Turner at Cannes Lions

As a leader in communications, technology and entertainment, Turner is returning to Cannes Lions with the “We Make Fans” campaign and a lineup of programming and events that’s not to be missed.

Monday, June 18th

2:30-4:30pm Turner + Campaign Roundtable

Molly Battin (Global CMO/CCO Turner), Donna Speciale (President, Turner Ad Sales); and 10-12 executives from advertising and media discuss the value of brands and fans with Campaign Editor, Claire Beale.

Turner House
63 Blvd de la Croisette
Invite Only; Festival Pass not required
4:00-4:40pm The Issue of the Matter: How Gen Z is Changing the Future of Communications

David Beck, Executive Vice President of Corporate Strategy and Operations, Turner to participate

Sean Connery Suite (4th Floor) @ The Carlton Hotel  
5:30-7:00pm Official Cannes Lions Festival & CNN Happy Hour CNN Palais Beach | on the beach next to Oracle by the Palais Piazza All welcome; Festival Pass required for access

Tuesday, June 19th

11:00am Great Big Story Brunch followed by “The Words Matter” Screening & Content Session

The screening will be followed by a GBS Content Session with Marc Pritchard (P&G Chief Brand Officer), Gus Kenworthy (Olympic Freestyle Skier), Chris Berend (CNN SVP of Global Video), moderated by CNN Correspondent Nima Elbagir.

CNN VIP Lounge @ CNN Palais Beach Invite Only; Festival Pass required​
1:00pm Live from Cannes: CNN Talk with Max Foster  

As the key figures in the creative and tech industries gather for the Festival, we tackle the big topic on everyone’s lips which impacts our CNN Talk audience.  What is the right balance between technology and privacy?  We have unprecedented connectivity and content at the touch of an app – how should we navigate this?

CNN Palais Beach | on the beach next to Oracle by the Palais Piazza Invite Only; Festival pass required​
2:00pm MediaCom Panel with David Levy and Shaquille O’Neal

Join Shaq and Turner President David Levy in a conversation with MediaCom’s Toby Jenner about what success looks like on and off the court and what it takes to build extraordinary brands.

The Martinez Hotel
73 Blvd de la Croisette
Invite Only; Festival pass not required​
3:00pm #NoFilter Panel

Jesse Redniss, Executive Vice President of Data Strategy and Product Innovation, Turner to participate

VaynerX Lounge
43 Blvd de la Croisette
Invite Only; Festival Pass not required​
4:00-4:45pm Content or Discontent? Progressive Programming – The Key to Unstereotype The Future

Aline Santos (EVP Global Marketing and Head of Diversity and Inclusion, Unilever) and Christina Miller (President of Cartoon Network) will co-curate a panel discussion on the topic of unstereotyping featuring panelists including Storm Reid (Actress, ‘A Wrinkle In Time’), and Simon Fuller (Film/TV Producer, ‘American Idol’).

Turner House
63 Blvd de la Croisette
Invite Only; Festival Pass not required​
4:00pm Beachside Chat: International News Coverage with CNN President Jeff Zucker & CNNI’s Becky Anderson CNN VIP Lounge
@ CNN Palais Beach
Invite Only; Festival Pass required​

5:10-5:30pm The CMO Clubhouse at Cannes: “The Advanced TV Revolution: Myths vs Facts”

Turner Global CMO/CCO Molly Battin to participate

3.14 La Plage, Blvd de la Croisette Invite only: Festival Pass Required
5:30-7:00pm Official Cannes Lions Festival & CNN Happy Hour CNN Palais Beach | on the beach next to Oracle by the Palais Piazza All Welcome; Festival Pass Required

9:00pm-late CNN Beach Party with Great Big Story “Wonder the World” Activation

Hosted by Rani Raad (President, CNNIC) & Jeff Zucker (President, CNN)

CNN Palais Beach | on the beach next to Oracle by the Palais Piazza Invite Only; Festival Pass required​

Wednesday, June 20th

9:00-11:00am Turner Impact Round Table Turner House
63 Blvd de la Croisette
Invite Only; Festival Pass not required​
9:30am-11:30am Google Presentation – Conan O’Brien

In celebration of his 25th anniversary on TV, we’re joined by Conan O’Brien to discuss the evolution of media, the secrets behind his success and how he’s thrived in an ever-fragmented ecosystem. Don’t miss a dynamic conversation featuring Conan and David Cohen, President, NA, MAGNA.

