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32nd Games Festival 2018: professionals honoured at the Palais des Festivals de Cannes

32nd Games Festival 2018: professionals honoured at the Palais des Festivals de Cannes.

The world of games is coming to Cannes from 23 to 25 February 2018!

With over 100,000 visitors, 3,000 professionals (publishers, creators, illustrators, distributors) and 12,000 competitive players, the Cannes International Games Festival is the largest entertainment event in the French-speaking world.

As it has done every year since 1986, this festival takes place in the heart of the Palais des Festivals et des Congrès, where over 30,000 m² are devoted to board games, spelling and general knowledge games, traditional games, simulation games, video games, building games and creative pastimes.

This 32nd edition offers a new format dedicated to BtoB

This Festival, which has become the unmissable spot for board game professionals, is throwing open its doors to creators, illustrators, publishers, distributors and retailers with a dedicated day that will allow them to meet, exchange ideas and negotiate within the privileged framework of a privatized hall, a professional area, auditoria and specially-equipped offices. Targeted face-to-face meetings, themed conferences and original events, with countless brand new initiatives and incubators to create and discover new talent and innovative concepts.

Furthermore, a BtoB relationship platform has been especially created by the festival, allowing professionals to make their appointments ahead of time.

The Festival still provides a full offer to the general public!

Free entry every day from 10:00 to 19:00 with the option of purchasing a VIP PASS (€30, inc. tax) which offers queue-free access and several benefits:

A full programme for all with the chance to discover new creations and previews, meetings with the creators, demonstrations, conferences, workshops, exhibitions, events and tournaments, etc. Everything to attract the masses, both occasional and enthusiastic players for a fun city break in Cannes.

Of note is the rising power of the video game and e-sport, which will be highlighted in this next edition of the Festival.

A Festival is not a festival without an awards ceremony. The Label As d’Or-Jeu de l’Année 2018 (Golden Ace Label-Game of the Year 2018) will be awarded on Thursday 22 February in the presence of prize-winning publishers and creators (entry on presentation of a professional badge).

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