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What's On

Eight days of the world's best networking, inspiration and celebration

See all the ways you can make new contacts, be inspired, pick up fresh ideas and check out the very best work in creative communications at Cannes Lions.

The Talks

Cannes Lions welcomes creative legends from across the globe to the stage. From savvy CMOs to Oscar-winning storytellers, these creative mavericks will show you new ways of working, unpick the latest industry trends and provide you with just the creative awakening you need.

Specialist Events

Three specialist events take place during the Festival. Each one is two days long, with its own dedicated programme of talks and awards that focus on creativity in healthcare, innovation and entertainment.

Cannes for Clients

The Festival is packed with inspirational talks, hands-on learning and smart networking events for all delegates to take part in. Some of these are especially popular with marketers, and others have been created exclusively for those on the clientside.

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Clients on stage

Exclusive presentations from major clients

CMOs on the beach

'Wake up with the Economist' daily panel

Young Marketers Academy

Equipping rising stars with effective tools

Masters of Creativity

Skills in selling creativity

CMO Accelerator Programme

New perspectives on the future of marketing

Creative Effectiveness Lion

Campaigns with extraordinary commercial success

The Work & Awards

The Lion is the global touchstone for creative excellence. Immersing yourself in the work that’s entered, judged and awarded at Cannes Lions is by far the best way to learn from and be inspired by the very best ideas in branded communications.

Awards shows
Inside the Jury Room
Tours of the Work
Innovation Judging

The Work Space and Awards Hub

Follow the journey from brief to trophy


Every entry on show and ready to inspire

Inside the Jury Room

A behind-the-scenes glimpse into the jury room debates


See big ideas on the big screen

Innovation Judging

Live pitching in action

Fringe Events

The Festival doesn’t stop at the Palais. Official delegates get exclusive access to the best events in hotels, cabanas, yachts and beaches across the city.

Fringe Talks
Networking on the Fringe
Experiences at the Fringe
Networking parties

Talks and panels

The most important issues of the day discussed

Networking events

All kinds of networking events to bring the community together


Pop ups spring to life in Cannes, waiting for you to join in


Put on your dancing shoes as brands host events around town


The Cannes Lions community knows how to have fun. Across the eight days, there are events and parties to suit every taste, giving you the chance to meet and mingle with the best of the creative communications industry.  

Opening Gala
Closing Party
Sunset Drinks
Health After Party
Entertainment After Party

Cannes Lions Opening Party

Get the party started on the beach

Cannes Lions Closing Gala

Fireworks, dancing and rosé to end the week

Happy Hour on the Beach

Wind down with a drink as the sun sets

Lions Health After Party

One last chance to make new contacts and meet new friends. Party starts at 19:30

Lions Entertainment Party

The party fit for entertainment royalty


It’s impossible to leave Cannes Lions without new contacts: we're proud to welcome people from all walks of life, all corners of the world and from right across the industry. There's a whole programme of tools and activities to make it easy to get talking.