What to expect at Cannes Lions 2019

This year, we have an action-packed program featuring insights on industry hot topics; hands-on innovation; creativity in action; plenty of opportunities to meet industry experts old and new, including our Accenture Interactive family; and more.

Location
PALAIS DES FESTIVALS
1 Boulevard de la Croisette, 06400 Cannes, France

Collaborations and conversations

We’re bringing together key partners and industry experts for lively discussions on industry hot topics, on the Fringe. Don’t miss out! Be part of the debates and join the conversations.

Tuesday June 18, 2019 @ 09:30-11:30 (Incl. breakfast)

Reinvent & Rewire: CMOs Leading for Future Growth

Join Marketing Leaders as they share how they’re transforming their organizations to lead future growth and shaping the future of marketing.

Wednesday June 19, 2019 @ 09:30-11:30 (Incl. breakfast)

WIRED Horizons with Accenture Interactive

Join WIRED and Accenture Interactive to explore where we’ve come from, where we are today and what the next 10 years hold. Hear what’s on the horizon.

Wednesday June 19, 2019 @ 12:00-13:00

Why Businesses Need Creatives & Creatives Need Business

Join this lively debate on how fresh thinking from diverse talent will help brands connect with consumers in new ways, and boost profits.

Thursday June 20, 2019 | 9:30–11:30 (Incl. breakfast)

The Brand Clinic: How Healthy is Your Brand?

It’s time for a brand health check-up! Hear recent research on brand perception and how you can measure—and improve—the health of your brand.

Monday June 17 – Friday June 21

WeChat: Mastering Asia’s Most Powerful App

Learn how your brand can harness WeChat, the largest digital community in Asia, to drive growth and create experiences.

Monday June 17 – Friday June 21

Instagram Shopping: Tips for this New Channel

Learn what Instagram Shopping, a new channel that streamlines the customer journey, can do for your brand.

Monday June 17 – Friday June 21

Creating Memorable Experiences with Messaging Apps

Learn how to use the power of WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger to build personalized experiences, drive engagement and increase brand loyalty.

Monday June 17 – Friday June 21

Mobility 2039

Learn how we might move around our planet in 20 short years’ time—and how new regulation and evolving demand will change our landscape.

Meet us at the main stage

This year, our speaker sessions feature unique ideas, insights and perspectives from our Accenture Interactive family across the globe. And we have nine—which, trust us, you won't want to miss…

Location

The Terrace Stage, The Terrace - Palais des Festivals

With many businesses now slapping a rainbow flag on their logo once a year to recognize the powerful pink pound, explore how you can avoid the pitfalls of “pinkwashing” in your communications and build strong relationships with the LGBT+ community. Learn more.

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SPEAKERS
Matthew Waksman
Matthew Waksman

Planning Director – Karmarama, Part of Accenture Interactive

Tag Warner
Tag Warner

CEO – Gay Times

Charlie Craggs
Charlie Craggs

Trans Activist

Location

The Terrace Stage, The Terrace - Palais des Festivals

Location

Lumiere Theatre, Palais I - Palais des Festivals

News that Accenture Interactive was acquiring Droga5 sent shock waves through the industry. Some claimed it the ultimate partnership; others extolled it as the end of the creative agency. Join Brian and David for a candid conversation. Learn more.

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SPEAKERS
Brian Whipple
Brian Whipple

Global CEO – Accenture Interactive

David Droga
David Droga

Founder & Chairman – Droga5, Part of Accenture Interactive

Suzanne Vranica
Suzanne Vranica

Advertising Editor – The Wall Street Journal

Location

Lumiere Theatre, Palais I - Palais des Festivals

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Health Insights Stage, Palais II - Palais des Festivals

Emerging markets have become the latest experimental hubs for breaking new ground in life-changing experiences. How? We’ll explore the innovation process in some of the world’s poorest countries vs the world’s richest, and what this means. Learn more.

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SPEAKER
Lillian Tse
Lillian Tse

Program Management Director – Fjord, Part of Accenture Interactive

Yaniv Gelnik
Yaniv Gelnik

Global Business Development Lead – Zipline International Inc.

Location

Health Insights Stage, Palais II - Palais des Festivals

Location

The Terrace Stage, The Terrace

Take a walk into the future of media, design and education as this group of visionaries unpick the world of tomorrow and gain tangible insights to help you future-proof your organization and creative ideas. Learn more.

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SPEAKERS
Julia Challicom
Julia Challicom

Kidovation Founder – Accenture Interactive

Elena Corchero
Elena Corchero

Futurist – Unruly

Jeremy Lindley
Jeremy Lindley

Global Design Director – Diageo

Location

The Terrace Stage, The Terrace

Location

Cannes Lions Beach - 58 Boulevard de la Croisette

Hear some of the world’s best award-winning creatives, including our Chief Creative Officer Latin America, Eco Moliterno, discuss what keeps them awake at night, what work has inspired them and which new trends are worth following. Learn more.

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Eco Moliterno​
Eco Moliterno​

Chief Creative Officer Latin America – Accenture Interactive

Alexander Schill
Alexander Schill

Global CCO – Serviceplan Group

Alexandra Tanguay
Alexandra Tanguay

VP, Global Brand – Spotify

Location

Cannes Lions Beach - 58 Boulevard de la Croisette

Location

Audi A, Palais I, Palais des Festivals

Tourism Australia duped America with a star-studded travel campaign that turned out to be a massive hoax. Discover how these masterminds used a sophisticated media strategy to shift Americans’ perceptions and convert desire into action. Learn more.

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Jonny Bauer
Jonny Bauer

Global Chief Strategy Officer – Droga5, Part of Accenture Interactive

Location

Audi A, Palais I, Palais des Festivals

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Makers Lab, Palais II

Companies are looking for new ways to engage with customers—and it doesn’t get better than full immersion in a branded experience. In this workshop, learn how AR/VR experiences can invigorate your events, promotions, advertising and retail. Learn more.

