Frequently Asked Questions

Finding the right mix of Retailers and Leisure operators to fill new and existing shopping malls is becoming one of the biggest challenges, and developers are looking for new and innovative concepts to enhance the shopping experience. In 2017, RLI will bring key global industry leaders to Istanbul, Turkey, the only city in the world that spans two continents and home to the oldest and largest shopping mall in the world, The Grand Bazaar with over 4,000 stores some dating back to 1453. Two Continents-One City, connecting today’s world of retail and leisure. RLI has long held a close affiliation with the Middle East with many world-class projects featuring in the renowned RLI Magazine. Now, RLI Connect Istanbul is taking this one step further by connecting leading international players with new emerging brands to feed this and other rapidly-evolving markets – markets that offer great opportunities to achieve levels of recognition and respect that may even exceed those that many brands enjoy in their home markets. One thing that has been constant and will never change is the need for brands to connect, not just rationally and emotionally with their consumers, but with local partners to create and expand opportunities. RLI Connect Istanbul provides a chance to explore expansion plans whilst examining potential client markets across the globe.

General Questions

RLI Connect Istanbul is the world’s only global retail & leisure deal-making event. It is a sustained platform for doing business and building value through strategic partnerships. RLI Connect creates 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 Istanbul gives you the chance to do a year’s worth of work in just two days! In these difficult times, can you afford not to attend?
Retailers, Leisure Operators, Developers, Shopping Mall Owners and affiliated businesses in retail and leisure.
Business Attire or National Dress.
Your delegate badge will be available at the Delegate Registration Counter all you need to do is present your business card to one of the staff to pick up your badge which must be worn at all times.
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RLI Connect Istanbul Registration

Confirmation of retailer registration will only be sent on receipt of your registration form and any applicable payments for additional Delegates. Payment must be made by World pay or bank transfer. Payments to be made in UK Sterling. If needed, we can issue a letter confirming your attendance for visa processing.
Upon completion of registration, your invoice/receipt and confirmation details will be sent to you. If you have not received them, please call +(0)1706 212200.


If you are a journalist or a member of the press please email for accreditation.