The Presidents are chosen from among the world’s very best industry leaders. Together, they combine a diverse wealth of creative expertise, skill, and talent, from both clients and agencies to benchmark and award global creative excellence and effectiveness to set the bar for the year ahead. Among the global spread of elite industry experts, 53% of Presidents are also women for the first time (up from 33% in 2019) ensuring global female talent is equally represented at the head of the juries. The new Creative Business Transformation Lions will also be awarded in 2020, alongside the refreshed PR Lions.
Simon Cook, Managing Director, Cannes Lions “We’re delighted to present such an impressive global line-up of experts from all over the world. The Cannes Lions Jury Presidents represent the many facets of the creative global industry and will play a fundamental role in defining the creative benchmark on the global stage in 2020. As the uses of creativity expand and diversify, so does the work and so do our expert juries. This year, we have established gender parity in our President lineup as part of our ongoing commitment to appoint outstanding global talent that represents the full breadth of our diverse community.”
The Presidents will join their juries at the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity where the winning work will be awarded and celebrated each evening from 22-26 June 2020. Entries to the Lions Awards open on 16th January 2020. Further information on how to enter and details on how to attend the Festival can be found at https://www.canneslions.com