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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.