The Venue

We host hundreds of amazing speakers every year at Cannes Lions. Each festival stage provides a space for them to tell their story perfectly.

The Lumière & Debussy Stages

Capacity: C.1,065 – 2,280

Sessions on these stages are future-facing and inspirational. They draw big crowds for keynotes, high profile interviews, live performances and product launches. The Debussy Stage will also play host to our transformation-themed content. Expect brands sharing their journeys towards driving innovation and creativity. These talks are practical and explore the day-to-day challenges of driving innovation.

The Lumière Theatre

Palais II Stage

Capacity: C.450

Here we host sessions across all the tracks including thematic days. It’s a wide-open, circular space with a large audience capacity.

Palais II

The Terrace Stage

Capacity: C.200 seated, up to C.1,000 standing

An expansive, open-air space, this area has a relaxed, informal and festival vibe. Head here for game shows, workshops, performances and interactive sessions.

The Terrace

The Forum

Capacity: C.280

This is where you find industry best-practice and actionable ideas. Join industry experts as they share candid insights about the work that they are doing. Don't miss the chance to quiz speakers during Q&A sessions. The Forum is also home to China Day.

The Forum

Makers Lab

Home to interactive, hands-on content covering practical, skill-based issues. Get ready for active learning, interaction, practical elements and exercises.

Makers Lab

Interactive Stage

Where tech trends, such as AI or AR come to life in a creative context. Deep dive into the use cases, examples and challenges of specific technology. See their application in the branded communications ecosystem.

Interactive stage

The Cannes Lions Beach

Right on the water's edge, this is where you'll find Cannes-curated debates. These include the CMO panels, Chief Creatives panels and Badass Women sessions.

The Beach