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More speakers for 2017 revealed

  • Ian McKellen Actor & activist
  • Ira Glass This American Life
  • Sheryl Sheryl Sandberg Facebook
  • David Droga Droga5
  • Gabourey Sidibe Actress, Director
  • Sir Martin Sorrell WPP
  • Pussy Riot Pussy Riot
  • Madonna Madonna Badger Badger & Winters
  • Lee Seo-jin Hook Entertainment
  • John Hegarty BBH
  • Jason Reitman Producer and Director
  • Heather Knight Stanford University
  • Andrew Mackenzie UnitedHealthcare
  • Dana Gandsman Pfizer
  • David Hunt Havas Lynx
  • Ed Ed Harnaga Pfizer
  • Jean Jean-Marie Dru TBWA\Worldwide
  • Jeremy Jeremy Perrott McCann Health
  • Jon Roberts verywell.com
  • Lucy McRae Science Fiction Artist
  • Matt Matt Lowe Health Unlimited/Search Unlimited
  • Shafi Shafi Ahmed Medical Realities
  • Zuleika Burnett Havas Life Medicom
  • Alvin Chiang Bowhead Technology
  • Tommy Hilfiger
  • Beau Lotto The Lab of Misfits
  • Bessie Lee Withinlink
  • Elizabeth Cherian J. Walter Thompson London
  • Eric Springer INNOCEAN USA
  • Jeremy Pounder Mindshare UK
  • Neil Waller Whalar
  • Paul Woolmington Canvas Worldwide
  • Peter Berg Writer, Director, Producer, Actor
  • Shaoling Dong Rabbit Pre
  • Sir John Hegarty BBH
  • Amy Emmerich Refinery29
  • Arman Alizad Armanin maailma Oy
  • Claire Dixon eBay
  • Gabourey Sidibe Actress, Director
  • Izzet Pinto Global Agency
  • Jez Nelson Somethin’ Else
  • Matt Lieber Gimlet Media
  • Oleg Barinboim TutkovBudkov
  • Peter Grasse Dictionary Films Tokyo
  • Shaun "Shonduras" McBride Social Media Influencer
  • Trygve Jensen Influencers
  • Zane Lowe Beats 1
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Lions Health

17 - 18 June 2017

The pharma and healthcare communications community gather in Cannes for two days to discover truly life-changing creativity.

Lions Innovation

19 - 20 June 2017

From start-ups to investors, creatives to coders, people come to Lions Innovation to see – and make – the future. Here is where data, tech and ideas collide.

Lions Entertainment

21 - 22 June 2017

Film producers, record label execs, TV commissioners, sports promoters and gamer geeks meet here to see the brightest stars and do the biggest deals.
  • 15,000+ attendees
  • 350+ talks
  • 4,300+ companies
  • 90+ countries
  • 43,000+ entries
  • 28 grands prix

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