Cannes Lions 2022 is underway and all the key players of the creative marketing industry are in town once again for festival week. Running from the 20th - 24th June this year, every day brings new opportunities to meet up with professionals from all sectors of the industry for panel discussions, live performances and talks.
And of course, once the sun goes down over the Mediterranean, the important business of networking begins with parties, social events and brand launches held all over town. To make sure you don’t miss out on any of the official and unofficial events, we’ve put together a guide to the very best parties during Cannes Lions week
Date : 21-24th June Time : 10:30-18:30 Location : The LBB & Friends beach opposite the Miramar
Concept : After a 2-year hiatus for the Covid pandemic, LBB are back in Cannes and they are ready to party. Launched in 2009 and based at the Plage Croisette Beach Restaurant, the LBB & Friends Beach is the perfect place to chill out with a cocktail or two in between meetings as you make the most of Happy Hour networking by the sea.
Wall Street Journal
Date : 20-24th June Time : 10:00-19:00 Location : The Journal House - at the port of Cannes Concept : A unique brand space with a global outlook, the Journal House will be hosting editor-led interviews with leaders in business and policy throughout festival week allowing attendees to connect with like-minded peers from all sectors of the industry whilst unwinding over a drink or two.
Date : 20-23rd June Time : starting at 9:00 Location : Equality lounge - at the Martinez Concept : A pop-up experience like no other, the 2002 edition of the Female Quotient’s Equality Lounge promises to be as thought-provoking as ever. Based around the theme “How can creativity be used as a catalyst for advancing gender equality?” find out more by making your way to the Martinez to hear from thought-leaders on topics including the ever-evolving workplace landscape, how organisations can integrate purpose, the challenges of generational leadership, diverse talent development, women leading across Web3, and much more besides.
Date : 20-23rd June Time : 10:00-5:00 Location : Meta Beach - Croisette Concept : An all-inclusive concept where you don’t need a Cannes Lions badge to join the fun, Meta will be returning to Cannes this year with their annual Beach Club on the Croisette. This year, Meta aims to create a shared space where marketing professionals and technology experts can meet and share ideas whilst getting inspiration from the Meta team. This year’s beach club will feature an exciting programme with both thought leadership sessions and hands-on workshops led by Meta technologies plus as always, lots of networking opportunities.
Date : 20-22nd June Time : 10:00-5:00 Location : Boathouse Theatre, Amazon Port Concept : The inaugural edition of Amazon Port, this year’s Lions festival will see the American giant bring together key figures from the marketing industry to explore how brands are inspiring their customers through creative storytelling. Join in the fun by dropping into the Boathouse Theatre to enjoy happy hour and wellness sessions while you get tips from global brands to find out more about building strong digital communities.
CC:DC'S INKWELL BEACH POWERED BY GROUP BLACK
Date : 20 - 24 June Time : 8:30 am - 6:00 pm Location : Plage Vegaluna Concept : Cannes Can: A diversity collective hosted by Group Black at Inkwell Beach to elevate the conversations of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging. A fantastic way to gain insight into how to develop a more inclusive and creative world, Inkwell Beach is also the place to enjoy morning meditation sessions in the Mediterranean and amazing evening parties powered by Group Black.
Date : 20-23 June Time : 10AM - 3:30 PM Location : Plage Palais Stéphanie - Cannes croisette, villa Mirazur Concept : This year’s editions of the Lions festival will see Spotify take over the Plage Palais Stéphanie once more for four days of inspiring panels with guest speakers from all over the world. DJ Henrie will be spinning tunes all week as Spotify’s resident Beach DJ and attendees can enjoy a nightly concert on the beach from a range of international artists including Post Malone, The Black Keys, Dua Lipa and Kendrick Lamar.
Shots Beach Party
Date: 23 June Time: 22:00 Location: Rado Beach and La Mandela Beach Concept: Hosted by Shots at Rado Beach and La Mandela Beach, the Shots Beach party is back and this year it promises to be bigger and better than ever. Always one of the most popular parties during Lions week, this year’s event is co-hosted by Magic with banging tunes from Felt Music and promises to be a night to remember.
Sizzer Faux Pax
Date: June 23 Time: 22:00 - 04:00 Location: Bisous Bisous Concept: A whole evening dedicated to misbehaving, Sizzer is planning to stir things up at this year’s Lions by throwing their inaugural Faux Pas party at Bisous Bisous on the 23rd June. With an impressive line-up including Kikelomo, Mykki Blanco,Teki Latex and TITIA x Nothing Toulouse plus an open invitation to be naughty, this is definitely a party that’s not to be missed!
