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The Festival Programme at a Glance

From tackling poverty to new tech, expect to hear the future of creativity discussed by those who craft it.


Improving industry diversity and representation is now a commercial imperative for any business in creative communications and these sessions tackle the issue head-on with insights, expertise and most importantly, solutions.

Changing the shape of the industry

As new audience groups emerge, new trends evolve and the creative industry adapts to new technologies and shifts in culture, politics and society, these talks help you navigate the changing industry.

Creativity for Good

From tackling poverty and social injustice to prejudice and pollution, these sessions feature brands, agencies, tech and media companies who use their expertise and influence to make the world a better place.

Brave Brands

Stand-out creativity can only be achieved when clients take a leap of faith with their agency. These talks feature some of the visionary marketers who have harnessed the power of creativity and guided their brands to success.

Film, Music, Sports & Gaming

This year the Festival features more entertainment heroes than ever, and these sessions showcase Hollywood royalty and gaming entrepreneurs alike as they invent the future of the industry.

Creative Legends & Icons

All of your creative heroes under one roof, sharing their wit and wisdom? Cannes Lions is the only place to hear them. From ad agency legends to brand leaders, these sessions feature creatives at the top of their game.

Running a Creative Business

The influence of creativity on business is huge and far-reaching - it can be applied to the way businesses operate and how they learn from other sectors. These sessions explore the business side of the creativity and the new ideas at play.

New Tech

These sessions showcase, unpick and bring to life the latest inventions and innovations from start-ups and major tech providers alike to examine new tech frontiers.

Data-driven Creativity

Data and creativity go hand-in-hand, and these talks explore how data is gathered, interpreted and choreographed with increasing sophistication and breakthrough results.


Creativity has the power to change lives, and these sessions examine how health and creativity work together to push for change in one of the most fiercely regulated industries.