Last year saw the inaugural Completely Retail Marketplace Western Europe and it proved as effective in Amsterdam as it has always been in London and Dublin.
Now, by popular demand from the retail sector, the event returns to the Beurs Van Berlage in Amsterdam on 6th September.
For retailers, it’s an opportunity to meet the landlords and brokers who can help them enter or expand in the Western European market, and for landlords it’s a chance to connect with brands from across Europe that are seeking cross border opportunities. In 2016, 98% of those surveyed confirmed that they did business or will do business as a result of attending the event.
Attendance for retailers is free, with free return flights available for overseas retailers. This year, brands are attending from Russia, Belgium, France, Israel, Egypt, the UK, Germany, Spain and Switzerland.
It’s a simple and effective format. The retail market gathers together in the same room for one day to do deals. One-size stands create uniformity for all exhibitors, and everything else is included for an effective, hassle-free day; stand branding, stand furniture, Wi-Fi, phone chargers, refreshments, lunch and a networking drinks reception at the end of the day.
The popular Soapbox sessions will, once again, give emerging retailers the opportunity to take to the stage and present to a wide audience of landlords and brokers.
Cushman & Wakefield are the event’s Pan-European Partner and the 2016 sponsors are sponsoring once again: CBRE, Syntrus Achmea and Multi Corporation, and the event is endorsed by Vastgoedoverleg (VGO – Dutch Retailers Association) and, new for 2017, We Are Pop Up.
Francoise Dechesne of Multi Corporation says of the event; “If you want to be a market player, you have to be here.”