Effective from: 12 January 2023
These terms and conditions (including Sections A to D) govern the purchase and use of the following passes in relation to the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity (the “Festival”):
(each, a “Pass”).
Each Pass is made available by Ascential Events (Europe) Limited, a company incorporated in England and Wales with registration number 07814172 and whose registered office is at 33 Kingsway, London, United Kingdom, WC2B 6UF ("LIONS").
A Yacht Pass number is required by the Port of Cannes for all yacht berthing applications during the period of the Festival. The number can be requested via firstname.lastname@example.org. Please refer to Clauses 83 to 87 of these terms and conditions for more details on the Yacht Pass and the harbour.
The following age restrictions apply to young delegate Passes:
Complete Young Lion: Young Lions must be aged 30 or under (born on or after 23 June 1992). Proof of age e.g. a copy of your passport or driving licence must be uploaded before completing a Young Lions registration. If LIONS determines at its sole discretion that the proof of age provided is not satisfactory, then LIONS reserves the right to upgrade your young delegate Pass and charge you for the upgraded Pass at the prevailing rate.
Complete Student: Students must be aged 23 or under (born on or after 23 June 1999), enrolled in full-time education and cannot be/cannot have been employed in the Advertising, Communication, Marketing or Design industries. Proof of age (e.g. a copy of your passport or driving licence), student ID and an enrolment letter must be uploaded before completing a Student registration. If LIONS determines at its sole discretion that the proof of age and/or student enrolment documentation provided is not satisfactory, then LIONS reserves the right to upgrade your Pass and charge you for the upgraded Pass at the prevailing rate.
The purchase and use of each Pass shall be subject to these terms and conditions to the exclusion of all other terms and conditions of business, including any purchase order that the delegate or user may provide.
In circumstances where LIONS requires proof that you meet certain eligibility criteria as part of an application process (eg. applications for the Roger Hatchuel Academy), LIONS reserves the right to approve or reject such applications at its absolute discretion. In the event that LIONS rejects an application (acting reasonably), no refund will be provided.
You may request a Pass by completing the online order form and submitting it via the My Orders section of your My Account area.
All requests for a Pass are subject to availability. If: you have completed your order request correctly in accordance with these terms and conditions; (ii) there is availability; and (iii) you have either:
made the requisite pre-payment; or
provided us with credit/debit card details and authorisation to deduct payment; or
confirmed in the online order form that you wish to pay for your Pass via bank transfer, then a confirmation email will be sent to you within 5 working days from receipt of your order request. Our sending of a confirmation email is acceptance of your order (“Acceptance”) and creates a binding contract (a “Confirmed Order”). Save as expressly set out in these terms and conditions, you have no right to cancel or revoke a Confirmed Order. If there is no availability, we will send you an email within 5 working days from receipt of your request informing you that this is the case (an “Order Rejection”). Passes will not be issued unless and until payment for the Pass is received in cleared funds.
Prices are set out on www.canneslions.com (the “Website”). Payment may be made in Euros (or such other currency as stipulated on the Website) by either: (i) credit or debit card; or (ii) bank transfer. If you are paying by credit/debit card, payment must either be made, or credit/debit card details and authorisation to deduct payment given, at the time you submit your order form. If you are paying by bank transfer, you must make this clear at the time you submit your order form and payment must be made in accordance with these terms and conditions. Please inform us at the time of your request if you require an invoice in respect of your order. Invoices only refer to the currency in which payment has been made.
Prices may change from time to time. If the price of a Pass increases or decreases before you receive a Confirmed Order we will notify you and ask you to confirm whether you wish to proceed with your order based on the revised price.
All prices are:
exclusive of sales taxes (including, but not limited to VAT and/or TVA); and
subject to local taxes (where appropriate) which cannot be deducted from any payments due.
Where you receive an Order Rejection we will (to the extent that you have made payment) refund your payment within a reasonable time from the date of the Order Rejection.
If you wish to pay by bank transfer, please make this clear when completing the online order form and submitting it via the My Orders section of your My Account area and use the bank account details below which correspond to the currency you are paying with. You are responsible for paying all bank charges. If bank charges are not paid by you your Confirmed Order may be cancelled. A payment reference should be included with your payment.
