Friday 28 JUNE 2024


Since its inception, the Global RLI Awards have paid tribute to the very best in the world of retail and leisure, having been held in London, Dubai, Los Angeles and Riyadh over the last eighteen years. We have also recently held our inaugural RLI MENA Awards in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, an awards ceremony that was dedicated to the MENA region.

The Global RLI 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 moving forward.

In 2024, the Global RLI Awards will make its debut in the Magic City, Miami a ‘Gateway to Latin America’ and perfect meeting point to bring together the world of retail and leisure to celebrate excellence on a global scale and will once again recognise innovation and dynamism in an inspiring industry that continues to adapt and evolve according to fast-changing market environments.

With its designer enclaves, stylish boutiques, gleaming malls and luxury flagships at lavish outdoor shopping centres to the largest mall in Florida, this destination has whatever your heart desires when it comes to retail, leisure and entertainment.

At RLI, we are constantly looking at ways to enhance the structure and criteria for the Awards whilst taking into account feedback from entries of previous events and in 2024 we will continue to recognise both transformation and re-imagination in an ever-changing industry. We are keen to invite entrants globally who wish to highlight their project, concept or company and seek recognition on an international scale and we look forward to seeing your projects recognised at the Global RLI Awards 2024 to ensure the evening will be a magical occasion for you, start preparing those award-winning presentations.

The finalists will be announced in the third quarter of 2024 in the July/August issue of RLI, all shortlisted companies will be offered the opportunity to advertise in the Global RLI Awards Showcase Feature in the September edition. I look forward to welcoming you to the nineteenth annual Global RLI Awards event in October 2024.

Tip To Win

To give your company or project the best possible chance to win your chosen category, you must display why it is the very best in its class, showcasing success across all aspects. Remember a picture is worth a thousand words, so don’t forget to include good photography, presentations, videos and testimonials.


Eligibility & Entry Requirements

Who Can Apply
Provided the criteria for each individual category are met, anyone is eligible to apply.

Applications can be made on behalf of clients provided they have given you permission, please note a contact person from the client must be provided in this instance.

A company may enter as many nominations as it chooses. The said nomination may be entered into any number of relevant categories provided the criteria are met. If entering more than one category, please submit a full entry form for each category entered.

Acceptable Language
All entry contents must be written in English.

Application forms will be accepted for projects, concepts and companies from all around the world. All shopping centre and mixed-use developments must have opened to the public or, if refurbished/extended, been completed in the period between 1 January 2023 and 28 June 2024.

The only exception to this is the RLI Most Anticipated Opening 2024 category, which will be presented to a scheme that is set to be launched for the first time in 2024.

Past entrants that have won a Global RLI Award can enter again if they meet all nomination criteria for 2024.

Nomination Deadline
The deadline for nominations for the Global RLI Awards 2024 is Friday 28 June 2024.

The RLI Awards team will make all eligibility rulings. RLI reserves the right to re-classify, re-categorise or disqualify entries, as well as to remove any ineligible materials. All decisions are final.

Your entry grants RLI the right to publish any information contained in the entry in any form in news releases and the RLI Magazine. For all project related categories if it is not the client nominating, it is essential to obtain their approval prior to submitting the nomination.

The Global RLI Awards
Gala Dinner - The Gala Dinner will be held in October 2024 in Miami, Florida.

Each nomination must be accompanied by an editorial and pictorial PDF presentation on the project or company to be nominated with any high-res images (resolution 300dpi) also to be supplied separately for marketing purposes.

A choice of the images sent to us will be used in preparing the finalists presentation and the awards brochure to be used on the night.

If you need additional help or have more questions, you may contact us at

Judging Procedure
The Global RLI Awards judging team is a group of leading industry experts who will review eligible submissions and score them confidentially and inform the RLI Awards team. The panel will not review entries from their own companies or any entry that might constitute a conflict of interest.

Nomination Form - Download it Here
You must ensure that entries are clearly labelled, stating the entrant’s name and the category for which it is intended, together with all requirements.

The person listed under ‘Your Details’ on the Nomination Form must be the person representing the project and will be the person contacted should the entry be chosen as a finalist.

For all project related categories, please provide detailed supplementary information in relation to the professional team involved, such as Architect/Designer, Project Manager, Consulting/Structural/Civil Engineer, ME & Engineer/Contractor, Main Contractor and Agents.

Please make sure that we are able to read written forms, typed forms are preferred.

Pay Now
Each entry costs £275 + vat where applicable. Each entry must be accompanied by a payment. Payments can be made online here or by bank transfer by emailing

All entries must have the authorisation of the Owner to enter the submission and must have agreed to abide by all rules of the Global RLI Awards. Each entry must also have ticked and agreed to the Terms and Conditions of this document on the Nomination Form.

Terms & Conditions

All shortlisted companies will be required to book a table of ten at the live event including dinner, wine and entertainment (£2,995).

All Winners and Highly Commended company’s must take a discounted A4 advertisement in the Winners Brochure alongside your category £1,500 (normally £2,500), which will be sent out to our global circulation in the weeks following the event.