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Video "Cannes safe & business ready"
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.
Building on a proactive policy of quality and sustainable development at the heart of its operations, the Palais des Festivals et des Congrès, the first European centre to achieve quadruple certification - ISO 9001, ISO 14001, OHS 18001 and ISO 26000 - continues its responsible commitment by adapting all its spaces in accordance with health security rules.
The Palais des Festivals was the subject of a "COVID19 BUSINESS-READY" audit to assess exposure to health security risks, carried out by the SOCOTEC group.
This evaluation handled during summer 2020 has enabled the Palais to be accredited for all its spaces: offices and organisation zones, Tourist Office and shop, delivery bays, terraces, exhibition spaces, receptions and conferences.
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.