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EVENTS • RETAIL Tuesday 3rd March 2015

A message to the market

A message to the market

With more than 550 retail and leisure businesses represented, 96 exhibitors and 1,600+ delegates, this was the biggest Marketplace since it was established in 2012.

The Completely Group’s Dom Millar reports: “The show is now firmly established in the sector and the fact that we had to add a further 16 exhibition stands illustrates the level
of demand.

“Exhibitors and delegates are seeing real value in attending and using the opportunity for intensive business development.”

Companies exhibiting at the event included Aldi, ASDA, Aviva, British Land, CBRE, Colliers International, Hammerson, H&M, Heron Foods, JLL, Land Securities, Sainsbury’s, Tesco, TK Maxx and Waitrose.

Once again, the Soapbox sessions provided an opportunity for expanding brands to pitch their requirements to agents and landlords. It is a highly efficient format with each brand having three minutes to get their story across.

Dom Millar comments: “The Soapbox content was always compelling and a hugely efficient way of getting an overview of some great go-ahead brands”.

The day drew to a close with delegates gathering on the Old Billingsgate Market riverside terrace for drinks as the sun went down over the Thames.

Delegates and exhibitors are already signing up for the next Completely Retail & Leisure Marketplace in April. New sponsorship opportunities include a breakfast cruise on the Thames.

You can start your networking early on the luxury Barracuda cruiser and treat up to 200 guests to breakfast and the stunning views of London.

The next Completely Retail & Leisure Marketplace will take place on Tuesday, April 28th at Old Billingsgate Market.

Core sponsors for the event are Cushman & Wakefield, British Land, Colliers International, The Gym Group and Westfield. There are already 95 exhibition stands confirmed with expectations of over 1,800 delegates.