One of the world’s most famous locations, Palais des Festivals et des Congres in Cannes is home not only for the Cannes Film Festival but also for several world-renowned events such as Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity and the NRJ Music Awards. The building opened back in 1982 and it benefits from its amazing location at the heart of the city and by the sea. The venue hosts more than 50 international events and welcomes over 300,000 delegates from all corners of the world. This makes Cannes the second-most-popular business destination in France.
The overall capacity of the exhibition grounds reaches 35,000 m² with 5 auditoriums, the largest of which can fit up to 2,300 people. There are 26 smaller rooms that can sit up to 250 people and 3 main building entries allowing for the simultaneous hosting of separate events. 23 organizer offices are available to accommodate the needs of exhibitors. The newly-modernized Grand Auditorium Louis Lumiere provides for a flexible location that can accommodate a large variety of events such as trade fairs, conferences, exhibitions, cultural gatherings, private or public events. Palais des Festivals et des Congres is the first convention centre in the world that has earned four ISO certificates for Quality, Safety, Health and Environment.