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Cannes

Cannes MIPIM is once again just around the corner. With all the excitement of networking and – of course – partying, you may not have much time to plan where to eat during your stay. You might be taking a contact out, or just fed up with cooking in your apartment – but where should you go that isn’t a tourist trap? Wouldn’t you rather eat l...
Imagine the following scenario: you’ve just arrived in Cannes for an event or meeting, it’s 24 degrees and sunny, and your business suit is wrinkly and sweaty. We’ve all been there, and we all know it’s uncomfortable. The last thing you want to do is go to a meeting with a sweat-stained, crinkly shirt. We recently were in this situation dur...
We're back again to share our favourite accommodation for the month of November! As usual, we're going to showcase some of Akommo's best Cannes accommodation that are available still for upcoming events. The featured properties this month are the Top MIPIM Accommodation based on location, budget, and size. We'll jump right in, starting on ...
The French Riviera is one of the only places where business and leisure truly go hand in hand due to the beautiful landscape! At least three times a year the Akommo team heads off to Cannes for work, but it's never that dreaded business trip. There is so much to see up and down the coast, but if you're not a local or seasoned veteran it can...
back to cms administration page It’s widely known that Cannes is a town fitting the lifestyles of the rich and famous, and sometimes the prices can be quite overwhelming. From coffee meetings, to business lunches – and not to mention networking drinks – the costs begin to add up fast. So what do you do if you’re neither rich nor famous? ...
back to cms administration page back to cms administration page back to cms administration page The highly anticipated 71st Cannes Film Festival is now to be held on Tuesday, May 8th through Saturday, 19th May 2018. This shake-up means that the event will now start one day earlier than previous years; as well as finish one day earlie...
back to cms administration page back to cms administration page In just over a month, thousands of people will be flocking to Cannes for the Global Entertainment Content Market, better known as MIPCOM. With that in mind, we’ve been gathering up our Akommodations for all of you, and we have a list of some of our favourite properties. We’ve d...
back to cms administration page back to cms administration page Imagine the following scenario: you've been in Cannes for a few days, non-stop partying, networking, and - of course - attending important meetings and panel discussions for your event. The parties in Cannes are undeniably spectacular, especially on the beach and in some of th...
back to cms administration page back to cms administration page If you work in an industry that requires travel, you’ll know how difficult it is to find time to exercise when on the road. You’ll also know that it’s not particularly easy to find a gym in a new city, much less in a country where you don’t speak the language. Attending events...
back to cms administration page Have you ever wondered how to get into the Cannes Film Festival without being a celebrity or a film director? In other words – how do us normal people get in? We decided to do some digging and found out how non-celebrities get their hands on tickets to one of the world’s most prestigious events. Here’s how t...
back to cms administration page back to cms administration page The French Riviera is made up of miles of breathtaking coastline, delicious cuisine, and some of the most picturesque villages the country has to offer. Cannes, the city of events, is certainly no exception! This beachside city promotes more than 35 events and hosts over 500,0...
back to cms administration page Cannes boasts some of the most pristine, crystal blue waters and luxurious beaches, and it exudes charm and beauty from all of its precious streets and gorgeous waterfront villas. If you’ve ever been to Cannes, you’ll know that the city rarely sleeps. From MIPIM to Cannes Film Festival, to even Cannes Lions,...
back to cms administration page This year the Akommo team had the pleasure of providing you with the Cannes Lions 2018 Party List, reaching a staggering 60 parties in total. Thanks to your contributions, we were able to create the most complete list out there for Cannes Lions 2018. After creating the list, we of course had to see if these ...
back to cms administration page The global content industry is booming with inspiration, fresh ideas, and, of course, quality content. There’s far more than the mere creation of digital content that goes into the entertainment and media industry. MIPCOM was born as a result of a need to meet and share ideas, creativity, and strategies in o...
