And the deals get done!

RLI launches RLI Connect, the world’s first global retail and leisure property deal-making forum. Held on 5th June 2013 at Stamford Bridge, the home of Chelsea Football Club, RLI Connect will provide the opportunity of face-time with key global retail and leisure decision makers.

To be held at Chelsea Football Club in London on 5 June, RLI Connect provides for the first time a sustained platform for doing business and building value through strategic partnerships, on a truly global scale. Jayne Rafter, Publisher of RLI Magazine and Founder of RLI Connect, says: “Based on several recent conversations with developers, finding the right mix of retailers and leisure operators to fill their new and existing shopping malls is becoming one of the biggest challenges they face. They are looking for new and innovative concepts to enhance the shopping experience.

“Throughout my career I have always put a strong emphasis on face-to-face interaction to forge stronger synergistic relationships, and this is what RLI Connect will do.”

In her role as Publisher and Founder of RLI Jayne has, over the past ten years, built up an enviable network of developers, investors and franchise partners with whom she enjoys close relationships and who rely on her help to introduce them to retailers and leisure operators, looking to expand their brands internationally – hence the launch of this new deal-making event.

“A friendship founded on business is a good deal better than a business founded on friendship.”
John D. Rockefeller T

Taking place on the 5 June in London, the world’s international retail capital, the event will be held alongside the renowned Global RLI Awards on the 6 June, now in its eighth year and continuing to attract key global industry figures. In these challenging times, achieving effective results demands a paradigm shift that can only be realised with exposure to new thoughts and ideas.

RLI Connect will provide an unparalleled networking and deal-making forum, comprising of retailers, leisure operators, franchise partners, developers, owners, landlords, investors and brokers associated with the industry. RLI Connect aims to attract the largest number of actively growing retail and leisure concepts internationally, as well as the hottest up-and-coming concepts.

Just think, instead of weeks of impersonal emails and phone calls your goals can be accomplished in a single day, resulting in long-lasting, profitable relationships and that all-important deal!

There will be no conference or panel sessions at the RLI Connect event, just a focused, high energy forum for networking and deal-making, with the combination of moving existing deals along and being introduced to new deals, and the opportunity to collaborate and share knowledge with top performers in the retail and leisure real estate industry.

In these fast-paced markets, key players have an entrepreneurial opportunity to search for a best-fit match for their project, if you are ready, willing and able to do deals, then this is the event for you.

To secure your package, delegate place, or for further information, contact: Jayne Rafter, +44(0)1706 212200 email:

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“People get caught up in wonderful, eye-catching pitches, but they don’t do enough to close the deal. It’s no good if you don’t make the sale. Even if your foot is in the door or you bring someone into a conference room, you don’t win the deal unless you actually get them to sign on the dotted line.”
Donald Trump