connexU Launches New Retail Property Event in Sydney, Retail Property Marketplace

29 March 2022

connexU today announces the launch of Retail Property Marketplace (RPM), a new event designed specifically for the retail property industry. The inaugural event will take place on 15 September at the Overseas Passenger Terminal, Sydney.

The launch follows intensive research and feedback from the industry. Retail Property Marketplace’s sole purpose is to create the best opportunity for retail and leisure operators to connect face-to-face with a host of landlords and property agents – to accelerate the acquisition of bricks and mortar stores, grow existing portfolios, showcase new developments and network with industry peers.

Over 50 landlords, NSW councils, retail technology providers and business service providers will be introduced to hundreds of retailers, decision makers and new brands with immediate business and acquisition requirements.

Modelled on hugely successful events in London, Stockholm, Prague and Madrid, which enjoy attendance from Savills, CBRE, Colliers International and JLL to name just a few, RPM is the most time and cost efficient way for retailers and property professionals to meet. It is the industry epicentre, where long-lasting relationships are created, the industries biggest opportunities are discussed and, of course, significant business is concluded. RPM can condense months of work into one exciting day.

The event has been designed, down to the finest detail, to speed up the business process. “The format of the show is unique and designed for optimum effectiveness,” said Tim Rusbridge, co- founder of connexU. “Firstly, all the exhibition stands are the same size to enable a level playing field. Secondly, we are launching ‘Emerge’, which provides a stage for small or new brands to present their concept to a targeted audience of property professionals. Simply put… RPM is the place where exhibitors and visitors meet, network, exchange market insight and requirements, set up deals, then leave in a better, more-connected position than before.”

Rusbridge continued, “We are very excited about this launch and look forward to continuing to work with the retail property community to create an event that best serves their needs. It’s been a tough 20 months but now there is a real opportunity for the retail property sector to bounce back stronger than before. And, of course, Sydney is the perfect destination for our first event, with NSW being the largest retail property market in Australia.”

The launch comes at a time when the Australian retail market enters a critical period of post- pandemic growth, with RPM perfectly placed to help guide that growth and innovation for the whole industry.

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