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As the events industry prepares to reopen following the Covid-19 pandemic, it’s time to kick off the 2021-2022 event season in Cannes. A true year-round destination, for the next 12 months the city of Cannes will play host to some of the biggest and best congress and cultural events in the international calendar.

With over 20 prestigious events on the agenda already, the 2021-2022 Cannes season promises to be exceptional as key players from all over the world head to the South of France to promote their industries while networking in the glorious Riviera sunshine.

From film to fashion, yachts to real estate, here at Native Spaces we’ve put together a definitive guide to the very best events of the 2021-2022 season here on the Côte d’Azur. With all the details below, read on to find out more about the upcoming events and to book your venue in Cannes today!

September 2021:

Wednesday 1st- Thursday 2nd : Transport & Logistics - Security, Safety & Prevention - IT & IT Security Meetings

The 2021-2022 season starts the first week of September with a trio of meetings centered around the Transport & Logistics - Security, Safety & Prevention and IT & IT Security sectors. Organised by the WeYou Group, each salon will bring together decision makers and service providers from all over the world for 3 days of exhibits, meetings, presentations and more. Held in the Palais des Festivals, each meeting has been designed to allow visitors to meet future partners while optimising their networks within a professional but friendly environment.

Facts and figures

● Official website: Transport & Logistics Security Safety & Prevention IT & IT Security Meetings ● Dates: 1-2 September 2021 ● Ticket price from: See website (Professionals Only)

Tuesday 7th- Sunday 12th: Cannes Yachting Festival

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Set against the backdrop of the Vieux Port and the Port Pierre Canto, the Cannes Yachting Festival is officially the first boat show in the international calendar each year. Postponed in 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the 2021 edition of the festival is back with a bang and promises visitors access to almost 600 boats across 3 exhibition spaces during the 6-day show. Europe's leading in-water boat show, this is the place to check out all the latest trends in the yachting and luxury industries, network with other professionals and enjoy access to some of the most beautiful yachts in the world.

Facts and figures

● Official website: Cannes Yachting Festival ● Dates: 7-12 September 2021 ● Ticket price from: €18 per day (E-tickets only)

Tuesday 7th- Wednesday 8th: MIPIM September Edition

The first congress event to reconnect visitors ‘in-person’, the MIPIM September Edition marks the return of the world’s premier international real estate event to the Croisette. Postponed in 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the MIPIM September Edition will offer an enhanced physical experience combined with a new digital platform allowing visitors to achieve their business goals and reassess strategy with the help of key players from the real estate industry.

Facts and figures

● Official website: MIPIM ● Dates: 7-8th September 2021 ● Ticket price from: €1,200

Tuesday 14th- Wednesday 15th: Customer Relationship & Marketing Meeting

A salon for professionals working in Customer Relations and Digital Marketing, this year’s edition of the Customer Relationship & Marketing Meeting in Cannes will bring together between 300 and 400 participants. Tailored to the marketing sector, the event will feature a series of workshops and business meetings and will cover a range of topics including digital marketing, e-commerce, customer relations, customer knowledge and research departments.

Facts and figures

● Official website: Customer Relationship & Marketing Meeting ● Dates: 14-15th September 2021 ● Ticket price from: See website (Professionals Only)

October 2021:

Monday 11th - Thursday 14th: MIPCOM

From blockbuster programming to groundbreaking partnerships, every October, the global media and entertainment industry heads to Cannes for four days of networking, meetings, screenings and conferences. The biggest and most influential entertainment content market in the world, attend the world premiere of exclusive new programmes, find new international channels or simply connect with buyers from the ever-evolving entertainment industry right here in Cannes.

Facts and figures

● Official website: MIPCOM ● Dates: 11th-14th October 2021 ● Ticket price from: See website (Professionals Only)

Wednesday 13th-Friday 15th: ESports Bar

A new addition to the events calendar, the ESports Bar is the world’s first business arena for the esports industry. Held at the Palais des Festivals alongside the MIPCOM conference, this unique event offers guests an exclusive 1-to-1 Matchmaking Programme allowing you to network with esports industry leaders and top leading brands. The 3-day event also promises a full programme of meetings, discussions and conferences covering key topics including innovation, monetisation, investment, audiences, education and more.