Ile Saint-Honorat Invite Only; Festival Pass not required​
10:30-11:30am ‘Wake up with The Economist’ Panel

Turner Global CMO/CCO Molly Battin to participate

Cannes Lions Beach Club
La Plage 45, 45 Blvd de la Croisette
11:00am Beachside Chat: US Administration & Policy with CNN President Jeff Zucker & Chris Cuomo of ‘Cuomo Prime Time’ CNN VIP Lounge
@ CNN Palais Beach
Invite Only; Festival Pass required​
12:20- 12:50pm A Look At The Global Living Room

James Rothwell (VP, Global Agency, Brand and Industry Relations, FreeWheel) moderates a lively discussion with Jonathan Lewis (Head of Digital and Partnership Innovation, Channel4), Jamie West (Deputy Managing Director, Sly Media),Chris Le May (CEO, EBX), and Dan Aversano (SVP, Ad Innovation and Programmatic Solutions, Turner).

Plage Goéland
Blvd de la Croisette
12:30- 1:30pm Finding the Right Balance – Gender Parity in the Workplace
Executive leaders will explore ways in which their industries should move forward to achieve equality at the top decision-making levels. Can gender parity make great business sense – boosting corporate morale and engagement with customers? Moderated by Robin Tarufelli (Deloitte), with Donna Speciale (President, Turner Ad Sales), Brooke Turpin (VP Corporate Partnerships, Variety), Gayle Fuguitt (Chief of Customer Insights and Innovation, Foursquare), and Allison Dew (Chief Marketing Officer, Dell) speaking on panel.
Hotel Barrière Le Majestic,
Salon Dinard
2:00-3:00pm Turner Palais Session: Conan & Shaq – Jacks of All Trades, Masters of Some.
Join CNN’s Chris Cuomo for a conversation with Conan O’Brien and Shaquille O’Neal about their common entrepreneurial spirits and how marketers can apply similar practices to keep people coming back for more.
The Palais, Mainstage All Welcome; Festival Pass required​
4:00pm IPG Session: “Bringing Creativity to Life”

A conversation with Conan O’Brien moderated by David Cohen, President of Magna North America, discussing the role that Conan has played in not only transforming tbs, but content creation across all platforms and how he demonstrates creativity in its truest sense.

IPG Villa
61 Blvd de la Croisette
Invite Only; Festival Pass not required​
4:00pm CNNIC Content Session: “Insights from the Industry: The Value of the Ad-Funded Internet” -Sponsored by Sharethrough

Content session with Dan Greenberg, Sharethrough CEO and Founder, and moderated by Becky Anderson

Panellists include: Ally Stuart, Managing Director, EMEA, Sharethrough, Ben Putley, Strategic Partner Director, Sharethrough, Pippa Scaife, Commercial Director, CNN, Chris Dicker, Head of Commercial Development, Meredith

CNN VIP Lounge
@ CNN Palais Beach
Invite Only; Festival Pass required​
5:30-7:00pm Official Cannes Lions Festival & CNN Happy Hour CNN Palais Beach Invite Only; Festival Pass required​

7:00-9:00pm Turner Toasts Cannes Lions

Cocktail reception with Turner executives and special guests Conan O-Brien, Shaquille O’Neal & Chris Cuomo

Villa St. George
43 Avenue de Roi Albert 1er
Invite Only; Festival Pass not required​

Thursday, June 21st

11:00am-11:45am Self-Esteem for a New Generation with Cartoon Network

Please join Dove and Cartoon Network as we bring together top industry experts to uncover the pioneering ways brands must use mainstream entertainment to address culturally relevant societal issues the next generation is facing, like self-esteem.  ​

Panelists will discuss the importance of this unprecedented partnership. Panelists include: Steven Universe creator Rebecca Sugar, Jill King (SVP, Marketing and Partnerships, Cartoon Network), Sophie Galvani (Global VP, Unilever), Dr. Phillipa Diedrichs (Professor of psychology at the University of the South of England), and Moj Mahdara (CEO, Bodycon Media).  The session will be moderated by Sheena Adams (Deputy Editor, Destiny Magazine).

Turner House
63 Blvd de la Croisette
Invite Only; Festival Pass not required​
11:00am CNNIC Content Session: “The Big Shift”

Hosted by Brandon Keenen (Senior Digital Commercial Director, CNNIC) –
Recent developments across the globe are changing the ways advertisers, publishers and agencies approach their businesses and customers. On this panel we will explore different global industries with leaders from FMCG, Automotive, agency and publisher and learn how they are adapting to the shift.

CNN VIP Lounge
@ CNN Palais Beach
Invite Only; Festival Pass required​

4:00pm CNNIC Content Session: “The Russia World Cup, and how football media will never be the same”

Session with James Kirkham, Head of world’s largest independent football business, COPA90, followed by France vs. Peru World Cup game on screen in VIP area

CNN Palais Beach Invite Only; Festival Pass required​

5:30-7:00pm Official Cannes Lions Festival & CNN Happy Hour CNN Palais Beach Invite Only; Festival Pass required​

(Schedule subject to change)