Planning a Cannes Lions Side Event

Cannes Port

The Cannes Lions Festival is one of the advertising industry's most anticipated and prestigious events. Each year, thousands of professionals from around the world travel to Cannes to attend, share their knowledge and expertise, and connect with other industry leaders.

If you're planning a Cannes Lions side event this year, here's a list of things to do before you arrive.

1. Identify Your Goals

Before you begin planning your Cannes Lions side event, it's important to determine your goals. What do you hope to accomplish by hosting this event? Are you looking to network with industry members, discuss important marketing and advertising topics, promote your brand or present awards?

2. Choose a location

Because Cannes Lions is such a crowded event, it's important to choose a venue that is easily accessible and can accommodate your guests. At Native Spaces, we have extensive knowledge of the Cannes market and offer a wide range of unique venues to host your event. If you prefer to stay downtown, we have options such as private beaches, restaurants and even apartments. However, if you're looking for villa-style venues with beautiful views, you'll need to move slightly further uptown in Cannes.

3. Create a guest list

Determine who you want to invite to your event and create a guest list. Consider reaching out to other attendees you've met or would like to meet, as well as leaders or influencers in your industry.

4. Plan the details

Now it's time to start planning the details of your event. This includes selecting a theme, managing catering and entertainment, and creating invitations or marketing materials. Native Spaces has an extensive network of providers in the area to help you with this stage of the organization.

5. Promote your event

Promote your side event via social media, email or other marketing channels to ensure your guests are aware of the event and excited to attend.

By following these tips, you can successfully plan a Cannes Lions side event. Remember to stay organized, but also have fun!