Mipim 2021 rescheduled

On Friday 9th October, Reed Midem announced the rescheduling of Mipim 2021.  The annual international real estate market will now take place from the 7th to 10th June instead of the previously planned dates in March.  A combination of potential ongoing travel restrictions and quarantine rules connected to the Covid-19 pandemic has led to this decision.

Having canvassed their participants the overall feedback appears to show that clients are keen to return to Cannes to meet and network again however this must take place in an environment of safety and ongoing confidence.  Here at Button we support this decision and, like Reed Midem, we hope to see improvements in the worldwide health situation so that we may all feel able to travel and get back to business in the ‘new normal’.

We look forward to welcoming clients, old and new, back to Cannes next summer when the sun will shine and outdoor events and activities will be high the agenda.

The “mini” Cannes Film Festival will take place from October 27 to 29!

The Cannes Film Festival, organised in collaboration with the City of Cannes, is the hope that the event sector is regaining its momentum. The Festival will take place in a different form, part of the Cannes 2020 Official Selection will be presented during the event.

A triumph by Emmanuel Courcol with Kad Merad, will open the Festival and will end with the preview of Les Deux Alfred by Bruno Podalydès, in the presence of the director and main actress Sandrine Kiberlain.

A real treat for the cinema and events secteur!  We hope that this approach will make it possible to resume the normal course of events and that the 74th edition of the Cannes Film Festival will be held from May 11 to 22, 2021.

Reed Midem cancels Mipcom in Cannes

Reed Midem, organisers of Mipcom, have announced that the annual October television market and conference will be held exclusively online.  The physical version of Mipcom was due to take place in Cannes on October 12-14 but was today cancelled.

Despite changing the concept of the event in an attempt to make the market coronavirus-compliant, removing exhibition stands from the Palais and rebranding the market as Mipcom Rendezvous Cannes running alongside a digital market, the pandemic has once again impacted an attempt at market recovery.

Ongoing uncertainty around Covid-D19 and recently increased travel restrictions make the physical event unviable and have forced Reed Midem to admit defeat by cancelling the event for the first time in its history.

We await to see what will happen with Mapic, the international retail property event also organised by RM, which is due to take place from 17th to 19th November.


Yesterday was the opening day of the tradeshow for business tourism and events.  United and confident professionals met at the Palais des Festivals, which has received an official approval rating for ‘Sanitary Security’ by the Socotec group.  Compulsory mask wearing and hydroalcoholic gel available throughout the venue, clear signage as well as regular announcements reminding participants of the precautions to be respected meant that the Palais felt like a safe and well managed environment.

At last we feel confident and positive about the future of upcoming exhibitions!

Workplace meetings the unmissable event for professionals managing the workplace environment

The exhibition, organised by Weyou Group, will take place from November 24 to 26, 2020. Approximately 1800 participants are expected for this, the 7th edition!  Workplace meetings aims to promote face to face interaction between its’ participants, an interesting idea in this period of health crisis.  We know that Weyou Group will be taking all the necessary measures in terms of health security so that the exhibition can take place under the best conditions!

This years’ event will be particularly important in view of changing requirements in the work place and the new trend towards working from home.  

Do you want to organize a cocktail party, a press conference or other last minute event? Button Design can help – we can offer restaurant recommendations, suggest event locations and take care of all organisation, leaving you free to concentrate on your clients.

More changes at Reed Midem markets

Reed Midem, the organisers of Mipcom which will take place in October, have announced changes to the annual autumn television market format.  As a result of a number of key exhibitors cancelling their presence this year the market has been rebranded Mipcom Rendezvous Cannes and will encompass MipJunior and Cannes Series.

Market activities will take place in the Palais des Festivals with a new look open plan layout including privatised lounges available in place of exhibition stands.

A digital on-line event, Mipcom Online +, will run from October 5 in parallel with the physical event.

Constant changes in the Covid-19 situation together with evolving quarantine and travel restrictions mean that we may well see further changes to this event.

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Monaco Yacht Show “postponed” to 2021

In a press release sent out yesterday, Informa, the organisers of the Monaco Yacht Show announced the postponement of this years event which had been scheduled for late September and will now take place in a years time.

It is clear that with current travel restrictions and risks related to the COVID-19 many exhibitors and participants had decided to skip this years market.  The focus for the top end of the yachting industry will now be on the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show which is one of the largest international events and is set to take place in late October.

Here in Cannes we are closely watching events related to the Cannes Yachting Festival which is still due to take place from the 8th to 13th September.

Opening up of exhibition and conference venues in France

The French prime minister, Edouard Philippe, addressed the nation on Sunday 20thJune to announce further easing of lockdown conditions in France over the coming weeks.  Among the new measures announced will be the opening of exhibition and conference venues from September.  Whilst this may come under review between now and then we welcome this decision and look forward to seeing our industry get back to work.

Whilst online communications and conferences have provided a form of contact over the past few months there is no doubt that everyone is looking forward to meeting up and doing business face to face again.

We’ll be keeping you updated on other news from France over the coming months, so keep watching our posts.

Monaco Yacht Show and Cannes Yachting Festival maintained !

Following several event cancellations we are glad to learn that the two biggest yachting exhibitions on the French Riviera are still scheduled to take place!

Cannes Yachting Festival will be held from the 8th to 13th September closely followed by the Monaco Yacht Show from 23rd to 26th.  Good news for the international yachting industry!

As you know, Button Design specialises in the design and build of exhibition stands as well as the organisation of events such as cocktails, press conferences, professional meetings etc. We are aware that due to the health crisis some contractors may not be able to travel to France. If this is the case for you and you need help with your booth or that of your client we can help, Button Design is located on the French Riviera!

Do not hesitate to contact us !