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The sun is shining and the creatives are hunting down their passports, that must mean one thing. ZOO is at it again, co-hosting the LBB & Friends Beach at the Cannes Lions 2018 – running from 19 to 22 June. Julian and Joe will be joining friends from across the international ad industry and we’d love to arrange your exclusive invitation to join us.

Organised by our good friends at Little Black Book, The Beach has become the place to network, make deals, socialise, grab lunch and hold meetings in a relaxed, seaside environment – for members and guests by invitation only.

It's not often you get to have a business meeting by the sea, so ZOO's Julian Day has put together some wise words and essential tips for making the most out of your trip to Cannes.

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Firstly, who will be there?

Me! Julian Day, Director of Business Development – and ‘Clever’ Joe Parkes, Senior Producer.

      Cannes 2018 – Julian Day            Cannes 2018 – Joe Parkes

What will you be talking about?

The stuff you don’t want to think about but need more and more – captions, subtitles, audio description and language dubbing for ads, promos, trailers, TV and movies.

What're your travel essentials?

All the painkillers, toiletries and sun cream you think you might need – and then some more. It all seems super expensive in France (and you can’t claim those on expenses). Oh, and if you’re like me – a hat (but please see below before you start packing).

First thing you do in Cannes?

Stock up the fridge – wine, beer, St-Yorre water (trust me, you’ll love it) and, of course, stinky cheese. Then slide open the doors and get on the balcony.

Cannes exercise of choice?

With our apartment being where it is (and the LBB Beach being where it is) it's quite easy to walk 6+ miles a day – that's quite enough I think.

Who would you like to meet?

The kids who nicked my pink ‘doughnut’ rubber ring last year when it escaped me in the sea. I’d give them what for…

What's in your LBB goody bag?

This year it’s a ZOO baseball cap – but don’t worry, it’s been thought about design-wise, so you might actually be happy to wear it in public.

Tourist activity not to be missed?

A Sunday visit to the Ile Saint Marguerite and/or an evening walk around the old town. Both surprisingly calm and beautiful, being so close to the action.

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Top Cannes tip?

Relax, you’re on expenses. Oh, and the Gutter Bar on the last night is a brilliant idea.

Finally, best spot for a meeting?

Is this a trick question? The LBB Beach of course!

Join us in Cannes

The Beach is part of Cannes Lions, one of the biggest celebrations of creativity, bringing together the world’s most inventive and talented people in the advertising and creative industries. That’s why it’s the perfect place to feature our super-fast, great-value subtitling and audio description services for TV ads.

Access to The Beach is completely free for members and our invited guests, so if you’re looking for an awesome dubbing or subtitling service, want the inside track on audio description for ads or if you just want to catch up in the sunshine, get in touch to arrange your exclusive invitation.

Join us in Cannes