FESTIVAL FRINGE

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 of Cannes.

OFFICIAL EVENTS EXCLUSIVELY FOR OUR DELEGATES

It was the content programme that brought you to Cannes Lions, but the festival also boasts another impressive set of activities for you to enjoy. The official Fringe Events are an exploration of creativity in relaxed, informal settings around the city – in fact, part of the fun of the Festival is finding your favourite spaces, beyond the walls of the Palais.

What's on in 2018

The Google Beach: 18 – 22 June

Plage du Gray d’Albion & Plage La Mome
Join Google and YouTube, who are set to bring a full week of inspiring talks, immersive demos and seaside fun to the Croisette this year. Open to all Festival delegates, this is a chance to hear from the brightest minds from the biggest brands – on the beach, no less.

Monday - 12pm - 9pm
Tuesday - 12pm - 5pm
Wednesday - 12pm - 3.30pm
Thursday - 12pm - 9pm
Friday - 12pm - 11.30pm

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4th edition #FRENCHCAMPCANNES: 18 – 22 June

CBeach
Enjoy Cannes as the French do – with beachside drinks, networking and inspiring talks. At this year’s French Camp Cannes, you can expect keynotes from partners to be offset by relaxing moments and reinvigorating DJ sets. Plus, games of the traditional French sport petanque for you to get involved in every day 17.00-19.00. Open to all delegates, places are limited.

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The Girls’ Lounge @ Cannes Lions: 18 – 21 June

Penthouse Suite # 731, Hotel Martinez
Visit a space designed specifically for women to connect, collaborate and activate change together. The Girls’ Lounge, powered by The Female Quotient, creates experiential pop-ups at global conferences, corporations and college campuses. The “destination-turned-movement” has become the largest community of business women rising up to transform workplace culture. Join them.
#TheFemaleQuotient
@WeAreTFQ

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The IPG Women’s Breakfast: 20 June

Hotel Martinez 8.30am-10.30am
Attend the IPG Women’s Breakfast, now in its seventh year and a cornerstone of the Festival. The event promotes visibility for women and commits to further progress in gender equality. This year, IPG will explore the power of images in media and continue the conversation on intersectional diversity.

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Le Jardin de Clear Channel: 18 – 21 June

Grand Hotel
Explore the Clear Channel Outdoor hospitality space, located in the beautiful gardens of the Grand Hotel. This is a place where you can experience creativity and innovation in Out of home or attend a topical thought leadership discussion. Or, if you prefer, simply enjoy a glass or rosé and talk to the Clear Channel Outdoor team. Make your way up to the hotel rooftop throughout the week, for a screen showcase of inspiring content, taking a look at the world’s oldest advertising medium. Open: 0800-20:00.

Event: Clear Channel Outdoor Cocktail Party
Date / Time: Monday 18th June / 16:30 – 19:00
Location: Le Jardin de Clear Channel @ Grand Hotel Gardens

Event: Daily Thought Leadership sessions
Date / Time: Tuesday 19th & Wednesday 20th June / 11:00 – 12:00
Location: Le Jardin de Clear Channel @ Grand Hotel Gardens

Facebook Beach: 18 - 21 June

Join Facebook on the beach to hear from brands and communities on the ideas that bring us closer together. The Facebook beach is open Monday through Thursday for activities and inspirational talks throughout the week.

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#TwitterBeach: 18 - 21 June

The Twitter beach will be running Monday through Thursday. Daily Programming will include panels and daily happy hours.

