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ICCO @ Cannes

Every year, Cannes Lions explores the value of creativity in branded communications: from product and service development to creative strategy, execution, and impact. The five-day festival and awards provide the industry with access to new ideas, pioneering consumer research, and emerging technologies which will help make and shape popular culture.

In 2013, ICCO gathered PR agency leaders together from around the world and collectively agreed to make sure PR was adequately represented at the festival through both increased entries across all categories as well as a heightened presence at the festival.

ICCO has endeavoured to foster the right conditions for PR success at Cannes Lions, collating the information and guidance to support agencies both in their entries and festival participation. ICCO has also supported the Young Lions PR competition since 2014.

Find the top five reasons why attending Cannes represents great ROI here.

Cannes Uncovered provides agencies with tips and information ahead of the festival and Young Lions competitions as well as a full and frank de-brief after Cannes.

PRovoke @ Cannes with ICCO

ICCO is once again delighted to partner with one of the world’s leading online PR publications, PRovoke Media, to deliver the best for the PR industry at Cannes. Together we will work with sponsors and partners to host networking, content, podcasts, features analysis and reaction to the festival, awards and competitions.

Join the partners and sponsors here

2022 Schedule

We’ve picked out some official and unofficial highlights for the week. Be sure to check the Cannes site for more!

Monday 20th June

The PR and Comms Welcome Party (ICCO event)

17:00 – 19:00

Roof Terrace, 8 Rue Jean Hibert (No Pass Required)

Find all your fellow PR and Comms colleagues from around the world on day 1 with free flowing rosé and sea views on our lovely roof terrace (next to the Radisson). Invite here. Please RSVP to Danielle.Murphy@prca.org.uk for guest list

Monday Palais Highlight: The Future of Creative Work: 3 Conventions to Break, Now (The Forum, Palais 1, 15:00 – 15:30)

Tuesday 21st June

Ukraine Communications Support Network (UCSN) (ICCO event)

12:00 – 13:00

Roof Terrace, 8 Rue Jean Hibert (No Pass Required)

The UCSN, established by PRCA and ICCO, supports with business continuity, digital media production, counter misinformation efforts, promotion of independent journalism in Ukraine and internationally, refugee support, legal aid and raising awareness of specific issues. Join us! Slava Ukraine! Contact rob.morbin@iccopr.com for more.

East Meets West with AdAssoc

15:00 – 16:30

Roof Terrace, 8 Rue Jean Hibert (Invite only)

Exclusive event with delegations from Japan, South Korea and Egypt. Enquiries to suzanne.costello@adassoc.org.uk

The Power of Networking with Global Women in PR

17:00 – 19:00hrs

Roof Terrace, 8 Rue Jean Hibert (No Pass Required)

Maja Pawinska Sims, Associate Editor (EMEA) PRovoke, will be talking to Yuliya Matvyeyeva and Ariane Rolland (President, GWPR France) about the power of networking in helping PR Professional, Yuliya leave Ukraine with her daughter, via Romania, to Paris for a new start and a new job…

This short discussion will be followed by networking drinks. Contact danielle.murphy@prca.org.uk for guest list.

Wednesday 22nd

PRovoke sponsor round tables, interviews and podcast sessions.

Wednesday Palais Highlight: Creatives on The Terrace (Terrace Stage, 12:30 – 13:15)

Ukraine Support Networking: (17:00 – opportunity to pool contacts and mix different networks of communicators and initiatives driving support for Ukraine)

Thursday 23rd June

PRovoke sponsor round tables, interviews and podcast sessions.

Pre-Awards Reception (PR Lion)

16:30 – 17:30

Roof Terrace, 8 Rue Jean Hibert (No Pass Required)

Join shortlisted agencies, judges and stakeholders as excitement builds ahead of the PR Lion Awards ceremony over at the Palais. We’ll give a quick preview of the runners and riders before wishing everyone luck and finding out who will claim the 2022 Gold Lion!

Thursday Palais Highlight: The Future of Strategy (Discovery Stage, Palais 1, 11:30 – 13:00)

Friday 24th June

PRovoke and ICCO partner sessions finished.

Friday Palais Highlight: Meet-up: Josy Paul on Empathy, Emotional Data & Creativity (Meet Up Sapce, Palais 2, 10:30 – 11:00)

Sponsors and Partners

Thank you to sponsors and partners

The PR Lion

Jury here. Shortlist announced Wednesday 22nd June. Awards ceremony Thursday 23rd June.