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Cannes Lions unveils its 2024 programme

The Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity’s 2024 extensive content programme will showcase more than 150 hours of content, with around 500 speakers from across the spectrum of creativity. The Festival runs from 17 to 21 June, in Cannes, France.

About this year’s line-up, Natasha Woodwal, Director of Content, LIONS, said, “Our open call for content gives us unparalleled insight into what matters most to the industry right now, and we’ve used this to design a programme filled with a diversity of voices offering different perspectives of global challenges. Speakers include creatives, monks, comedians, artists, filmmakers, scientists, economists, trend forecasters and Paralympians – it’s reflective of the multifaceted world of creativity.”

Simon Cook, CEO, of LIONS, added, “We’ve identified the key areas that are top of mind for our industry and community and used these to create five core content streams that will run throughout the Festival. This line-up of world-class talent will share the thinking, processes and techniques that led to the most successful and most awarded work and provide our community with the ultimate tools, insights and knowledge they need to drive personal and business growth.

The content programme’s five streams are:

Insights and Trends: Strategic challenges, consumer behaviours, cultural shifts and creative thinking driving the industry forward are the spotlight in this stream. P&G’s Marc Pritchard, Tejal Vishalpura, SVP, Commercial Strategy and Marketing, Novo Nordisk, with Queen Latifah, Artist, Actor, Producer and Entrepreneur will take the stage to address how creativity and community are changing the way the world thinks about weight.

Innovation Unwrapped: Providing an unmissable guide to the pioneers, technologies and transformations set to revolutionise tomorrow, the Innovation Unwrapped stream will welcome Vidhya Srinivasan, Vice-President and General Manager, Advertising, Google, and Alexander Chen, Director, Creative Lab, Google, VCCP’s Clare Hutchinson, R/GA’s Tiffany Rolfe and IPG’s Jeriad Zoghby will urge delegates to embrace commerce as the next creative frontier.

The Creativity Toolbox: The ultimate portfolio of craft, processes and techniques to help you achieve creative excellence – explained by award-winning creatives and brands. The session will include Trevor Robinson OBE, Founder and Executive Creative Director, Quiet Storm, Koji Yanai, Group Senior Executive Officer, Director of the Board, Fast Retailing Co., Ltd., and Takuma Takasaki, Growth Officer, Executive Creative Director of Dentsu Group Inc. 

Talent and Cultures: The people and practices behind creative organisations that thrive. Ali Rez, Chief Creative Officer, Impact BBDO, Nayla Tueni, Editor-in-Chief, AnNahar Newspaper, Jay Shetty, Global Best-Selling Author, Award-Winning Storyteller, Former Monk and Jay Shetty, Lynne Biggar, BCG Senior Advisor at Boston Consulting Group and Former Global Chief Marketing Officer, Visa will be present at speakers. 

Creative Impact: Proving the value and effectiveness of creativity, speakers include Marcus Collins, Professor and Author, University of Michigan, and Kory Marchisotto, Chief Marketing Officer, e.l.f. Beauty, Keys Soulcare and Chief Growth Officer for Kraft Heinz, Diana Frost. 

As previously announced, Cannes Lions has launched LIONS Creators. This new experience includes a curated mix of exclusive learning and networking opportunities for creators and those in the wider creator economy. The programme will include a full day of creator-centric content on the Terrace Stage, recognising the creator economy as a rapidly growing and increasingly important part of the marketing mix.

Source: Social Samosa

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