It’s that time of year again. That’s right, the countdown to Cannes Lions is nearly over, which means it’s time to start preparing your game plan.
On the 18 June, the hotly-anticipated International Festival of Creativity will once again throw open its doors to thousands of creative and marketing professionals from across the globe.
Cannes Lions offers a unique opportunity to meet and connect with some of the greatest creative minds in the industry. Are you ready to network, pitch your ideas and foster new partnerships? We’ve prepared the following top tips to help you whilst you’re in Cannes.
Plan Ahead with the Official Integrated App
Cannes Lions boasts a schedule packed full of events and it can seem daunting to decide which to attend.
You’ll be spoilt for choice, but there’s no need to feel overwhelmed. The official Cannes Lions app is the ideal way to select the most interesting and relevant events, and create your personal schedule for the week.
Delegates can use the app to find other delegates by searching for a name, job title and company. An introductory message can be sent right within the app to arrange meetings.
The app will available by early June. Download it to your phone and bookmark the events you want to attend. What better way to spend those spare moments while in transit on the way to the event?
Work, Then Let Your Hair Down
In the Palais you will hear inspirational seminars and have the chance to absorb the industry’s latest creative offerings.
But the real networking opportunities happen outside of the Palais at the many parties and receptions.
To start, put the official opening and closing celebrations in your diary – they are a fantastic way to make new contacts.
Pack for the Summer
Remember you’re heading to the French Riviera and Cannes Lions is not a formal business event.
A lightweight smart/casual wardrobe is appropriate and will ensure you are relaxed, comfortable, and able to fully enjoy yourself.
Comfortable footwear is also a must for Cannes, you’re going to be on your feet a lot.
Get the Best Accommodation
They say the early bird catches the worm. From five star hotels to comfortable apartments, you should aim to book your accommodation in advance.
With the event fast approaching, if you’re still looking for accommodation - EAS can help. We have partnerships with some of the best accommodation in Cannes and can find the right place for you in town, within your budget.
Prepare in Advance
It's always best to be prepared to deal with any unforeseen issues that might arise when travelling to large events.
Keep a digital copy of your documents. Scan your passport, driver’s licence and credit cards just in case you lose them.
In the unlikely event something does happen, our team are on hand to provide assistance completely free of charge.
We offer complimentary Congress Cover, even if you haven’t booked with EAS, for those attending Cannes Lions, giving you a French speaking representative to support you in the event of theft, an accident or a hotel cancellation.
Enjoy the Festival
Over 16,000 marketing communication professionals from across the world will be flocking to Cannes in June. Cannes Lions is an opportunity to connect with the industry’s key influencers and thought leaders, in an environment that is sociable and collaborative.
Meet world-class pioneers who can make a positive impact on your business or take your career to the next level. But above all, enjoy every moment - you’re in Cannes!
Our team has been attending Cannes Lions for many years. We can source the best accommodation for you in the city at the most affordable prices. We can also assist you with organising events, co-ordinating caterers and preparing private transfers. Click the link below for more information.