Retail Week Live 2017 – the biggest event in the retail calendar – kicks off today.

Thousands of delegates will descend on the Intercontinental O2 to hear from some of the biggest names in the industry, including Sainsbury’s Mike Coupe and Shop Direct’s Alex Baldock.

Follow our up-to-the-minute coverage of the event on our Live blog, and look out for out for video interviews and news throughout the day.

If you’re at the event, don’t miss out on some of the experiences available throughout the day from our partners:

T2 has created a bespoke pop-up shop providing a wide selection of teas.

Konditor & Cook has baked bespoke cakes for every company attending, along with a brownie tricycle, and will be revealing a special Retail Week cake at the cocktail party.

Graze has created a pop-up with a choice of over 100 treats, and Pall Mall Barbers are on-site to offer complimentary services over the two days.

Blow Ltd has also set up a pampering area where guests can treat themselves to a luxury massage, hair styling or manicures.

Tomorrow also brings the prestigious Retail Week Awards. Look out for news of this year’s winners.