Events

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Cannes International Film Festival

13 May 2015 - 24 May 2015

Cannes

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The invitation-only festival is perhaps the most respected and attended in the movie world. (The location doesn’t hurt.) Though the screenings are strictly for those in the industry, the glitzy parties transform Cannes into a VIP extravaganza. This year, directors Joel Coen and Ethan Coen will lead the festival’s jury. Through May 24. Contact: 33.0.1.5359.6100, festival-cannes.com

EBACE 2015

19 May 2015 - 21 May 2015

Geneva

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Otherwise known as the European Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition, this conference draws more than 13,000 business leaders, government officials and representatives of the aviation industry, who come to launch new products. Last year, Gulfstream surprised everyone by announcing its G650ER at EBACE. Through May 21. Contact: Coryn Alvarez, calvarez@nbaa.org, 202.737.4480

Monaco Grand Prix

21 May 2015 - 24 May 2015

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The top event of the Formula 1 circuit winds through the narrow streets of Monte Carlo and La Condamine—described by some as one of the world’s deadliest courses—once again. That’s part of the thrill that draws the world’s elite to this race. The ubiquitous parties are another lure. Through May 24. Contact: location@formula1monaco.com, 377.9315.2624

J.P. Morgan Global China Summit

01 Jun 2015 - 03 Jun 2015

Beijing

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With a focus on China’s evolution from exports and infrastructure to an economy based on domestic consumption and innovation, the J.P. Morgan Global China Summit is a key event for anyone investing in the world’s second-largest economy. Last year more than 2,000 delegates, representing $10 trillion AUM, attended. Speakers have included former UK prime minister Tony Blair, former secretary of state Henry Kissinger and GE chairman and CEO Jeffrey Immelt. Through June 3. Contact: jpm.asia.conferences@jpmorgan.com

Manhattan Worth Summit at The New York Palace Hotel

10 Jun 2015 - 10 Jun 2015

New York

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This event brings together thought leaders and luxury experts to provide investment education and passions-oriented entertainment in a relaxed setting. Alisha Snider, asinder@worth.com, 917.934.2865

International Festival of Arts and Ideas

12 Jun 2015 - 27 Jun 2015

New Haven

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This 15-day, family-friendly showcase encourages critical thought through concerts, theater, film, conversations and panel discussions. Examples: The show Cry You One explores water and environmental issues, and the one-man play Rodney King looks at race relations. Though many events are free, there are private experiences such as the Design & Dance gala on June 19, as well as a VIP lounge and personal concierge services to help you navigate the festival. Sponsors include Yale University. Through June 27. Contact: Patrick J. Dunn, pdunn@artidea.org, 203.498.3704, artidea.org

London Technology Week

15 Jun 2015 - 21 Jun 2015

London

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Drawing tens of thousands of entrepreneurs, technologists and business leaders, this is one of the world’s largest tech conferences. To accomodate more social events, this year’s schedule includes the weekend. Through June 21. Contact: londontechweek@ubm.com

Royal Ascot

16 Jun 2015 - 20 Jun 2015

Ascot

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If there’s one equestrian event to attend during the year, this is it. Pomp, pageantry and guaranteed attendance by the British royal family draw more than 300,000 people annually. The invitation-only high-security Royal Enclosure—where just-above-the-knee or longer hemlines and top hats are strictly enforced—is the ideal spot to be during the races; one way to gain access to it is by booking a table at one of the Enclosure’s restaurants. (Windsor Forest has the best views of the winning post.) Through June 20. Contact: royal.enclosure@ascot.co.uk, 44.0.1344.878.474, ascot.co.uk


Wharton Leadership Conference

17 Jun 2015 - 17 Jun 2015

Philadelphia

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This annual Wharton event examines the challenges of preparing organizational teams as innovation and globalization transform industries at an increasingly rapid pace. Speakers this year include Estée Lauder’s William Lauder and ADP’s Carlos Rodriguez. Contact: 19th-annual-leadershipconference@wharton.upenn.edu, 215.898.5605, leadershipconference.wharton.upenn.edu/2015

The Low Carbon Investing Summit

22 Jun 2015 - 23 Jun 2015

New York

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This conference focuses on the role of carbon in portfolios and how to account for climate change in your long-term strategy, whether by divesting or by investing in companies and sectors best positioned to respond to climate change. Topics will include evaluating risk, fossil-free indexes and clean-energy reinvestment. Through June 23. Contact: keberhard@frallc.com, frallc.com

Global Space Innovation Conference

23 Jun 2015 - 25 Jun 2015

Munich

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Hosted by the International Astronautical Federation, this meeting brings together entrepreneurs, regulators and investors in the emerging commercial space industry to explore new avenues for commercial space exploration. Through June 25. Contact: Silvia Antolino, silvia.antolino@iafastro.org, 33.145.675.818, iafastro.org

Montreux Jazz Festival

03 Jul 2015 - 18 Jul 2015

Montreaux

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Immortalized by Deep Purple’s “Smoke on the Water,” Montreux draws more than a jazz crowd, though that genre remains the backbone of the festival, now in its 49th year. Rock, blues and pretty much all styles of music are celebrated. The First Circle package includes unlimited access to all venues and VIP lounges and first-row seats in the main auditorium. Through July 18. Contact: ticketinfo@mjf.ch, 41.21.966.45.50, montreuxjazz.com

SXSW V2V

19 Jul 2015 - 22 Jul 2015

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V2V, the latest addition to the SXSW conference series, is a departure in several ways—it’s entirely focused on startups and innovation, and it’s in Vegas’ Bellagio rather than SXSW’s native Austin, Texas. Through July 22. Contact: registration@sxswv2v.com

Family Office & Private Wealth Management Forum

20 Jul 2015 - 22 Jul 2015

Newport

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As baby boomers reach retirement and what some are calling the largest wealth transfer in history approaches, this conference addresses generational wealth and the need to include philanthropy and impact investments in a family’s portfolio. The three-day event starts off with a regatta that pits attendees against one another (with the help of charter crews), followed by two days of panel discussions. Through July 22. Contact: info@opalgroup.net, 212.532.9898, opalgroup.net

Puccini Festival

24 Jul 2015 - 30 Aug 2015

Torre del Lago, Italy

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As was composer Giacomo Puccini’s dying wish, this summer opera festival is held in a 3,400-seat open-air theater on Lago di Massaciuccoli, reducing the level of stuffiness. Operas like Tosca, Turandot and Madama Butterfly take on a more dramatic quality in this outdoor space. The near-perfect weather doesn’t hurt, either. Through August 30. Contact: ticketoffice@puccinifestival.it, 39.0584.359322, puccinifestival.it