We wanted to let you know that we’ve made the decision to move forward with our contingency plan for the 2020 Festival. The Festival will take place from 26 – 30 October. The decision was made following some very productive talks with our valued partners and customers and following consultation with public health officials, the City of Cannes and the French Authorities. The health, safety and wellbeing of our community has to be the priority.
We have worked with the City of Cannes to make sure that the move from June to October is a smooth transition for everyone. All passes, sponsorship arrangements and hotel bookings will roll over and remain valid. If you booked a hotel through bnetwork, a member of our Client Services team will be in touch within the next 24 hours. Rest assured, all existing bookings remain valid and will be transferred to the new dates.
We recognise that this is a difficult time for the entire community and we will continue to be in deep consultation with many of our customers and partners as we continue to plan. We are now focussed on planning the Festival and preparing for the Lions. It is our commitment to recognise the extraordinary spread of international creative work and its contribution to the development of people, business and society. The Lions will be awarded during the new Festival dates and the work will still be judged and awarded by our global juries.
Our community is facing unprecedented challenges and collaboration and communication have never been more important. We’ll continue to provide you with regular updates and we look forward to supporting you with your plans over the coming weeks and months.
Please get in touch if you have any questions or need any assistance.