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MIDƐM+ is reborn in Cannes: under the patronage of Jean-Michel Jarre | Palais des Festivals et des Congrès newsParue le

Midem, the cult meeting of the music industry, is being reborn and becomes MIDƐM+: an augmented, experimental and collaborative festival that places music at the heart of the challenges of tomorrow. The first manifestation of the new Midem will take place between 19 and 21 January 2023 at the Palais des Festivals et des Congrès de Cannes. To mark the return of this famous event, which ended in 2019, Cannes Town Hall is relying on an exceptional patron, in tune with the ambitions of MIDƐM+: Jean-Michel Jarre, pioneer of electronic music in France and a global star. For this occasion, he is offering us three live concerts
from his new album OXYMORE, in multi-channel 3601 sound.

SUSTAINABLY WELCOMING THE WORLD: The Palais des Festivals de Cannes, the first conference centre to become a "société à mission" | Palais des Festivals et des Congrès newsParue le

During a town council meeting on 28 November 2022, the Town Hall approved its Palais des Festivals et des Congrès adopting the status of entreprise à mission1, which was ratified by the Extraordinary General Meeting of the SEMEC shareholders on 12 December 2022. This approach comes under the framework of the PACTE law (Action plan for business growth and transformation) of 2019, which introduced the quality of a société à mission, allowing a company to formalize its reason for being and define its social and environmental objectives. This is a major challenge for sustainable competitiveness.
The Palais des Festivals de Cannes is the first conference centre to become a société à mission.

 

 

CP - Tourism policy 2023: Cannes dynamic : an offensive plan of action for the destination's drawing power, 12 months out of 12 | Palais des Festivals et des Congrès newsParue le

2022 was marked by a remarkable performance from the tourism and events activity in Cannes. This success was crowned at the end of this year with the title “Best events destination in the world 2022”, doubled by the European prize, awarded by the reference, the World Travel Awards.

Midem becomes MIDEM+ | Festival and entertainment newsParue le

Midem, the music industry’s leading event, has become MIDƐM+: an augmented, experiential and collaborative festival that positions music at the heart of tomorrow's challenges. A true place for innovation and convergence where music communities, creative and Web3 industries can gather, this new model will be interspersed with concerts, showcases, talks, master classes, collaborative intelligence workshops and business networking sessions.
The Town Council of Cannes and its Palais des Festivals et des Congrès, the organisers of the Midem, are launching this new MIDƐM+ event which will be held from 19 to 21 January 2023.

CP - HISTORIC: Cannes voted "World's Leading Festival and Event Destination" | Tourism NewsParue le

After keeping its European title for the second consecutive year, Cannes has just been voted by its peers, the professional media and all Cannes lovers, “World's Leading Festival and Event Destination” at the World Travel Awards 2022, generally considered to be the Oscars of Tourism. 

Cannes reveals its official mascot : Discover the legend of Léro | Tourism NewsParue le

This Sunday, 30 October, the people in Cannes were able to meet Léro, the little blue dragon who has always watched over the town in secret. During the Nice-Cannes marathon, this Cannes legend revealed himself, having clearly decided to share the daily lives of the town’s inhabitants. To meet him is to adopt him!

Three experts behind the new Midem | Palais des Festivals et des Congrès newsParue le

Last May, the Cannes City Hall took over the Midem brand (Marché International du Disque et de l’Edition Musicale, International Record and Musical Edition Market). While the music professionals’ legendary event ceased to exist in 2019, David Lisnard’s goal is to bring it back to life to reinforce the city’s economic drive and its leading position in the creative and cultural industries, by making the event part of the “Cannes On Air” programme.  In order to turn the new Midem into the musical industry’s major global event, the Cannes municipality and Palais des Festivals et des Congrès have selected a multidisciplinary team with complementary talents.   These include Hopscotch, international global communication group, All Over/Panda Events, organiser of wide-ranging cultural events and music festivals, and Pianity, the first French platform dedicated to the purchase, sale and exchange of music Non-Fungible Tokens (NFT). The first edition of the new Midem will take place from 19 to 22 January 2023.

