Join us as a speaker

at cannes lions 2020

We bring the industry's most important issues to life with talks, debates and live experiences that connect our community and fuel progress. Next year, we want you to lead a conversation at Cannes Lions.

We’re looking for experts, innovators and important new voices from across the creative marketing space to join us on stage in 2020. You can submit your proposal and apply to speak at Cannes Lions from Monday 28 October.

If you'd like to hear from us as soon as we open for submissions, complete your details below.


"We wanted to own a conversation within the industry and Cannes Lions is the place to do it."

Angela Henao

Director of Regional Communications & PR, DDB

What could you bring to our audience?

People from across 150 countries come to Cannes Lions for industry-leading content that isn’t available anywhere else in the world. Our community of brands, agencies and media owners need valuable learning, and they want to be moved by what they see at the Festival.

We need unique and original thinking, brilliant ideas, and pioneering research. As a speaker, you need to show our community how to unlock creative potential. But you also need to challenge and captivate an audience.

What do we have planned for next year?

Last year, we heard from Accenture Interactive and Droga5, Global CMOs from Burger King, Diageo and Anheuser-Busch InBev, Rankin and M&C Saatchi, Adobe’s Scott Belsky, P&G’s Marc Pritchard, Roma Director Alfonso Cuaron and Hollywood’s Jeff Goldblum.

The opportunity to speak on stage at the Festival is open to anyone and everyone who has a solution to offer our community. Cannes Lions is a totally level playing field and we've never accepted payment for platforming content. We're simply looking for great ideas from extraordinary people.

We’ll launch the themes for the 2020 content programme on Monday 28 October 

The themes will help you to shape your proposal. We're looking for an original idea that you can bring to life on stage.


What could speaking at Cannes Lions do for you?

Raise your profile

People come to Cannes Lions because the most important ideas and insight premiere here. Featuring as a speaker on our world-class progress programme shows the industry that what you’re doing is the most important thing happening in your corner of the creative marketing space.

Capture the industry's attention

When you speak on stage at Cannes Lions you’re talking to people with the power to change things - across the industry and in the world as a whole. It’s a chance for you to tell us your story, show us what you’re working on and push for progress.

Space to tell your story

We'll find the right Festival stage for your session, whether that's our auditorium main stages (with seats for over 2000 people), an interactive experience or live demo space, our beautiful open-air Terrace or the Cannes Lions Beach.

"There is incredible reach and prestige thought-leadership associated with the Cannes Lions mainstage."

Diane Bickel

Marketing Director, Taboola 

Apply to speak at Cannes Lions 2020

Start thinking about your proposal. We open for submissions on Monday 28 October.

If you’d like to hear from us as soon we open for submissions, complete your details below.

You’ll hear more from us soon about speaking at Cannes Lions.