The decision was made following a vote by the TFWA management committee at its meeting in Madrid. The choice was based on the results of a survey of exhibitors and TFWA Members in 2013.
Erik Juul-Mortensen, president TFWA, said: “TFWA is pleased to be returning to Cannes for this our 30th year and for the next three years. The management team has studied all the options very carefully, reviewing both positive and negative aspects of each venue, and Cannes has come out top once again!
“The Palais des Festivals et des Congrès has all the attributes of a fine venue with good quality exhibition space, a large conference hall, appropriate venues for networking activities – all set within an attractive seaside location with hotels and restaurants nearby. We have also built excellent relationships with the City of Cannes, the Palais management team and with all our local partners over the years.”
The agreement to stage TFWA World Exhibition & Conference in the Palais des Festivals et des Congrès covers a contract period of three years from 2015 to 2017 with an option on 2018 and 2019.
In response to requests from TFWA members and delegates, with effect from 2016, the event will move to the first week of October. The dates for 2015-2017 are as follows: 19-23 October 2015, 3-7 October 2016 and 2-6 October 2017.
The 30th TFWA World Exhibition & Conference will take place in the Palais des Festivals et des Congrès from 26-31 October 2014.