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Source: Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity
Citi Confirmed as Headline Sponsor of Lions Entertainment
Provider of Leading Entertainment Access Program, Citi Private Pass, to Host Closing Party

LONDON, May 11, 2016 - (ACN Newswire) - Lions Entertainment, the new specialist event from Cannes Lions dedicated to unskippable creativity, has announced Citi as headline sponsor of this year's event.

Terry Savage, Chairman, Lions Festivals, said, "Citi understands the purpose of Lions Entertainment and what they are doing as a brand resonates with the purpose of this new specialist event. Their innovative thinking within the entertainment space is testament to the power that strategic partnerships with both talent and the entertainment industry as a whole can have on a brands' visibility and business."

Citi's unique approach to partnerships across the sports and entertainment industries has driven brand loyalty and engagement, as well as fostering emotional connections from their customers. Their Entertainment Access Programme gives customers access to tickets to thousands of live events annually through the Citi(R) Private Pass(R) program. Last year alone they worked with more than 1,400 artists to offer early access to concert tickets, as well as curated special events and VIP experiences.

"We at Citi are immensely proud to be involved with this meeting of the world's most creative minds," says Jennifer Breithaupt, Managing Director, Media, Advertising and Global Entertainment at Citi. "As we strive to innovate to be the bank of the future and, through Citi Private Pass - the bank's entertainment access program - offer customers once-in-a-lifetime experiences, we hope to inspire and in turn, be inspired at this year's Cannes Lions."

During Lions Entertainment, Citi will host breakfast networking to kick-start the day for Lions Entertainment delegates. They will also help bring the event to a close as official sponsors of the Lions Entertainment After Party, which follows the awards ceremony on Friday 24 June.

Lions Entertainment takes place in Cannes, France, from 23-24 June.A two day content programme will see leaders from CBS, Hulu, Spotify and WWE join Hollywood screen and production talent, Grammy-winning artists, sports leaders and next generation content companies. Two associated Lions - the Entertainment Lions and the Entertainment Lions for Music - will award the prestigious Lion trophy to creatively exceptional work.

Further information can be found at http://www.canneslions.com/lions_entertainment/, where information on passes to attend can also be found.

Key Dates --

Delegate registration: Open
Late entries: [email protected]
Festival dates: 18 - 25 June 2016, Cannes, France
Lions Health: 18-19 June 2016
Lions Innovation: 21-22 June 2016
Lions Entertainment: 23-24 June 2016

About Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity

The International Festival of Creativity, also known as Cannes Lions, is the world's leading celebration of creativity in communications and encompasses Lions Health, Lions Innovation and Lions Entertainment. Founded in 1954, the Festival takes place every June in Cannes, France. As the most prestigious international annual advertising and communications awards, over 43,000 entries from all over the world are showcased and judged at the Festival.

The eight-day Festival is the only truly global meeting place for professionals working in advertising and communications. A community of 15,000 attendees from nearly 100 countries attend eight days of workshops, exhibitions, screenings, master classes and high-profile seminars presented by renowned worldwide industry leaders.

Winning companies receive the highly coveted Lion trophy, a global benchmark of creative excellence, for Creative Data, Creative Effectiveness, Cyber, Design, Digital Craft, Direct, Film, Film Craft, Glass: The Lion for Change, Health & Wellness, Innovation, Entertainment, Media, Mobile, Music, Outdoor, Pharma, PR, Print & Publishing, Product Design, Promo & Activation, Radio, Titanium and Integrated Lions. The Festival is also the only truly global meeting place for advertisers, advertising and communication professionals. www.canneslions.com

Ascential Events

Ascential Events is an international business-to-business media company with a focused portfolio of large-scale exhibitions, congresses and festivals. Our product lines include the prestigious Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, the world's premier market leading payments and financial services innovation congress Money 20/20, the UK's largest trade show Spring Fair International and the award-winning education technology show Bett. Ascential Events is part of Ascential plc, which transforms knowledge businesses to deliver exceptional performance. www.ascential.com.

Contact:
Camilla Lambert
Head of Media Relations & PR
[email protected]
+44 20 3033 4016 
www.canneslions.com


Source: Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity

Topic: Press release summary
Sectors: Film & Video, Advertising
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