Cannes Lions postponed

Chris Pash
By Chris Pash | 19 March 2020

The 2020 Cannes Lions has been postponed to later in the year as authorities battle the coronavirus.

The annual Festival of Creativity will not take place in June and organisers are now planning for October 26-30.

Cannes Lions says it will will continue to monitor the rapidly changing developments associated with the coronavirus outbreak. 

The organisers had previously said they would make a decision by April 15.

“The global situation is dynamic and changing rapidly, we felt it was critical to provide visibility on June as soon as possible," says Philip Thomas, chairman, Cannes Lions,.

"We will continue to liaise closely with our customers as we develop our plans.”

Simon Cook, managing mirector, Cannes Lions: “Our community is facing unprecedented challenges and collaboration has never been more important. We are focussed now on planning the festival – and our beating heart, the Lions – to ensure our community is able to recognise the extraordinary work it contributes to business, organisations and society.”

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