Together at Cannes Lions 2022
Date: June 20th to June 24th Time: 10:00- 19.00 Location: Jetée Albert Edouard Harbour Concept: Hosted jointly by Smart, Liquid and DynAdmic, Equativ have planned a range of events throughout festival week including brunch panels, afterwork drinks evenings and VIP cruises around the Bay of Cannes. Drop by the Jetée Albert Edouard Harbour to get in on the action and don’t forget to book your tickets for the Equativ iconic Legendary party on June 21st!
She Runs It Presents: Fearless Voices
Date: June 21 Time: 11:00 - 13:00 Location: Hôtel Martinez - In the Unbound Collection by Hyatt Concept: Organised by She Runs It, Fearless Voices is their signature 90-minute event featuring a curated collection of stories from those who face personal and professional barriers around the world. Held at the Hôtel Martinez - In the Unbound Collection by Hyatt in Cannes, you won’t want to miss this inspiring celebration of empowerment.
EMPOWER – Future Female PR Leaders Reception
Date: June 21st Time: 17:00 to 19:00 Location: PR@Cannes, 8 Rue Jean Hibert Concept: Hosted by Global Women in PR and ICCO, the Empower event is dedicated to shining a light on the powerful and inspiring women in PR. Providing a platform for young female entrepreneurs to connect with some of the most dynamic and well-respected women in the PR industry, Empower aims to help women achieve their professional goals through networking.
A Night at the Place de la Castre
Date: Jun 22nd Time: 10:00 Location: Place de la Castre Concept: An iconic Cannes landmark, this year, the Place de la Castre is transforming itself from a Mediaeval castle to a unique party venue for the Madhive ‘A Night at the Place de la Castre’ event. Set against the backdrop of the Mediterranean, ‘A Night at the Place de la Castre’ promises a memorable night of live music with performances from acts including Nation of Language and Claude VonStroke.
PR Gold Lion – Pre-Awards Drinks Reception
Date: June 22nd Time: 16:30 to 17:30 Location: PR@Cannes, 8 Rue Jean Hibert Concept: Hosted by ICCO and PRovoke, this pre-awards drinks reception is a great way to warm up for the PR Lion Awards Ceremony. Spend the evening enjoying drinks with this year’s nominees, judges and stakeholders and get a quick preview of the hot favourites, there’s simply no better way to get ready for the big reveal on Friday.
Adweek Abroad Beachside Soirée
Date: June 21st Time: 8–8:20 p.m. Location: Whalar House Concept: As night falls over the Croisette on Tuesday, make your way to Whalar House on Cabana Row for a beachside soirée hosted by Adweek Abroad. Centred around the theme of Purpose and Planet, the event will feature speakers Antonio Lucio and Rupen Desai who will be speaking about how to build brands with conscience.
She Runs It Badass Bosses Luncheon
Date: June 22nd Time: 12:00 to 15:00 Location: Beet.TV Villa (transportation provided) Concept: Head for the hills with She Runs It as they host a luncheon on the 22nd June to celebrate the lady bosses who are breaking the glass ceiling and then pulling others up to join them. Get inspired to start liberating your inner badass as senior female executives in marketing, media and tech tell their stories over lunch, this is the ultimate girl power event!
YDA 2022 Winners Screening/Aftershow Party
Date: June 23rd Time: 16:00 to 21:30 Location: Olympia Concept: Featuring an evening of screenings at the Cinema Olympia to celebrate the work of young filmmakers followed by an exclusive after-party on the terrace of the Radisson Blu in Cannes, make a date in your diary now for this gala evening organised by the YDA on the 23rd June because it’s time to party!
DoubleVerify's Les Cinq-sens Soirée
Date: June 20th to June 24th Time: 17:00 Location: DV Cabana & DV Yacht Soy Amor Concept: Start your evening with drinks in the harbour then step aboard sleek superyacht Soy Amor and sail away for an evening of enchantment at DoubleVerify's Les Cinq-sens Soirée in Cannes. Enjoy sleight-of-hand and mind-bending mentalism with celebrity illusionist Jason Suran before hitting the dancefloor as DJ Will Santero spins tunes long into the night, the Soirée Cinq-Sens promises to amaze and confound all five of your senses.
Rendezvous with LiveRamp at La Môme
Date: June 21st Time: 19:00 to 02:00 Location: La Môme, 6 Rue Florian Concept: An exciting opportunity to connect with key players in the technology, publishing and branding sectors, LiveRamp is delighted to host an exclusive evening event at the iconic La Môme restaurant in Cannes. Start the evening with an aperitif then spend a few hours enjoying some of the region’s specialities beautifully prepared by Chef Julian Cazalas, this is networking at its very best.
