Dates Changed for Cannes Boat Festival

If your clients are planning to visit Cannes for the 34th Festival de la Plaisance, let them know that the Festival, initially scheduled to be held from September 7 to 12, will now be held from September 6 to 11, along the quays of the Vieux Port and Port Pierre Canto, and inside the Espace Riviera exhibition hall.

The Festival de la Plaisance de Cannes is Europe’s leading in-water boat show. It attracts more than 54,000 visitors worldwide, who come to discover an international gathering of close to 200 new models, on show for first time ever.

“This change of dates is important, even if it does not call into question the foundations of the Festival. The essential thing was to keep the six days of exhibition, including a whole weekend, to allow visitors to take full advantage of this exclusive event,” explains Renaud Jourdon, the show’s manager.

This change of dates is a direct consequence of the G20 being held in the city of Cannes. It is having an impact on all the events scheduled to take place before it, in particular the Festival de la Plaisance de Cannes, but also MIPCOM and Tax Free. The scope of the security plan for the G20 involves in fact the requisitioning of the city’s entire sea front, from the Vieux Port to Port Pierre Canto, starting the month of October. This makes it necessary to advance the dates of all the events scheduled.


 

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