First speakers announced for Cannes Lions 2020

Netflix and Amazon will speak for the first time

Cannes Lions 2020 has now announced the first sessions on stage at the Festival. In 2020, Cannes has built a world-class programme around eight themes that reflect what matters most to our community.

Here is the list of speakers announced by Cannes Lions 2020:


Claudine Cheever – Global Head of Brand and Advertising – Amazon
Taking to the stage for the first time at Cannes Lions, Amazon will share how it continues to build a sustainable and authentic brand by focusing on creating the best customer experience in every communication.

Chris Breen – Chief Creative Officer – Chemistry
Jean Tanis – Chief Creative Officer – Netflix 
For the first time ever, Netflix will come to Cannes Lions to share the story of how this now-iconic brand has built a business on world-class storytelling.

David Rubin – Chief Marketing Officer – The New York Times
David Droga – Founder and Creative Chairman – Droga5
David Droga and The New York Times‘ Chief Marketing Officer David Rubin reflect on the creative partnership that led to their work on the ‘The Truth is Worth It’, a double Grand Prix-winner in 2019

Kathleen Hall – Corporate Vice President of Brand, Advertising and Research – Microsoft
Rob Reilly – Global Creative Chairman – McCann Worldgroup
Microsoft will share light on its shift from tech company to top-performing creative business is a partnership with McCann Worldgroup. The team’s game-changing Gold and Grand Prix-winning work has put entertainment and humanity at the heart of the brand over recent years.

Ari Weiss – Chief Creative Officer – DDB Worldwide
Michelle St Jacques – Chief Marketing Officer – Molson Coors
The Molson Coors-DDB story of reignition of creative culture in the two organisations – a supercharged comeback led by the ambitious duo.

Marc Pritcard – Chief Brand Officer – P&G
Pritcard will speak on how the world’s largest advertiser maintains its number one position by continually disrupting itself rather allowing itself to be disrupted.

Fernando Machado – Global Chief Marketing Officer – Burger King
Burger King’s Global Chief Marketing Officer wil tell how they ensure brand activism starts with brand accountability

Lynne Biggar – Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing and Communications Officer – Visa
Biggar will preview innovative new commerce and retail technology that will launch at the Tokyo Summer Olympics.

Johan Pihl – Executive Creative Director – RBK
Mathias Wikström – Executive Creative Director RBK
The story of how the founders of Doconomy are changing the world on dollar at a time: by creating a new banking service that tracks its users’ carbon footprint every time they make a purchase.

Mie-Leng Wong – Head of Global Brands – Cadbury, Halls & Tang Mondelez International
Ben Wicks – Global Brand Director – Cadbury Mondelez International
Darren Bailes – Executive Creative Director – VCCP
A candid account of how a team turned around the fortunes of the biggest chocolate brand in the world around: restoring its heart and soul.

Lidia Fonseca – EVP Chief Digital and Technology Officer – Pfizer 
Michael Treff – President – Code and Theory
Creativity’s power to influence experience design is a beacon of hope for the healthcare industry. It will liberate patients to make their own decisions and imbue trust with doctors. Learn how Pfizer is designing tools that empower patients and move the industry forward.

Mindy Grossman –President and CEO – WW International
Charles Day – Founder – The Lookinglass
Meet a disruptive CEO who has defined her 30+ year-long career by acting as an agent of change and transforming a brand from the inside out.