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The Definitive Cannes Lions 2024 Party List and Event Guide by Akommo

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Our team at Akommo is happy to welcome you again to the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity 2024, scheduled to take place from 17–21 June in the picturesque city of Cannes on the French Riviera. As the event draws near, we are excited to introduce our Cannes Lions 2024 Party List.

This prestigious event annually gathers the most innovative minds in the advertising, marketing, and creative industries to celebrate exceptional achievements in creativity. From groundbreaking campaigns to the latest trends in digital transformation, Cannes Lions sets the stage for industry leaders to showcase their best work, forge meaningful connections, and draw inspiration from unparalleled creativity. And where better to connect, than over a cocktail, under the starred sky, enjoying some of the best parties Cannes Lions has to offer!

Our annual Cannes Lions party-list has become a cherished tradition among festival-goers, eagerly anticipated by veterans and newcomers alike. For our Cannes Lions 2024 Party List, we are thrilled to present our biggest and most comprehensive party list to date. Whether you're looking to network, celebrate, or soak in the atmosphere of creativity and inspiration, our party guide has you covered for Cannes Lions 2024.

Sport Beach at Cannes Lions 2024

Hosted by Stagwell

Date & Time: Mon, June 17 - Thu June 20; 9:00 to 20:00 CEST.

Location: La Plage Du Festival, 52 Bd de la Croisette

Sport Beach returns for its 2nd season from June 17th to June 20th, 2024 — bringing together athletes, marketers, and global leaders to explore the intersection of sport, creativity, and culture. Featured in the event are prominent figures such as Joe Burrow, Roberto Carlos, Myles Garrett, Alex Honnold, Chad "OchoCinco' Johnson, Chloe Kim, Patrick Mouratoglou, Shannon Sharpe, Mikaela Shiffrin, and JuJu Watkins, among others, participating in featured programming and appearances. For the full roster of leaders, innovators, and cultural influencers joining Sport Beach 2024, visit

Microsoft Advertising at Cannes Lions 2024

Hosted by Microsoft Advertising

Date & Time: June 17 - June 21, 2024

Location: Microsoft Beach House, Ondine Plage

Attend the Microsoft Advertising showcase at the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity. From June 17 to June 21, immerse yourself in the innovative world of advertising possibilities at the Microsoft Beach House located at Ondine Plage. Engage in thought-provoking discussions, explore unique experiences, and gain insights that will ignite your creativity and drive business growth. RSVP now to receive updates on our exclusive programming, special events, and speaker lineup.

RTL Beach

Hosted by RTL AdAlliance

Date & Time: June 17 - June 20, 2024

Location: RTL Beach, Cannes, France

Come for the Festival, stay for RTL. Discover the best of Cannes Lions with RTL AdAlliance, celebrating creativity and innovation. Gather with the brightest minds from European media and advertising at the Croisette. RTL Beach, the major European media hub near the festival, represents RTL's roots and the future of advertising for brands and publishers.

In partnership with Ipsos, RTL Beach offers inspiration, insight, and innovation to empower media leaders. Explore AI-supported tech, perfect contextual presence, and innovative ad campaigns. Discuss the latest trends – AI's impact on creativity, the future of advertising, and Total Video 2.0.

P.S. Don't miss the RTL Party on Tuesday. Find more info and RSVP here.

Kantar US Kick-off Dinner

Hosted by Kantar

Date & Time: Sunday, June 16th; 18:30 CEST

Location: The Kantar Apartment, Rue de Serbes, 13

Join Kantar as they kick off Cannes with their annual “No Agenda” dinner. Each year, they gather their incredible community to ease into the craziness of Cannes, the classic French way. This event is limited in capacity, so be sure to RSVP to confirm your seat!

VIP Happy Hour Kick-Off

Hosted by Experian, Audigent, and LG Ad Solutions

Date & Time: Sunday, June 16th; 18:30 - 20:30 CEST

Location: Rooftop, Canopy by Hilton Cannes, Rez-de-chaussée

Experience the ultimate official unofficial Pre-Cannes Kick-Off with Experian, Audigent, and LG Ad Solutions. Enjoy a VIP Happy Hour at the stunning Rooftop of Canopy by Hilton Cannes, featuring a special musical guest. Join industry leaders for an evening of great music, delicious drinks, and engaging conversations as you prepare for the excitement of Cannes Lions 2024. Join the waitlist now to secure your spot.

