Arriving in Cannes:
Speakers Lounge
& Onsite Requests

Speakers Lounge

All speakers and their entourage should collect their passes from the Speakers Lounge. This is located at the ‘Gare Maritime’ (entrée Mediterranee entrance).

Speakers have the option of using the lounge throughout the week, whether this is to catch up on emails or simply for a bit of quiet time away from all the hustle and bustle of the Festival. Entourage are only entitled to access on the days of their speaker’s technical check and talk.

You will meet at the Lounge before your technical check and dependent on stage, also before your talk. Golf buggies will be provided to escort speakers from the Speakers Lounge to the speaker drop-off point for both. A map to the Speaker Lounge, along with an essential ‘Arriving in Cannes Guide’, will be shared with you nearer the time.

Onsite Requests

Green Rooms

If you are hosting a talk on the Lumiere or Debussy stages, you also have the option of a green room. Please note, green rooms are very limited and must be pre-booked. The green rooms in the Palais are not as comfortable as the Speakers Lounge but do provide a private space for speakers’-pre-talk. If you wish to reserve a green room, contact the Speaker Operations team.


If you have a high-profile speaker who may have rider requests, please inform the Speaker Operations team as soon as possible. It is important to note that not all refreshment/food brands are available in Cannes and there can often be some cultural differences. We will source the items requested, and where possible find suitable replacements (with your approval). We will liaise directly with you and invoice accordingly.


Talk hosts are responsible for their own transport. All cars need to go via the Speaker Lounge and for security purposes the following information of each vehicle must be provided to the Speaker Operations team:

  • Car license plate number (registration number)
  • Driver's name
  • Car model and make
  • Estimated time of arrival

If given a car pass, this must be placed in the driver's window. It must be printed and not shown electronically.

Please let us know if you are arriving by car before 15 June or if you need help arranging a transfer.