Cove Schedule

Date

Omnicom Cove

10:00AM -

11:00AM

Omnicom Cove

Monday Morning Catered Breakfast

Share a meal and conversation with leaders from Omnicom, best-in-class brands, and partners. The Omnicom Cove is the perfect place to recharge and get inspired.

11:00AM -

12:15PM

Omnicom Cove

Brands as Acts of Leadership

How the world’s best brands put purpose into action

Through 22 years of learning from Interbrand’s Best Global Brands, we’ve observed that the world’s most successful companies are marrying flawless interactions with fearless actions. They recognize that the role they are expected to play, and the impact they have in the world, elevates them beyond mere products into inspirational brand leaders. This combination of love and trust enables them to expand into new arenas by addressing a myriad consumer needs. In a landscape of perpetual change these super brands transcend category constraints and grow more than 4x faster than their competitors.

We will explore these learnings and talk to three of the world’s most successful brands about how they are putting purpose into action. How they walk the talk and talk the walk. Hear how they are using their creativity to lead the discussion on topics ranging from climate change and sustainability to social division and human rights all while driving brand growth.

  • Daniel Binns Chief Growth Officer, CEO Interbrand NA
  • Gonzalo Brujó CEO, Interbrand
  • Linus Karlsson Headshot
    Linus Karlsson Chief Creative Officer at IKEA
  • Heather Freeland Chief Brand Officer, Adobe
  • Dr. Christian Deuringer Head of Brand and Marketing, Allianz
  • Linda Boff Chief Marketing Officer, GE

1:00PM -

2:15PM

Omnicom Cove

LinkedIn Sponsored Lunch: Dare to Deliver

DEI in Action

The panel, “Dare to Deliver” will examine the commitments and progress leaders have made to integrate inclusion into their work since 2020 along with the challenges and bets to achieve desired outcomes. It will explore how leaders from across disciplines play a unique role in influencing change and moving DEI to the center of the business.

  • Emily Graham Chief Equity & Impact Officer, Omnicom
  • Maria D’Amato Executive Creative Director, GSD&M
  • Anton Vincent President, Mars Wrigley, North America
  • Tonya Garret Director of Agency Development, LinkedIn
  • Barbara Burnett Director of Programmatic Accounts, Colossus SSP

2:30PM -

3:15PM

Omnicom Cove

She’s Not Black Enough

A discussion on the importance of specificity and nuance in reaching diverse consumers and how to do so effectively – rooted in the personal experiences of creative and marketing leaders.

  • Erica Taylor Chief Marketing Officer, Genentech
  • Gabrielle Wesley Chief Marketing Officer, Mars Wrigley North America
  • Gena Pemberton Chief Diversity Officer, OHG

4:00PM -

5:00PM

Omnicom Cove

Candid Cannes 6/19

Candid Cannes is a one-hour daily live-streamed show. Monday features:

  • Mike Doyle, President & CEO, Ketchum
  • Andrea Lennon, Chief Client Officer, Omnicom
  • Emily Graham, Chief Equity, Impact and Communications Leader, Omnicom
  • Alex Hesz, EVP, Chief Strategy Officer, Omnicom
  • Sue Fennessy, Founder & CEO, WeAre8
  • Rio Ferdinand, Partner, WeAre8, Former Professional Soccer Player
  • Megan Pagliuca, Chief Activation Officer,  Omnicom Media Group
  • Frank Kochenash, CEO, Transact
  • Dru Sil, Annalect
  • Jay Shetty, Podcaster, Author, & Life Coach
  • Alyson Griffin, Head of Marketing, State Farm
  • Kristyn Cook, Chief Agency, Sales, and Marketing Officer, State Farm
  • Allegra Krishnan, Chief Loyalty & Engagement Officer, McDonald’s
  • Chris Stephenson, Chief Marketing Officer, PHD
  • And more to be announced!
  • Chris Foster CEO OPRG, BECA Founding Member
  • Nancy Reyes CEO, TBWAChiatDay NY

6:00PM -

8:00PM

Omnicom Cove

Invite Only

Celebrating 5 Years of Omni

Join us as we look back on how far Omni has come over the years, and get a first look at major announcements for our open marketing orchestration platform.