back to cms administration page Every year, thousands of celebrities gather in Cannes, France, for the world-renowned Festival de Cannes, also known as the Cannes Film Festival. The red carpet rolls out over the Palais des Festivals, and the celebrities come flooding in! This non-stop week is filled with parties, events, and some of the fi...
back to cms administration page back to cms administration page Event time is approaching soon in Cannes, and you’ve got a million things on your mind. The last thing you want to do is worry about who to call in an emergency situation. Not to mention, the extent of your French vocabulary is “bonjour” and “merci beaucoup”. Being in a foreig...
back to cms administration page BRUNCH – one of the most celebrated, adored and photographed meals of all time, and a true weekend hero for those who like to take their time waking up. Brunch is usually associated with a Saturday hangover cure, a Sunday family outing, or just an excuse for bottomless mimosas. However, brunch CAN be work-relate...
back to cms administration page back to cms administration page Cannes is one of the busiest, liveliest, and most beautiful towns on the French Riviera. Cannes is always hosting some sort of conference or congress. Seriously, this town is non-stop with events. However, this time of year it’s nice to shine a light on the town of congresses ...
back to cms administration page back to cms administration page If you haven’t been to Cannes before, the first time experience is always eye-opening. The streets are clean, the buildings are traditional, and the shopping and restaurants are on another level- in regards to both quality and, unfortunately, the prices. If you’ve been to Cann...
back to cms administration page back to cms administration page Cannes is one of the most heavily-frequented cities in Europe for events, with a conference happening almost every single weekend. The city is renowned for accommodating celebrities, hosting massive villa and yacht parties, and of course, closing major business deals from all ...
back to cms administration page back to cms administration page The iconic Palais Miramar Hotel has been around since the beginning of the 20th century. located on the famous Croisette Boulevard and facing the ocean, the location makes this building an ideal spot for Cannes accommodation. Here’s a quick history lesson on the past and prese...
back to cms administration page back to cms administration page As the month of October is coming to an end, all procrastinators around the world are last-minute preparing for MAPIC Cannes! MAPIC will be here before we know it (November 15-17), and for the majority, accommodation have already been booked. However, for those who are waiting...
back to cms administration page In 2016 Trustech launched its inaugural Cannes conference, and proved to be a massive success. Formerly held in Paris, this tech convention packed up and moved to Cannes to host the annual conference at the Palais des Festivals. Attendees only had good things to say about this event, and there’s quite a lot ...
back to cms administration page back to cms administration page In Cannes, some of the most highly-anticipated events usually start with the prefix “MIP”, such as MIPIM or MIPTV. This prefix is often associated with successful networking, big money, entertainment industry, real estate, etc… The prefix “MIP” is also associated with some inc...
back to cms administration page Parlez-vous français? If your reaction to that sentence was “oh, I know this one!” or “umm… what?” this means you need to brush up on your French etiquette before going to Cannes Lions. Akommo is happy to present your Survival Guide to French Etiquette to help you get by in Cannes! 1) French - Basic Words and ...
back to cms administration page At Akommo, we've been attending events in Cannes for over ten years and we'd like to consider ourselves well-acquainted with the beautiful French Riviera town. We've made lists over the years about the best streets we've stayed on, the best apartments we rented, some of the best French cuisine we’ve eaten (w...
back to cms administration page back to cms administration page Every month we go through our wide range of apartments and villas to select the best to showcase for events. This month’s featured event is Cannes MIPCOM, the Global Entertainment Content Market. Here are our top 3 MIPCOM accommodations for July… just look at these sweet views...
back to cms administration page Here is Akommo’s May edition of the top Akommodation in Cannes, showcasing the best for the Cannes Lions event in June! This time we are going to post the most affordable accommodation still available for the festival approaching in just a month’s time. We’re basing the criteria on the number of bedrooms off...
back to cms administration page It’s that time of year again! We’re back to show off some of our favorite Trustech apartment options available for this year’s event. Cannes is known for having some of the best conferences in the world, so it’s no surprise they’re expanding events. Cannes will be filled with the best of the trust-based tech...
