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.

Every conference generates an avalanche of data. From attendee contact details to employment information, to gender, disabilities and dietary preferences, collecting our personal data for later use is fair game - or at least it has been, until now. 

Many will be aware of the dreaded GDPR, Europe’s General Data Protection Regulation, which is coming into force in May. Regulators promise stiff penalties for infringements, and even mighty tech giants like Facebook have embraced GDPR as it sets the new data protection standard globally.

With great power comes great responsibility, so it’s easy to say it’s bitter sweet building a relationship with your boss. As the promotions come and the salaries increase, the tasks become more high stress with more at stake. Your boss will delegate important tasks to those closest to them, and so naturally, the time will come when you will be asked to book your employer’s business trip.

Although this task may seem daunting, fear not! With our easy to follow, step by step guide, EAS makes planning your boss’s business travel experience a cinch.

Be realistic about the Wifi. With tens of thousands of people in Cannes tweeting, emailing and instagramming, the connection is not always great. Some restaurants have wifi and it's touch-n-go in the Palais des Festivals. We suggest investing in portable wifi.

Check out the following wifi service providers:

  1. Hippocketwifi
  2. lavacanza
  3. Skyroam
  4. Travelwifi

These wifi services require a portable wifi unit.  We recommend that these are purchased prior to your arrival to Cannes. These units can be ordered directly from the providers and can also be found via Amazon.


Rely on EAS for the best in quality accommodations, exclusive venues, event and marketing management, and other special concierge services. For further information, get in touch.

Avoiding long airport queues, defeating jet lag and dealing with bad weather are all second nature to seasoned business travellers.

In the majority of cases, business travel will go off without a hitch. It’s an excellent opportunity to visit new places, make new contacts, get to know remote colleagues in person and learn new things.

But what should you do when things go wrong?


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