Date : 20-24 June Time : Location : Concept: A community of internationally renowned activists, thinkers, political figures, business leaders, and entrepreneurs, Goals House will be present at Cannes Lions this year to help organisers achieve the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals. Enjoy discussions, bootcamps and intimate dinners at Goal House alongside some of the world’s leading players in the marketing industry in a unique space designed specifically to facilitate collaboration and inspiration.
Date: June 20th Time: TBA Location: 67 Boulevard de la Croisette, Le Rooftop Concept: Always one of the most popular parties during the Lions Festival, the 2022 edition of Luma’s White Party is guaranteed to be an evening to remember. Held at Le Rooftop with sweeping views of the Croisette and the Mediterranean, dress to impress in your best white outfit as you spend the evening networking under the stars.
East Meets West Afternoon Tea
Date: June 21st Time: 15:00-16:30 Location: Little Black Book & Friends Beach Concept: Hosted by the Advertising Association, the East Meets West Afternoon Tea will bring together some of the most creative minds from across the globe to network and share ideas on the PRCA Roof Terrace while enjoying a traditional British afternoon tea.
Date: June 21st Time: 17:00 - 18:00 Location: TBD Concept: Another event from the Advertising Association, the India Party will see key representatives of the Indian creative sector network with their British counterparts over drinks and food. The event will include a discussion on Effectiveness v/s Efficiency featuring Partha P Sinha, President of The Times Group
Date: June 22nd Time: 21:00 Location: La Mandala Beach Club, Bd de la Croisette, Cannes Concept: There’s no party quite like a Cannes party and after 2 years of hiatus during the Covid pandemic, this year’s MassiveMusic & Media.Monks UnMMMMute party on the 22nd June looks set to be an amazing celebration of life and love right here at the La Mandala Beach Club.
BW Lions – 120 Minutes Party 2022
Date: June 24th Time: 17:00 – 19:00 Location: Radisson Blu 1835 Hotel, 2 Bd Jean Hibert, 06400 Cannes Concept: An exciting event from Baden-Württemberg International, head over to the 120 Minutes Party for exactly 120 minutes of networking, conversations, and celebration of festival week, all set against the soundtrack of tunes from DJ Friction.
Happy Hour at the Twitch Apartment
Date: June 20th to 24th Time: From 16:00 Location: Twitch Apartment, 2 Rue Bivouac Napoléon, 06400 Cannes Concept: Hosted in the hip Twitch Apartment on Rue Bivouac Napoléon in the centre of Cannes, join Twitch for their Happy Hour takeovers with music, drinks and networking opportunities organised by Twitch leaders throughout the week.
UKRAINE. IT'S IN OUR BLOOD. CHARITY EVENING.
Date: June 23rd Time: 19:00 - 23:00 Location: TBC Concept: An event with a cause, on the 23rd June Family Production will be hosting a Family Charity Event in Cannes in aid of charity. Featuring a mini-auction with 4 fabulous lots to be won, Family Event will also be selling limited edition Family backpacks at the event with 30% of the proceeds going to help Ukrainian cinematographers who have been affected by the Russian invasion
Shutterstock's 3D Gallery Experience
Date: June 20th to June 24th Time: 10:00 - 18:30 Location: Croisette Corner Square (Reynaldo Hahn, Boulevard de La Croisette, 06400 Cannes) Step into the future this year during Lions week as Shutterstock invites you to enter a whole new experience of dimension at their 3D gallery. Have your portrait taken by renowned celebrity photographer David Fisher, then turn it into a NFT as you learn more about the 3D marketplace over drinks at this multi-dimensional immersive experience, the future is here, the future is Cannes Lions.
The Hubilo Retreat
Date: 21-23 June Time: Starting at 11:00 Location: Jae Nord - N27 - Vieux Port De Cannes Concept: Unlock a world of luxury curated for creatives with state-of-the-art experiences designed for intentional engagement and connection.
Date: 20-24 June Time: TBA Location: Malmaison Available to all Snapchatters worldwide, exclusive interactive augmented reality (AR) exhibition ‘British Vogue x Snapchat: Redefining the Body’ will be launching at this year’s Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity. Curated by Edward Enninful OBE, the exhibition will give visitors the opportunity to view fashion designs from seven fashion brands before enjoying an AR Snapchat fitting experience. A non-stop whirl of business and social events, many of the parties during Cannes Lions week take place away from the main stage behind closed doors. Some of this year’s most intriguing events will be on an invitation-only basis including:
DISNEY AT THE MARTINEZ
Suite Prestige - Martinez Hotel 20-24 June
MICROSOFT BEACH HOUSE
Ondine Beach 20-24 June
PINTEREST AT THE CARLTON BEACH AND PIER
Plage du Carlton 20-23 June
Plage du Festival 20-23 June
Yacht - Harbour of Cannes 20-23 June
Goeland Beach 20-23 June
Vallauris - Location 20-24 June
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