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.

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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) among many others.

2023 Edition Summary

The 2023 edition of Cannes Next marked a historic milestone, presenting its largest and boldest  programming to date, drawing over 3,000 participants into more than 40 immersive events.

Attendees experienced a dynamic array of offerings, including the groundbreaking Global Virtual Production Summit, the Film Soho Innovation Hub and exclusive conferences with CogX, Arab Cinema Center and NEOM at the new Plage des Palmes. The program also featured unforgettable experiences like MURALS, V F C, Breakout 13, The Meaning and Mystery of Life, and the Tech4 Movie Experience Center.

Diving into the Cannes Next conference program, participants gleaned insights from over 25 sessions, covering a wide spectrum of hot topics. From the business of sustainability to cutting-edge distribution technologies, next-generation training programs, producers pitching against a shark tank jury, and the intriguing realm of artificial intelligence — attendees left with a wealth of knowledge.

Participants acquired valuable knowlege in securing better business deals through data-driven insights and received visionary perspectives from groundbreaking storytellers, producers, and billion-dollar company founders on the potential of Web3, as well as the future of financing and creativity through artificial intelligence. Cannes Next also enriched the film industry by providing insights through the special Media Outlook session by Creative Europe Media and the much-anticipated annual Nostradamus Report.

With over 50 speakers and industry leaders from the forefront of cinema, business, and technology —including those from Industrial Light & Magic, Paramount, Red Bull Media House, and PWC Germany, among others — the 2024 program was a convergence of innovative brilliance.

Cannes Next 2024 Formats & Business Opportunities

Gear up for the highly anticipated return of Cannes Next, unfolding in Cannes from Wednesday, May 15 to Monday, May 20, 2024! Brace yourself for a new edition, pulsating with innovation and lucrative business prospects. Dive into the forefront of industry advancements, trends, and cutting-edge technologies through an array of captivating formats:

Next Summit

The Next Summit is an executive-level event curated by the Cannes Next team. Produced in collaboration with exclusive partners, the Summit is not just an event — it’s an immersive day dedicated to showcasing the hottest innovations currently shaping the film and entertainment business.


Tailored exclusively for partners and clients, our Sessions offer a comprehensive package of logistical, production, and promotional services, empowering you to seamlessly organize your own live conference, roundtable, or keynote! Select from one of our two state-of-the-art conference halls, and amplify the presentation of your ideas to captivate both current and prospective clients. 


Immerse yourself in engaging, medium-length Workshops designed to captivate participants around specific topics or themes. From promotional debates to skill enhancement, training, think tanks, and more — these sessions ensure meaningful interactions for every Cannes participant.


Elevate your presence with a Showcase — an exclusive presentation format on our Main Stage designed to spotlight portfolios, investments, projects or talents. Whether it’s a pitching session for investment funds, a showcase of exceptional talents, or pitching sessions tailored for startups, these examples demonstrate the diverse and compelling content perfectly suited for Cannes Next.


Cannes Next brings together both cutting-edge and estemeed executives, entrepreneurs and companies in the global entertainment business. Explore our exhibitor or partnership opportunities to unveil your product, service, or platform. Connect with new clients, provide updates to executives and decision-makers, or elevate awareness for your enterprise, company, or startup through a strategic partnership with Cannes Next.

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