16-18 May 2022 | Cairns

Cannes in Cairns ...

Fear not dear Adlanders! B&T has come storming to your rescue with a legitimate, tax deductible work expense: Cannes in Cairns.

16-18 May 2022 .

Forget the South of France, we’re putting on a bash north of the Tropic of Capricorn and all of adland is invited. It’s going to be the COVID circuit breaker we all need, plus Tropical North Queensland has all the fun and activities to keep even the most restless soul satisfied. And let’s not forget, while you’re hearing from the most creative, practical and downright entertaining speakers between trips to the reef or the Daintree, you’re actually doing your bit to keep the Australian economy going. So what are you waiting for? Book your tickets now. It’s the best offer you’re going to get this year.
Welcome Party - included with your festival pass.

Pinterest's Welcome Party!

The sweet escape is made even sweeter thanks to Pinterest’s welcome party! Taking place at a local cane farm, guests will be wined, dined and delighted by this quintessentially Australian bush bash.
There’ll be live music and entertainment, drinks pouring and conversation flowing in this festive night of fun and frivolity that could only happen in Queensland, and only at Cannes in Cairns.
Kuranda Day Trip

Get ‘On Track’ For A Day Out!

Experience the spectacular sites of tropical North Queensland from all angles in this tram-endous day trip! Starting with a historical railway ride, enjoy breathtaking views across the cane fields of Cairns, all the way to the tropical rainforest of Kuranda. You’ll explore the picturesque mountain village of Kuranda, and discover the Dreamtime with a Pamagirri Dance Performance in the rainforest amphitheatre. Then finally, take to the sky in a downright stunning journey over and through World Heritage protected rainforest via the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway.
Side events (like this one!) are 100 per cent on the house.
Be sure to register your interest via Humanitix here.

Your Cairns Stay .

Our travel partner will make booking a breeze for you.
F2T is the official travel partner for Cannes in Cairns. To take advantage of stress-free, reduced rate bookings for accommodation and flights to this event, please visit the booking website here.
About F2T: At F2T, we take the stress out of Prizewinner travel, Special Events, Conference and Group travel to destinations all over the world on behalf of our Agencies and brands. From a boardroom concept to reservations and ground handling, we bring decades of travel industry experience and exceptional service to ensure a priceless experience for your client.

2022 Speakers .

Inspiring and thought-provoking sessions from high profile speakers from the Australian media, marketing and advertising industry.

Founder & Executive Chairman, S4 Capital

Executive Chairman of Yellow Brick Road Group

Executive General Manager, Strategy & Research, Tourism Australia

Chief Marketing Officer, McDonald's Australia

Artistic Director, Sydney Festival

Writer and Filmmaker

Australian Paralympian

Chief Creative Officer, The Monkeys Sydney

Chief Executive Officer & Managing Director, Limepay

CEO, GroupM Australia & New Zealand

Chief Creative Officer, Asia Pacific, R/GA

CEO, NOVA Entertainment

General Manager, Ryvalmedia

Founder & Director, Arktic Fox

Head of Product & Innovation, Ryvalmedia

Founder/Chief Thinker, Thinkerbell

Copywriter, Ogilvy Melbourne

Chief Executive Officer, Havas Media Group

Chief Investment Officer, GroupM

Senior Creative, Howatson+Company

VP Marketing ANZ & APAC, Afterpay

Chief Investment Officer, Omnicom Media Group

APAC Communications Director, Bumble

Partner, The Works, part of Capgemini

General Manager, MOOD Tea

Chief Marketing Officer, Tourism Australia

Founder & Global CEO, TrinityP3

Founder, The Nest Consultancy

MC - The Chaser

CEO, IAB Australia

Founder, Gloster Advisory, & Senior Advisor, Accenture Australia & UN Women Australia