Facts and figures

● Official website: ESports Bar ● Dates: 13th-15th October 2021 ● Ticket price from: 790€

Sunday 24th- Thursday 28th: Tax Free World Exhibition

At the end of October, the Tax Free World Exhibition will be in Cannes for a week of both in-person and digital events. The Duty Free & Travel Retail global summit, the Tax Free WorldExhibition is an association of brands which identify trends and opportunities whilst providing a business platform for the industry. A chance to network with key influencers, the TFWA is also an opportunity to explore innovative new products and attend workshops with some of the world’s best-known brands and suppliers of premium goods

Facts and figures

● Official website: TFWA ●Dates: 24-28th October 2021 ● Ticket price from: See website (Professionals Only)

November 2021

Wednesday 3rd - Thursday 4th: Financial, Legal & HR Meetings

A one-to-one meeting for the finance and human resources industry, 2021’s Financial, Legal & HR event offers attendees three days of business meetings, lunches and conferences during the first week of November. Hosted at the Palais des Festivals, the event promises to be a unique framework for industry professionals enabling them to find new service providers and suppliers through a series of pre-organised meetings. With over 600 participants and 3000 business meetings on the agenda, this is an ideal opportunity to take your business to the next level.

Facts and figures

● Official website: Finance, Legal & HR Meeting ● Dates: 3-4th November 2021 ● Ticket price from: See website (Professionals Only)

Monday 8th -Tuesday 9th: Hotel & Restaurant Meeting

The second edition of the Hotel & Restaurant meeting will be taking place in Cannes from the 8-9th November 2021. An event for suppliers of the hotel and restaurant industry, the meeting is designed to help you save time when searching for solutions to your problems, discover the latest innovations in the sector and network with other professionals for 2 days on the beautiful French Riviera.

Facts and figures

● Official website: Hotel & Restaurant Meeting ● Dates: 8-9th November 2021 ● Ticket price from: See website (Professionals Only)

Tuesday 9th-Thursday 11th Mare di Moda

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No one knows fashion quite like the French so what better place to host the Mare di Moda fashion fair than Cannes. 2021 sees the 19th edition of this prestigious exhibition with presentations of all the latest collections of fabric and accessories for the beachwear, underwear and athleisure sectors. An unmissable event for the fashion and textile industry, attendees of this year’s Mare di Moda fair will also enjoy an exclusive preview of the trends for Summer Season 2023 with a focus on sustainability and recycling.

Facts and figures

● Official website: Mare di Moda ● Dates 9-11th November 2021 ● Ticket price from: See website (Professionals Only)

Tuesday 23rd- Thursday 25th Healthcare Meeting

A new addition to the 2021 Cannes events calendar, the Healthcare Meeting will take centre stage at the Palais des Festivals from the 23rd-25th November 2021. Created by the Weyou Group, the aim of the meeting is to give attendees access to all the innovations, improvements and new standards in the world of healthcare. Covering topics from logistics to hygiene plus IT protection and the patient environment, the Healthcare Meeting will bring together 160 top decision-makers for a series of networking events, one-to-one meetings and business lunches over a 3-day period.

Facts and figures ● Official website: Healthcare Meeting ● Dates 23-25th November 2021 ● Ticket price from: See website (Professionals Only)

Wednesday 24th-Thursday 25th Workplace Meeting

This year, Cannes will play host to the 8th edition of the Workplace Meeting exhibition. Postponed in 2020 following the Covid-19 pandemic, organisers of this year’s exhibition have invited clients from companies with more than 300 employees in all sectors of activity to join their Top Decision Makers Programme. Additionally, this year will see the Workplace Meeting event welcome architects managing projects with more than 300 positions for the first time. With a packed schedule of benchmarking, matchmaking, networking plus a gala evening and the ARSEG awards ceremony, this year’s Meeting looks set to be an unmissable event.

