MIPCOM - The world’s entertainment content market
16-19 October 2023
Palais des Festivals, Cannes

Conferences & Events

MIPCOM CANNES offers a powerful line-up of 'WOW' conferences and events set to amaze you and to give you access to the most anticipated series, talent, people, and topics as they rise up to the top of the global content ecosystem. 

Personality of the Year - MIPCOM CANNES 2023

Since 1989, the ‘MIPCOM CANNES Personality of the Year award has recognised a short list of the entertainment industry’s most ground-breaking visionaries, icons, and innovators for their outstanding achievements in the international content industry

Bob Bakish

President & CEO, Paramount Global

"The privilege of leading our global team under the storied Paramount brand is as thrilling as ever, and I’m excited to share how we’re positioning our business for continued growth as we entertain audiences around the world.”

Session open to all at Palais des Festivals
17 October at 17.00

Media Mastermind Keynotes    

The masterminds of the TV & entertainment industry take to the iconic Grand Auditorium to ignite new ideas and perspectives.
The keynote speakers range from global studio heads to new industry disruptors. Be there to be lit.

Gerhard Zeiler

President International Warner Bros. Discovery

Laura Fernández Espeso


Maxime Saada

Chair & CEO,
Canal+ Group

Zhonghuai Sun

Vice President,
Tencent CEO,
Tencent Online Video

Mo Abudu

EbonyLife Media

Joint Future-Facing Keynote

Cris Abrego

Chairman of the Americas,

Eva Longoria

Award-winning Actress,
Emmy®-nominated Director,
Producer & Activist


FAST & GLOBAL Talk Series

The FAST & GLOBAL SUMMIT returns at MIPCOM CANNES following the highly successful summit launched at MIPTV 2023, featuring the Talk Series and the FAST & GLOBAL roundtables and talks that will gather worldwide experts to provide a blueprint and discuss opportunities to distribute and programme FAST channels across international markets.

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The World's Greatest Gathering of TV and Entertainment Executives

Register before October 15th and save up to €150! 

Unlocking AI Summit

This year, in response to the worldwide growing interest and concerns about Generative Artificial Intelligence, MIPCOM CANNES is inviting international AI-Experts on stage to discuss a technology whose term has gone viral but whose impact remains complex to measure. Through multiple showcases, debates and analysis, the UNLOCKING AI Summit will unveil the potential of Generative AI and what this fast-evolving machine intelligence means for the TV & Entertainment industry while addressing the associated ethical and legal concerns.

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Networking at

At MIPCOM Cannes, tailor-made sessions take networking opportunities to the next level, offering you a more personalized and focused experience. These sessions are carefully curated to match attendees with like-minded industry professionals, potential partners, and key decision-makers based on their specific interests and business objectives.

Market Intelligence Sessions

Cracking Audience Trends

Presented by Glance

Get the latest insights on the recent challenges of broadcasters and streamers, on the evolution of audience viewing habits, and on
the latest content trends.

Fresh TV

Presented by The Wit

Fresh TV Formats, Fresh TV Fiction, Best of Fresh TV
Screen the latest content from around the world in this exclusive MIPCOM CANNES editions of Virginia Mouseler’s anticipated screenings.

Seaview Producers' Hub Programme

The Seaview Producers Hub is the annual business hive and fresh hang-out point for producers and everyone involved in co-productions worldwide

Hosting all key creative sessions focused on co-production partnerships and financing across scripted and unscripted, the supersized Hub reflects the increased focus on the market for exploring early-stage development.

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Content Creation Summit

Presented by Sony

✔ 8.30 - 9.00: Breakfast Networking

✔ 9.00 - 10.00: Appeal of drama creation with advanced TV broadcasting studios

✔ 10.00 - 11.00: Non-Broadcasting Businesses: What are the new brands beyond TV?

✔ 11.00 - 12.30: INDIA: Looking at Indian innovation - Digital world is a game changer!

✔ 14.00 - 15.00: Tremendous innovation can totally change the documentary & news content world

✔ 15.00 - 16.00: How new, exciting format content can be created with the support of new tools

✔ 16.00 - 17.00: Live event and sports programming using the latest filed shooting technique

Awards 2023

Content Innovation Awards

Taking place on Wednesday 18 October, the 9th Edition of the Content Innovation Awards offers an unparalleled experience and celebration of the brightest stars in the TV industry.

MIPCOM CANNES Diversify TV Awards

Dedicated to championing and promoting diversity & inclusion in all its forms across the international television industry, the Diversify TV Awards will take place on Tuesday 17 Oct 2023.

Variety Vanguard Award

On October 16 at MIPCOM, Maxime Saada, Chair & CEO of Canal+ Group, will receive the Variety Vanguard Award, which recognizes television industry leaders who have made a significant contribution to the global business of entertainment.

International Formats Business Gold Award

On October 15 at MIPCOM, Arthur Essebag, Founder & TV Host / Satisfaction Group, will receive the International Formats Gold Award. Essebag is one France’s best-known TV hosts and, as an entrepreneur, a leader in the development of the French unscripted sector since the 1990s. He is also the founder of producer Satisfaction Group.

MIPCOM Buyers' Award for Japanese Drama

Presented by International Drama Festival in Tokyo

The MIPCOM Buyers' Award for Japanese Drama started in 2009 as a collaboration between MIPCOM and the International Drama Festival in Tokyo. Since then, it has been held annually as one of the MIPCOM official events. It is dedicated to presenting and promoting Japanese content selected by MIPCOM Buyers.

Winners will be announced on Monday 16 October in Cannes.

Special Screenings Events

The Cannes red carpet welcomes world premieres and special screenings of the most highly anticipated series.

Event Screening


Presented by Mediawan Rights

Staged as a curtain raiser to this year’s market on Sunday 15 October at 18.00 in the Grand Auditorium in the Palais des Festivals, the screening of Zorro will be followed by a Q and A with Miguel Bernardeau and key executives including Sergio Pizzolante. Open to all delegates. 

World Premiere Screening


Presented by Beta Film & ZDF Studios

The screening will take place on Tuesday October 17 at 18.00 in the Grand Auditorium and is open to all market delegates. Followed by a Q&A with Showrunner and Executive Producer Frank Doelger and cast members including Christiane Paul and Ruth Bradley.

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The World's Greatest Gathering of TV and Entertainment Executives

Register before October 15th and save up to €150! 

Join BBC Studios for the LIVE!
Play-along of The 1% Club 

See for yourself why this highly entertaining, multi-award winning, family-friendly show is the fastest-selling NEW game show format!

An eight year old has as much chance of winning as an 80 year old.  It’s about how your brain works; not what you know.

Are you in The 1% Club?

Monday 16th October, 09:45 CET
Hi5 Studio, Palais des Festivals, MIPCOM

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