Following on from the success of our inaugural RLI Connect MENA Deal-Making event in Dubai, October 2016 and Istanbul October 2017, RLI have decided to return to Dubai in October 2018 with its highly successful concept. RLI Connect MENA will take place once again at the Palazzo Versace Hotel, 7-8 October and will continue to connect the world of retail and leisure attracting shopping centre investors, mall developers and franchise partners from across the region eager to connect with both national and international brands to feed their potentially lucrative markets – markets that offer great opportunities for these brands to achieve levels of recognition and respect that may even exceed those that they enjoy in their home market.

Taking place over two days, the thinking behind RLI Connect MENA is simple: face-time with key global retail and leisure decision makers, creating a sustained platform for doing business and building value through strategic partnerships on a global scale.

Finding the right mix of Retailers and Leisure Operators to fill their new and existing shopping malls is becoming one of the biggest challenges that Developers face. They are looking for new and innovative concepts to enhance the shopping experience.

Retailers and Leisure Operators are looking to international Developers and Franchise Operators for development partners and opportunities. RLI Connect MENA offers the opportunity to explore their expansion plans, while examining potential client markets. Mixing international Retailers with Developers from across the region, previous events created a networking atmosphere unlike any other.

From pre-arranged meetings to networking lounges, the whole event is organised for one simple reason – to help you do business. RLI Connect MENA gives you the chance to do a years’ worth of work in under two days! In these difficult times, can you afford not to attend?