Communication at Cannes Lions is the only place in the world to experience five days of talks from the legendary creatives and teams behind the Lion-winning work celebrated at the festival. This is where we focus on the big creative idea – a place where campaigns come to brilliant life through people, partnerships and processes.

Where campaigns come to life

Join thousands of global experts as they share what happens when the data and strategy teams have done their work and it's time to execute the idea. Whether you work on a single channel or across all channels, if you’re in the business of creativity, Communication is where you rediscover the power of the big idea.

Explore the Communications Talks

The full schedule of Cannes Lions talks and events is out now, so check out the sessions confirmed for the Communications Track.

Explore the programme


Featuring experts from around the world

Anna Qvennerstedt

Chairman of the Board, Copywriter
Forsman & Bodenfors

Ari Weiss

Chief Creative Officer
DDB North America

Berta de Pablos Barbier

Mars Confectionery USA

Bozoma Saint John

Chief Brand Officer

Ciro Sarmiento

Chief Creative Officer, Dieste Inc
President, US Hispanic Creative Circle

Emma Sharkey

Creative Director

Fernanda Romano

Strategy and Creative Partner
Malagueta Group

Fernando Machado

Global Chief Marketing Officer
Burger King

Glen Hartman

Senior Managing Director - Lead for Accenture Interactive North America and Global Digital Marketing/Transformation
Accenture Interactive North America

Javier Campopiano

VP Chief Creative Officer
Saatchi & Saatchi NY

Juan Javier Peña

Associate Creative Director

Keith Weed

Chief Marketing and Communications Officer

Lilly Singh

YouTube Creator, Entrepreneur, Actress, Author, Comedian

Nick Law

Nick Law

Chief Creative Officer Publicis Groupe, President
Publicis Communications

Phil Thomas

Ascential Events

Ricardo Casal

Associate Creative Director

Robert Wong,

Vice President
Creative Lab, Google

Samantha Clarke

Happiness Coach
Growth & Happiness School

Silla Levin

Forsman & Bodenfors

Stephanie McMahon

Chief Brand Officer

Steve Vranakis

Executive Creative Director
Creative Lab, Google

The Burger King King

Will McGinness

Partner, Executive Creative Director,
Venables, Bell & Partners

What you'll learn on the Communication Track

Collaboration and creative partnerships

Working together gets results, but every partnership and project is different. What works, what doesn’t, and how can they be improved?

The difference between ‘good’ and ‘great’

Industry leaders and Lion-winners discuss what separates the game-changing from the good.

The behind-the-scenes stories of the most effective campaigns

Everybody wants campaigns that are creative and deliver results, so study examples from brands that have achieved both.

The future of branded communications

How are changes in society, politics, culture and technology going to change the world of communications?

"More people need to give a shit, work hard and try to make beautiful and impactful things.”

David Droga

Founder, Droga5

"Cannes is outrageous fun. It's not a business conference. It's a giant exercise for everyone to remember that their heroes are the rule-breakers."

Matthew Charlton

CEO, Brothers & Sisters

"Our toolkit for creativity is expanding all the time with new methods by a new breed of makers at Cannes."

Chloe Gottlieb

Chief Creative Officer US, R/GA

Bringing the whole industry together

With delegates ranging from CEOs, company founders and huge global brands to award-winning creative directors and the people who brings creative ideas to life, it's time to fill your contact book at Cannes Lions.

Highlights from 2017

Trevor Robinson from Quiet Storm

Legendary British creative Trevor Robinson made a name for himself by taking risks. Here he explains exactly why being brave is the best way to be creative.

Kazuaki Hosoda from Hakuhodo Kettle

On stage at Cannes Lions 2017, the team from Hakuhodo shared exactly why they believe that imperfection can actually help creative campaigns that resonate with people and drive results.

World-famous photographer Platon

Photographer Platon shares a story about the legendary ad man George Lois and just how far he was prepared to go to fight for an idea he believed in.

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Go home inspired

Don't miss inspirational main stage talks that spark new ideas, delivered by everyone from politicians to philosophers, comedians to filmmakers and more.

Essential insights about the future of creativity and the business fuelling it, explained by the people bringing new ideas to life. 

Case studies from pioneers who are already leading the way with a best-practice approach and successful outcomes.

"How to" learnings, practical workshops and interactive or immersive sessions designed to give you a professional and market advantage.

Experience all nine Tracks with a Complete Pass

18 - 22 June

Cannes, France