inspires greatness. The Cannes Lions Awards are a benchmark for creative excellence, rewarding the best work and brightest thinking. 
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Networking

Connections grow people and ideas. The Festival brings together the people you know and those you want to know – peers, collaborators and ideas catalysts.
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Talks

Illumination leads to innovation. Our week-long programme of talks, workshops and academies ignites the spark of creativity so great ideas can catch fire.
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Thank you to the 2014 Speakers

More than 300 speakers spoke in 2014, giving 150 hours of inspiring talks over seven days to kindle ideas and spark creativity.

SIR JONATHAN IVE

Apple 

Bono

(RED)

Jeffrey Katzenberg

DreamWorks

SIR JOHN HEGARTY

BBH

WENDY CLARK

Coca-Cola North America

What to do?

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

Inspiring talks

From David Droga to Ralph Fiennes, the speakers at Cannes Lions deliver thought-provoking content that drives the industry forward. Find out more

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

Networking

More chances to meet people during Cannes Lions than ever before. Find out more

Life-long training

From students to CMOs, find the perfect training course. Find out more

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

Creativity Matters

Creativity drives business results. Find out how

Who Comes

Everyone from creative superstars to business leaders attends. Find out more

Choose your pass

Cannes Lions welcomes creatively courageous people from all over the world.
All you need is a pass. Available from 15 January 2015.

7 Days
CLASSIC
EXPERIENCE

A full week of Cannes Lions talks, networking, Awards Ceremonies, Galas and the exhibitions.

4 DAYS
MINI
EXPERIENCE

The first four days of Cannes Lions talks, networking, Awards Ceremonies, a Gala and the exhibitions.

7 DAYS
NETWORKING
EXPERIENCE

A full week of exclusive networking events.

2 DAYS
LIONS
INNOVATION

Two days of specialist talks and networking, a new Awards Ceremony, Winners Party and an exhibition.

2 DAYS
Lions
Health

Two days showcasing life-changing creativity in healthcare.

9 Days
COMBINED
EXPERIENCE

Nine days of inspiration from Cannes Lions, Lions Innovation and Lions Health.

Where is it?

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

Find somewhere to stay

All delegates at the Festivals are entitled to the best available rates on accommodation. Our long-standing relationships with the city’s hotels and accommodation providers mean that we have been able to negotiate more competitive rates than you will find anywhere else online. And booking through us is simple. Just list your budget when registering and we’ll make the booking on your behalf.