Credit/Debit Cards - We accept all major credit and debit cards.
BACS - You are able to transfer funds directly into our bank account:
Bank Account Name: Ascential Events (Europe) Limited
Bank Account No.: 42037751
Sort Code: 60-00-01
IBAN Number: GB80NWBK60721442037751
Swift Number: NWBKGB2L
Bank Address: Natwest - PO Box 12258 Princes Street, London, EC2R 8PA, United Kingdom
Once the transfer has been made, you will need to scan and email proof of payment/bank transfer confirmation, quoting your company name and REFCL/ order reference number, to our Finance Team in order to complete your booking.
From 00.01 BST Monday 5 June 2023, it will no longer be possible to make payment by bank transfer and we will be accepting payment online by credit card only, or you can choose to pay at the Festival. At the Festival, you can pay in cash (in Euros) or by credit card. Please note an admin fee of €95 + TVA will apply per Pass, if you choose to pay at the Festival.
From 00.01 BST Sunday 18 June 2023, you will no longer be able to choose to pay at the Festival. It will only be possible to pay by credit card online; however, you can still purchase a Pass upon arrival at the Festival if you have not registered online. Please note a walk-up fee of €95 + TVA will apply per pass, if you choose to register by credit card online or upon arrival at the Festival. No exceptions will be made.
If you require the hard copy of your invoice then you must request it from our Finance Team by emailing email@example.com. We cannot re-issue invoices. Invoices only refer to the currency in which payment has been made. You may, in certain circumstances, be able to reclaim any TVA which you have paid. We do not refund TVA.
When you request a Pass online, you will be given a unique username and/or password giving you access to your account (your “Account”). You must keep your username and password confidential at all times as you are responsible for all activities undertaken through your Account.
You agree to log-off from your Account at the end of each session and to email us immediately at firstname.lastname@example.org if you become aware of any loss, theft or unauthorised use or disclosure of your username/password and/or Account. We shall not be liable for any loss or damage arising from your failure to comply with these requirements.
A single user name and password must be used by each user, and not made available to multiple users (i.e. no sharing of user names and passwords). Breach of this Clause 20 shall be considered a material breach of these terms and conditions.
General: LIONS agrees that it will take appropriate technical and organisational measures against the accidental, unlawful or unauthorised processing, destruction, loss, damage or disclosure of personal data (as defined by applicable laws) received or used in fulfilling its obligations under these terms and conditions.
Communications: We will use email addresses provided to us to send delegates important Festival information, including but not limited to, speaker announcements, programme updates and invitations to special Festival events, that we believe will enhance their Festival experience. All delegates will have the option to opt out of communications.
Cannes Lions delegate listing: To further enable networking among delegates at the Festival, we will share your name, job title, company name and country or city where you are based (the “Delegate Information”) with other delegates, third parties and sponsors via our secure networking service in the official LIONS Festival mobile application (“LIONS App”).
You are in control: Delegates’ email address and telephone numbers will not be made public through the delegate listing or otherwise. If a delegate chooses to message another delegate, the message will be sent from the delegate’s profile. If a delegate chooses to reply, further communication will continue through the delegates’ chat function. All delegates can opt out of networking on the LIONS App: (a) during the registration process; (b) by emailing email@example.com; or (c) by logging into the LIONS App and opting out through the app settings, once the app has gone live. If a delegate opts out, this will disable contact from other delegates and deny access to the delegate listing. Their delegate Information will no longer be visible on the delegate listing. After the Festival, the delegate listing will be discontinued and all Delegate Information will be removed from the LIONS App.
Reservation of rights: LIONS reserves the right to deny access and remove any delegates from the delegate listing for inappropriate use. You agree to use the delegate listing respectfully and solely to network, exchange ideas and contact details where appropriate.
We reserve the right to: (a) alter the advertised format, date, timing, content and/or location of the Festival; or (b) to cancel the Festival, in each case at any time. Where we change the format, date, timing, content or location of the Festival, your Pass for the Festival will be valid for the Festival as altered. You will not be entitled to a refund and we shall not be liable to you for any other cost or other expenses (including, without limitation, wasted costs and expenses) incurred by you as a consequence (including, without limitation, travel and accommodation expenses).