Cannes

11:30AM -

12:30PM

The Forum, Palais I

Learn the Language of Favelas

  • Sergio Gordilho Co-President And Chief Creative Officer, Africa (Brazil)/DDB
  • Celso Athayde Founder, Central Unica das Favelas

12:30PM -

1:30PM

TBD

How Samsung Got Inside 15 Million iPhones

  • James Blair Managing Director, TRACK Aotearoa New Zealand
  • Shannon Watts CMO Samsung New Zealand
  • Haydn Kerr Executive Creative Director, Tribal Aotearoa

2:00PM -

TikTok-hosted

Made for TikTok: Talking Creative LIVE Addition (RSVP Required)

  • Amy Ferguson Chief Creative Officer, TBWA\Chiat\Day New York

2:55PM -

BeetTV Villa

Global Retail Media Summit

Megan Pagliuca, Chief Activation Officer, OMG NA spoke to BeetTV about the state of global retail media and the importance of strategic partnerships at the Global Retail Media Summit.

  • Megan Pagliuca Chief Activation Officer, OMG NA

2:30PM -

3:00PM

The Forum, Palais I

Changing Winds for Those Who Hold up Half the Sky

  • Arthur Tsang Chief Creative Officer, BBDO Greater China
  • Alice Fan VP, Brand and Content, Mars Wrigley

3:00PM -

4:00PM

Influential Beach - La Plage du Festival at 52 Boulevard de Croisette

Influential Panel

  • Amy Ferguson Chief Creative Officer, TBWA\Chiat\Day New York
  • Paris Hilton

3:00PM -

4:00PM

CC:DC House / Inkwelll Beach

The Power of Freedom

  • Emily Graham Chief Equity & Impact Officer, Omnicom

3:00PM -

4:00PM

Teads Yacht 'H' - Vieux Port de Cannes

Taking Attention Measurement To The Next Level

  • Sebastien Hernoux Chief Data & Analytics Officer, OMD USA

3:15PM -

5:00PM

Yahoo Beach

#FortheWin — Driving Authentic Brand Integrations in Gaming & Virtual Worlds

Join CUPRA, Yahoo and DRUM for a special event where we will explore the cues and watch outs brands should consider if they want to get serious about showing up authentically in gaming and virtual worlds. Followed by networking drinks on the beach terrace.

  • Luke Southern CEO, DRUM
Omnicom Cove

8:00AM -

9:15AM

SiriusXM Sponsored Breakfast

Share a meal and conversation with leaders from Omnicom, best-in-class brands, and partners. The Omnicom Cove is the perfect place to recharge and get inspired.

9:30AM -

10:30AM

Omnicom Cove

Stop Selling. Start Compelling.

To win the attention and choice of consumers today, it’s less about where commerce happens and more about creating compelling, motivating, unified experiences. New tech, new media, new ways to buy give us more options, but how we innovate, organize, behave and take risks to be compelling is what matters. Join us for a rapid-fire conversation on recent trends, shifts and risks brands are taking to compel consumers to really buy.

  • Mark Grether VP, General Manager, Uber Advertising
  • Marlies Mols Digital, Media, Culture & Entertainment Director Northern Europe at Diageo
  • Curt Munk Chief Strategy Officer, TracyLocke
  • Tina Manikas President, TracyLocke

11:00AM -

12:30PM

Reddit Recommends

Omnicom& Reddit

Meet us at the intersection of search and community. In this exclusive experience for Omnicom, you’ll unlock the power of Reddit with your own personalized recommendations, meet the moderators that are curating conversations with your consumers, and get behind the scenes with creatives on the most successful campaigns launched on the platform.

