Retail professionals gather in Cannes

Mapic 2006, the international retail trade fair, opens in the French Riviera city of Cannes on Wednesday, and a record 8,000 delegates are expected to attend. This is a 19% increase compared with last year. The number of companies exhibiting at the event has risen 18%. France, Italy, the UK, the Russian Federation and Spain will make up the largest contingents during the three-day event from November 15 to 17.

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