Cannes is the second congress business destination in France after Paris. This envious classification is a combination of work between Cannes and its partners, and a team of professionals fully dedicated throughout the year in the organization of international and local events. 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. The flagship of the economy in Cannes is managed by the SEMEC, a private law structure by which its various missions contribute to the global radiation of Cannes.
The management of the Palais des Festivals et des Congrès is the heart of the action of SEMEC. Fifty flagship events host more than 300,000 visitors each year and represent a decisive and economic activity for the Palais and Cannes, which brings the success of the city as a major destination for business tourism. Cannes Convention Bureau is the vector of this success. The team is at the service and ears of the event organizers and decision makers, and provides adequate answers to their expectations and also helps them from the first contact until the final touch of the entire organization of their event.
The Cannes know-how is today internationally known and recognized by professionals and is constantly solicited by competing big cities in Europe or elsewhere. A know-how of the Convention Bureau allows it to conquer new markets, but also to retain year after year the events that bear the excellence of Cannes cross the world.
The SEMEC is a private law structure which capital (2 400 000 euros) and is divided between the public sector, 80% by the city of Cannes, and 20% of the private sector. Its specificity is to gather within a single entity, three missions of different and complementary development. They are the management of the Palais des Festivals et des Congrès managed since 2001 by The SEMEC with total success; the tourism promotion combined with the city; and the organization of cultural public events. There is a fourth mission which is to support and give advice to the local partners. The SEMEC and the hotel partners join their forces within commissions of marketing in order to promote the destination.
This unity in the decision process and in action from a single interlocutor creates a wonderful synergy where effectiveness and professionalism provide the excellence to promote Cannes and offer to decision makers the ideal platform for the organization of their event.
The fast realization, the flexibility in the management, and the launch of promotions defined from the analysis of the markets, the organization of targeted events, and transparency in all points therefore appear as major assets in an extremely competitive sector.
A successful contractor for a delegation of public service which was renewed in 2012, the SEMEC is preparing the future with serenity and also with a fierce determination and an intact enthusiasm.
The only connection you will need in Cannes: THE CANNES CONVENTION BUREAU
Whatever type of event you are holding, the Cannes Convention Bureau will connect you to the suppliers and services you will need to ensure the success of your event.
The CCB launches a new on-line tool
Your request made easy : A simple search provides you access to all the Cannes product that suits your needs.
➤ Fill in your dates and the number of people
➤ Get relevant results: availability and capacity
➤ Make your selection and add to your cart
➤ Quotations are sent directly to your email address
with just a few clicks…
Live help behind the on-line tool
➤ Availabilities are provided directly by the venues
➤ The selected venues will revert to you within 24 hours
➤ An expert from the Cannes Convention Bureau will contact you for any request for 400 people or more.
A full range of offers on-line
• Event and exhibition space
• Hotels with meeting rooms
• DMCs and PCOs
• A full rangle of activities
• Service providers
• Photos and description of every venue and organization
• Blog articles with News and content about Cannes
• Testimonials from Clients regarding their experience in Cannes
Experts dedicated to your event
We recognize that each client is different. A dedicated Account Manager from the Cannes Convention Bureau is ready to assist you through every phase of the
development of your business event. You will receive expert, impartial advice and be guided through the process by a professional. Organizing your business event through the Cannes Convention Bureau is an expedient, time-saving path to access the best of Cannes. The key tourism suppliers then work together to propose their best offer for your event.