Welcome to Cannes Lion

The Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity (formerly the International Advertising Festival) is a global event for those working in the creative communications, advertising and related fields. The seven-day festival, incorporating the awarding of the Lions awards, is held yearly at the Palais des Festivals, Cannes, France.

The Cannes programme

Connections grow people and ideas. The Festival brings together the people you know and those you want to know – peers, collaborators and ideas catalysts. Illumination leads to innovation. Our week-long programme of talks, workshops and academies ignites the spark of creativity so great ideas can catch fire

About Cannes Lions Awards…

Recognition inspires greatness. The Cannes Lions Awards are a benchmark for creative excellence, rewarding the best work and brightest thinking. Awards span across three sections – Cannes Lions, Lions Health and Lions Innovation. Other awards include Holding Company of the Year, Network of the Year, Media Agency of the Year, Agency of the Year, Independent Agency of the Year, Media Person of the Year, Advertiser of the Year and the Palme d'Or to the best production company

Who should attend

Cannes Lions is the year’s most time-efficient and inspiring business trip for tens of thousands of people. Agency creatives, client marketers, strategists, analysts, publishers, technology providers and financiers flock to the streets and sands of Cannes, sharing ideas and planning ahead. During the Festival, important new connections and major business decisions are being made every hour of every day, right across the city. Creative business people from organisations of all sizes connect and collaborate at Cannes Lions – clients meet agencies, agencies win business, start-ups win funding and products find buyers. Cannes Lions also plays host to annual meetings of global creative councils and worldwide marketing teams’ annual strategy sessions.


The 63rd International Festival of Creativity 2019 will take place in Cannes.