Getting Involved

Cannes Lions is the biggest meet up of people working in creative communications, design and technology in the world. You'll find that one of the best parts of your experience is connecting with people who inspire you. Your delegate pass grants you access to everything going on - here's how to get stuck in.
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Get networking

Head to the networking section on the Cannes Lions App to find out who is attending the Festival and start up a conversation. Download it from the App Store for both iOS and Android.

Meet up

Join a Meet Up

Make the most of the official Cannes Lions Meet Ups, curated around specific themes and led by relevant industry experts. These sessions are the best way to meet like-minded people, connect with specialists in your field and discuss issues most important to you. Daily Meet Ups will be held on the Terrace from 10:30, 12:30 and 14:30 - check the App to find out more details of the session hosts and themes.

Network lounge

Networking Lounge

Use this dedicated space inside the Palais to make contacts, host meetings and move your business forward. Exclusive meeting spaces can also be booked here during the Festival on a first come first serve basis, and are limited to 1 hour.


The Cannes Lions Beach

The Cannes Lions Beach by the Carlton Hotel is one of the Festival's top networking spots. It’s where you can grab a drink or a bite to eat throughout the day, host a meeting or enjoy a talk from some of the world’s best creative thinkers. Check the App for more information on the sessions.

Happy hour

Happy Hour

As the day winds down and the sun starts to set, take advantage of the daily Palais Beach Happy Hour Monday 18 June to Friday 22 June from 17:30 – 19:00, to enjoy a drink and mingle with people from all corners of the creative industry.

Awards show

Awards shows

There are Awards shows every evening during the festival, Monday 18 June to Friday 22 June, each one dedicated to different Lions. Find out which work will be setting the benchmark for the year ahead and celebrate with people from all corners of the creative industries. Shortlists of the work in the running for each Lion will be released ahead of the relevant Awards show. Doors will open at 18:15 for a 19:00 start in Lumière Theatre. We recommend getting there early if you want a good seat!


Cannes Lions Parties

The official Cannes Lions Opening and Closing parties will happen on the first and last evening of the festival on the Carlton Beach. Eat, drink and party with your fellow festival goers. With music provided by exciting breakthrough artists and DJ’s this is your chance to celebrate in style.

Cannes Lions Opening Party – Monday 18 June, 20:30 ‘til late
Cannes Lions Closing Party – Friday 22 June, 21:00 ‘til late


Fringe activities

Cannes Lions goes much further than what’s on at the Palais. The official Fringe Events are an exploration of creativity in relaxed, informal settings around the city – from buzz worthy content to beachside parties. Check the Cannes Lions App for details of the fringe events.