Cannes Lions has an alternate date if the coronavirus makes June unworkable

Chris Pash
By Chris Pash | 12 March 2020

Cannes Lions has an alternate date in place for its festival if spread of the corona virus makes June unworkable.

The festival, working with French authorities, has secured October 26-30 if the event needs to be postponed.

A decision will be made no later than April 15.

“As we stand today, all of our plans are proceeding as scheduled and we are still working towards Cannes Lions 2020 taking place as planned on 22 June," says Simon Cook, managing director, Cannes Lions. 

"However, as the global situation is evolving constantly, we want to be open about our contingency plans. 

"We have consulted with our customers and partners and have prepared accordingly by putting measures in place to allow flexibility, should we need it." 

As always, the safety of all those involved is our utmost priority, and any decision we take will reflect this.” 

 

 

 

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