Notwithstanding any other provision of these terms and conditions, if we determine that it has become commercially impractical or unfeasible to hold the Festival, we will notify you in writing as soon as reasonably practicable, and your Pass will be transferred to the next edition of the Festival. We reserve the right to do this at any time and we shall not be liable to you for any other cost or other expenses (including, without limitation, wasted costs and expenses) incurred by you as a consequence (including, without limitation, travel and accommodation expenses). Save as expressly set out in these terms and conditions you have no right to cancel or revoke a Confirmed Order.
With respect to a Delegate Pass or a Complete Pass only, any requests to replace one delegate for another must be made via the “My Account” area of the Website. An administration fee applies as follows:
From 00.01 BST Friday 7th April 2023: delegates and Young Lions (incl. Complete and Young Lions Passes) will be charged €250 + TVA per name change completed online; Complete Students will be charged €125 + TVA per name change completed online. No exceptions will be made.
Until Midnight BST Saturday 17 June 2023: it will be possible to make a name change to a Delegate Pass or a Complete Pass, online via the “My Passes” section of your “My Account” area of the Website. Name changes will not be accepted once a Pass has been collected at the Festival.
From 00.01 Sunday 18 June 2023: it will no longer be possible to make a name change to a Delegate Pass or a Complete Pass online via the “My Passes” section of your “My Account” area of the Website. Name changes will be accepted at the registration area of the Festival, if the badge has not already been collected.
Name changes for Passes which are purchased under a group booking can be made free of charge up until Midnight BST Wednesday 31 May 2023. From 00:01 BST Thursday 1 June 2023, name changes for Passes which are purchased under a group booking will be charged at €250 + TVA for delegates and Young Lions (incl. Complete and Young Lions passes) and €125 + TVA for Complete Students.
Unless otherwise permitted by these terms and conditions, cancelled Passes are not eligible for a refund or for credit against the current or future Festivals. This policy also applies to Yacht Passes and Pass downgrades.
It will be possible to request a Pass upgrade (e.g. from a ‘Complete Pass’ to a ‘Complete Gold Pass’), from the “My Passes” section of your “My Account” area of our Website. Additional fees will apply to Pass upgrades. It will be possible to request a Pass downgrade (e.g. from a ‘Complete Gold Pass’ to a ‘Complete Pass’) by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org, however no refunds or credit for the current or future Festivals will be given for Pass downgrades.
If you do not know the name of the delegate(s) attending at the time of booking, you can still register the delegates without providing their details before Midnight BST Sunday 30 April 2023. Once you have the details for the delegates, you will be able to update the registration from the “Purchased Passes” section via the My Orders section of your My Account up until the Festival.
No refunds or credits for the current or future Festivals will be given for non-attendance at the Festival.
All rights in all presentations, documentation and materials published or otherwise made available as part of the Festival (including but not limited to any audio or audio-visual recording of the Festival) (“Content”) is owned by us or is included with the permission of the owner of the rights. No: (i) photography, filming or recording; or (ii) republication, broadcast or other dissemination of the Content, is permitted without our prior written consent. You shall not distribute, reproduce, modify, store, transfer or in any other way use any of the Content (save that use by the relevant delegate for internal business purposes shall be permitted) without our prior written consent, and in particular (but without limitation) you shall not (and shall procure that each of your delegates shall not) without our prior written consent:
upload any Content into any shared system;
include any Content in a database;
include any Content in a website or on any intranet;
transmit, re-circulate or otherwise make available any Content to anyone else (including, but not limited to, on social media);
make any commercial use of the Content whatsoever; or
use Content in any way that might infringe third party rights or that may bring us or any of our affiliates into disrepute.
The Content does not necessarily reflect our views or opinions. Please refer to the Disclaimer at Clause 67.
