CANNES — Leading global PR agencies will be returning to France next week to take part in the first in-person Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity for three years.

PRovoke Media is once again partnering with the International Communications Consultancy Association (ICCO) – an official partner of Cannes Lions – to host the communications industry in a dedicated apartment venue on the Cannes fringe, staging a week of roundtable sessions, fireside conversations and podcasts on aspects of brand creativity, as well as terrace networking events.

Agency partners for ‘PRovoke Cannes with ICCO’ include Weber Shandwick, Ketchum, FleishmanHillard, Ogilvy, WE, Porter Novelli and Hotwire, with other industry partners including Global Women in PR, Sapio, Fletcher, Muck Rack and 4DC.

The content sessions at PRovoke Cannes with ICCO will include regulars such as the CEO breakfast roundtable and insights from this year’s PR Lions Jury. Other sessions include members of the Ukraine Communications Support Network – including Nataliya Popovych and Nitin Mantri – discussing “120 Days Into War: How Communications Professionals Can Help Bring Lasting Peace”.

ICCO will be hosting industry welcome drinks and networking on Monday 20 June, as well as before the winners of the PR Lions awards are announced on Thursday 23 June. On Tuesday 22 June, Global Women in PR will also host drinks, including an interview on “The Power of Networking”, with Ukrainian PR professional Yuliya Matvyeyeva telling her story of how she left Kyiv for a new start.

Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity takes place from 20-24 June. Attendance at PRovoke Cannes with ICCO is strictly invitation-only – for more details or to register for the guest list, contact [email protected].