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Raffaella Camera
Raffaella Camera

Global Head of Marketing Strategy & Innovation – Accenture Interactive

Leilani DeLeon
Leilani DeLeon

Director – Product Marketing, Qualcomm Technologies Inc.

John Hamilton
John Hamilton

CEO, Creative Director – UNLTD

Location

Makers Lab, Palais II

Location

Cannes Lions Beach, 58 Boulevard de la Croisette

Hear some of the world’s best award-winning creatives including Neil Heymann, Chief Creative Officer, Droga5, discuss what keeps them awake at night, what work has inspired them and which new trends are worth following. Learn more.

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Neil Heymann
Neil Heymann

Chief Creative Officer – Droga5, Part of Accenture Interactive

Teddy Lynn
Teddy Lynn

Founder and Chief Creative Officer – Episode Four

Sigal Abudy Weber
Sigal Abudy Weber

VP Creative Director – McCann Tel Aviv

Location

Cannes Lions Beach, 58 Boulevard de la Croisette

Location

Audi A, Palais I - Palais des Festivals

We expect our ideas to break conventions and transform lives—but non-conformist ideas require non-conformist working habits. Learn how to break with routine, spark change and apply a bit of madness to the method, in these three short talks. Learn more.

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SPEAKERS
Emma Sharkey
Emma Sharkey

Creative Director – Rothco, Part of Accenture Interactive

Ray Swan
Ray Swan

Creative Director – Rothco, Part of Accenture Interactive

Emer Fitzgerald
Emer Fitzgerald

Head of Media Connections – Rothco, Part of Accenture Interactive

Jason Romeyko
Jason Romeyko

Chief Creative Officer – Serviceplan

Barbara Solheiro
Barbara Solheiro

Founder – Mesa

Location

Audi A, Palais I - Palais des Festivals

Location

Audi A, Palais I, Futures Day - Palais des Festivals

The urban landscape is rapidly evolving due to overcrowding, tech developments & new mobility systems. We’ll address how to redesign our cities & experiences to accommodate people’s diverse needs & the future of our urban landscape. Learn more.

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SPEAKERS
Heather Martin
Heather Martin

Group Design Director – Fjord, Part of Accenture Interactive

Michael Pecirno
Michael Pecirno

Senior Design Researcher – Fjord, Part of Accenture Interactive

Location

Audi A, Palais I, Futures Day - Palais des Festivals

Experience innovation in our demo showcase

Don’t just hear about innovation—experience it first-hand. Book a session and immerse yourself in a selection of cutting-edge technologies and transformative demos that are reinventing customer experiences and disrupting industries.

Ad It Up!

Create a quick advertisement and see how it stacks up against AI as its performance is instantly scored and compared with an optimal ad created by generative artificial intelligence. Experience the future of ad production. Book a demo session.

Sounding Off: Building a Voice for Your Brand

As virtual assistants become more prevalent & digital products more vocal, it’s time to ask: what’s your brand’s voice? Experience Brand Concierge & use our interactive personality trait mixer to create a voice that‘s just right. Book a demo session.

Powering Programmatic: Media Buy with AI

Channel landscapes are becoming more complex & media buying more complicated—programmatic is the future. Discover how we’re using AI to automate & optimize media buying, increase transparency & empower media traders. Book a demo session.

Game On: Exploring the Future of eSports

Work hard, play hard! Grab a controller & experience the most promising eSport games (Fortnite, FIFA19, League of Legends, etc.) during a hands-on gaming session that offers a look into the future of streaming & eSport marketing. Book a demo session.

Ocean Mind Experience: A Deep Dive in VR

Discover the breathtaking giants of the ocean (in digital form) with this realistic stereoscopic 3D experience! To observe whales and their amazing underwater world more closely and intimately than possible in real life book a demo session. Book a demo session.

Explore Porsche’s 911 Design Up Close & Personal

Experience the detailed design of a Porsche 911 like never before! To test the VR Design Presenter and discover the storytelling potential of virtual reality for your brand. Book a demo session.

Moments that Matter: A Connected Retail Experience

The shopping experience is no longer defined by the retailer, but by the customer. Book a demo of this immersive experience, powered by Accenture and Salesforce, to uncover the Moments that Matter most along a customer’s shopping journey.

Innovation Exploration!

We don’t have a time machine, but we can show you the future of human experience! Tour the Accenture Interactive Innovation Center in Sophia Antipolis, where our R&D team applies creativity and tech to push the boundaries of the possible. Book a tour.

Our Accenture Interactive judges

Cannes Lions is known for the unparalleled quality of its judges, composed of the most influential creatives from around the world. And this year, some of our brightest leaders from across Accenture Interactive will be joining the juries.

David Droga

Founder & Chairman – Droga5, Part of Accenture Interactive

Takeo Shimizu

Brand & Creative Strategy Lead – Accenture Interactive

Bronwyn van der Merwe

General Manager – Fjord, Design & Innovation from Accenture Interactive

Alexander Nowark

Executive Creative Director – Droga5, Part of Accenture Interactive

Emer Fitzgerald

Head of Media Connections – Rothco, Part of Accenture Interactive

Nicole Holzenkamp

Director Brand Experience – Kolle Rebbe, Part of Accenture Interactive

Christian Doering

Head of Design – Kolle Rebbe, Part of Accenture Interactive​

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Highlights from Cannes Lions 2018

"… Cannes will tell us if the industry has successfully realigned around the opportunities that transformation has created, or if risk aversion still prevails."

– BRIAN WHIPPLE, CEO – Accenture Interactive

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