  • Steve Huffman Co-Founder & CEO, Reddit
  • Jen Wong COO, Reddit

11:00AM -

12:30PM

Omnicom Cove

Omnicom& Meta

Creativity a Catalyst of Connections

At Meta we continue to explore how creativity will deliver a catalyst of connections across our platforms. Join us to learn more about how original content fuels Reels and how AI will provide the tools to accelerate campaigns to deliver and perform at the speed of culture. We will be joined by Matt Steiner, VP Monetization Infrastructure, Ranking and AI who will share our vision for Generative AI on the platform followed by a panel conversation with Fuz Dudhwala, Privacy Policy Manager AI to explore the balance of acceleration in AI investments with responsible innovation and regulation. Jimmie Stone, VP of Creative Shop will lead a conversation with Andrew Robertson, CEO BBDO to share how together we embarked on a global creative sprint to unlock the potential of Reels for BBDO’s clients.

1:00PM -

2:00PM

Meta Sponsored Lunch

2:15PM -

3:00PM

Powering a Global Icon: McDonald’s Culture of Creativity, Community, Connectivity, and Co-Creation

  • Andrea Lennon Chief Client Officer, Omnicom
  • Joan Colletta Senior Director, Global Brand Marketing, McDonald's
  • Anne Enright Senior Director, Loyalty, Engagement and Media, McDonald's

4:00PM -

5:00PM

Omnicom Cove

Candid Cannes 6/20

Candid Cannes is a one-hour daily live-streamed show. Tuesday features:

  • Danielle Sporkin, President, Beauty Co-Lab
  • Andrea Lennon, Chief Client Officer, Omnicom
  • Tony Hobley, Chief Diversity Officer, OPMG
  • Donald Knight, Chief People Officer, Greenhouse
  • Paolo Yuvienco, Chief Technology Officer, Omnicom
  • Alex Hesz, EVP, Chief Strategy Officer, Omnicom
  • Jeff Goodby, Chairman, Goodby, Silverstein & Partners
  • Dr. Ali Alkhafaji, President, TA Digital
  • Anil Chakravarthy, President, Digital Experience Business and Worldwide Field Operations, Adobe
  • Jonathan Nelson, CEO, Omnicom Digital, Omnicom Group
  • Donald Knight, Chief People Officer, Greenhouse
  • Slavi Samardzija, Global CEO, Annalect
  • Megan Pagliuca, Chief Activation Officer at Omnicom Media Group
  • Vandita Pandey, Chief Marketing Officer ANZ Snacks & Beverages, PepsiCo
  • And more to be announced!
  • George Manas CEO, OMD
  • Trina Roffino President, TMA

6:00PM -

8:00PM

Omnicom Cove

Invite Only

A Toast to Cannes Client Cocktails

Raise a glass with Omnicom leaders and valued clients in celebration of world-class creativity and partnership.

Cannes

10:00AM -

10:30AM

Hôtel Martinez - The Unbound Collection by Hyatt, PR, 73 Bd de la Croisette, 06400 Cannes, France

Competitors Working Toward a Solution

  • Emily Graham Chief Equity & Impact Officer, Omnicom
  • Jason Rosario Chief DEI Officer, BBDO

10:30AM -

11:15AM

Terrace Stage, The Terrace

Effectiveness 3.0 – Arriving at a Platform Near You

  • Les Binet Group Head of Effectiveness, adam&eveDDB

11:30AM -

12:00PM

The Forum, Palais I

The Future of Innovation is Accessibility

  • Aliah Berman Chief Diversity Officer, TBWA
  • Deepthi Prakash Chief Product Officer, TBWA

11:45AM -

12:15PM

Debussy Theatre, Palais I

ChatGPT, DALL·E and the Future of Creativity

  • Jeff Goodby Chairman, Goodby, Silverstein & Partners
  • Margaret Johnson Chief Creative Officer and Partner, GS&P
  • Brad Lightcap Chief Operating Officer, OpenAI

12:00PM -

12:30PM

LBB Beach

Can We Really Do Everything Everywhere All at Once?

  • Lucia Grillo Chief Integration Officer, DDB North America

2:15PM -

2:45PM

Awards Hub, Palais I

Tour of the Work – Outdoor Lions

  • Dora Pružincová Chief Creative Officer

3:00PM -

4:00PM

5 Seas Hotel

Gen AI in Advertising

  • Slavi Samardzija Global CEO, Annalect

3:45PM -

4:45PM

Brand Innovators

Leadership Forum: Building the Marketing Org of the Future

  • Deepthi Prakash Chief Product Officer, TBWA
  • Travis Freeman SVP, Demand Generation, Head of Media, Inspire Brands
  • Surabhi Pokhriyal Chief Digital Officer, Chruch & Dwight

4:00PM -

5:00PM

The Forum, Palais I

What I’ve Learnt: Accenture, adam&eveDDB

  • Richard Brim Chief Creative Officer, adam&eveDDB

4:30PM -

5:00PM

BeetTV Villa

CIMM Summit: Innovations in Media and Currency

What is the long-term future of measurement, currencies, and media trading and what will look most different in 2030?

  • Kelly Metz Managing Director, Advanced TV, OMG NA
Omnicom Cove

8:00AM -

9:15AM

Wednesday Morning Catered Breakfast

Share a meal and conversation with leaders from Omnicom, best-in-class brands, and partners. The Omnicom Cove is the perfect place to recharge and get inspired.

9:00AM -

9:45AM

The Best of Chicago Takes on Cannes, Creativity and What’s NEXT?

TBWA’s Global CEO, Troy Ruhanen, gathers Chicago’s top brand leaders at Cannes to discuss what’s NOW & NEXT.

Joining him on stage are CMOs and Global Brand Leaders from Abbott, Discover, Gatorade, and McDonald’s. Together, they’ll explore the importance of breaking conventions, what’s next on the creative and innovation agenda, the increasing need for total brand experience and the brand platforms that continue to drive them. And of course, why Chicago remains a powerhouse in driving world class brands.

  • Troy Ruhanen CEO, TBWA\Worldwide
  • Erwin Dito Headshot
    Erwin Dito VP Global Brand Leadership, McDonalds
  • Anud Bhasin Headshot
    Anuj Bhasin Chief Brand Officer, Gatorade
  • Vivek Mohan Divisional VP, Global Corporate Marketing, Abbott
  • Jennifer Murillo SVP and Chief Marketing Officer, Discover

10:00AM -

10:45AM

Omnicom Cove

Getting Brand the Right Seat at the Table

Learn from Jonny Bauer, Managing Director of Portfolio Operations at Blackstone Group, and Leslie Barrett, Managing Partner at Goodby Silverstein & Partners, how they are moving brand upstream to transform value creation in private equity.

  • Jonny Bauer Global Head of Brand Strategy and Transformation, Blackstone
  • Leslie Barrett Partner and President, Goodby Silverstein & Partners

11:00AM -

12:30PM

The Carlton Hotel Ballroom

Omnicom& TikTok

Join us for an exclusive session at TikTok where we’ll get a first look at OMG and TikTok’s Long Term Brand Outcomes Research and an inspirational breakout on using creative to generate attention.

1:00PM -

2:00PM

Pinterest Sponsored Lunch

Join us for a lunch spread and a special one-day bubble tea popup provided by Pinterest! Lunch attendees can enter to win a Pinterest Manifestival line pass where they can make their boldest designs come to life in the form of a real tattoo, piercing, or tooth gem.

2:30PM -

3:30PM

Omnicom Cove

OPRG & BECA Present: The Black Creative Dilemma

  • Spike Lee Filmmaker
  • Chris Foster CEO OPRG, BECA Founding Member
  • Jerri DeVard BECA Founder

4:00PM -

5:00PM

Omnicom Cove

Candid Cannes 6/21

Candid Cannes is a one-hour daily live-streamed show. Wednesday features:

