MIPCOM to celebrate 30th anniversary with 30 giveaways

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Last minute! 30 years-30 prizes! If you have been waiting to register for MIPCOM, now is the time. According to Russian MIPCLUB on Facebook, if you register online between August 6, 09:00 am (12:00 GMT) and August 8, 09:00 GMT you might win prizes in honour of 30 years of #MIPCOM, October 13-16 2014!

If you are amongst the first 30 registrants you could win: panoramic helicopter tours of Cannes, airport transfers by limousine from Nice airport and access to VIP Lounges, sumptuous Gold & dinners for two people-and that’s not all!

Want to try and win? Start here


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Cannes Yachting Festival gets new name for 2014

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After 36 years of being known as the Festival de Plaisance de Cannes, the annual celebration of all things nautical will take place as the Cannes Yachting Festival in 2014. Between September 9 and 14, the town will again host some of the world’s most remarkable yachts across eight locations in the Old Port and the Pierre Canto Port, which both have undergone renovations over the past year.

New yachts unveiled at Cannes

Some 500 boats are expected, such as the Benetti Tradition Supreme 108 (a hybrid diesel-electric), the 58 HT Chaseboat from Otam (celebrating its 60th anniversary), the RivaMythos 133, the Lagoon 630 Motor Yacht (photo) and the Beneteau Oceanis 60.

A certain number of send-hand boats will also be on sale. The event attracts some 50,000 visitors to one of the Riviera’s most glamorous locations.


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3 ways to get into MIPCOM for less

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Save money on MIPCOM

The summer is almost on us, and I’m sure many will be looking forward to taking a break. But wait! Before you go, have you ever thought of attending MIPCOM and MIPJUNIOR, the TV and content fair that runs from October 10-13 2014? It’s worth considering as thousands of TV, brand and content professionals meet to do business. It’s like, err, Cannes (if you know what I mean). And there are 3 ways to save money… Continue reading

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Cycle to MAPIC charity bike ride 2014 will be bigger and better

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The cycle to MAPIC charity bike ride has promised a “bigger and better” event this year, following on last year’s 450km (280miles) Milan-Cannes ride.

It will be bigger as the organisers are aiming to have 40 professionals involved, doubling last year’s turnout and hopefully tripling the sponsorship to £40,000. They also promise a route that has been modified to include a new climb – the Pompeiana – to offer a new challenge to repeat cyclists. Continue reading

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Free open-air screenings in Cannes

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If you’re looking for fun things to do in Cannes in summer 2014, why not enjoy some free open-air cinema? Every year, the city organises a series of open-air screenings around town that are free and open to all. The films are recent family-friendly hits, dubbed in French. The screenings start at 10pm. All you have to do is turn up on time for a sea. Remember to bring a jumper or jacket in case it gets chilly during the screening.

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First ever Lions Health to kick off in Cannes June 13

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Lions Health is a new festival of creativity in healthcare communications, from the makers of Cannes Lions Festivals.

The new two-day event and awards have been specially adapted to the specific needs and concerns of the healthcare and pharma communications industry.

The world’s most impactful healthcare communications will be awarded, with learning opportunities in a sector that has very precise constraints. Thought leaders, marketers and scientists from organisations such as Pfizer, Novartis, TEDMED, Interbrand Health and McCann Health will share their perspectives on the power of creativity in the industry.

But as with all Lions events, entrance is not cheap.

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