Welcome to Cannes Lions

We are campaigners for creativity: we inspire creative bravery that changes the course of communications.
Over 62 years, we have gathered the industry and galvanised it. Our goal is to provide everything needed to successfully campaign for creativity – the connections, the education, the benchmark and the inspiration.

In 2016, Cannes Lions is an eight-day programme of creative inspiration, celebration, education and networking, attracting over 15,000 delegates from around 100 countries.

It is the only truly global meeting place for branded communications professionals and our Awards set a global benchmark for what good creative looks like.


The industry's most coveted creative accolades, the Lions, form the core of the Festival, setting a benchmark for the world to look to. All the winners from 2015 are now exclusively available in the Cannes Lions Archive


A love letter from Cannes Lions dedicated to the stories, lessons and magic of creativity. Join us for daily creative inspiration, weekly talks from industry legends and a new monthly podcast series. All designed to say Thank You Creativity. Find out more


Illumination leads to innovation. Our week-long programme of talks, workshops and academies ignites the spark of creativity so great ideas can catch fire. Find out more


Follow @Cannes_Lions to keep up to date with the Festival as we begin to announce more speakers for 2016

Bruce McColl

Mars, Incorporated 

Gerry Graf

Barton F. Graf 

Wendy Clark


David Lubars
Keith Weed

What happened at Cannes 2015

Cannes Lions was an unmissable seven days of networking, celebration, inspiration and learning under the Riviera sun.

  • Talks from everyone from Al Gore to Tinder's Founder

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  • Every time I come, I leave a much bigger person in terms of my understanding of creativity. Jonathan Mildenhall CMO, Airbnb
  • See the carnival unfold

    in our new video

  • Quotes from the stage

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  • Cannes Lions is the main event. Everyone wants to win. Anyone who says different is a liar, mad, or destined for sainthood. John O'Keeffe Worldwide Creative Director, WPP
  • Photos from THE FESTIVAL

    View them today

  • Cannes Lions Stories

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Where is it?

Palais des Festivals, Cannes, France. The closest airport is Nice Côte d’Azur International Airport.

2016 Passes


See all the available passes. This year we have more options than ever, including specialist passes to our Lions Health, Lions Innovation and new Lions Entertainment streams. See the passes...