On November 28, at the city council meeting, the Mairie approved the adoption of the status of “société à mission” for its Palais des Festivals et des Congrès, ratified by the SEMEC Extraordinary General Meeting of Shareholders on December 12, 2022. This is in line with the framework of the 2019 Pacte law (Action Plan for the Growth and Transformation of Companies), which introduces the status of “mission-driven company” enabling a company to formalize its raison d’être and define its social and environmental objectives.
This is a major challenge for sustainable competitiveness. Le Palais des Festivals is the first convention center to become a “société à mission”.
The raison d’être of le Palais des Festivals et des Congrès has been thought through with all employees and stakeholders of the destination Cannes during multiple workshops conducted from 2021. Its definition has been the subject of in-depth reflection by the company on its identity and the stakes involved in its actions. It aims to unite all Palais teams around a common, responsible and committed project: “The (he)art of sustainable hospitality”. A raison d’être broken down into three major objectives: “Connect“, “Take care” and “Reveal“.