Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity postponed to October due to COVID-19

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March 19, 2020, 6:56 AM UTC

October will also see the annual Advertising Week New York event taking place.

Media company Ascential has rescheduled its annual Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity due to coronavirus. The event, earlier scheduled for 22 June through 26 June 2020, will now be held from 26 October through 30 October 2020.

Ascential will ensure all passes, sponsorship arrangements and bookings remain valid for the October schedule. The deadlines and eligibility dates for submissions have been extended as a result of the postponement. Eligibility dates will be released in the coming weeks.

The Cannes Lions officials say they’re monitoring the situation and will make a final decision by mid-April. The decision to postpone has been arrived at after "productive talks” with partners and customers, and “following consultation with public health officials, the City of Cannes and the French Authorities.”

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