Enjoy two days of content focused on the issues impacting healthcare communications today. Expect inspirational keynotes, sessions that equip you with essential insights about the future of creativity in healthcare communications and the business fuelling it, case studies about pioneers who are already leading the way and tangible ‘how to’ learning that will give you a professional and market advantage.
Awards have been at the heart of the Festival since it began in the 1950s. This year, every piece of work in the healthcare communication space will be honoured at the Lions Health Awards Show on Monday 18 June. This is where you’ll see the ideas that are moving creativity in healthcare communications forward revealed live in the world-famous Palais theatre and meet the people behind the work.
Content extends beyond the theatres of the Palais des Festivals during Lions Health. There are also daily talks on the Festival’s official beaches. This is where you’ll hear from the marketing leaders at the world’s biggest brands and the creative leaders from the most awarded agencies. They’ll be sharing stories of personal and professional triumphs and revealing how they’ve put creativity to work within their organisation, with spectacular success.
Each year the start of the Festival is marked by the official Cannes Lions Opening Party. With special guest performers and free food and drink at both parties, it's the perfect opportunity to meet colleagues, make contacts and let your hair down.
On the first two days of the Festival, take a chance to reflect on what you've learnt and chat to fellow delegates with a cold beer as the sun sets over the Med. Complimentary drinks on the beach are the perfect opportunity to unwind and recharge ahead of the evening's activities and awards.
The main festival venue of Lions Health is Palais II. This is where the track's talks, exhibition and networking events are held. Your pass gives complete access to this space, as well as the Piazza in front of the red carpet steps. Please note, Lions Health pass holders cannot access the talks that take place in Palais I.
Just outside the Palais des Festivals, the beachfront row of Cabanas where some of the world's most innovative companies set up shop during the Festival. Open to festival delegates, brands use their Cabanas to host parties, meetings, exclusive product launches and demos and their own content sessions. Previous Cabana hosts include the likes of Hulu, Live Nation, Unilever, Deloitte Digital and NBC Universal.
From the harbour to iconic hotels, the entire city transforms into a hub of creativity during the Festival: the official Festival Fringe includes everything from talks and parties to meetings and beachside fitness, thanks to our diverse range of commercial partners. A pass includes access to all official Fringe events, hosted by the likes of YouTube, Spotify, Havas, IPG, Girls Lounge, Facebook, Oracle, Twitter, Pinterest, Shutterstock, Haymarket, Open X and the United Nations.
Just outside the Palais des Festivals is the Palais Beach, a space for festival delegates to network and relax during the week. It's where the daily happy hours take place and is home to various different exhibitions and installations to inspire you while you network.
Outside the iconic Carlton Hotel, the Cannes Lions Beach is one of the Festival’s top networking spots. It’s where delegates 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.
Get online quickly and easily while you’re at the Festival with free Wi-Fi both inside the official venues and all along the beachfront Croisette.
Get a great deal on food and drink in some of the city's most popular restaurants with set price menus. More than 60 bars and restaurants have already committed to offering these deals exclusively for official Cannes Lions delegates during the Festival.
This year, the cost of transfers between Cannes and Nice Airport with the official local taxi service have been capped at a fixed cost of €80 for all festival delegates.
One of the best ways to raise the creative bar in your organisation is by carefully studying the Cannes Lions winners. And every delegate gets exclusive access to all the winners and their case studies immediately after the Festival. Our digital winners' site is the best place to deep dive into what good looks like and understand what it takes to win a Lion.
With more than 16,000 people in town for Cannes Lions, the Festival is an amazing place to make contacts and do business. And the new online delegate directory makes it easy to meet people, set up meetings and plan your diary before, during and after the event. Available exclusively for delegates, the service is your invaluable networking tool.
There's a lot on during Cannes Lions and we know that people who plan their time get the most out of the week. To help, delegates get exclusive access to the official scheduling app which allows them to decide what they want to see and record their thoughts and inspiration as it happens.