Grill and Chill with Equitativ Crew

Hosted by Equitativ

Date & Time: Monday, June 17th; 17:00 - 20:00 CEST

Location: Equitativ Yacht, Cannes, France

Kick-off Cannes in style with a casual and inviting BBQ on the Equitativ yacht. Enjoy delicious food and engaging conversations in a relaxed atmosphere, setting the perfect stage for networking and building meaningful connections during your time in Cannes. Mingle with industry leaders, share insights, and create lasting memories as you soak in the beautiful views from the yacht. This event promises to highlight your Cannes experience, blending great company with an unforgettable culinary experience. Register here.

Citizen Cannes: Context or Chaos?

Hosted by Ipsos, in partnership with RTL Ad Alliance

Date & Time: Mon, June 17 - Fri, June 21

Location: RTL Beach - La Croisette

Join Ipsos and RTL Ad Alliance for a dynamic week of interaction at the vibrant RTL Beach, right on the Croisette. Hosted by Ipsos' CEO, Ben Page, this series of talks and events will delve into how brands can thrive in chaos by understanding context, acting with empathy, and managing expectations effectively. This collaboration will bring together marketing leaders, creative experts, and society's movers to discuss and explore how deep consumer insights drive successful marketing strategies and top-tier campaigns. Engage with industry leaders who have navigated these waters with precision and insight. You can find more information and register here:

DV's Cannes Kickoff: Women’s VIP Dinner (Invite Only)

Hosted by Double Verify

Date & Time: Sun, June 16; 6:00pm - 9:00pm CEST

Location: DV Yacht ASYA

Double Verify welcomes attendees aboard the luxurious ASYA Yacht for an exclusive evening at this year's Cannes Lions Festival. The kickoff event features a VIP dinner dedicated to celebrating the power and influence of female industry trailblazers. Guests can expect an evening filled with elegance and engaging conversations, providing a perfect setting for networking and making meaningful connections. This invite-only event promises insightful panels and memorable moments, setting the tone for an impactful week at Cannes.

Happy Hour In Partnership With Smartly

Hosted by Double Verify

Date & Time: Mon, June 17; 17:00 - 19:00 CEST

Location: DV Yacht ASYA

Double Verify invites you to unwind and celebrate the first day of Cannes at their special Happy Hour event in partnership with Smartly. This gathering on the luxurious DV Yacht ASYA offers the perfect opportunity to connect with professionals from across the industry. Enjoy a refreshing beverage (or two) and relax after a busy day, making new connections and enjoying the scenic backdrop of Cannes. You can register here:

Ogury Cannes Kick-Off Party (Invite-Only)

Hosted by Ogury

Date & Time: Monday, June 17th; 19:45 - 00:30 CEST

Location: 55 Bd de la Croisette, Cannes, France

Join Ogury for an exclusive kick-off party in its apartment garden. Enjoy a vibrant atmosphere to reconnect with industry colleagues and friends, featuring fun cocktails, delicious food from the south of France, and a surprise entertainment guest. This invite-only event promises an evening of networking and celebration to kick off Cannes Lions 2024 in style. More info at this link.

Brands&Culture Launch Party - What the F*CK is Culture?

Hosted by Brands&Culture

Date & Time: Monday, June 17th; 15:00 - 17:00 CEST

Location: The Brands&Culture Villa, 13 Avenue de Benefiat

Join the exclusive launch of the Brands&Culture Global Event Series at the luxurious Brands&Culture Villa, just a 15-minute stroll from the Palais. This event, designed for marketers, brand and cultural strategists, and media owners, will explore the essence of culture and its impact on business growth. Experts will discuss what culture is, how to navigate it, why it matters, and what effective cultural initiatives look like. Delve into the differences between activating in culture and creating culture, and understand the role of brands in shaping culture. Stay for the conversation and enjoy cocktails and poolside vibes. RSVP here - spots are going fast!