Monday, June 18:
Join Us To Learn How To Leverage Twitter During Live Events

2:00PM-4:00PM: World Cup Game: Sweden Vs. South Korea
(Open to Badge Holders)

8PM-10:00PM: World Cup Game: England Vs. Tunisia
(Open to Badge Holders)

Tuesday, June 19:
9:00AM-11:00AM: #ChinaHour
Exclusive content showcase and panel sessions looking at China's creative revolution where innovation meets branding to fuel the next wave of growth. (Open to Badge Holders)

3:00PM: Building Trust in the Ad-Supported Internet
Technology leaders address the pressing challenges marketers face today to connect with their audience in an authentic and brand safe environment. (Open to Badge Holders)

5:00PM: Brand Purpose in 2018
Creative and marketing leaders discuss why brand purpose matters, and how to master the elusive balance between taking a stand while not choosing a side. This event will be broadcast live on Twitter. (Open to Badge Holders)

Wednesday, June 20
3:00PM: Winning Attention in a Multi-Platform Content World
Preeminent leaders in the media and advertising industries share strategies for multi-platform consumer engagement. Moderated by Kay Madati, Global VP & Head of Content Partnerships, Twitter. This event will be broadcast live on Twitter. (Open to Badge Holders)

Thursday, June 21
Join Us To Learn How To Leverage Twitter During Live Events

5PM-7:00PM: World Cup Game: France Vs. Peru
(Open to Badge Holders)

Spotify Beach: 18 - 21 June

Drop by the Spotify Beach to see how people’s real-life, everyday moments – big and small – are reflected and shared within the world of streaming. Explore how brands can become a part of the process of discovery. Culture lives on Spotify.
Open to all delegates Monday and Tuesday 9am-10am.

Pinterest @ Cannes: 18 - 22 June

Carlton Hotel
What will you create next? Find out at the Pinterest Pier at the Carlton Hotel or at their spot in front of the Palais. Pinterest is a visual canvas for your creativity – whether you’re tearing up your backyard or dreaming up your next film. Every idea has the power to spark your imagination and take you places you never expected. We’re bringing that same magic to Cannes, where we’ve lined up a week full of creative experiences to help inspire your next big idea.

Pier:
Monday, June 18: 10am-3pm
Tuesday, June 19: 9am-6pm
Wednesday, June 20: 9am-6pm
Thursday, June 21: 9am-6pm

Piazza:
Monday, June 18-Friday, June 22: 9am-6pm

MM&M Campaign PR Week Cabana: 18 – 22 June

Cabana Row, Palais Piazza
Stop by the PRWeek, MM&M, Campaign cabana hosted by these leading brands and their partners from 9:30 - 18:00 for buzz-worthy content, networking and need-to-know insight all in one place, Join us for innovative content and happy hours as well as daily complimentary coffee and water. Our cabana is THE PLACE to recharge your mind, body and phones through our various hosted activities. Use the #haymarketatcannes hashtag to share what you find and visit www.haymarketatcannes.com for further information.

11:00 - 12:00
Iced Coffee Break Hosted by PulsePoint
Perk up and cool down with an iced coffee break. Stop by the cabana, grab a cup and chat with our partners from PulsePoint.

13:30 - 14:30
Relax, Reboot, Recharge Hosted by PulsePoint
Take a break from the heat and re-energize for the afternoon sessions with smoothies, fresh juices, and other self-care activities hosted by PulsePoint.

15:00 - 16:00
Iced Coffee Break Hosted by PulsePoint
Perk up and cool down with an iced coffee break. Stop by the cabana, grab a cup and chat with our partners from PulsePoint.

Tuesday June 19

9:00 - 11:00
What does AI Mean for the New Business Leader? Hosted by Oracle

11:00 - 12:00
Iced Coffee Break Hosted by PulsePoint
Perk up and cool down with an iced coffee break. Stop by the cabana, grab a cup and chat with our partners from PulsePoint.

13:30 - 14:30
Relax, Reboot, Recharge Hosted by PulsePoint
Take a break from the heat and re-energize for the afternoon sessions with smoothies, fresh juices, and other self-care activities hosted by PulsePoint.

15:00 - 16:00
Iced Coffee Break Hosted by PulsePoint
Perk up and cool down with an iced coffee break. Stop by the cabana, grab a cup and chat with our partners from PulsePoint.

