By Max Knoblauch from Mashable.com:
The Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity — the world’s foremost brand communications conference, located in the French Riviera — celebrates its 60th anniversary this year.
This infographic by SapientNitro explores the festival’s history, highlighting its growth through the decades and this year’s notable speakers.
The festival, beginning Saturday, welcomes an expected 12,000 delegates from around the world — up quite a bit from the inaugural year’s 130. Expect to hear more about 2013’s award recipients in the coming days; the festival runs until June 22.