Although the curtain has fallen on the Cannes Film Festival 2016, the dynamic city of Cannes braces itself for yet more glamorous events in the upcoming summer months. This glittering destination, which provides a convivial break to guests on Mediterranean superyacht charters, is characterised by palm trees, art deco hotels and a clear blue sky. It plays host to a full calendar of world-class events throughout the year, including the spectacular Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity, which will be welcomed with eager excitement. The Cannes Lions Festival celebrates the best of global creativity, innovation, and collaboration across the branded communications, entertainment and advertising industries. A luxury yacht charter is the ideal way to host corporate guests at the Cannes Lions Festival 2016, which will run between 18th and 25th of June.
Merging luxurious comfort and a conveniently located base by the Palais des Festivals, a corporate yacht charter in the French Riviera during the conference would deliver outstanding brand exposure, while the professional crew and private chef ensure that the experience appeals to your guests.
Thousands of esteemed professionals from many different sectors descend on the Mediterranean city to strike deals, network and enjoy the exciting atmosphere. These professionals celebrate three major categories at Cannes Lions, including Lions Health, Lions Innovation, and Lions Entertainment – each with an array of highly coveted awards, chosen by specialist juries. There is also a new ‘Entertainment Lions for Music’ award in 2016, which is sponsored by Spotify and garnering added interest for this year’s event.
This year Cannes will receive a star-studded line-up of guest speakers, including entertainment creatives Will Smith, Gwyneth Paltrow, Iggy Pop, Harvey Weinstein, and Oliver Stone. The festival will also welcome trailblazing creatives in the tech world, with the founders of Spotify and Airbnb among the many presenters.
With a jam-packed schedule of seminars, networking events, exhibitions, workshops, master classes, screenings and award ceremonies, the Cannes Lions is a phenomenon of extraordinary ideas, technological exhibitions and networking opportunities, with the Côte d’Azur offering a scenic backdrop. There’s even a Fringe Festival, offering access to hundreds more specialist events and seminars that are not part of the official programme.
Often, the event is somewhat overshadowed by the exuberant parties that punctuate the award ceremonies: guests sip cocktails on the roof terrace of the Palais des Festivals, dine on fine foods at sophisticated Gala Dinners, and dance with carefree abandon at superyacht parties that light up the marina; Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity 2016 is sure to be a glamorous social affair. When it’s time to relax, Cannes’ beautiful soft-sanded beaches await – the perfect venues for an elegant lunch at a stylish beach club.