Creating New Worlds...
One Event, Two Experiences
Since inception, the Global RLI Awards have paid tribute to the very best in the world of retail and leisure having taken place in London, Dubai and LA over the last 15 years and despite the exceptional circumstances in which the world has found itself in recently, RLI celebrated its fifteenth anniversary last year by hosting a virtual awards ceremony celebrating retail excellence across the globe in a way like never before.
The awards continue to strive for excellence in an industry where the boundaries are always being pushed and now, more than ever, it is essential that we continue to collaborate and recognise achievements and ground-breaking projects around the world. After all recognition is a powerful way for the retail and leisure industry to continue forward, even when it feels like a standstill.
2020 gave us a unique opportunity to pause and reflect on our businesses and fast forward transformation strategies that were much needed in a fast changing environment enabling us all to be more proactive, there has never been a better time to innovate and re-imagine ourselves and our companies. RLI will continue to adapt and evolve throughout 2021 to meet the rapidly changing needs of the industry with renewed hope, energy and resolutions.
This year, the Global RLI Awards will be a Hybrid event, combining a "live" in-person ceremony with a "virtual" online component, merging the power of face-to-face with the extensive audience reach that comes with a virtual element, one event two experiences. RLI’s esteemed panel of highly-respected business leaders from around the globe will judge nominations for the awards categories on their merit and positive impact on the market.
To be held in September 2021, the Global RLI Awards will celebrate the most visionary and innovative retail and leisure concepts from across the globe. The retail and leisure industry is exciting, dynamic and innovative, and the awards pay tribute to those companies that continue to push the boundaries; who are not afraid of the challenges that they are presented with; and who refuse to settle for anything but the very best.
The phrase "Necessity is the mother of invention" has never been more apt - Retail will reinvent itself once again and we will look back on Covid-19 as a catalyst for some of the biggest changes the world will go through, the birth of big ideas and transformations and at the event we will honour the most visionary and innovative retail and leisure concepts from across the globe.
This is an industry that prides itself on meeting challenges head on with innovative thinking and a positive, can-do attitude. One thing that has been very clear during my extensive travels over recent years is that, for a company with the right attitude, the world is full of opportunities.
The 15th Edition of our Awards took place on the 3rd September 2020
Following the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic, RLI – The World’s only Global Retail & Leisure magazine changed the format of the 2020 Awards to an online event broadcast globally creating a virtual experience like no other. RLI hosted the ‘Virtual Global RLI Awards’ on the 3 September 2020 and once again it delivered all the glitz and glamour that people have come to expect from the most highly anticipated event on the global retail and leisure calendar, it was an time of recognition and celebration for the most innovative and imaginative retail and leisure concepts across the globe.