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The Palais des Festivals et des Congrès and the Cannes Yacht Club wanted to organise a photographic exhibition dedicated to the Italian Carlo Borlenghi, famous photographer of the world's seas, during the 43rd edition of the Royal Regattas.
The most beautiful photographs by this sailing enthusiast are yours to discover at the Cannes Tourist Office from 18 to 25 September.
The Cannes Film Festival in July was a real success and shows the confidence that’s returned thanks to Cannes’ professionalism. As early as 25 August, Vorwerk confirmed this trend by organising its show and welcomed the resumption of face-to-face activity with digital support. Thus, in Cannes, events can be organised in optimal health conditions. All the provisions have been brought together to reassure organisers and their clients, provide them with support and solutions, GBAC Star Facility health certification, medical concierge service, creation of a digital studio, the Hi5 permanent studio... From September to the end of the year, the Palais des Festivals et des Congrès is bringing back its major exhibitions, a hope that’s been rediscovered in the events sector and for the Cannes economy.
The Palais des Festivals et des Congrès de Cannes places innovation and technology at the heart of its new facilities. Today, it unveils its permanent digital studio, the Hi5 studio. A real television studio, with its own set, it’s equipped with state-of-the-art technologies to adapt to each client. As the event sector continues to recover, it forms an essential tool for organizers to ensure the success of their hybrid or 100% digital events.
From 24 July to 21 August 2021, every evening from 10.00pm to 11.30pm, the façade and steps of the Palais des Festivals et des Congrès de Cannes will be lit up to the accompaniment of a musical creation. This year, this 10-minute sound and light show will be broadcast for the first time on the entire façade of the Palais to form part of the theme of the summer cultural programme: cinema.
The scenography for this giant "mapping", designed by Les Ateliers Athem, puts on display the history of cinema and the Festival with a reinterpretation of cult films.
It provides a gateway to a surreal journey leading from the iconic steps to different cinematic horizons.
The visual pictures with their interplay of perspectives and illusion will feature films that have left their mark on Cannes and cinema.
What’s more, for the first time, a trompe-l'oeil "red carpet" will take place at the top of the steps to set the stage for the Palais by day.
The call for applications to become a Cannes Ambassador on TikTok has proved a great success. In just two weeks, the Cannes Tourist Office received several hundred applications.
Ambassadors were selected based on 3 criteria: creativity, mastery of the TikTok codes and their motivation to produce content on Cannes.
Episode 1, Season 1 – Leisure
On 24 June, the Palais des Festivals et des Congrès de Cannes is launching Cannes My Way, an innovative digital experience to promote the destination to travel agencies, tour operators, incoming reception agencies and the national and international tourist press. This original event aims to help them discover everything that’s new in the destination, as well as putting them in contact with Cannes’ professionals for the purpose of developing their businesses as tourist activity gets back underway.
A new video to promote the Cannes destination to professional customers and event organizers.
The Palais des Festivals et des Congrès de Cannes is deploying a new digital strategy. It places innovation and technology at the heart of its new arrangements and offers an event format combining the best of the real and virtual worlds with the aim of maintaining physical encounters while developing new digital solutions to prepare an offer adapted to new event formats. With the launch of a new 3D solution operated by Laval Virtual, the Palais des Festivals et des Congrès offers a concrete package for even more effective hybrid events.
A group of Convention Bureaux offering an innovative multiplex package to international event organisers.
After obtaining the “Sanitary Security Label” and “Ecovid Label” issued by SOCOTEC, in February 2021, the Palais des Festivals et des Congrès de Cannes was awarded North America’s top health certification for public hospitality facilities: GBAC STAR™ Facility. Awarded by the Global Biorisk Advisory Council*, this certification attests the implementation of the strictest protocols in terms of cleaning, disinfection and prevention of infectious diseases within the establishment. Already issued to the largest convention centres in the United States, this certification has for the first time been awarded to a convention centre in France. The Palais once again proves its commitment to hosting international events with the utmost respect for health protocols.
The health and economic consequences of Covid-19 are having a severe impact on the tourism sector, whose total international tourism revenues, combined from January to August 2020, recorded a loss of 18.8 billion euros compared to 2019 (-46.8%), according to the Bank of France. In the face of this unprecedented crisis, the City of Cannes and its Palais des Festivals et des Congrès are introducing a new strategy entitled "Cannes Resilience". The aim is to take a collective approach to stop this negative spiral to save and revive business and leisure tourism.
The Palais des Festivals et des Congrès de Cannes is redoubling its vigilance in the face of the global health crisis and preparing to bounce back. After obtaining the "Health Security Label" and "Ecovid Label" from SOCOTEC, it is currently implementing the strictest protocols in terms of cleaning, disinfection and prevention of infectious diseases within its establishment. As the first convention centre in France to announce its commitment to obtain GBAC STAR™ accreditation from the Global Biorisk Advisory Council*, the Palais des Festivals et des Congrès wishes to increase its attractiveness and reassure its international clients.
On your diaries: Weyou Group, leader in the organisation of traditional mid-sized trade fairs and trade fairs meetings (trade fair with one-to-one business meetings), launches on 23, 24 & 25 November 2021 at the Palais des Festivals and Congresses in Cannes “Healthcare Meetings”.
Cannes is the premier business tourism city in France, after Paris. Thanks to the Palais des Festivals et des Congrès, Cannes is strengthening its attractiveness and reassuring its international clients by engaging in an optimum health approach.
Reaction by David Lisnard, Mayor of Cannes.
Following the announcements made by the Government on Saturday 29 February in connection with the COVID - 19 Coronavirus epidemic, gatherings of more than 5000 people in confined spaces have been banned.
Reed MIDEM is postponing the 31st edition of MIPIM, which was to be held at the Palais des Festivals et des Congrès de Cannes from 10 to 13 March, until June 2020 (2-5 june). We understand the decision by the organiser, Reed MIDEM, to postpone the MIPIM event within the current context relating to coronavirus (covid-19). We welcome this courageous decision, which is based on our top priority of protecting the public, above all other issues.
France's premier business Tourism Destination outside Paris sparks interest among international markets to check it out
Building on the new dynamic of Cannes as a destination gaining an increasing market share, Cannes Town Hall and its Palais des Festivals et des Congrès are launching a promotional campaign for international business tourism clients.
Historic partnership between Cannes and Reed MIDEM
- MIDEM, MIPIM, MIPTV, MIPCOM, MAPIC and Esports Bar –
6 international events confirmed in Cannes for 5 years
An economic impact of €1.25 billion for the town!
Last year at Cannes Lions, SAWA, the Global Cinema Advertising Association, partnered with WFP to launch #FeedOurFuture, a global cinema campaign to engage cinema audiences with the issue of hunger.
Join @SAWATRADEBODY and @Cannes_Lions calling for a donation to help the United Nations World Food Programme’s efforts to end hunger around the world #Cannes
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