Who knew there was a Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity? Apparently it is an international advertising festival that people attend from all over the world concerning marketing, brand management, market engagement and advertising. As expected, there are workshops, seminars, talks etc. It sounds like the TED of marketing - can someone buy me a ticket please! Much appreciated.
The seven-day Festival is also the only truly global meeting place for professionals working in advertising and communications, from creatives to marketers. Over 11,000 delegates from 90 countries attend seven days of workshops, exhibitions, screenings, master classes and high-profile seminars by industry leaders such as Dan Wieden, Sir John Hegarty, Bob Greenberg, Maurice Lévy, David Droga, Mark Tutssel, Sir Martin Sorrell and Tham Khai Meng, as well as people like Mark Zuckerberg, President Bill Clinton, Malcom Gladwell, Robert Redford, Ben Stiller, Yoko Ono, Debbie Harry, Rupert Murdoch, Steve Ballmer, Dick Costolo, Jeff Bewkes, Eric Schmidt, Jeffrey Katzenberg, Philippe Dauman, Kofi Annan, and Bob Geldof.
Not to mention it takes place during the summer - in Cannes - FRANCE!! Sold!