The platform to discover & experience innovation and the future of the entertainment business in Cannes!

Cannes Next is an executive conference and innovation-driven business development platform dedicated to exploring the future of the entertainment sector. This unique gathering serves as a nexus for enhancing partnerships and fostering business opportunities by connecting world-class creativity with cutting-edge business and technological innovation.

In its most recent edition, Cannes Next showcased an extensive program, featuring over 25 conferences at the Cannes Next Summit (hosted on the Main Stage and at the Plages de Palmes), 5 immersive and innovative Experiences, the Global Virtual Production Summit, an Accelerator masterclass and a multitude of immersive workshops at the Film Soho Innovation Hub. This marked the 2023 edition as the largest Cannes Next programming in its history!

Join us next year for an unparalleled experience, immersing yourself in inspiration from top-tier visionaries and decision-makers. Engage in a tailor-made series of conferences, keynotes, panel discussions, and workshops to expand your network with creatives, clients, and tech companies across our diverse events. Explore and test new solutions, connect with executives and entrepreneurs, participate in pitching sessions, and uncover fresh business opportunities.

Join us next year to get inspired by top-tier visionaries and decision-makers! Engage in a tailor-made series of conferences, keynotes, panel discussions, and workshops to expand your network with creatives, clients, and tech companies across our different events. Explore and test new solutions, network with executives and entrepreneurs, attend pitching sessions, and uncover fresh business opportunities.

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World Class Speakers and Attendees

Some of our previous speakers and attendees include Roman Coppola (American Zoetrope), Ted Sarandos (Netflix), Lucia Recalde (DG Connect / European Commission), Nusrat Durrani (MTV Networks/Viacom, former), Ted Hope (For Hope Productions, Amazon Studios, former), Brittany Kaiser (Own Your Data Foundation), Sander Saar (Red Bull Media House), Julie Brill (Microsoft), Stan McCoy (Motion Picture Association), Lila Tretikov (Microsoft), John Canning (AMD), Marc Petit (Unreal Engine/Epic Games), Jehanne Rosseau (Spiders Games), Miikka Rosendahl (Zoan), Jannicke Mikkelsen (FNF),  Ralph Simon (FRSA, Mobilium), Edward Frenkel (University of California), Yannick Bossenmeyer (Logical Pictures Group / Cascade 8), Lila Tretikov & Ashley Saulsbury (Microsoft), Hadas Zucker (PWC Deutschland) Hovhannes Avoyan (Picsart), David Vickery (Industrial Light and Magic), Christina Caspers-Römer (Trixter), Addy Ghani (disguise) Keith Sam (Paramount Pictures), Valeria Camporesi (Filmoteca Española/Spanish Film Archive) and others.

2023 Edition Summary

The 2023 edition of Cannes Next have showcased the largest and boldest programming in its history, with more than 3,000 participants spread over more than 40 events.

Attendees had the opportunity to experience the Global Virtual Production Summit, the Film Soho Innovation Hub, the next specials at the Plage des Palmes and breathtaking immersive experiences such as MURALS, V F C, Breakout 13, The Meaning and Mystery of Life, and the Tech4 Movie Experience Center.

They gained insights from over 25 sessions in the Cannes Next Conference Program, covering topics from Business of Sustainability to Groundbreaking Distribution Technologies, Next Generation Training programs, to Producers Pitching against a Shark Tank Jury and Artificial Intelligence.

Attendees learned how to get better business deals by understanding Data Driven Insights and how to implement Innovation at the Future Media Hubs, explored the future centerpoint of Europe’s Film Industry Data Driven Insights, and heard from groundbreaking storytellers and producers and billion dollar company founders on the potential of Web3 and the Future of Financing and Creativity through Artificial Intelligence. They also witnessed the launch of a Cutting Edge Digital Platform from Spain. Moreover, Cannes Next provided insights to the film industry through the special Media Outlook session by Creative Europe Media and the annual Nostradamus Report.

The program involved over 50+ speakers and industry leaders from the forefront of Cinema, Business, and Technology, including Industrial Light and Magic, the team of 1899, Paramount, Red Bull Media House, PWC Germany, among others.

Next 2024 Formats & Business Opportunities

Cannes Next, will be back in Cannes from Wednesday 15 to Monday 20 May 2024 for a new edition. Cannes Next will highlight the industry’s most prominent game-changers, trends, and technologies through different format:

Next Summit

The Next Summit is an executive-level event curated by the Next team. The Summit is produced in close collaboration with exclusive partners on the hottest topics, trends, and innovations impacting the film and entertainment business.


The Session is a fully serviced, and produced format dedicated to our partners and clients to engage with their audiences and present and future clients at Cannes.


The Workshop is a medium-length format aimed to engage Cannes participants deeply into a topic or a theme / or carry out dedicated promotional debate, upskilling, training, think tank, or similar activities.


The Showcase is a presentation format hosted on our exclusive main stage to feature specifically highlight portfolios, investments, projects, or talents. A pitching session for the selected task at a fund, a presentation of talents, or pitching sessions for the cutting edge startup portfolio are examples of content best fit for a Cannes Next showcase.


Cannes Next brings together both cutting edge and prestigious executives, entrepreneurs and companies in the global entertainment business. Explore our exhibitor or partnership opportunities to introduce your product, service, or platform, engage new clients, update executives and decision makers or raise awareness around your enterprise or company or startup through the partnership with Cannes Next.

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