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Day 4: Cannes in Numbers - The big event

Just what does it take to make the Cannes Lions festival happen? We crunch the numbers

With adland descending on Cannes for the Lions, there are bound to be some big numbers involved. We've scoped out the stats to bring you this breakdown on what it takes to make the Cannes Lions happen:

40,000 submissions were made in 2015

950 hours are spent by the juries judging the work

387 jurors from 40 countries will judge work in Cannes in 2016

3 per cent of entries go on to win a Lion

40 per cent of this year’s jurors are female

6 months to make a Cannes Lion award

1 mould is made for each Lion. Once that mould has been used it has to be destroyed to ‘free’ the Lion inside.

600 speakers during the festival, across 300 sessions on 16 stages

15,000 delegates from over 90 countries are expected to attend Cannes Lions 2016

1,000 people work on the Festival across the eight days

180 parties are planned

53 yachts have been chartered

25,000 square metres of space to fill at the Palais des Festivals

11 euros for a glass of rosé at the Carlton beach restaurant.

62 years of the Cannes Lions Festival

28 is the maximum age for entrants to the Young Lions

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