Retailers gather for world
Many of Europe's top retail marketers are preparing to gather in Cannes for this year's Cannes Lions international advertising festival.

The event, which runs from 18-24 June, is in its 53rd year, and attracts 8,000 marketing specialists from 75 countries to the French Riviera for a programme of seminars, awards and networking. The audience includes marketing and advertising experts from retailers and FMCG suppliers from across the world.

UK retailers are expected to be well-represented among the award-winners, after Harvey Nichols advertising campaign swept the board at last year's event.

The seminar programme includes Nike buying director Ed Kimber, talking about the importance of retail environments for major brands.

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