– Tham Khai Meng, Ogilvy & Mather
Cannes Lions is five days of talks, workshops, networking events, classes and awards shows for people in the branded communications, marketing, design, tech, media and entertainment industries.
They come to Cannes Lions to explore the power of creativity as a force for business, for change and for good.
From a streamlined festival experience to new opportunities to celebrate the work throughout the City of Cannes and beyond, Cannes Lions is changing in 2018 to reflect the state of creative communications today.
"Full of people who can actually make a difference"
Chief Creative Officer, Badger and Winters
"Everyone you need to talk to is here"
CEO, CBS Corporation
"Where ideas get nurtured, relationships formed and talent nourished"
Former CMO, Airbnb
This year’s festival will deliver sector and skills-based learning opportunities like never before: the dedicated two-day content stream of Lions Health focusses on life-changing creativity within healthcare communications, Lions Innovation showcases the latest in technology and creative innovation, and Lions Entertainment explores unskippable creativity in the entertainment sector.
The Cannes Lions community represents the industry at all levels – and provides ample opportunity to make new contacts. Whether it’s on the beach, at the bar, or at one of the Festival’s daily networking events, you’re sure to meet the people you want to talk to.
"Speaking at Cannes Lions is like presenting an Oscar: terrifying, but mind-blowing"
Chief Creation Officer, USA, We Are Social
"A great opportunity to share ideas, have conversations and form partnerships"
Co-founder & Executive Creative Director, Code and Theory
"Topics on stage set the creative industry's agenda for the year"
VP of Creative, Executive Creative Director, Dollar Shave Club