Director, Quip Brands

Managing Director, The Monkeys

Group CEO, UnLtd & MOOD Tea

Managing Partner, AKQA, Asia Pacific

Co-Founder & CEO, Livewire

CEO, The Chiefs Esports Club & Managing Director, Icon Esports

Chief Data Officer, Digitas Australia

Chief Content & Partnerships Officer, Wavemaker ANZ

Chief Sales Officer, Nine

Head of Buyer Development, APAC, Index Exchange

CEO & Managing Director, oOh!media

Art Director / Creative, TBWA Sydney

Director of Strategy, Insights & Effectiveness team, Nine

Practice Leader Media Advisory, KPMG

ECD, CEO & Co-Founder, Semi Permanent

Country Lead, Highsnobiety

CEO, MediaCom AUNZ

Senior Director, Business Development, ANZ, theTradeDesk

CEO, Foxtel Media

Market Magazine Editor, Harris Farm Markets

Chief Marketing Officer, L’Oréal Australia & New Zealand

Executive General Manager Brand & Marketing, Suncorp

Agency Lead, Pinterest ANZ

Head of Marketing, My Muscle Chef

National Head of Strategy, PHD Australia

Chief Executive Officer, Carat

Managing Director, ANZ, Teads

Creative Head, Google APAC

Sports Presenter, Seven News

CEO, TBWA\Melbourne and TBWA\Adelaide

Founder and CEO, Amplified Intelligence

Sponsors .

Thanking our amazing sponsors.

Presenting Partner

Gold Partners

Silver Partners

Bronze Partners

Travel Partner


Be a part of the movement

Ticket Options .

Purchase your tickets today - limited capacity.

Early Bird

$ 499
  • Includes access to all sessions
  • Meals and drinks included
  • Network with attendees and speakers
  • Available until 10th April 2020

Full price

$ 599
  • Includes access to all sessions
  • Meals and drinks included
  • Network with attendees and speakers
  • Available from 11th April 2020

Sole trader?

$ Offer
  • Please contact us as we will offer you a discounted ticket price.

Bring the team

$ 50 off
  • Buy 5 or more tickets and receive $50 off each ticket
  • Reward future leaders within your business
  • Discount is automatically applied
Plan your day

Schedule .

With a range of keynotes, industry panel discussions and short stories, plus plenty of opportunities to network.
8.15 - 10.50am

Morning Sessions

8.15 - 9am


9 - 9.20am

Open and Welcome by MC

9.20 - 10am

Opening Keynote

10 - 10.20am

Keynote: Removing the stigma around mental health, one story at a time.

Mitch Wallis, Founder – Heart On My Sleeve

10.20 - 10.50am

Morning Tea – networking break

10.50am - 1.35pm

Mid-morning Sessions

10.50 - 11.30am

Panel discussion

11.30am - 12.15pm

Short stories – Redefining stereotypes

  • Jo Stone, Founder, Stone Fusion
  • Sarah Liu, Founder and Director, The Dream Collective
  • Marlee Silva, Co-founder, Tiddas 4 Tiddas

12.15 - 12.35pm

Keynote: Mental disability focus – self-advocacy and ablesplaining

Siobhán Foley, Accenture

12.35 - 1.35pm


1.35 - 3.50pm

Afternoon Sessions

1.35 - 2.15pm


2.15 - 2.35pm

Keynote: Wesley Enoch AM, Artistic Director, Sydney Festival

2.35 - 3.20pm

Short stories: Radical ways to work

  • Kath Blackham, Founder & CEO, VERSA: The 4 day working week
  • Dr Catherine Rickwood, Founder & CEO, Three Sisters Group: Never retiring

3.20 - 3.50pm

Afternoon Tea – networking break

3.50 - 6.30pm

Late Sessions

3.50 - 4.10pm

Keynote: Rebuilding lives and identities of refugees.

Betina Szkudlarek, University of Sydney, in conversation with Chantal Mousad, Commonwealth Bank

4.10 - 4.50pm

CMOs Panel – The Clients’ Perspective

  • Gemma Hunter – GM Marketing, Myer
  • Josh Grace – CMO, Samsung
  • Michael Laxton – GM, Brand, Digital & Design, Coles

4.50 - 5.30pm

Closing International Keynote

Sandipan Bhattacharyya, Chief Creative Officer, Grey India


Closing Remarks

5.35 - 6.30pm

Cocktail party

Kumi image

John Broome - CEO, AANA