Better World Fund Program @Cannes 2024

We are delighted to announce that the Better World Fund Program that is set to unfold during the prestigious Cannes Film Festival on the 15th and 16th of May 2024, will be dedicated to the movement of Women Empowerment. This special edition holds particular significance as we come together to honor China on the occasion of the 60th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between France and China.

The two-day event will be an immersive experience, weaving together art, culture, and philanthropy for a cause that resonates globally. The proceedings of the program will be dedicated to the benefit of the Lang Lang Foundation, a remarkable organization committed to promoting music education and cultural exchange.

Join us in this harmonious convergence of art and altruism as we strive to make the world a better place, one note, one insight, and one heartfelt commitment at a time.

A magnificent two days program

Gala Dinner
Lang Lang Performance
Joyce Jonathan Concert
Jingxuan Peng Concert
Award Ceremony
Red Carpet
Private Auction


7:30 PM
Cocktail &  Better World Red Carpet

9:00 PM
Gala Dinner

Private auction
Lang Lang Performance
Joyce Jonathan Performance
Jingxuan Peng guzheng Performance
Award Ceremony

1:00 AM

10:30 AM

01:00 PM
Light Lunch

Lang Lang Foundation

Keys of inspiration program

The „Keys of Inspiration” program is revolutionizing music education in public schools. It aims to provide children of all background the opportunity to discover the power of music by implementing state-of-the-art piano labs and music curriculums in schools. Through this program, Lang Lang Foundation redefines music education and inspires change.

Music is the greatest gift in my life, and I am immensely grateful for the opportunities that led me to where I am today. Throughout my career, I have shared my love of music with people of all ages, from all over the world.

Lang Lang, President & Founder


• Create positive change in children’s live through music education

• Providing a safe and structured learning environment

• Promoting collaboration and creativity

• Creating a culture of music appreciation

Since its start in 2013, the program has expanded globally, impacting over 182,000 students across the world.

Better World Fund is proud to help this wonderful initiative grow with our Cannes event.

Juliette Binoche

Guest of honor

Juliette Binoche, a renowned French actress, began her career at a very young age and quickly made a name for herself in international cinema. She won the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress and the Silver Bear for Best Actress for her role in „The English Patient”, as well as the César for Best Actress for „Three Colors: Blue”.

Juliette Binoche has appeared in over sixty feature films. She is one of the most awarded actresses in the world – and one of the only ones to have won the acting prize at the major international film festivals: Cannes, Venice and Berlin.

Her talent allows her to explore eclectic roles and genres, from drama to comedy.

Better World Fund welcomes Juliette Binoche as one of its guests of honor.

Lang Lang


Lang Lang, a piano virtuoso and prodigy, quickly revealed himself a true phenomenon, winning his first competition at the age of five. This was followed by a series of international victories that took him to the world’s greatest stages, including the legendary Carnegie Hall in New York.

With a career filled with dazzling performances alongside the greatest orchestras, Lang Lang has become a true international star. He breaks the stereotypes of classical music with his captivating performances and expressive style. His album „Memory,” covering works from Mozart to Liszt, reached the top of the Billboard classical chart in just three weeks. He has also contributed to the soundtracks of award-winning films.

Watch Lang Lang perform on May 15th in Cannes.

Grammy Award
Echo Klassik Award
2013 & 2015

Joyce Jonathan


French singer-songwriter and performer, she began her musical journey by learning the piano at the age of 5. Quickly gaining popularity, she gathered phenomenal support on My Major Company to finance the production of her first record „Sur mes gardes” in 2010. It was certified platinum a few months after its release. Her unique talent earned her the NRJ Music Award for Francophone Revelation of the Year at just 21 years old.

She also met great success in China, where her albums and tours are sold both in French and Mandarin. She’s a true celebrity there, she’s regularly invited in TV Shows with hundreds millions of viewers.

With five albums to her credit, Joyce continues to surprise and evolve. She releases in january 2024 “Si je mange, je vais en enfer”, a moving title on body positivity. She obtains more than 1 million listeners in only 10 days.

Watch Joyce Jonathan on May 15th for a unique performance in French and Mandarin.

Une place pour moi
Sur mes gardes

Jingxuan Peng

Guzheng player

Peng Jingxuan is a Chinese musician known for playing the guzheng, a traditional Chinese instrument, on the streets of France since 2018.

She gained social media fame through her online performances, amassing a large following on YouTube. Peng began studying guzheng in childhood and continued honing her skills at Universite Michel de Montaigne-Bordeaux 3 in France.

She is passionate about blending Chinese and Western music and aims to promote the guzheng and Chinese culture globally.

11 million Followers

Églantine Éméyé, TV Anchor

Master of ceremony

Television presenter Églantine Éméyé will be the Master of Ceremonies at this year’s Better World Fund Gala. Known forher eloquence, grace and deep commitment to social causes, Églantine embodies the spirit of change and compassion thatwe hold dear at the Better World Fund.

Tokyo Olympic Games
France 2
Pekin Olympic Games
France 2

Eric Alauzet, President of the France-China friendship group in French National Assembly

Eric Alauzet, French Member of Parliament and eminent advocate of Franco-Chinese diplomatic relations, will honor us with his presence at the Dinner Gala.

Masterclass for Women’s Empowerment

An inspiring and meaningful program

This inspiring masterclass will take place in Cannes, featuring outstanding international speakers who will present the world’s best solutions to the endemic inequalities suffered by women.

This event aims to highlight the incredible achievements of women across industries and shed light on pressing issues affecting their personal and professional lives. Get ready to be inspired and gain insights from these influential speakers who are driving change and making a difference in our world.

Moderated by Guila Clara Kessous, Unesco Artist for Peace

Social entrepreneur and executive coach, she uses theatrical techniques and role-playing games as tools that can not only enhance corporate communication, but help heal those who have suffered from prior trauma, especially women. For her work with humanitarian causes, she has been nominated a “UNESCO Artist for Peace”, notably in link with her work in collaboration with Nobel Peace Prize Winner, Malala Yousafzai, using theatre to help women’s empowerment.

As a certified coach, she has helped more than 500 senior executives (French Tech, CAC 40, Nasdaq 500) in their leadership responsibilities dealing with women’s empowerment and conflict resolution. As an „Officier des Arts et des Lettres”, she has been nominated a „Rising Talent” of the Women’s Forum for the Economy and Society for her work in feminist diplomacy.

sourse: press release