back to cms administration page Although it seems as though November is far away, August sure crept up on us quickly! That’s why we’re already getting ready for the Retail Property Market, better known as MAPIC. It may also be because here at Akommo everything that we do comes down to planning. With that in mind, we wanted to share our Acc...
back to cms administration page Last year’s MIPCOM was an great success, and we don’t know about you, but we can’t wait for MIPCOM 2017! As we’re eagerly waiting for the programme for this year’s Global Entertainment Content Market, we’ve taken some time to reflect on the highlights of last year’s memorable event. Best of MIPCO...
back to cms administration page The bustling Riviera town of Cannes is made up of different neighbourhoods, giving it a unique and diverse attraction. From the Old Town to the elegant Boulevard de la Croisette, there is something beautiful to see in every corner. Continuing our series of How to Survive Cannes Lions, this edition is going t...
back to cms administration page Picture this: suitcases gathered, transfer found, and you’re en-route to Cannes. Upon arrival at your destination, you find... it doesn’t exist. Sound like a nightmare? You’ve unfortunately just been scammed. Scam /skam/ noun informal- a dishonest scheme; a fraud. Are you familiar with this word? Does ...
back to cms administration page Every June the French Riviera kicks off the summer with a bang at Europe's most highly-anticipated creativity festival of the year, the Cannes Lions. The industry bursts into life as individuals come together to share ideas, be inspired by speakers, and of course, to network. A wise man once said that "an ev...
back to cms administration page Cannes MAPIC 2017 – What it’s All About This annual retail real estate event has been making a splash on the French Riviera shoreline since 1995! Every year, big players from the industry gather in Cannes, France to discuss business and development in the retail real estate world. Events related to MAPIC t...
back to cms administration page back to cms administration page When most people think of the French Riviera, the first images that come to mind are Mediterranean waters, warm beaches, and getting away from routine. It’s easy to lose yourself in the charming old villages you find along the coast, and even easier to disconnect from the worl...

Event Tips

back to cms administration page What’s the first thing that comes to mind upon hearing the these two words – corporate events? From the perspective of somebody attending this type of event, hopefully it’s something along the lines of “engaging, organised, informative, fun” etc… And how does this fun and exciting event come to fruition? Tha...
back to cms administration page If you’ve ever been to a corporate event, haven’t you wondered, “who put all of this together?” We’re here to answer that very question. This time we’re going to dive even deeper into the chaotic world of corporate event planning. Sit back and relax, because we’re going to take you through Part 2 of our tell-...
back to cms administration page We’re back again for our final edition of our 3 part series! Today we’re sharing all the details of the best part of corporate event planning - the event, of course! This final post is related to our Barcelona corporate event last summer. The 18-hour work days, the corporate lunches, the VIP dinners, the spe...
back to cms administration page back to cms administration page As a meeting planner for internal conferences or corporate events, there are endless logistical factors to consider. For example, the room bookings and arrangements for attendees is an incredible task alone! Not to mention the hundreds of other details to be carefully accounte...
back to cms administration page As you already know, we at Akommo specialise in helping you the find perfect accommodation for the professional events and trade shows you attend around Europe. But did you know that we also offer excellent services to companies planning to host their own events? Whether you’re organising an internal c...

Barcelona

Have you ever woken up with a huge knot in your neck? Event planning is high-energy, stressful, chaotic and exhilarating, even if it is rewarding at the same time. However, it's all too easy to get caught up in work and forget to take care of your physical and mental health. During your next Barcelona corporate event, take some time and tre...
back to cms administration page Since Barcelona was declared the host city for the GSMA Mobile World Congress in 2011, tourism has been steadily increasing in this Mediterranean city. In 2017, Barcelona reached a staggering 80 million visitors, and predictions are calling for even more this year. As the rules of supply and demand go, 2018 ...
