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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.



Flagship Events

Stratégie Tourisme 2018
19/12/2017 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, Présidente du Palais des Festivals et des Congrès de Cannes présentent les points forts. For more information
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. For more information
Festival d'Art Pyrotechnique
July - August

It is in the fantastic setting of an open bay between the Iles de Lérins and the Pointe de l’Estérel, in a natural setting and the 400 metre wide and 200 metre high, star bedecked screen of the City of Cinema, that the best pyrotechnicians will come to compete and win before an audience of 200,00

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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. For more information
13 - 16 march 2018 The largest International Real Estate Market which gathers in March featuring the most influential actors of the sector. For more information
Cannes Lions
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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Festival des Jeux
22 - 24 February 2019

The largest fun and francophone event: traditional games, board games, simulation games, video games, the universe of the game open to all, casual players or real enthusiasts.

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Oficina de Convenciones de Cannes

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.