Cannes Lions International Festival for Creativity is one of the most prestigious and well known festivals for the media industry and, from 2016, the music industry.With tickets starting from €1,495 for two days of the week-long event (unless you’re a student who can splash out €895) you need to plan ahead to be able make the most of your time visiting this exciting international event.
We have created a beginners guide to attending the Cannes Lions Festival to help you enjoy your visit and make the most of the opportunities and events.
Packing for your visit
There is no strict dress code for the festival during the day, so just wear what you feel comfortable and confident in, especially when choosing your shoes as there is plenty of walking to be done! There are a number of Galas and six Award Ceremonies to celebrate the worlds best creative communications…and give you the opportunity to dress up for the evening in Cannes!
The nearest airport is Nice which is approximately 30 minutes away by car, with taxis costing around €75-€85 to take you to the main strip in Cannes. Elegant Address also offers private chauffeurs and helicopter services as an alternative.
The festival itself is predominantly held in the Palais des Festivals which is located at 1 Boulevard de la Croisette, but there will be plenty of banners and stewards to help you find your way!
Collecting your pass
Once you register as a Cannes Lions Delegate and buy your pass, you will receive a confirmation email with a unique barcode. Follow the signs to Registration to collect your delegate badge as soon as you arrive at the Palais des Festivals. You will need some photo ID (passport or driving licence).
Speakers range from grand audiences with global superstars and CEOs to intimate talks or practical sessions with inspirational individuals and knowledgeable insiders.
Creativity Masterclasses: Learn from the best in the business and those making the biggest impact in the media work in a small, informal space by the main exhibition area.
Creative Inspiration Seminars: Designed to spark and motivate your creativity. Held on the famous main stages, these sessions have no specific themes, they simple designed to explore all areas and forms of creativity.
Creativity in Focus Forums: With a new theme every day, these talks explore the challenge and opportunities faced by the creative industry.
Cannes Lions Workshops: One of the most popular attractions of the Cannes Lions Festival, the workshops provide a clearly identified curriculum of practical sessions with great learnings and insights to take home with you.
See who is speaking at Cannes Lions 2016: https://www.canneslions.com/whats_on/our_speakers/#all/