What Makes Funny, Funny? Lunch

Hosted by Kantar

Date & Time: Tuesday, June 18th; 12:00 PM CEST

Location: The Kantar Apartment, Rue de Serbes, 13

Join Kantar for a special session of ‘The Works’ in collaboration with Marketing Week & The Advertising Association. Featuring TikTok comedian Rob Mayhew, McCann’s Effies Grand winner Jamie Peate, VCCP’s Chief Strategy Officer Claire Hutchinson, Kantar MD Dom Boyd, and Marketing Week editor Russell Parsons. They'll delve into why humor is crucial for creating memorable campaigns, explore what makes funny, funny, and share their insights on Cannes' new humor category. More info here:

80’s Retro Rendezvous

Hosted by: Double Verify and Affinitysolutions

Date & Time: Tue, June 18; 18:00 – 22:00 CEST

Location: DV ASYA Yacht

Rewind to the raddest decade at the 80’s Retro Rendezvous, hosted by Double Verify and Affinitysolutions. Guests will board the DV ASYA Yacht for an epic evening of nostalgia and neon. The night promises performances by Tony Hadley of the Spandau Ballet and beats spun by DJ Hesta Prynn. Attendees are encouraged to dress to impress in their most righteous 80s attire – think leg warmers, shoulder pads, and hair teased to the heavens. It’s going to be, like, totally tubular! More info and registration here:

Taboola Happy Hour at Cannes

Hosted by Taboola

Date & Time: Tuesday, June 18th, 2024; 17:00 - 20:00 CEST

Location: The Taboola Penthouse, 45 Boulevard de la Croisette

Celebrate Cannes Lions with an evening of cocktails, food, music, and captivating conversations, all set against the stunning backdrop of Cannes. This exclusive gathering at the Taboola Penthouse promises an unforgettable experience with breathtaking views and a vibrant atmosphere. Please note that entry is based on capacity, so guests are encouraged to arrive early and have their invites ready for the registration team. The last entry will be strictly at 8 pm. You can register for the event here:

Cognitiv Pink Party

Hosted by Cognitiv

Date & Time: Tue, June 18, 2024; 17:00 - 21:00 CEST

Location: Cognitiv Yacht O'LION, Jetée Albert Édouard Nord

Join the vibrant celebration aboard O’LION for Cognitiv’s renowned Pink Party. Indulge in delectable canapes, crafted cocktails, and live music that will seamlessly transition you from day to night. While pink attire is encouraged, it's not mandatory. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to dance and mingle in style. RSVP to secure your spot for an unforgettable evening.

Breakfast Meetup on Sustainability and Advertising

Hosted by Global Advertising Lawyers Alliance (GALA)

Date & Time: June 18, 2024; 9:00am - 11:00am CEST

Location: Canopy Hilton Cannes, Mezzanine Lounge, 2 Bd Jean Hibert

.Join the Global Advertising Lawyers Alliance (GALA) along with representatives from Ad Net Zero, Green the Bid and Good Planet, the UK Advertising Standards Authority, the International Chamber of Commerce, Google, and other special guests for a breakfast meetup and an informal conversation about sustainability issues in the advertising industry. Don't miss this opportunity to engage in meaningful discussions and connect with industry leaders. You can secure your spot at this link.

Run the Riviera

Hosted by Ultimate Asset

Date & Time: Tuesday, June 18th; 7:30am CEST

Location: Caffe Roma, 1 Sw. Merimee, 06400, Cannes, France

Kickstart your morning in Cannes with a guided 5K or 10K run hosted by Ultimate Asset. Designed for all paces, the 5K run will take around 30 minutes, while the 10K will be approximately 1 hour. Join fellow runners and enjoy a scenic workout around Cannes. Sign up via their dedicated WhatsApp group: Join here.

