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Networking at Cannes Lions

Connect, work and innovate with the future leaders of the industry.

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Connections Lounge

Alongside our cafe and The Lab in Palais II, you’ll find the Connections Lounge. Simply book meetings on the app to be assigned a table in the lounge for 30 mins, running between 09:00 - 18:30.

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First-timer Midday Meets at The Bar, Palais II

Travelling alone and looking to meet other delegates to explore the Festival with? Join us for our daily Midday coffee meetups at The Bar, in Palais II. A LIONS Brand Ambassador will be on-hand to offer exploration tips to begin your journey, and to answer any questions you may have.

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First-timer Palais Tours

Get to know your home for the week, and connect with other first-time Festival-goers on one of the official tours of the Cannes Lions site. Simply search ‘first timer’ in the app to join a tour in one of eight languages; English, French, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin, Portuguese or Spanish.

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App Networking Function

Get ready for a reunion like no other. Browse the entire attendee list and connect with other delegates – before and during the Festival – in-app. Get the app.

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Meet Ups

Join a series of high-profile industry legends in these interactive sessions, and meet and mingle with peers from across the globe. Speakers confirmed so far include Marc Mathieu, Jip van de Meent, David Shing, and Peter Ampe.

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The Festival Fringe

Discover unexpected insights and experiences at the Festival Fringe surrounding the Palais. This is where you can meet creatives and marketers from every corner of the industry, and uncover your next big idea away from the main Festival programme.

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Happy Hours

Enjoy daily sunset drinks on the Terrace – the most popular spot for delegates to meet.

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Brunch on the Terrace

Meet up with fellow delegates on Friday morning for brunch on the Terrace. Reflect on the Festival week so far, and look forward to a world-class closing Award Show in the evening ahead.

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Cannes Lions Closing Party

A celebration like no other. Solidify the connections you’ve made over the course of the week, and meet new potential creative partners, at the official Festival closing party on Carlton Beach.