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SEMEC, the management company of the Palais des Festivals et des Congrès de Cannes.

SEMEC plays, with success guaranteed, the role of captain on board the flagship of the Cannes economy: le Palais des Festivals et des Congrès.

The success of this enterprise in the long term cannot be summarised, nevertheless, as the management, rigorous and audacious as it may be, of a building with famous steps, which hosts some of the most widely covered events in the world.

The uniqueness of the SEMEC, a private company whose capital (€2,400,000) is distributed between the public sector, that is to say the City of Cannes, for 80%, and the private sector, for 20 %, is that it combines in the same unit three different yet complementary development axes: the management of the Palais des Festivals et des Congrès effectively taken on as of 2001; the concerted tourist promotion of the city; the organisation of public cultural events. It also provides the service of advice to all local partners.

This unity of decision making and action on the basis of a single tool makes it possible to avoid wasted energy. SEMEC and partners in the hotel sector combine their strength on marketing boards, to boos the destination.
Rapid implementation, flexible management, the launching of promotions developed on the basis of market research, the organisation of targeted events, transparency in all areas are determinant assets in an extremely competitive sector.
Awarded a public service delegation renewable in 2021, the SEMEC is calmly preparing for the future, with constantly renewed determined and enthusiasm.

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Flagship Events


Tourism strategy 2018

Présentation en images de la stratégie tourisme 2018, David Lisnard, Maire de Cannes, président du Comité Régional du Tourisme Côte-d’Azur France, Vice-Président du Conseil Départemental et de Claire-Anne Reix,...

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1 - 5 october 2018


TFWA is the annual international meeting for the duty free industry. The lounge is the main event of the sector.

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15 - 18 october 2018


Each autumn, the International Audiovisual Market is held at the Palais des Festivals. Leaders of television and stars of the small screen, all meet in Cannes for a large-mass media.

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4 - 6 december 2018

Showcase of luxury. Cannes welcomes for more 15 years the international tourism and luxury travel. This event features the highest concentration in the world of top quality travel professionals.

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13 - 16 march 2018

The largest International Real Estate Market which gathers in March featuring the most influential actors of the sector.

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17 - 23 june 2018

Another business meeting of great magnitude, the Cannes Lions or the international Festival of creativity meets every year in June the advertisers of the world.  

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9 - 12 april 2018


Created in 1964, the International Market for Television Programs audiovisual professionals gather in April each year with more and more stars of the small and large TV screen.

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Cannes Convention Bureau

Cannes Convention Bureau is an exemplary success which could not exist without the competence and commitment of the men and women who work  within the  Palais des Festivals et des Congrès.

Meeting Space and Lay out

The Cannes Palais des Festivals et des Congrès provides a tailor-made offer to accommodate all types of events, international trade fairs, exhibitions, conventions, prestigious receptions, seminars, and private or public events.