back to cms administration page As the upcoming Mobile World Congress is taking place in just under a week, restaurant planning is definitely not what you want to leave to the last minute. If you’re a fellow foodie, chances are you’ve already done a bit of palate-driven research. But are you aware that dinner in Spain doesn’t start until a...
back to cms administration page back to cms administration page This year, one of Akommo’s goals is to become a major part of a charity, whether it be local or global, because we believe that giving back to those in need is essential for growth in a company. ‘Tis the season of giving This weekend we felt fortunate to have been ...
back to cms administration page With Mobile World Congress 2018 taking place in less than two weeks, the countdown begins now! After ten years of attending, we’d like to consider ourselves ‘MWC veterans’. There are plenty of websites that will give you information on keynote speakers, daily lineups, and tech releases that everyone’s buzzin...
back to cms administration page Even though January has come and gone, there has already been a great deal of change at Akommo this year so far. The team has expanded with two new members, and we’ve created a brand new partnership with the Barcelona-based Doing Good Doing Well Conference. Europe’s largest student-organised conference on th...
back to cms administration page Did you know that Barcelona is one of the new up-and-coming cities for startups? It has amazing weather, incredible architecture, full of entrepreneurial opportunity, and home to some of the best business schools. It’s no wonder that the largest technology conference in the world, Mobile World Congress takes...
back to cms administration page As much as Mobile World Congress is about business, it’s equally about enjoying all that Barcelona has to offer. Last year there were some amazing networking parties, and the Akommo team attended a few of them! Although the events were entertaining and very informative, there are some amazing site venues tha...
back to cms administration page As the world renowned Mobile World Congress is returning to Barcelona, Akommo thought it best to start preparing. We decided to share some of our best-kept secrets with you for this year’s Congress. Although the main function of MWC is to display the latest and greatest of the tech world, networking and ming...
back to cms administration page Tragedy Strikes in Barcelona As most of you already know, our beloved home was attacked by terrorists on Thursday 17 August 2017, taking 13 lives and injuring 100 people as a result. Although it’s been almost a week already, the Barcelona Terrorist Attack still feels like it happened yesterday. The att...
back to cms administration page back to cms administration page Networking. The very word stops some people in their tracks and makes them want to run back to their houses. That, or reach for the nearest glass of alcohol (I’d venture to call this type introverted). Why? To be honest, it’s uncomfortable. For the other people that live...
back to cms administration page Are you looking to host an event in Barcelona for a large group? Don’t know where to start with the search process? Here at Akommo we’re all expats, so we know how it feels to deal with planning an event in a different country. In our industry, location really is everything. We’re going to share the be...
back to cms administration page This time next week, people will be in full-swing networking mode, making it rain with their business cards, using enormous words to define their job titles, and of course, seeing the latest technology this modern world has to offer. We’re referring to the GSMA Mobile World Congress. This year there are a to...
back to cms administration page back to cms administration page At Akommo, we’ve always been social. We’re friendly with our partners. We’re connected and active on social networks. Now we are also getting socially involved in charity and social causes. See our last post about CSR and why it helps our business grow. Philanthropy is n...
back to cms administration page back to cms administration page Does your company participate in any kind of Corporate Social Responsiblity (CSR) program at the moment? Today I had the privilege of going on a tour with Feeding Spain, an amazing organisation here in Barcelona, that donates one meal for every meal purchased from their restau...
back to cms administration page Back in the 1960s, Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) started as a trend and evolved into a fundamental element for corporations. It adds both external and internal value to the company. These days, CSR is still great, but local CSR is even better. The movement of working locally is touching on all facets...
back to cms administration page back to cms administration page back to cms administration page Throughout the year there are countless events that take place in Barcelona! The city comes to life and fills with international companies and visitors who come together to enjoy all that the capital of Catalonia has to offer. It’s beautiful, is...
back to cms administration page back to cms administration page back to cms administration page back to cms administration page Barcelona is an international hub for all types of workers, from the stock market businessmen and women in suits on thePaseo de Gracia, to the sandal-loving startup companies in the industrial hub of Poblenou. The...

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