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Retail Wednesday 22nd April 2015

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The first UK Completely Retail & Leisure Marketplace of 2015 looks set to attract a record number of delegates. Will you be there?

2,000 retailers, investors, landlords, agents, food and leisure operators plus a huge range of decision-makers from other areas of the property business are expected to gather at Old Billingsgate Market on April 28th for the Completely Retail & Leisure Marketplace.

“It looks like we’re heading for a record level of attendance,” says Completely’s Dom Millar.

“The April and September Marketplaces are now established dates in the retail, leisure and property calendars. However, we’re not resting on our laurels and are planning to deliver the best – as well as biggest – event yet.”

The status of the event’s core sponsors – British Land, Colliers International, Cushman & Wakefield, H&M, The Gym and Westfield illustrates the quality and dynamism of the event.

As ever, the format on the day will be simple, but professional. There are no elaborate exhibition stands.

Instead a segregated space within the market will feature nearly 100 fully-furnished and branded meeting areas with additional spaces around the event for delegates to hold meetings.

Free WiFi access and refreshments will be provided throughout the day to all delegates.

For more information, visit or contact Rebecca Sawyer (01483 238 924 /

This April’s event will present the third crop of brands to pitch their businesses from the famous Completely Retail Soapbox.

At each show, around 20 brands get the opportunity to pitch their business to an audience of landlords, investors and property agents.

The catch is that they only have three minutes in which to do it.

Soapbox organiser, Shelley Batey of Completely, comments:

“It’s been really interesting to watch people get better at presenting in this short, sharp format. You definitely have to cut to the chase!”

Brands who will be presenting at the Soapbox sessions on April 28th include Sugar Dumplin, Forexchange, Smash Burger, Carraig Donn and Jagged Edge Barbers.

For more information, please go to or contact Shelley Batey (01483 238 686 /