  • Andrea Lennon, Chief Client Officer, Omnicom
  • Ro Kalonaros, Global Director, Growth & Experience, Omnicom
  • Alex Hesz, EVP, Chief Strategy Officer, Omnicom
  • Clarissa Season, Chief Experience Officer, Annalect
  • Stacy Malone, VP, Global Head of Business Marketing, Pinterest
  • Tina Manikas, CEO, Tracy-Locke
  • Rachel Nairn, President, BBDO LA, Dallas & Omnicom Global Client Lead
  • Chris Stephenson, Chief Marketing Officer, PHD
  • Val Vargas, SVP, Advertising & Retail Marketing, AT&T
  • Nathalie Lam, Global Head of Sponsorships, Philips
  • And more to be announced!
  • Andrew Robertson CEO, BBDO
  • Alissa Hansen Chief Production Officer, Managing Director

5:00PM -

6:30PM

Centre d'art La Malmaison

Omnicom& Snapchat

Join us for an exclusive private after-hours tour of this year’s interactive Snapchat exhibition at Centre d’art La Malmaison. RSVP required.

Omnicom Cove

9:00AM -

9:45AM

CC:DC House / Inkwelll Beach

Attention with Purpose

Attention with Purpose starts with Meaningful Metrics Marketing leaders’ guide to creating high-quality business impact at the intersection of human cognition, design, and measurement.

  • Chrissie Hanson CEO, OMD USA

10:00AM -

11:00AM

CC:DC House / Inkwelll Beach

From AI to web3: How to Responsibly Use Technology to Advance Inclusion

  • Tony Hobley Chief Diversity Offiver, OPMG

11:30AM -

12:00PM

RTL Beach

A Change of Perspective

  • Toby Hack CEO, PHD EMEA
  • Amit Margalit Marketing Manager, Wolt
  • Cammy Cronin Senior Vice President, Global Ad Sales Strategy at NBCUniversal Media, LLC
  • Daniel Bischoff Chief Marketing & Operations Officer, RTL Ad Alliance

11:00AM -

12:00PM

BeetTV Villa

Connecting Omnichannel Planning to Outcomes, the Changing Role of CTV – Presented by Teads

As streaming video continues to lead ad sector growth, so are new ways to activate key drivers of capturing new audiences. From attention measurement to actionable outcomes with optimized creative, this session will breakdown how the space is evolving and what lies ahead.

  • Monique Pintarelli President, North America, Teads
  • Chrissie Hanson CEO, OMD USA
  • Nicola Lewis Global CEO, Finecast
  • Zach Chapman Senior VP, Global Partnerships, NBCU
  • Abbie Reichner VP, Programmatic Strategy & Operations, Fox

12:15PM -

1:00PM

Insights Stage, Palais I

Inside the Jury Room – Media Lions

  • Dozie Okafor Managing Director, PHD Nigeria

12:45PM -

1:15PM

Debussy Theatre, Palais I

Pouring Into New Spaces: A Love Letter to Creativity

  • Alex Lubars Global President and Chief Operating Officer, DDB Worldwide
  • Sofia Colucci Chief Marketing Officer, Molson Coors

12:45PM -

1:30PM

Terrace Stage, The Terrace

Future Gazers

  • Rori DuBoff Chief Innovation Officer, TBWA\Chiat\Day NY

1:00PM -

2:00PM

Yahoo Beach

Winning in Sports: Engaging Sports Fans with Original Voices and Unique Talent

  • Blake Cuthbert CEO, OMD EMEA

1:15PM -

2:00PM

AWNY's Le Rooftop

The Culture Spectrum: Panel with Sirius XM Media

  • Geoff Lamm Managing Director, Global, OMD

1:30PM -

2:00PM

The Carlton

Cross Screen Video Measurement

  • Megan Pagliuca Chief Activation Officer, OMG NA

3:45PM -

4:30PM

Brand Innovators

Fireside Chat

  • Troy Ruhanen CEO, TBWA\Worldwide

3:00PM -

3:45PM

Microsoft Beach
Ondine Plage
64 Boulevard de la Croisette

Redefining Retail

  • Frank Kochenash CEO, Transact
Omnicom Cove

8:00AM -

9:15AM

Thursday Morning Catered Breakfast

Share a meal and conversation with leaders from Omnicom, best-in-class brands, and partners. The Omnicom Cove is the perfect place to recharge and get inspired.

