Get in Early for your 2017 Cannes Lions Yacht Charter

  • Yachting
  • 17/02/2017

Brighten up your winter days by planning ahead for a summer yacht charter.  Why not mix business with pleasure and plan a visit to Cannes Lions with a Cannes yacht charter?

Officially known as the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, the 2017 edition will take place from 17-24th June. Each year, 10,000 of the finest brains in advertising are brought together in one place: the Palais des Festivals in Cannes.

Not to be outdone by the prestigious Cannes Film Festival or MIPIM Real Estate events, Cannes Lions has gone from strength to strength. The 2016 event not only attracted the brightest stars of the advertising industry, but some of the most world’s famous celebrities as well. The highlight of the festival is the prestigious awards ceremony, known as the Oscars of Advertising, although most would agree that the smorgasbord of events on board some of the world’s most luxurious yachts run a close second.


Thanks to the festival’s location, along Cannes’ iconic and very glamorous Croisette, and its timing, just as summer officially arrives along the Côte d’Azur, superyachts have become the must-have accessory for companies wishing to showcase their creative genius in a splendid setting.

Yachts and berths in the Vieux Port (adjacent to the Palais des Festivals) are snapped up early for this prestigious week-long event. This is why Silver Star Yachting recommend you send your enquiries through for 2017 sooner rather than later to guarantee availability.

Wondering why you should organise a French Riviera yacht charter for your company during the Cannes Lions?

For many reasons! With a yacht, you have a one-stop setting for all your festival needs. Not just accommodation either, although it doesn’t get much more glamorous than your own onboard stateroom just metres from the festival itself. A yacht provides an extremely impressive location for any business meetings or networking events you host, and is guaranteed to impress potential clients from the moment they step on board. You can also be assured that the crew are the elites of their industry and will offer an excellent and discreet service. Relax as your crew seamlessly switch between setting up morning breakfast meetings whilst clearing away evidence of late night cocktail sessions.

If you attend Cannes Lions you will be among some very high-profile company. Last year, the guest speakers included names as famous as Iggy Pop, Gwyneth Paltrow, Will Smith and Anna Wintour, among key players in the advertising industry and representatives of well-known brands.

There is no better base from which to promote your company during Cannes Lions than on a yacht; every show participant will stroll past the yachts in port at least once during their visit. By custom branding the yacht with your logo and banner you are ensuring your brand critical visibility to the elite of the industry.

This year’s edition of the show will be held from 17th June to 22nd June 2017. Contact yacht charter brokers to start organizing your yachting presence there today.

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