Facts and figures

● Official website: Workplace Meeting ● Dates 24-25th November 2021 ● Ticket price from: See website (Professionals Only)

Tuesday 30th-Thursday 2nd MAPIC

Created in 1995, key players from the international retail property market sector will be heading back to Cannes this November for the annual MAPIC conference. The leading global platform for building vibrant retail and urban destinations, this year’s conference will include 3 on-site events plus a brand new year-round digital platform. The perfect opportunity to network with developers, brokers and owners, MAPIC is the place to learn more about the latest trends in the Innovation, Leisure Operators and Food and Beverage sectors to help you transform your traditional site into a modern lifestyle destination.

Facts and figures

● Official website: MAPIC ● Dates 30th November- 2nd December 2021 ● Ticket price from: From 1290€

December 2021

Tuesday 7th- Thursday 9th December: ILTM

In early December, the Palais des Festivals will be the setting for the latest edition of the International Luxury Travel Market Cannes. The ultimate global meeting in the annual luxury travel calendar, ITLM is the industry’s main event. As always, this year’s edition promises to be an essential sales and marketing opportunity for travel specialists with high-end buyers and suppliers from all over the world onhand for both networking and new partnership opportunities.

Facts and figures

● Official website: ILTM ● Dates 7th- 9th December 2021 ● Ticket price from: See website (Professionals Only)

February 2022

Tuesday 1st- Thursday 3rd February: IPEM

After the 2021 edition was held in Paris, the IPEM conference will make a welcome return to the Croisette in February 2022. The premier event of the Private Capital community, IPEM 2022 will bring together 3200 delegates from over 50 different countries around the globe for 3 days of power talks, workshops and networking events centred around a common theme of building back the European economy. A fully digital event, 2022’s programme will also be available online for anyone who can’t make it to the French Riviera this February.

Facts and figures

● Official website: IPEM ● Dates 1st-3rd February 2022 ● Ticket price from: 1752€

March 2022

Tuesday 15th-Friday 18th: MIPIM

Following on from the MIPIM September event, the real estate industry will be back in Cannes in March for the 2022 edition of the show. As with MIPIM September, MIPIM 2022 will be offering attendees both an in-person and an online experience, with live access to all the matchmaking, networking and conference programmes available on the platform. With a full schedule of social events plus a prestigious awards ceremony planned during the 4-day event, MIPIM is going all out this season in Cannes.

Facts and figures

● Official website: MIPIM ● Dates 15th-18th March 2022 ● Ticket price from: 1395€

April 2022

Tuesday 19th- Thursday 21st April: Heavent Meeting

Another exciting new event from the team at Weyou, the Heavent Meeting is a MICE event aimed at the Business Tourism and Events Industry. Bringing together more than 350 exhibitors and 1,850 participants, this year’s meeting promises attendees access to top decision-makers from across the industry with one-to-one meetings, conferences and networking events all on the agenda during the 3-day event.

Facts and figures

● Official website: Heavent ● Dates 19th-21st April 2022 ● Ticket price from: See website (Professionals Only)

May 2022

Tuesday 17th -Saturday 28th May: Cannes Film Festival

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The biggest and brightest event on the French Riviera each year, the Cannes Film Festival needs no introduction. Postponed until July in 2021 due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, the 75th edition of the festival will take place from the 17th-28th May with a dazzling array of film screenings, A-list parties and industry events on offer throughout. An industry-only event, this year’s festival will see a particular focus on sustainability as plastic water bottles will be banned, 60% of the vehicles used will be electric or hybrid and 50% of the iconic red carpet to be made from recycled materials which will be reused after the event is over.

Facts and figures

● Official website: Cannes Film Festival ● Dates 17th-28th May 2022 ● Ticket price from: See website (Professionals Only)

June 2022

Tuesday 7th- Friday 10th June: MIDEM

Kicking off the summer season on the French Riviera, the MIDEM Congress will take over the Palais des Festivals for 4 days in June. The leading event for the global music community, while 2021’s event was fully digital, the 2022 edition of the congress will bring members of the music community together in Cannes. As the industry’s premier marketplace, this is the place to meet with record labels and streaming services, discover new talent and grow your brand. It’s also an ideal opportunity to promote music of all genres on an international level, right here in the centre of Cannes.

Facts and figures

● Official website: MIDEM ● Dates 7th-10th June 2022 ● Ticket price from: See website (Professionals Only)