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APRIL 2024 – RLI Miami

Gateway to the World

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Having taken place in London, Dubai, Istanbul, LA and Riyadh since inception, RLI is synonymous with bringing the world of retail and leisure real estate together to connect, explore and develop business opportunities and celebrate retail and leisure excellence worldwide, through its renowned events RLI Connect Global and Global RLI Awards.

RLI has continued to adapt and evolve to meet the rapidly changing needs of the industry and as we enter our 20th year of business, it’s the perfect time to celebrate our achievements to date, embrace new opportunities, increase our global reach and continue to help the industry thrive… so where better to do this than in a burgeoning hub for innovation and industry which attracts an ever-expanding ecosystem for entrepreneurs, venture capital funds, talent and multinational corporations.

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Universal Studios Hollywood

Later this year, RLI will make its debut in the ‘Magic City’, Miami, Florida a ‘Global Business and Investment Destination’ and ‘Gateway to Latin America’, with convenient worldwide air access from Miami International Airport. Also known as a global beacon for finance, retail, leisure, entertainment and sport, many global powerhouse financial and tech companies have relocated or opened their headquarters in South Florida in recent years.

To be held in October 2024, RLI Connect Global, the world’s only global deal making forum will provide the perfect opportunity for exploration whilst continuing to connect the world of retail and leisure together under one roof.

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Natural History Museum
London, UK

As we continue to navigate a challenging industry, staying connected has never been more prevalent. Change is a constant when it comes to the global retail industry due to the continuing shifts in consumer lifestyles and spending habits. Shopping malls have changed the behaviour of many consumers in the last few years and have shifted from retail stores to multi-purpose destinations that have become part of people’s lifestyle.

We are planning to create an unforgettable experience in one of the world’s most talked about destinations, where global business thrives alongside arts, entertainment, dynamic culture, stunning beaches, world-class cuisine and unrivalled hospitality.

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We invite national & international investors, owners & developers, retailers, leisure & hospitality operators and franchise partners that are eager to connect with each other to look at new markets for expansion globally.

We made our first foray into the US in 2019 when we hosted RLI Connect Global at the Rose Bowl Stadium in Pasadena, which was followed by the Global RLI Awards at Universal Studios, LA, California, where we unlocked something totally new in the region in terms of deal-making. Jeff Lind, President, Grandscape said: “RLI Connect continues to meet and exceed our expectations. The quality of attendees and superb organization that goes into this event makes it time well spent.” While Mike Rielly, RRS highlighted: “After twenty-five years in the industry and attending numerous events, I can honestly say that RLI Los Angeles was one of the most professionally run and elegant events I have experienced. Jayne has such a deep reach across the globe and an incredibly refined touch especially when it came to the Awards Dinner that was beyond impressive. I was just blown away!” AREA 15 COO, Dan Pelson shared: “Having meetings squared away prior, with adjustments during the day and capped at 30 minutes – a fantastic way to go, I wish all trade shows were like that!” While Steffen Eric Friedlein, Managing Director Leasing at renowned European Developer ECE Marketplaces said: “RLI Connect is extremely useful and interesting for us as a developer and manager of shopping malls. During our various meetings we get to know many retailers and leisure operators with new and very promising concepts. It also gives us the opportunity to renew and reinforce existing contacts… A great networking event!”

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Throughout two days of extensive networking opportunities and pre-arranged meetings, RLI Connect Global will continue to make connections and build those all-important relationships, an integral role for those companies wishing to stay ahead of the curve within the retail and leisure industry.

There is one simple objective of RLI Connect Global: to help you do business in a fast-changing environment, whilst enabling you to explore new markets and develop new relationships.

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The Global RLI Awards 2024, which has paid tribute to the very best in the world of retail and leisure over the last eighteen years, will follow RLI Connect Global and the nineteenth edition will provide a memorable evening that celebrates and recognises innovation & dynamism in an inspiring industry that continues to adapt and evolve according to fast-changing market environments.

We look forward to welcoming you to one of the worlds most talked about cities for two events you cannot afford to miss.