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Print Updated: 2019-06-11

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Cannes is a city located on the French Riviera. It is a commune located in the Alpes-Maritimes department, and host city of the annual Cannes Film Festival, Midem, and Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity. The city is known for its richness and fame, its luxury hotels and restaurants, and for holding several conferences. On Nov 3, 2011 it also played host to the G20 organization of industrialized nations.

The area around Cannes has developed into a high-tech cluster. The economic environment is based on tourism, business fairs, trade and aviation. 

The film festival is a major event for the industry, which takes place every year during the month of May. In addition, Cannes hosts other major annual events, such as the MIPIM, MIPTV, MIDEM, Cannes Lions, and the NRJ Music Awards.


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