Suggestions or advice contained in the Content should not be relied upon in place of professional or other advice. Whilst we take reasonable care to ensure that the Content created by us is accurate and complete, we are unable to check the accuracy or completeness of Content supplied by third parties. You should verify the accuracy of any information (whether supplied by us or third parties) before relying on it. The Content is provided on an “as is” basis without any warranties of any kind (express or implied). We hereby exclude to the fullest extent permitted by law all liabilities, costs, claims, damages, losses and/or expenses arising from any inaccuracy or omission in the Content or arising from any infringing, defamatory or otherwise unlawful material in the Content.
To the extent that any Content is made available by us online we reserve the right to suspend or remove access to such Content at any time.
Access to Content at the Festival is subject to the capacity limitations applicable to the venue in which the relevant Content is hosted or located. For certain Content sessions, we may provide overflow areas to enable you to watch the Content from an alternative area or venue. We recommend that you arrive early to Content sessions to avoid disappointment. You are not entitled to a refund should you be unable to access any Content during the Festival.
Any and all intellectual property in the LIONS trophies (including without limitation all copyright, design rights and trademark rights) is the property of LIONS, and LIONS has exclusive right to reproduce, manufacture, copy, and sell the LIONS trophies in any size or medium, and to distribute or exploit the design of the LIONS trophy or reproductions of the same by any means including by gift, sale, re-sale or licence. Save as expressly provided herein, no reproduction, replica or other copy of the physical LIONS trophies or graphical representations of them may be made or used by any manufacturer, advertiser, organisation or individual unless it has the prior express written consent or license from LIONS.
LIONS brings together creative views, market experts, global brands and tech gurus, along with the awards honouring the industry’s game-changing ideas. Organisations present in Cannes during the Festival are asked to share responsibility and agree to the following conditions of participation.
By hosting an event in Cannes during the Festival you agree that:
you shall not, directly or indirectly, organise, fund or sponsor any conflicting or competing activity in Cannes during the Festival unless your company/organisation is permitted to do so for the Festival and it is acting in conjunction with LIONS;
you shall not, directly or indirectly, engage in activities that are identical or similar to those conducted by LIONS during the Festivals, or that otherwise takes commercial advantage, or is parasitic of the Festival, its brand, trademark or goodwill;
you shall not entice Festival delegates, sponsors or speakers away from the Festivals with the intention of presenting your own competitive commercial activities which run contrary to the Festivals or are to their detriment, or engage them to participate in or support your event or competitive commercial activity which undermines or damages the Festivals;
you shall not use the name, trademarks or logos of the Festivals or the Lions business name to promote your event or competitive commercial activity without our prior written consent or licence; and
you shall not engage in promotional or branding activities, whether online (including via social media or otherwise) or offline (including but not limited to the distribution of leaflets, brochures or flyers), whether before, during or after the Festival unless agreed in writing with LIONS.
We are happy to assist in and support your company with the organisation and co-ordination of your private events. Please email: email@example.com for benefits of the LIONS Events opportunities.
We reserve the right to procure the cancellation of any event that you host or manage, whether before, during or after the Festivals, that is in breach of any of the terms of Clause 45 without any liability to you.
You acknowledge and agree that damages to LIONS brands, goodwill and reputation are reasonably foreseeable consequences of a breach by you of Clause 45.
LIONS accepts no liability to you and will not pay any compensation where the performance of its obligations is prevented or affected directly or indirectly by or as a result of force majeure or any circumstances beyond its reasonable control including, but not limited to, flood, earthquake, extreme adverse weather conditions, natural disasters, other acts of God, acts of terrorism (or threats of such acts), fire, failure of electric power, failure of hardware or software, cyber security attacks or any collapse of building structures.
LIONS accepts no liability whatsoever for any loss or damage suffered by you in connection with the Festival or your accommodation, including without limitation any loss or damage to any property left in your accommodation.
LIONS will not be liable for any indirect, consequential or pure economic loss or any loss of profit, goodwill or opportunity (whether caused by the negligence of LIONS or its employees, contractors or agents or otherwise).
LIONS’ aggregate liability to you in respect of all losses, liabilities or damage suffered by you arising out of or in connection with these terms and conditions or your attendance at the Festival, howsoever arising and whether in contract, negligence or other tortious action or otherwise, will not exceed the value of the Pass.