16:30 - 17:00
Sunset Panel Hosted by PulsePoint
Hosted by the MM&M editorial team and PulsePoint, our “Sunset Panel” will provide you with a roundup of the day's learnings and key takeaways on trends, themes, ideas and discussions emerging from Lions Health. Join us in the MM&M cabana for this informal and informative session.

17:00 - 18:30
MM&M Happy Hour Hosted by PulsePoint
Mix and Mingle with MM&M, PulsePoint, and Lions Health attendees in this fun and informal setting in the MM&M cabana. Connect with new friends, indulge in snacks and the occasional libation while enjoying the sounds of our guest DJ.

Wednesday June 20

15:00 - 17:00
Turning views into value Hosted by JWPlayer & SpotX

Thursday June 21
15:30 - 17:00 PRWeek | Campaign | MM&M Happy Hour

Havas Café: 18 – 22 June

Stop by The Havas Café, which you’ll find in the gardens of Le Grand Hôtel. The Café is a beautiful meeting spot for people from all over the world. It’s the perfect place to mingle, connect, work and relax. Plus, it’s a great place to enjoy entertainment, sun and artist showcases from Universal Music.

MediaLink’s Daily Dose 

Sean Connery Suite at the Carlton Hotel
Thursday, 21 June
3:30-5:00pm
Get exclusive brand loyalty insights from Braze SVP of Marketing, Marissa Aydlett, and execs from Business Insider, Marriott, Microsoft, Music Audience Exchange, Pinterest, and Visa.

BRAZE

Monday, June 18 - Thursday, June 21
7:30 - 8:15
Balcony of The Penthouse Suite #731, Hôtel Martinez
To make it in this business, you need to be able to roll with the punches. Join Braze (formerly Appboy) and your fellow executives, entrepreneurs, influencers, and business women in the Girls' Lounge for a boxing-inspired group fitness class featuring Rumble Boxing Instructor, Jeremiah Maestre.

POP SHOPPE
Monday, June 18 - Friday, June 22
13:00 - 14:30 & 15:00 - 16:30
Along the Croisette
The only thing that should be frozen in time is your Frosé popsicle from Braze (formerly Appboy). Catch one of our Pop Shoppe couriers, then cool down so you can heat up your marketing.

GIRLS’ LOUNGE CONVERSATION
Tuesday, June 19
13:30 - 14:30
The Penthouse Suite, Hôtel Martinez
Breaking Down Silos: What It Takes to be a Successful Leader
Senior leaders from Google, Deloitte Digital, Quartz, Twitter, and Braze are speaking from experience to share the amazing results they’ve seen from breaking down silos across creative and technology teams.

ONE Championship Energy Workout with Eduard Folayang, 20 June

08:30 on Palais Beach, in front of AdQuan Cabana
Energize with a workout led by two-time ONE Lightweight World Champion, Eduard Folayang. Intensive but fun, the session is a mixed martial arts experience for all fitness levels.

ONE Championship Power Workout with Angela Lee, 21 June

08:30 on Palais Beach, in front of AdQuan Cabana
Power up on the beach with Angela Lee – ONE Women’s Atom weight World Champion, Hawaii State Wrestling Champion and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt – who will lead you through a HIIT martial arts circuit, suitable for everyone. Powered by ONE Championship

The VOWSS, 19 June

3-6pm. Cinema Les Arcades
PA global showcase of the best short film, branded content and advertising made by women in the last 12 months.

Live Lunch with the FT, 20 June

12.30-14.30 Radisson Blu Hotel Hotel 1835 & Thalasso
We are delighted to invite you to a live Lunch with the FT at Cannes.

Sir John Hegarty Founder & Creative, BBH in conversation with Matthew Garrahan Global Media Editor, Financial Times.

Places are limited so please email cannes@ft.com with your name and company to apply for a ticket.

