There are other less well-known conferences and exhibitions at the Palais that are held a little earlier in the year. A conference to bring together the most influential players in the property market will be held 16 - 19th March 2010. It is the "Marche International des Professional a Immobilier" or MIPIM for short. Although an out-of-season event this nevertheless attracted some 18,000 people in 2009 and despite problems with building mortgages, this world premier real estate conference is likely to attract many yachting enthusiasts seeking to live abroad.
In October 2010 the Festival centre conference facilities will be used by the MIPCOM Group who are the leading experts on future trends in TV film making, digital and audio-visual production, buying and selling, financing and distribution. This conference has achieved a high profile with the advent of animation and game products now distributed world-wide. To help the visitors to Cannes
MIPCOM Junior is holding a show at the Carlton Hotel Cannes that will precede the MIPIM conference sessions and will be of interest to those dealing with younger audiences. MIPCOM is offering a free shuttle service for those staying at hotels outside Cannes and its concierge service at the Palais des Festivals also gives details of parking facilities nearby.
Film Festival is the most important cinematographic festival which was originally started in France at the end of the 1930s. Today it is one of the world's oldest and most distinguished film festivals.