Leveraging Creativity to Connect with Brands and Audiences

Hosted by UK Advertising @ Cannes Lions

Date & Time: Tuesday, June 18th; 9:45 - 10:45am CEST

Location: Plage Croisette Beach Cannes - MGallery, 65 Boulevard de la Croisette

Join the Advertising Association for a compelling session on leveraging creativity to connect with brands and audiences. Held at Plage Croisette Beach Cannes - MGallery, this event will explore the latest trends in content and experiential marketing. Attendees will learn how to use media platforms and foster impactful collaborations effectively. Featuring speakers like Noel Bunting, Chief Creative Officer at Publicis London, and the Group Chief Creative Officer at MullenLowe Group UK, this talk promises valuable insights for anyone looking to elevate their creative strategies.

Brunch: Publishers and Pastries

Hosted by Seedtag

Date & Time: Tuesday, June 18th; 11:00 CEST

Location: Seedtag HQ, 6 Rue Florian, Cannes, France

Start your day with Seedtag's specialty coffee and fresh croissants at this exclusive networking session. Connect with publishing leaders and gear up for the day ahead in a relaxed and inviting atmosphere. This brunch event offers the perfect opportunity to network and share insights with peers in the publishing industry. RSVP at this link.

AdTech Apéro: Sparkling Connections

Hosted by Seedtag

Date & Time: Tuesday, June 18th; 18:00 CEST

Location: Seedtag HQ, 6 Rue Florian

As the sun sets, join Seedtag for an exclusive apéro. Mingle over cocktails in an ideal ambiance to unwind, exchange ideas, and forge lasting connections. This event offers a perfect setting to relax and network with peers in the ad tech industry. RSVP at this link.

Happy Hour

Hosted by Double Verify

Date & Time: Wednesday, June 19; 17:00 – 19:00 CEST

Location: DV ASYA Yacht

Come aboard the DV ASYA Yacht for an exclusive Happy Hour hosted by Double Verify. Take a break from the Cannes sun and enjoy a relaxed atmosphere while mingling with Double Verify's leadership team and esteemed industry experts. Let's raise a glass together and toast to new connections and exciting opportunities. Don't forget to RSVP to secure your spot and ensure a fully stocked bar awaits you! Register here:

Cognitiv Pride Party

Hosted by Cognitiv

Date & Time: Wednesday, June 19; 17:00 - 21:00 CEST

Location: Cognitiv Yacht O’LION, Jetée Albert Edouard

Join us in celebrating Pride Month with a spectacular and interactive drag show featuring Cannes' most iconic drag queens. Every guest attending will contribute to a donation made to The Trevor Project, Point of Pride, and Queens of the Castro. It's not just a party; it's a meaningful experience you won't want to miss. RSVP here:

Exclusive Blueprint for Brand Growth Happy Hour

Hosted by Kantar

Date & Time: Wed, June 19th; 16:00 CEST

Location: The Kantar Apartment, Rue de Serbes, 13

Join Kantar for an exclusive happy hour featuring a walk-through of their new point of view on how brands grow and their practical applications. This session will showcase Kantar's new analysis of billions of attitudinal and behavioural data points. Led by Jane Ostler, Kantar's global EVP of Thought Leadership, and Mark Visser, Head of Consulting, this roundtable discussion is tailored for senior clients. Don't miss out on this insightful event! More info at this link.

Happiest Hour

Hosted by Sparks & Upworthy

Date & Time: June 19th; 16:30 - 18:30 CEST

Location: Inkwell Beach, Vegaluna - 58 Blvd De La Croisette

Join us in Cannes for the Happiest Hour, exploring generosity as a strategic brand cornerstone. This exclusive event features industry pioneers shaping the future through acts of kindness and generosity. Hear insights from strategic brand leaders mastering generosity as the new currency of brand engagement. Enjoy small bites, signature cocktails, and meaningful connections at CC:DC's Inkwell Beach. More information and RSVP at the official event site:

Invite-Only Ogury Closing Party

Hosted by Ogury

Date & Time: Wednesday, June 19th; 19:45 - 00:30 CEST

Location: Ogury Suite, 55 Bd de la Croisette, Cannes, France

Ogury is thrilled to host a closing party in the stunning gardens of its suite, overlooking Boulevard de la Croisette. Join us for happy hour and stay for a world-class entertainment act to close off the week in style. This exclusive event promises an unforgettable evening of celebration and networking as we wrap up Cannes Lions 2024. Find more info here.

