Every year, the city of Cannes hosts a series of business events across a range of industries, from property, music, film and more. These congresses draw industry leaders from across the world as they come together to network, learn more about their sector and negotiate deals.
The first event of the year is the world’s property market, which is held over four days in March 2018. This is followed by the world’s TV and digital content market in April. May 2018 is the Cannes International Film Festival, where filmmakers and actors alike attend to preview their new films. The prestigious Palme d’Or is awarded for the best film. Both the world’s music market and Cannes Lions, the International Festival of Creativity, are held in June 2018.
In the latter half of the year, Cannes is home to the Tax Free World Exhibition, the world’s audio-visual content market, the international market for retail real estate then the International Luxury Travel Market takes place in December 2018.
Here are all the key congress dates for Cannes in 2018:
The Palais des Festivals et des Congress of Cannes, more commonly known as the Palais des Festivals, is home to all the major Cannes events, which is located in the heart of the city at the western end of the Croisette. This exceptional convention centre holds over 50 international events every year, with over 300,000 delegates attending.
Learn more about things to see and do in Cannes in our free guide here.
Our apartments are close to the Palais des Festivals. In fact, most apartments are within walking distance. If you need a villa for a corporate event or congress, take advantage of our superior location and book your next Cannes rental apartment with us.
8th - 19th May 2018
When many people think of Cannes, their first thought will be of the Film Festival, which indicates the popularity and impact of the event. This year, the Cannes Film Festival takes place between 8 – 19 May, running for a duration of 11 days. Celebrat...more information + guide view congress accomodation
18th - 22nd June 2018 - Also known as Cannes Lions, the International Festival of Creativity is the world’s largest festival and awards for the creative and marketing communications, entertainment, design and tech industries. The 2018 Cannes Lions marks its 65th a...> read more
30th September - 5th October 2018 - For the last 30 years, the Travel Retail Market in Cannes has been the event of the year for all those in the international duty free and retail sector. Industry leaders from a wealth of premium brands flock to the French Riviera to network with fellow prof...> read more
15th - 18th October 2018 - The World’s Entertainment Content Market is back in Cannes this October – between the 15th and 18th. Following on from the World’s TV and Digital Content Market in April and the Cannes Film Festival in May, this congr...> read more
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