Nothing contained in these terms or conditions or in any other document referred to or incorporated in it shall be read or construed as excluding any liability for death or personal injury caused by LIONS’ negligence or liability for fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation or for any other liability which cannot be excluded or restricted by law.
You will ensure that we, our staff and our affiliates will not suffer or incur any loss, costs, claims or expenses of any kind arising from or in connection with any act or omission by you (including anyone acting on your behalf) during or otherwise in relation to the Festival or your accommodation.
These terms and conditions shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of England and Wales and the courts of England shall have exclusive jurisdiction to settle any dispute which may arise out of, under, or in connection with these terms and conditions.
The terms and conditions constitute the entire agreement and understanding of the parties relating to the subject matter hereof and supersedes any previous agreement in relation to such subject matter.
You acknowledge that in purchasing a Pass and/or booking any associated accommodation you have not relied on, and shall have no remedy in respect of, any statement, representation, warranty, understanding, promise or assurance (whether negligently or innocently made) of any person other than as expressly set out in these terms and conditions.
These terms and conditions shall not create, nor shall they be construed as creating, any partnership or agency relationship between us.
You accept that communication with us may be electronic. We may contact you by e-mail or provide you with information by posting notices on our Website. You agree to this electronic means of communication and you acknowledge that all such communications that we provide to you electronically comply with any legal or contractual requirement that such communication be made in writing.
Save as set out expressly in these terms and conditions you are not permitted to re-sell, transfer, assign or otherwise dispose of any of your rights or obligations arising under these terms and conditions.
LIONS may update these terms and conditions at any time without prior notice. We will post any changes on the Website. It is the user’s responsibility to ensure they review these terms and conditions regularly to familiarise themselves with any changes. Continued use of a Pass shall constitute acceptance of the new terms and conditions.
If there is a dispute between the user and LIONS concerning these terms and conditions, the parties will use all reasonable endeavours to act reasonably and settle the matter as appropriate. Nothing in this Clause 61 shall prevent either party from seeking interim or injunctive relief.
If any provision of these terms and conditions is found to be invalid the invalidity of that provision shall not affect the validity of the remaining provisions of it, which shall remain valid and enforceable.
No person who is not a party to these terms and conditions, shall have any rights under or in connection with it by virtue of the Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Act 1999 and the rights of the parties to terminate, rescind or agree any variation, waiver or settlement under these terms and conditions shall not be subject to the consent of any third party.
No failure or delay by LIONS to exercise any right or remedy provided under these terms and conditions or by law shall constitute a waiver of that or any other right or remedy, nor shall it preclude or restrict the further exercise of that or any other right or remedy. No single or partial exercise of any right or remedy shall preclude or restrict the further exercise of that or any other right or remedy.
Nothing in these terms and conditions restricts the user’s statutory rights as a consumer (where applicable).
Delegates are informed that all exhibits for, and Content at, the Festival are strictly for the purpose of criticism and review only and do not constitute any recommendation, endorsement or promotion of the products or services featured therein by LIONS, any of its affiliates, or otherwise. Nothing contained in the exhibits or Content represents the views or opinions of LIONS or its affiliates, or otherwise and no reliance should be placed on any part of the exhibits or Content. LIONS and its affiliates do not accept liability of any kind in respect of the exhibits, Content or any product or service referred to in the exhibits or Content.
LIONS is part of an enlarged corporate group which pledges to trade legally and respect all laws including the Trade Sanctions imposed by UK, EU and US Governments. LIONS operates a Group Sanctions Policy which means that LIONS cannot receive consideration from individuals or organizations based or residing in, or connected with, a country or organization which is subject to UK, EU or US Government sanctions. LIONS may refuse to accept an order from or provide services or deliverables to any such person or organization for any reason.
