Networking

People come to Cannes Lions to meet the most influential business leaders and budget-holders in the branded communications industry. This year, networking, or simply catching up with colleagues at the Festival, couldn't be easier.

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Meet Ups

Join industry experts and your peers from across the industry at a series of organised, informal networking sessions catering to a range of interests and specialisms. Making contacts has never been simpler.


The Networking Lounge with Samsung

This is a dedicated space inside Palais I to make contacts and move your business forward. Home to exclusive meeting spaces to use during the Festival on a first-come first-served basis and limited to one 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.

The Economist Group in session at Cannes Lions Beach.

Happy Hour

As the day winds down and the sun starts to set, take advantage of the daily happy hour to enjoy a drink and mingle with people from all corners of the creative industry.

From 17:00 – 18:30 on The Terrace on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.

From 17:00 – 18:30 in the CLX space on Wednesday.


The Official Cannes Lions Closing Party 2019 in association with Innocean

Closing Party
Fireworks light the sky above the Riveria at the Cannes Lions Closing Party.

The Cannes Lions Closing Party is on Friday 21 June, 21:00 ‘til late on the Carlton Beach.

After the last Lion of 2019 is given out on the Lumière stage, more than 4,000 people will make their way to the Carlton Beach for the Cannes Lions Closing Gala. As the creative year comes to an end, this is your chance to celebrate in style in the world’s only New Year party that happens on a beach in June! Features headline music acts and top DJs to keep the party going into the small hours.