Completely Retail Marketplace — Soapbox
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Giving brands a voice.

As a small or new brand to the market it can be difficult to meet with the right property contacts and secure new sites. This is why, in 2014, the Soapbox sessions were launched to the Marketplace events. Soapbox is now part of the show’s DNA and is a highly anticipated element of every show in the UK and its international counterparts.

The concept is simple. The Soapbox stage faces a targeted audience of Marketplace’s attending property professionals. All of them are keen to discover exciting and unique brands that would match their available sites, whether it be a bricks and mortar business, a kiosk, floor space or a pop-up with a niche space requirement.

We are proud to give brands a platform to showcase their offerings and make invaluable connections.

Applying for a free 3-4 minute slot on the Soapbox stage at any of the events is easy, simply tell us about yourself and your brand’s site requirements below.

Tell your story

“What did Soapbox mean for us? A chance to pitch in front of huge landlords and collaborate with some super sharp retail concepts. We’ve already set up meetings with all of the largest players in the Nordics and are in discussions to spread Pantry through Sweden, Norway, Denmark, and Finland. Watch this space! We would 100% participate again if given the chance.”

Pantry, Jamie Corley, Founder and CEO attended CRMP Nordics, Stockholm

“CRMP was an ideal event to network with the retail and shopping centre industry. I had the opportunity to promote our brand, Giordano, on the Soapbox stage and was very impressed with the turnout. The event was well organised and offered a platform for me to connect, learn, share and promote our brand to the Scandinavian market.”

Ishwar Chugani from Giordano, attended CRMP Nordics, Stockholm

“As a new restaurant business, CRMP was a fantastic opportunity to raise our profile with property agents and landlords. Our Soapbox presentation was very well received and has led to some fruitful connections and conversations. And we loved our full page spread in the magazine (One Day Magazine, the CRMP event guide)!”

Emeka from Chukus London, attended CRMP UK, London

Soapbox success stories

We invited Soapbox alumni who have previously attended Completely Retail Marketplace UK back to Old Billingsgate Market to tell us their Soapbox Success Story. Each of the brands discuss their experience of the platform and how it has played a part in their growth.

Ripple & Roll

Rolled ice cream inspired by traditional Vietnamese techniques.

See their story

The Massage Company

Bringing high-quality massages to the mainstream.

See their story

Chop-Chop London

Luxury hair styling, right at your fingertips.

See their story


A family-owned business specialising in delicious Indian wraps and salads.

See their story

Past Soapbox Speakers

Dum Dum Donuts
London Grace
Black and White Hospitality
Hot Pod Yoga
PureGym Local
Ripple & Roll
Salt Shed
361 Degrees

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