Getting to the Truth: The Perfect Balance—Do Clients Generate the Best Work When They Treat Agencies like Partners?

The Grand Hotel Lawn
9:00AM - 10:00AM

Laurent Faracci, EVP, Global Category, RB Health

McCann Worldgroup and Campaign Magazine
*Invite only, formal invitation to follow. To inquire please contact

Remix Culture: Creating Meaning and Driving Impact

IPG MB Villa, 61 Boulevard de la Croisette
9:00AM - 10:30AM

In partnership with Spotify
UM’s first-ever Remix Culture global study shows how an 8% decline in trust is an opportunity to understand how culture is shaped based on shifting identities and the proximity of space and time. In this session, marketers will discuss the
importance of driving cultural transformation within their organization in order create faster adoption of their brand amongst all audiences. The session will be formatted into a post-Cannes podcast.
Featuring: Deidre Smalls-Lindau, EVP, Global Chief Cross-Cultural Officer, UM, Xavier Jernigan, Head of Cultural Partnerships, Spotify, Sarah Harrison, SVP, Creative Studio, VICE. Additional speakers to be announced

How Media Can Drive Cultures of Care and Belonging

The FQ Lounge @ Cannes Lions, Hotel Martinez – Penthouse Suite #731
9:00AM - 9:30AM

Sarah Kate Ellis, President and CEO, GLAAD
Clare Meridew, Chief Creative Officer North America, GTB
Catherine St-Laurent, Director, Brand and Special Initiatives, Pivotal Ventures, A Melinda Gates Company
AJ Hassan, VP, Executive Creative Director, R/GA

R/GA Innovation Exchange Showcase

Interactive Stage – Palais II
10:00AM - 12:00PM

The R/GA Innovation Exchange will hold a showcase at the Interactive Stage in Palais II. Previously known as the Cannes Startup Academy, the women and minority-owned startups will discuss the ways in which they’re pushing boundaries within their industries. – Badge required.

Connect Everything: A New Model of Collaboration for Purpose

Verizon Media Beach
11:30AM - 12:30PM

Verizon Media is hosting a panel series in partnership with The Ad Council around the importance and effectiveness of collaborative, purpose-driven marketing campaigns. Join us to hear about how top creatives and marketers are leveraging creativity, storytelling and innovation to drive empathy and meaningful action.

Workplace Trends that Work for Women

The FQ Lounge @ Cannes Lions, Hotel Martinez – Penthouse Suite #731
12:00PM - 12:30PM

Shelley Zalis, CEO, The Female Quotient
Lisa Kalscheur, Chief Marketing Officer, Monetate
Marlena Edwards, Head of Global Talent, Huge

Facebook Panel "Gender Dynamics and Equality in Advertising: A Conversation Hosted by Sheryl Sandberg"

Facebook Beach
2:00PM - 2:30PM
IPG Mediabrands

Sheryl Sandberg sits down with P&G’s Marc Pritchard, FCB’s Vita Harris and Geena Davis Institute’s Madeline Di Nonno to discuss the current state of advertising - the bright spots, the gaps and, ultimately, how encouraging more balanced representations can benefit businesses, consumers and communities.

Huge x Amazon: Change For Good Hackathon

Round one taking place at Palais II; Judging ceremony to take place on the Terrace Stage in Palais II
3:00PM - 4:30PM

Huge and Amazon have teamed up with Earth Day Network and the Earth Challenge 2020 initiative to bring together top agencies to design tech solutions that will help citizens solve key environmental challenges facing humanity in the 21st century. The Hackathon is open to the public to come spectate and attend the award ceremony.

Female Founder Stories: Unlocking Profitability Through Purpose

The FQ Lounge @ Cannes Lions, Hotel Martinez – Penthouse Suite #731
3:15PM - 4:00PM

Lolita Taub, Principal, Backstage Capital
Viveka Hulyalkar, Founder and CEO, Beam Impact
Rafaela Cavalcanti, Founder and CEO, CLOQ
Jasmine Crowe, Co-Founder and CEO, Goodr
Nicole Kayode, Founder and CEO, Medixus
Dana Romano, Co-Founder and CEO, PetParent
Elise Smith, Co-Founder and CEO, Praxis Labs
Hira Rizvi, Founder and CEO, SheKab
Geogette Ochieng, Co-Founder and CEO, Wazi Vision

Medialink Daily Dose: Commerce Is the New King

MediaLink Beach HQ
4:00PM - 5:00PM
IPG Mediabrands

Changing consumer tastes and behaviors are radically shifting the way people connect with brands. Many brands are faced with an important imperative: anticipate the needs of customers and provide them with a frictionless experience, all while transforming their businesses to compete with the direct-to-consumer model that’s shaking up the industry.

Featuring: Hamish Kinniburgh, Global Chief Strategy Officer, UM (Moderator), Stacy Kemp, Principal, Marketing & Customer Strategy, Deloitte, Jillian Burnett, VP of Customer Success, mParticle, Allyson Witherspoon, Vice President, Marketing Communications and Media, Nissan, Lynne Laube, COO and Co-Founder, Cardlytics

What Happens When Women Stop Leading Like Men

The FQ Lounge @ Cannes Lions, Hotel Martinez – Penthouse Suite #731
4:00PM - 4:30PM
IPG, The Martin Agency

Johanna Mayer-Jones, SVP Partnerships, The Atlantic
Tina Brown, Founder and CEO, Tina Brown Live Media and Women in the World
Kristen Cavallo, CEO, The Martin Agency
Michael Roth, CEO, IPG

IPG Mediabrands Cannes Closing Celebration

IPG MB Villa
5:00PM - 8:00PM
IPG Mediabrands

Close out the week in Cannes with IPG Mediabrands, iHeartRadio and Twitter!

Fresh From the Oven: Insights from the Jury Room of the SDG Lion Awards

The FQ Lounge @ Cannes Lions, Hotel Martinez – Penthouse Suite #731
5:30PM - 6:00PM

Claudia Romo Edelman, Founder, We Are All Human Foundation and Co-Host, Global GoalsCast
Ariana Stolarz, Global Chief Strategy Officer, MRM//MCCANN
Maha Elbahrawi, Deputy Director, United Nations
Tina Allan, Executive Vice President Director of Data Solutions, BBDO

Late Nights with Verizon Media

Verizon Media Beach
11:00PM - 11:59PM

Join us every evening for cocktails, music, and good company at the Verizon Media Beach


The Female Quotient Lounge at Cannes Lions

Hotel Martinez – Penthouse Suite #731
7:30AM - 5:00PM