Paris, June 04 2020Midem, the home of the global music community, today announces an exclusive keynote conversation between key figures from Cannes and Atlanta, two leading entertainment hubs, looking towards a brighter future, as part of the final day of the Midem Digital Edition, Friday, June 5.
In an exclusive session, key executives from international entertainment hubs, Cannes and Atlanta, will share positive messages of support with the global music, film, TV, tech and gaming communities. The conversation will look ahead, with optimism, to a future beyond Covid-19, touching on exciting new post-crisis opportunities.
Both hosts to world-class music conferences, Midem in Cannes, and leading hip-hop gathering, A3C in Atlanta, these two cities reflect the tenacity, resourcefulness and innovation that will be key to building and evolving as we emerge from global lockdown. Crucial to that development will be international collaboration.
Midem Director, Alexandre Deniot, says, “I’m delighted that we have initiated this connection to mark the beginning of a partnership between Atlanta and Cannes. This will be the first steps on the road towards an important collaboration between the two cities to be launched at Midem in Cannes, June 2021.”
Speaker, Dr. Eloisa Klementich, President and CEO, Invest Atlanta, explains the importance of music to the U.S city, with industry leaders like T.I. and Killer Mike having made public displays of support for Atlanta recently, “They have said some profound words for the city at this difficult time. This music, this creative class is what is going to allow us to link generations together. So that they can communicate… music seems to be this common language.
At a time when solidarity and unity amongst the world’s music community has never been more vital, session moderator, Shain Shapiro, CEO, Sound Diplomacy, adds, “Music is our collective unifier. We need music… to ensure we are brought together.”
Echoing the importance of the entertainment industry to Cannes and the numerous cultural projects initiated by Mayor David Lisnard, speaker, Thomas de Pariente, Deputy Mayor, City of Cannes, says, Cannes is a global destination which promotes culture and the creative industry as the main pillars of its economic and social development.”
Cannes & Atlanta: Creative Cities Building A Bridge For New Opportunities –
The Speakers
. Dr. Eloisa Klementich – President & CEO, Invest Atlanta
. Thomas De Pariente – Cannes Deputy Mayor, City of Cannes
. Alexandre Deniot, Director, Midem
. Moderator – Shain Shapiro, CEO, Sound Diplomacy
The session will air from 09:00 CEST, Friday, June 5 2020,
on Midem Digital Edition
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Notes to Editors

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About Invest Atlanta -Invest Atlanta is the official economic development authority for the City of Atlanta. Invest Atlanta’s purpose is to strengthen Atlanta’s economy and global competitiveness to create increased opportunity and prosperity for the people of Atlanta. Chaired by the Mayor of Atlanta, and governed by a nine-member board of directors, Invest Atlanta’s programs and initiatives focus on developing and fostering public/private partnerships to create jobs, grow the economy, revitalize neighborhoods, attract investment, spur innovation, encourage entrepreneurship and increase equity. To achieve these goals, Invest Atlanta leverages the benefits of bond financing, revolving loan funds, housing financing, tax increment financing and tax credits.
About Cannes – Cannes is a commune located on the French Riviera. It is the host city of the annual Cannes Film Festival, the cultural event with the most media coverage in the world. The flagship destination of business tourism, Cannes, lives throughout the year at the rhythm of many international and professional events, such as Midem, MIPTV, MIPCOM, CANNESERIES, TFWA or Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity.