With Cannes Lions 2018 come the networking events and parties—here are the ones on our radar.

Cannes Official Meet Ups 

When: June 18-22, 10:30 a.m.-11:00 a.m. or 2:30 p.m.-3:00 p.m.

Where: Meet Ups Space (within the festival)

The Cannes Lions are hosting a series of “meet ups” for various attendees, from first-timers to ad producers to influencers to brand strategists. Cannes passes are required for entry.

CNN Daily Happy Hour

When: June 18-22, 5:30 p.m.-7:00 p.m.

Where: Palais Beach

CNN has sponsored the 7th annual Cannes Lions sunset happy hour, promising sweeping views of the vistas of the French Riviera and, most importantly, drinks.

BadenWürttemberg 120 Minute Party

When: June 22, 5 p.m.-7 p.m.

Where: Long Beach, Bd de la Croisette, 06400 Cannes

“The only federal state in Germany that sends its own delegation to Cannes” is hosting a party to demonstrate its precision: the party will end exactly 120 minutes after it begins. Reservations have already filled up, but the event is first-come-first-served, so there’s still a chance to make it in.

Audio Network Music House

When: June 18-21, Starts 9 a.m.

Where: Available with registration

Audio Network has rented out a villa near the French Riviera to offer a variety of relaxation and networking events for Cannes Lions attendees. Audio Network will host yoga classes daily at 10 am, as well as sound-bath therapy. Less soothing will be the company’s pool party on Thursday, June 21 from 2 to 6pm.

The Drum Yacht/Pub

When: June 18-21

Where: Available with registration

The Drum has rented out a yacht and a pub at the quays by the Cannes harbor, offering a variety of panels and networking events. Register here. [details not finalized]


When: June 18-21

Where: Plage Goéland, Boulevard de la Croisette, Cannes, France

Comcast and Freewheel are partnering to provide a series of networking events, from an introduction to Mediterranean culture and cuisine to a grand party on the evening of the 20th.

The Rosé Challenge

When: June 19, 6 p.m.-9 p.m.

Where: Lady in Blue, Le Vieux Port de Cannes, Jetée Albert Edouard

The Rubicon Project is offering the denizens of Cannes Lions the chance to board a yacht and taste-test rosé, drink rosé spritzers and rosé Champagne. Attendees can top things off with some frosé if they’re still thirsty.

Captify Pool Party

When: June 19, 12 p.m.-7 p.m.

Where: Available with invite

Martech firm Captify is hosting a pool party at its rented-out villa, promising plenty of networking and music and, for those who arrive between 1 and 3 p.m., plenty of free barbeque. Fear not, the rosé is both free and unlimited. Invite-only, but they’re available by email request.

Haymarket@Cannes: Happy Hours, Iced Coffee And Panels

When: All Week

Where: Available with invite

Martech firm Splash is hosting an armload of events, including four panels, two networking happy hours and six different relaxation events. RSVPs are required.