HEAVENT MEETINGS postponed on September 01st and 02nd (updated on 08/05/20)
Dear friends and colleagues,
Following the statement by the French President of the Republic announcing that festivals and public gatherings could not be held before mid-July, we have decided to postpone Heavent Meetings to 01st & 02nd September 2020.
Many of you hope that this uniting event for the entire event industry and business generator will be held as soon as possible in order to prepare the redevelopment.
We know that the numerous postponements in the first half-year have shaken up your agendas, and probably as from September, event organizers will be less available.
Before re-scheduling, we obviously consulted our partners in order to verify their availability.
All the sanitary measures necessary to hold Heavent Meetings in the best conditions will of course be taken with the provision of hydroalcoholic gel, masks, etc.
Thank you for your understanding and we very much look forward to meeting you.
In the meantime, take care of yourself and your loved ones,
TOP DECISION-MAKERS PROGRAM
They will be present at Heavent Meetings 2020 and tell you why:
More than ever, this gathering of experts will be a meeting not to be missed: certainly to celebrate the most beautiful achievements but also to exchange, to invent new formats which, in this annihilating health context, will allow advertisers to consider how to engage their audiences once again, to make them experience unique moments of emotion and to help the events industry recover. I look forward to seeing you all in Cannes for rich and productive exchanges, that's for sure!
Because I am convinced that nothing can replace the emotion of a physical meeting, I will be on Heavent to give a new dynamic to the dawn of a new event activity. We all need to get together and share to find together, advertisers and partners, alternative solutions and new formats to be implemented to re-motivate our teams, on the front line of this health episode.
This is obviously an important meeting for us advertisers and event organisers. It offers us a unique opportunity to meet professionals from the sector, to exchange on our projects, to see the trends and novelties. Conferences bring us the sensitivity of other advertisers on given issues, to share our points of view, to bring out new ideas. It is also a convivial moment that allows us to expand our network.
As the spearhead of our sector, Heavent Meetings has a real opportunity to show the way, to set an example of what tomorrow's event will be like and thus to position itself as a forerunner in this field. For this first major gathering of the sector, I imagine that the organisers will want to be innovative in terms of content, concept design and transport ecology.
In these special times, we need to reinvent ourselves and, above all, to recharge our batteries. This meeting of experts and enthusiasts is a unique and privileged moment to discover innovative and inspiring initiatives. Now more than ever, we need to exchange ideas, to get together and to be enchanted. We can't wait for the Heavent Awards 2020!
It is very important to maintain this meeting of the actors of the event ecosystem, especially after this difficult period during which they have particularly suffered. More than ever, we need to exchange to reinvent the next world and Heavent should give a positive energy to this sector which will take time to get back on its feet.
It's important for me to be at this event. The events sector has been hit very hard during this unprecedented health crisis. But it is probably also a great opportunity to reinvent and challenge ourselves by offering innovative formats to our audiences. In companies, containment has saved years in terms of the adoption of collaborative tools by employees. I'm sure the same will be true for events: we will gain years in the production of digital events! It will be a challenge for the brands and their partners, but we will all succeed together.
As I am obviously unable to maintain our physical event and experiential systems for the moment, I have been redefining the interaction and engagement with my audiences (brands & agencies) for several months now and this reflection will continue in the coming weeks. I'm sure Heavent will be interesting in that it will give us ideas and inspiration. Event and experiential partners are key to my business and I am hopeful that the industry can recover quickly.
Even if it is still difficult to plan for the beginning of September, I would like, if conditions permit, to be able to go to Heavent Meetings and participate in the Heavent Awards. This post-crisis meeting will be an opportunity to see how the events sector, which has been very hectic, can reinvent itself by helping us to recreate links, to rethink our events in this "new world". It will also be an opportunity to learn about new and emerging trends that are likely to meet our post-crisis needs.
HEAVENT MEETINGS is a business fair dedicated to event venues, hotels, event agencies, service and technical providers whose objective is to promote direct “face to face” between Top Decision-makers and Exhibitors through pre-organised meetings prior to the event.
Heavent Meetings is a crossroads for privileged exchanges, an instant business platform, and an effective lever for the development of your activity.
A top-of-the-range show
2 full days with your prospects
All event sectors combined
Top Decision Makers
increase in visitors
How to reach us
Become an exhibitor
Become an exhibitor at the show and meet the Top Decision Makers
Heavent Meetings will bring together more than 500 French and international participants during two days and will be organized in such a way that all the professionals will meet in a targeted way and without wasting time in a business and high-end venue : The Palais des Festivals of Cannes.
Become a Top Decision Maker
Become a Top Decision Maker and find the right providers
Who is exhibiting? Heavent Meetings is aimed at event agencies, venues as well as technical and service providers.
9,000 meetings and 860 business lunches organised prior to the event.
Coming to visit
Visit and exchange with the actors of the sector
Heavent Meetings is Europe’s leading trade fair for business tourism and events, attracting more than 3,000 participants.
The trade fair is exclusively targeted to professional visitors
DATES AND TIMES
Monday 31th August : From 09h30pm – Welcome cocktail (reserved for Top Decision-makers and Exhibitors)
Tuesday 01st September : 09h30am to 09h00pm – Exhibition opening. From 09h00pm – Cocktail dinner (reserved for Top Decision-makers and Exhibitors)
Wednesday 02nd September : 09h30am to 06h00pm – Exhibition opening. From 07h15pm – the Heavent Awards followed by a cocktail reception (reserved for Top Decision-makers and Exhibitors)
Hall Riviera – Palais des Congrès et des Festivals de Cannes
La Croisette CS 30051
06414 Cannes Cedex