Secure your place
IBM

Reinventing Business for the Future

IBM iX Cabana (on Cabana Row)
Tuesday, June 19 at 3PM (15:00)

The rate at which an organization can transform is directly proportional to the embarrassment it can tolerate. To succeed in their reinvention, CEOs are turning to their leadership to drive the growth and change agendas across the business. Join IBM iX thinkLeaders at the iX cabana for a panel featuring Twitter, Crane.tv, and TLDR/MEDIA Protocol focused on how businesses today must reinvent themselves to create new and lasting customer value.

IBM

New Standards for Engaging With Customers

IBM iX Cabana (on Cabana Row)
Wednesday, June 20 at 3PM (15:00)

Join IBM iX at our cabana for an exciting panel featuring Nestle, Codec, and Financial Times as we discuss how we can engineer modern marketing by transforming customer experiences. Stick around afterward for our 4PM happy hour with drinks, appetizers, and a live DJ!

LivePerson Yacht

What’s coming: An inside look for CMOs and agency leaders at the future of Messenger and more — Facebook + LivePerson
LivePerson Yacht, Port de Cannes
Monday, 18 June: 16:00 – 18:00

Facebook Messenger is just the start — as conversational commerce goes mainstream, CMOs must prepare for the biggest land grab since the App Store. We’ll show you how to get ready.
Speakers: Facebook head of business for Messenger Stefanos Loukakos, LivePerson CEO Robert LoCascio, and Sky group MD for digital Lucien Bowater

An exclusive event for CMOs, CEOs, VPs, and senior decision makers. Space is limited. Please RSVP here.

Apple Business Chat breakfast
LivePerson Yacht, Port de Cannes
Tuesday, 19 June: 9:30 – 10:30

Business messaging platforms from Apple, Google, and Facebook have enabled brands to communicate on a personalised level with hundreds of millions of smartphone users. Join LivePerson to discuss how Apple Business Chat transforms businesses.

An exclusive event for CMOs, CEOs, VPs, and senior decision makers. Space is limited. Please RSVP here.

Infinite change of audience engagement with Google — LivePerson conversations with Google
Wednesday, 20 June: 16:00 – 18:00

Google’s rich business messaging will enable millions of Android users to communicate on a personalised, one-on-one basis with brands, effectively turning one-way, text-only SMS into a rich conversational exchange. Hear how audience engagement is changing forever.
Speakers: LivePerson CEO Robert LoCascio, Google’s executive team, and ITV’s award-winning director of interactive and MD Ann Cook

Open to CMOs, CEOs, VPs, and senior management. Space is limited. Please RSVP here. Please RSVP here.

Apple Business Chat breakfast
Thursday, 21 June: 10:00 – 11:00

Business messaging platforms from Apple, Google, and Facebook have enabled brands to communicate on a personalised level with hundreds of millions of smartphone users. Join LivePerson to discuss how Apple Business Chat transforms businesses.

An exclusive event for CMOs, CEOs, VPs, and senior decision makers. Spac
ghts on how to design a conversational interface delivered by bots and AI in a way that delights the consumer and portrays the brand in a way consistent with brand guidelines.

An exclusive event for CMOs, CEOs, VPs, and senior decision makers. Space is limited. Please RSVP here. Please RSVP here.

AI built for brands by bots — LivePerson conversation with Accenture
Thursday, 21 June: 16:00 – 18:00

Accenture’s head of conversational practice, Mark Sherwin, joins us to share his insights on how to design a conversational interface delivered by bots and AI in a way that delights the consumer and portrays the brand in a way consistent with brand guidelines.

An exclusive event for CMOs, CEOs, VPs, and senior decision makers. Space is limited. Please RSVP here.

HOST AN EVENT ON THE OFFICIAL FESTIVAL FRINGE

From beach-side parties to intensive panel debates, official partners run their own events all over the city during the festival week.

We work with companies from across the globe to curate an eclectic mix of events in and around the city. Interested in hosting your own? Find out how you can get involved or email us today.

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