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. Find out how to enter


A love letter from Cannes Lions dedicated to the stories, lessons and magic of creativity. Join us for daily creative inspiration, weekly talks from industry legends and a new monthly podcast series. All designed to say Thank You Creativity. 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. See the programme


100s of speakers have now been confirmed for the Festival

See the complete list

David Copperfield


Anna Wintour

Condé Nast

Brian Chesky


Stefan Sagmeister

Sagmeister & Walsh

Sir John Hegarty
Bartle Bogle Hegarty

New for Cannes Lions 2016

Cannes Lions never stands still and there’s lots new planned for the Festival in 2016 to continue to drive creativity in communications.

Where is it?

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

2016 Passes


See all the available passes. 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...