The Cannes Lions Festival of creativity is a global meeting place for those passionate about creativity in communications

The Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity 2020 will no longer be taking place.

The announcement came from Cannes Lions who stated: "The decision follows in-depth consultations with our partners and customers and reflects the unprecedented societal, health and economic challenges currently facing the world, as well as our desire to remove any uncertainty about the running of the awards and event for our partners and customers. Cannes Lions at its core has always been about creativity and the Lions. We realise that the creative community has other challenges to face, and simply isn’t in a position to put forward the work that will set the benchmark. You can the announcement in full here on our website."

Cannes Lions look forward to seeing you there next year as they bring our industry together once again to recognise the world’s best creative work. If you have any questions, please contact

The 2021 festival dates are 21-15 June.

For more information, please visit the Cannes Lions website.

A unique programme of high-profile seminars, workshops and keynote speakers are presented by some of the biggest names in the industry.

A mixture of agencies, clients, media owners and allied industries attend to celebrate the best of creativity across all media to mix, discuss industry issues and network with one another.

There is an extensive programme of:

- Talks

- Workshops

- Exhibitions

- Screenings

As well as the award ceremonies and gala events.