Emily BLUNT forever in Cannes | Palais des Festivals et des Congrès newsParue le

At the screening of the series "The English" at the Palais des Festivals et des Congrès in Cannes, for the opening of the 38th edition of MIPCOM, Emily Blunt performed the traditional handprint ceremony, reserved for high-profile personalities. 

cannes-france.com : The new website is online | Tourism NewsParue le

The Palais des Festivals et des Congrès de Cannes is launching its digital platform dedicated to tourism.

Cannes named European finalist in the World Travel Awards for the second year running | Tourism NewsParue le

Awarded in 2021 by the World Travel Awards, a leading name in the tourism and travel industry, Cannes has once again been short-listed for the European final this year! This time, the city is up against Barcelona, Budapest, Dublin, London and Munich. A prestigious nomination that attests both to the status of Cannes as a European leader in the events industry – particularly thanks to the dynamism of its Palais des Festivals et des Congrès – and to its ability to bounce back after the pandemic with an exceptional return to operation.

Cannes, Palais des Festivals et des Congrès again awarded GBAC STAR™ Facility accreditation, the international benchmark in health security | Palais des Festivals et des Congrès newsParue le

The Palais des Festivals and Congresses of Cannes obtains for the first time in February 2021, the North America’s top health certification for public hospitality facilities : GBAC STAR™ Facility. Awarded by the Global Biorisk Advisory Council*, it attests to the implementation of the strictest protocols in terms of cleaning, disinfection and prevention of infectious diseases within the establishment. Already awarded to the largest convention centres in the United States, this accreditation has for the first time been awarded to a convention centre in France. 
In April 2022, the Palais des Festivals et des Congrès receives again this accreditation. 

World AI Cannes Festival: a rich programme to present major innovations in Artificial Intelligence and raise awareness among the general public | Festival and entertainment newsParue le

From 14 to 16 April 2022, Cannes is hosting, under the leadership of David Lisnard, Mayor of Cannes, the 1st edition of the "World AI Cannes Festival” (WAICF), the world festival of Artificial Intelligence (AI). Organised by Corp Agency and initiated by Cannes Town Hall, the Department of Alpes-Maritimes and the Europia Institute, this new international event takes over the prestigious Palais des Festivals et des Congrès de Cannes, France's leading business centre outside Paris, to host and organise professional MICE tourism fairs1.

The Palais des Festivals et des Congrès de Cannes renews its ISO 18788 | Palais des Festivals et des Congrès newsParue le

In November 2019, the Palais des Festivals et des Congrès de Cannes for the first time obtained ISO 18788 certification, issued by the independent body APAVE. The result of a joint policy with the City of Cannes, it became the first certified congress centre in France. In March 2022, the Palais des Festivals et des Congrès was awarded this certification again.

World Travel Awards 2021: Cannes – World Vice Champion! | Tourism NewsParue le

On 22 October, Cannes was elected European's leading destination for Festivals and Events – a first for any French city! Now, Cannes has been awarded second place in the global rankings! Out of the category's 13 finalists at the World Travel Awards 2021, considered the Oscars of Tourism, Cannes finished only behind Cape Town, beating international capitals including Sydney, Rio de Janeiro, Dubai and Singapore ! 

Hybrid City Alliance looks to the future after winning ICCA Best Marketing Award | Palais des Festivals et des Congrès newsParue le

The Hybrid City Alliance continues to go from strength to strength, demonstrated through its recent win of the coveted ICCA Best Marketing Award.  The accolade, which was awarded on the last day of the ICCA Global Congress recognised the Hybrid City Alliance’s focus on partnership and community.  

 

WEEKEND PASS for the Cannes – Côte d'Azur France Dance Festival: 50% off shows + hotel stays at preferential rates | Festival and entertainment newsParue le

When staying in a hotel in Cannes during the Cannes – Côte d'Azur Dance Festival, the public has access to a unique offer: a 50% discount on the prices of tickets for shows during their chosen weekend and accommodation at preferential rates, from €52 per night.

Reservations should be made online via this link: https://cannes.bnetwork.com/ 
 

Cannes - European champion, crowned "best destination for festivals and events" at the World Travel Awards 2021! | Festival and entertainment newsParue le

After being recognised as the best French City, Cannes has just won the title of "Best Destination for Festivals and Events in Europe" at the World Travel Awards 2021, considered the Oscars of Tourism. It is on the top step ahead of London, Barcelona and Munich ! A recognition of the know-how of the entire events ecosystem in Cannes.