8:00AM -

10:00AM

Amazon Port

Omnicom and Amazon Breakfast

Join us aboard the Amazon Yacht to discover the multifaceted partnership between Amazon and Omnicom, how we collaborate for our clients, and the exciting tech integrations happening within Omni. This is the perfect opportunity to recharge, refuel, and get inspired for the final stretch of your Cannes festival journey. We look forward to seeing you there!

 

9:30AM -

10:30AM

Omnicom Cove

More Than a Shiny Object: A Pragmatic Approach to AI Today

While we are all bombarded with AI hype, what are we actually doing today? We’ll dive into how to take advantage of this revolutionary technology and how we at Omnicom are activating artificial intelligence now.

  • Jonathan Nelson CEO, Omnicom Digital, Omnicom Group
  • Jay Pattisall Headshot
    Jay Pattisall Vice President, Principal Analyst, Forrester
  • Andrew Stephen Professor of Marketing at the University of Oxford

11:00AM -

12:30PM

Spotify Beach

Omnicom& Spotify

Join us for an exclusive session at Spotify, where we’ll get immersed in their Sonic Science Survey and hear the latest on viewability and attention.

2:15PM -

3:00PM

Omnicom Cove

AT&T + OMC: You Can’t Do It Alone: The Anatomy Of Living Your Purpose

In this session Kellyn Kenny, Ralph Pardo and Andrew Robertson will discuss how creativity, culture & a growth mindset breathed new life into AT&T.

  • Kellyn Smith Kenny EVP, Chief Marketing & Growth Officer, AT&T
  • Andrew Robertson CEO, BBDO
  • Ralph Pardo CEO, OMG North America

4:00PM -

5:00PM

Omnicom Cove

Candid Cannes 6/22

Candid Cannes is a one-hour daily live-streamed show. Today features:

  • Andrea Lennon, Chief Client Officer, Omnicom
  • Alex Hesz, EVP, Chief Strategy Officer, Omnicom
  • Gena Pemberton, Chief Diversity Officer, OHG
  • Adam Gitlin, President, Annalect
  • Chloe Wix, Global Director, Monetization Product Marketing, Spotify
  • Johan Boserup, Omnicom Media Group
  • Rankin Carroll, Chief Brand Officer, Mars
  • Varsha Kaura, Global Client Lead, Omnicom
  • Zaid Al-Qassab, CMO, Channel 4
  • Chris Gokiert, CEO, Critical Mass
  • And more to be announced!
  • Rachel Nairn President BBDO LA, Dallas & Omnicom Global Client Lead
  • Alex Lubar Global President and COO, DDB Worldwide
Cannes

10:00AM -

10:30AM

WSJ Journal House

WSJ Next Gen Media CEOs

  • Chrissie Hanson CEO, OMD USA

11:45AM -

12:15PM

Debussy Theatre, Palais I

“But Seriously Though” – Why We Need To Make People Laugh

  • Andrew Robertson CEO, BBDO

1:00PM -

1:30PM

Amazon Port, Boathouse Theater

Advancing the Global DEIA Perspective: Approaching Inclusion at an International Level

  • Chrissie Hanson CEO, OMD USA

3:30PM -

4:15PM

The Forum, Palais

Strategy Is Constipated, Imagination Is The Laxative

  • Rob Campbell Chief Strategy Officer, Colenso BBDO
  • Martin Weigel Chief Strategy Officer, AMV BBDO

4:30PM -

5:00PM

The Forum, Palais I

How to Surf the Polycrisis

  • Josy Paul Chairman and Chief Creative Officer, BBDO India

5:00PM -

6:30PM

PwC Emoji Yacht, behind the Palais

The Transformation of Digital Advertising: What Does True Optimisation Look Like?

  • Kathleen Saxton Chief Marketing Officer, Omnicom
Cannes

10:00AM -

10:30AM

Debussy Theatre, Palais I

Creative Maker of the Year Seminar

  • Spike Lee Filmmaker