I’ll be speaking in Cannes this year! Cannes? Yeah! Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity. It’s like the Oscar’s of advertising. Well, it’s much more than just advertising. It’s about technology, music, innovation and creativity in general. I’ve been to this annual event for the last 6 years as a Young Lion and Board Member of Dutch Young Creatives. It’s one of the most inspiring weeks of the year where we celebrate the best creative work in the world, learn from amazing speakers at seminars, network, collaborate and party hard with like-minded people from all cultures.
Pharrel Williams, Al Gore, The Backpacker Intern, Keith Reinhard, Kim (Break the Internet) Kardashian.
This year they asked me to tell my story. In a year amongst speakers as: Al Gore, Pharrell Williams, Sir John Hegarty (BBH), Kim Kardashian, Marilyn Manson, Jamie Oliver, Keith Reinhard (DDB), Evan Spiegel (Co-founder Snapchat) and many more. Unreal!
I’ll be on stage two times.
On Tuesday I’ll give a speech to inspire the world’s upcoming legends at the Young Creative Academy. Other confirmed speakers at the academy are Mailine Swildens (Google, Head of the Zoo), Gustavo Martinez (Chairman & CEO JWT) and the Course Dean is the legendary Bob Isherwood (former Worldwide Creative Director Saatchi & Saatchi) who won about 8000 awards.
This day I’ll be on stage with another industry legend; Keith Reinhard. Keith is the Chairman Emeritus of DDB Worldwide and he will interview me about my journey. It’s such an honor to meet him and speak at the festival!
Just a few more weeks to go. Can’t wait!
Who of you guys are going to Cannes as well this year? I’ll be there from Monday – Sunday. Would be cool to do a meet-up. Let me know via Twitter @markvdheijden.