We ask that all delegates behave respectfully towards their fellow delegates and Festival staff. Delegates must not do anything which:
may bring the Festival or LIONS into disrepute;
be prejudicial to the image and/or reputation of the Festival or LIONS.
comply with the Festival Code of Conduct any entry requirements specified by us from time to time;
comply with all reasonable instructions given by Festival staff, including without limitation in relation to health and safety;
not do anything that would or is likely to endanger other delegates, Festival staff or the general public;
not do anything that would, or is likely to, cause damage, disturbance, disruption or inconvenience at, or in relation to the physical location and surrounding area of, the Festival; and
comply with all local laws, rules and regulations (including, without limitation, alcohol licensing laws and rules and regulations on the use of unmanned drones).
Delegates are required to comply with the dress code for the Festival, which is “Business Casual”. If, in our reasonable opinion, a delegate has not complied with the dress code, they may be asked to change into more appropriate clothing. Should a delegate refuse to comply with the dress code, they may be asked to leave the Festival.
By purchasing a Pass you agree to comply with all security measures which are in place in and around the Festival including, without limitation, any bag checks, metal detectors or scanners.
Please collect your Pass for the Festival from the registration area indicated in your booking confirmation email. Passes will not be issued unless and until payment for the Pass is received in cleared funds.
Passes must be worn at all times during the Festival. Passes are valid for the booked delegate only and must not be misused. Passes remain the property of LIONS. We reserve the right to deny access to the Festival or confiscate Passes where we consider that there has been a breach of these terms and conditions (including without limitation, Clauses 69 - 72 (Conduct) above).
We will not replace lost or stolen Passes. Defacing and/or creating copies of a Pass is a breach of these terms and conditions and will be treated as fraud.
Name changes will not be accepted once a Pass has been collected.
Awards shows are included in some delegate packages and can be accessed with your Pass. It is not possible to purchase additional access for individual awards shows. Access to award shows will not be possible without a Pass.
You must be aged 18 or over to access the applicable Festival parties. LIONS reserves the right to check a delegate’s form of identification (e.g. driving licence or passport) upon arrival at the Festival parties and to deny access to anybody who is under 18.
Please note that we may film or take photographs of the Festival. When we are filming, we will use reasonable endeavours to ensure that delegates that may be in shot are aware (for example, by putting up filming notices). By entering an area where filming or photography is taking place, you are deemed to consent to being filmed or photographed. You grant us a licence (which means permission) to use, edit, reproduce, record, modify, enhance, encode, translate, distribute, play, perform, make available to other users, prepare derivative works of and to display your image and/or your contribution to the film or your photograph (your “Contribution”) (with or without advertising and sponsorship) by any media or methods whether now known or later developed. This licence may be exercised in our sole discretion throughout the world at any time.
You agree that this licence is: perpetual (which means it lasts forever); royalty-free (which means we won't pay for the permission either now or in the future); and transferable (which means we can transfer the licence to others). You agree that we can sub-license this licence (which means we can grant an equivalent permission to others which may include without limitation our group companies and advertisers or sponsors). You irrevocably and unconditionally waive, in respect of your Contribution, all moral rights to which you may be entitled and any broadly equivalent rights in any territory of the world. This waiver is made in favour of us but shall also extend to our sub-licensees, assignees and successors in title.
Accommodation is provided by bnetwork – click here for terms and conditions. For such bookings, we do not directly enter into a contract with you to provide any accommodation you elect to book or purchase. Please read the applicable terms and conditions carefully before booking accommodation via the Website.
Further travel information will be added to our website soon.
Unless otherwise agreed between us, the standard Official Yacht Partner package will include four Complete Passes for the Festival.
If you buy a Yacht Pass, you will be eligible to request a berth from the Port of Cannes on the Quai d’Honneur during the Festival period. Spaces on the Quai d’Honneur are limited and allocated on a first come first served basis.
The Yacht Pass does not guarantee the berth nor includes its fees. This needs to be organised with the Port of Cannes and paid for separately. Please go to the CCI Riviera Ports website for more information. Please be mindful of the official process for berth applications and take care when submitting your documents to ensure your submission complies with the CCI’s procedure.
The positioning of the berths is determined by the Port of Cannes through your reservation agent or captain. You will need to provide your Yacht Pass reference number to proceed with the application.
As the Yacht Pass purchaser you are responsible for the health and safety of anybody using the yacht (including guests) during the Festival. You must take out and maintain adequate insurance policies in this regard.