World Woman Cannes Agenda

Hosted by World Woman Foundation

Date & Time: June 19, 2024; 8:30am - June 20, 2024; 18:30 CEST

Location: 2 Bd Jean Hibert, 2 Boulevard Jean Hibert

Join the World Woman Foundation for the World Woman Cannes Agenda, a transformative event dedicated to empowering women to shape the future of creativity. Taking place from June 19th to June 20th at 2 Bd Jean Hibert, this event will feature impactful discussions, networking opportunities, and empowering workshops led by powerful women from around the globe. Connect with like-minded individuals and celebrate the achievements of women in various fields. Don't miss out on this inspiring and enriching experience! You can reserve your spot here.

Beyond the Score - A Global Trend

Hosted by UK Advertising

Date & Time: Thursday, June 20th; 10:00 - 10:45am CEST

Location: Plage Croisette Beach Cannes - MGallery, 65 Boulevard de la Croisette

This year, with major sporting events like the Euros, the Paris Olympic Games, and the Paralympic Games, sports marketing is at a pivotal moment. Increased viewership for women’s sports and a busy calendar present unique opportunities for broadcasters and brands. This session will explore how brands can strategically align with these events, leveraging innovative sponsorships, marketing campaigns, and fan activations to boost visibility and engagement.

Speakers include Karin Seymour, Director of Client & Marketing at Sky, and a representative from Sanofi (TBC), with Aisling Conlon, International Trade Director for UK Advertising, serving as moderator. Additional speakers are to be announced. You can RSVP here.

Send-off Silent Disco

Hosted by Equativ

Date & Time: Thursday, June 20th, 2024; 10:00 CEST

Location: Equativ Content Hub, 8 boulevard Jean Hibert

Experience an early-morning dance party to send the week off in style. Wear your brightest colors and join us to toast the connections made over the week with smoothies and ginger shots. This unique event offers a fun and energetic way to wrap up your Cannes Lions experience. More info at this link:

Creative Growth Unlocked: Women of Color United in Sales and Marketing

Hosted by Sistas in Sales

Date & Time: Thursday, June 20th, 2024; 12:00 - 15:00 CEST

Location: Plage 3.14, 63 Boulevard de la Croisette

Join the Women of Color United in Sales and Marketing for Creative Growth Unlocked at Cannes Lions. This exceptional event will take place at the stunning Plage 3.14, offering a unique opportunity to learn from a diverse panel of accomplished professionals. Attendees will expand their networks, engage in thought-provoking discussions, and celebrate the power of diversity and inclusion. Don't miss this transformative gathering that celebrates diversity, fosters growth, and unlocks endless possibilities. Secure your spot today and be part of a movement that empowers and inspires amidst the energy of Cannes Lions. You can RSVP at this link.

Everything You Need to Know About our Cannes Lions 2024 Party List

Our guide spans the spectrum of Cannes Lions celebrations, from intimate mixers with industry leaders to grand beach parties under the stars. As the definitive source for party information, we'll ensure you experience the pinnacle of the Cannes nightlife. We continuously update our guide as new parties are announced, guaranteeing you won’t miss a moment of the excitement.

Are you hosting a party during Cannes Lions 2024? We want to feature your event! By sharing your party details with us, you contribute to creating the ultimate resource for attendees looking to make the most out of their festival experience.

Stay tuned as we regularly reveal the most exclusive and sought-after soirées on the glittering Côte d'Azur. Keep your calendars free and your dancing shoes at the ready as we guide you through the best parties 2024 Cannes Lions has to offer.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Cannes Lions 2024?

Cannes Lions 2024, officially known as the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, is set to run from June 17-21 in Cannes, France. It represents the 71st edition of this globally significant event that stands as a pivotal meeting point for the marketing and advertising community.

The festival is renowned for its extensive program featuring over 150 hours of content, with around 500 speakers anticipated, covering a vast spectrum of creative disciplines. This event not only celebrates the best in creativity but also serves as a forum to address pressing industry and global issues, offering a blend of inspiration, learning, and networking opportunities.

For more detailed information, you can visit the official Cannes Lions website.

Where Does Cannes Lions 2024 Take Place?

The Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity 2024 takes place in Cannes, France. The event is held at the Palais des Festivals et des Congrès, a renowned venue located along the city's famous seafront promenade​.

When is Cannes Lions 2024 Taking Place and is the Schedule Available?

Cannes Lions 2024 will take place from June 17 to June 21 at the Palais des Festivals et des Congrès in Cannes, France. The event kicks off with registration, where attendees can pick up their badges and familiarize themselves with the venue to navigate the event more effectively.

The festival will feature an extensive lineup of sessions including keynotes, workshops, and panel discussions spanning various topics in the creative and marketing industries. Highlights from past events have included insights from leading global creatives and executives, showcasing groundbreaking ideas and discussing key industry trends.

Attendees can expect a vibrant schedule with sessions starting in the morning and running throughout the day. Specific times for each day's start and end, along with detailed event schedules, are typically announced closer to the event date and will be available on the Cannes Lions official app.

What is the Akommo Cannes Lions 2024 Party List and Event Guide?

The Akommo Cannes Lions Party List is a curated compilation of events and parties occurring during the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity. It is designed for attendees looking to network, socialize, and enjoy the festival's vibrant atmosphere.

The list typically includes a variety of gatherings, from exclusive cocktail receptions to larger beach parties, catering to the diverse interests and schedules of festival-goers.

Event organizers can submit their parties to be featured on the list, making it a comprehensive resource for anyone attending the Cannes Lions Festival looking to maximize their experience outside of the official programming.

Can I Submit My Event or Party to Your List?

If you're hosting an event during the festival and want to be included, simply send an email with the details of your party to [email protected]. You need to include the following information:

  • Event Name
  • Organizer
  • Date and Time
  • Location and Address
  • Short Description
  • Ticket/Signup Link
  • Banners or Other Promotional Graphics

Once we receive your information, we'll evaluate it to see if it matches our guide's criteria. If it does, we'll happily include it in our detailed party guide.

Can Akommo Help Me Secure Transportation for Cannes Lions 2024?

Yes, Akommo can assist you with securing transportation during Cannes Lions 2024. We offer a range of services tailored to event attendees, including transportation solutions. Whether you need airport transfers, daily shuttles, or private car services throughout the event, Akommo can help arrange the appropriate transportation to ensure you can navigate Cannes easily and comfortably during the festival. For more details on our services visit our website and to arrange transportation, please fill out the form at this link.

Who is Coming to Cannes Lions 2024?

Cannes Lions 2024 is expected to be a grand showcase of creativity, drawing more than 19,000 attendees from over 100 countries. This diverse gathering underscores the festival's role as a global hub for the advertising and creative industries. Attendees range from marketing executives and brand leaders to creative professionals and influencers, all converging to exchange ideas, gain insights, and celebrate the power of creativity.

The festival will feature a stellar lineup of speakers, including industry luminaries and emerging talents, each bringing their unique perspectives to the stage:

  • David Droga - Founder of Droga5, known for his transformative approaches to storytelling and advertising.
  • Queen Latifah - Actress, rapper, and entrepreneur, offering insights from her versatile career in entertainment and business.
  • Mike Cessario - Founder of Liquid Death, who will share his unconventional marketing strategies that have captivated millennials and Gen Z.
  • Gautam Reghunath and PG Aditiya - From Talented.Agency, discussing the evolution of advertising's pricing models and creative agency roles.
  • Marc Pritchard - Chief Brand Officer at Procter & Gamble, delving into how consumer insights can unlock creative growth.
  • Vidhya Srinivasan - Vice-President and General Manager of Advertising at Google, exploring future technologies in advertising.
  • Alexander Chen - Creative Director at Google Creative Lab, showcasing the intersection of creativity and technology.
  • Jay Shetty - Storyteller and motivational speaker, emphasizing the role of positive mental health in creative professions.
  • Kory Marchisotto - CMO of e.l.f. Beauty, discussing branding and its evolving landscape in modern marketing.

This diverse panel of speakers ensures that Cannes Lions 2024 will offer a broad spectrum of discussions, workshops, and presentations that cater to the varied interests of its global audience. For more detailed information on the speakers and the full schedule, please visit the Cannes Lions official website.