Cannes Next


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 exploring the future of the entertainment sector. It is a unique gathering enhancing partnerships and fostering business opportunities by connecting world-class creativity with cutting-edge business and technological innovation.

Join us to get inspired by top-tier visionaries and decision-makers through a tailor-made series of inspiring conferences, keynotes, and panel discussions; to grow your network with creatives, clients, and tech companies, among our various events. Discover and test new solutions, network with executives and entrepreneurs, attend startup pitching sessions, and explore new business opportunities.

Get yourself ready for the future – take the Next step!

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 (Moonbug, Red Bull), 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) and others.

Are you interested in participating as a speaker? Please get in touch and submit the speaker form.

Explore the future of film business, financing, and virtual production at Cannes Next

Cannes Next, the executive conference and innovation-driven business development platform exploring the future of the film and entertainment business, will be back in Cannes from Thursday 18 to Monday 22 May 2023 for a new edition. Cannes Next will highlight the industry’s most prominent game-changers, trends, and technologies.

NEXT 2023 Formats & Business Opportunities

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.

Interested to showcase, present or exhibit at Cannes NEXT? Please get in touch with us for exhibitor and partnership opportunities.