Event with a capital E, the Cannes Film Festival gathers each year in May the world of cinema. There is 70 years of history between Cannes and the 7th Art. A history which has attracted many other vocations. Thanks to the Palais des Festivals et des Congrès, the Cannes festival calendar is full of global magnitude events. Dozens of decision makers and organizers have chosen Cannes to provide the framework and structure best suited to their project. Rooted in their history and in the history of the Palais, year after year a lot of them are reiterating their confidence. Popular events, tradeshows, international festivals, and geo-political summits, all these events are our references. They testify to our commitment to offer a welcome space always more successful in a privileged environment.
They trust us
They organize each year their events in Cannes, some of them for more than 50 years !! The loyalty contracts between the organizers and the SEMEC, (the Societé d’Economie Mixte pour les Evénements Cannois), which manages the Palais, guarantee the monitoring of events: year after year, the Palais reassures its mission as leader of unique projects, aimed for each edition to excel from the previous success.
Reed Midem : MIDEM, MIPIM, MIPTV, MIPCOM, MAPIC
Reed Exhibitions : ILTM (International Luxury Travel Market)Reed Exhibitions: Cannes Festival Yachting
Tax Free World Association : TFWA (Tax Free World Association)
Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity : Cannes Lions
Association of the Film Festival : Cannes Festival
Comexposium : IDEF, Trustech
Mare di Moda : Mare di Moda
WeYou : Heavent South, IT Meeting, Workplace Meeting, Marketing Meeting and Security Meeting
To this prestigious list, other events are added for the general public and organized each year by the teams of the Palais:
Cannes International Games Festival
International Dance Festival (biennial)
Pyrotechnic Art Festival
Russian Art Festival
The Musical Nights of the Suquet
Jazz at Domergue
Chinese Art Festival
Cultural Days of Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan
The Plages Electroniques
Break the Floor
Cannes Shopping Festival
They trust us
Both the political and public sector request important safety measures, as well as in the medical field, new technologies, sustainable development, and the automobile .
French State: G20, the France-Africa Summit, JHA (Justice and Internal Affairs), the European Summit
National Congress of Notaries in France
Congress of the Social Union of the Habitat
But also the L'Oréal, Volkswagen, Peugeot, La Française des Jeux etc.
In March 2014, a new contract of partnership between REED MIDEM, organizer of international trade fairs and the city of Cannes confirmed the continuation of five major events in Cannes for a period of ten years, from 2014 to 2023: MIDEM, MIPIM, MIPTV, MIPCOM and MAPIC. In parallel, a contract uniting REED MIDEM and the SEMEC for five new years, from 2015 to 2019 has been signed.
"The SEMEC has been for many years, a key partner for REED MIDEM. Its leaders David Lisnard (today Mayor of Cannes.) and Martine Giuliani, have perfect knowledge of our needs, which is essential for us. The work started several months ago has demonstrated their commitment to deliver a working tool adapted to the requirements of our events, and especially our customers. The signing of this contract confirms our full confidence in the strategy put in place by the team of the Palais des Festivals et des Congrès. "
President of Reed Midem
Another historical partner of the city and the Palais, the French Association of the International Film Festival (AFFIF) in early 2011 signed a new agreement with the SEMEC for duration of five years.
"The Cannes Film Festival welcomes this renewed and strengthened agreement with the SEMEC, privileged partner within the City of Cannes. I particularly appreciate the high competence of its leaders and its teams, their ability to react, listening and especially the recognition of the primacy of our event on all those that the Palais hosts throughout the year. "
Ex-President of the AFFIF
From 2015, Pierre Lescure is the new President of the AFFIF.