Cannes Congress Events 2020 - 2021

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. This is followed by the world’s TV and digital content market in April. May 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.

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.

Here are all the key congress dates for Cannes in 2020:

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.

The Cannes International Film Festival 12th - 23rd May 2020

The Cannes International Film Festival

12th - 23rd May 2020

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 International Film Festival takes place in May 2020, running for a duration of 11 days. Celebra...

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The world’s property market

2nd - 5th June 2020 - Held at the Palais des Festivals in March each year, the world’s property market brings together over 20,000 real estate professionals, property investors and developers from across the globe. This year marks the 31st edition of the event, as key spea...

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The International Festival of Creativity

22nd - 26th June 2020 - 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. With event organisers promising talks from hundre...

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Tax Free World Exhibition

27th September - 2nd October 2020 - For the last 30 years, the Tax Free World Exhibition 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...

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The world’s entertainment content market

13th - 15th October 2020 - The World’s Entertainment Content Market is back in Cannes this October. Following on from the World’s TV and Digital Content Market in April and the Cannes Film Festival in May, this congress brings together key influencers in the entertainment...

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Free Cannes Congress Pocket Calendar

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