• Event Type

  • Country

  • State

  • City

  • Time Frame

Napa Valley Film Festival

12 Nov 2014 - 16 Nov 2014



This annual festival pairs 125 independent films with food from 50 local chefs and wines from 150 nearby wineries. The Festival Gala night combines the best of the festival's offerings, and allows VIP guests to mingle with filmmakers, chefs and top winemakers. Through November 16. Contact:, 707.226.7500,

G20 Leaders Summit

15 Nov 2014 - 16 Nov 2014



This annual summit of finance ministers and central bank governors from the EU and 19 other countries began after the financial meltdown of 2008. But the crisis atmosphere has faded, and this year nearly 4,000 attendees (including Barack Obama, Angela Merkel, Xi Jinping and David Cameron) will head Down Under to discuss economic and policy priorities for the coming year. Through November 16. Contact:,

Flavor! Napa Valley

19 Nov 2014 - 23 Nov 2014



New this year at Napa’s annual five-day food and wine festival are the hands-on “Terroir to Table” kitchen experiences, a fried chicken tasting hosted by Lee Brian Schrager and culinary experiences with chefs such as Rocco DiSpirito, Todd English and Michael Chiarello. But the biggest draw is, naturally, wine, and bottles from Beringer, Shafer, Stag’s Leap and many others will be on hand. Through November 23. Contact:

Deutsche Bank BioFest

01 Dec 2014 - 02 Dec 2014



Boston is a biotech hub, so it’s a natural host city for Deutsche Bank’s annual industry conference. And since biotech funds have taken a volatile up-and-down ride this year, investors could probably use some guidance. Through December 2. Contact: Kristen Ruccatano,, 212.250.4661

CEO Council

01 Dec 2014 - 02 Dec 2014

Washington, D.C.


CEOs from around the world will come to hear Rupert Murdoch, Christine Lagarde, Sheila Bair and Paul Volcker discuss topics including financial regulation, Mexico as the “new China” and the global energy industry. Through December 2. Contact:, 212.416.2300

Art Basel Miami Beach

04 Dec 2014 - 07 Dec 2014

Miami Beach


Art lovers have been coming to Miami Beach for years to take in some of the best Modern and Contemporary art at Basel, but this year’s show organizers are revamping the opening activities. The Vernissage preview moves from the first evening to Thursday early afternoon, while day one will be reserved solely for two VIP events, allowing both existing and potential patrons to spend quality time in some of the world’s top galleries. Through December 7. Contact: Marina Mottin, VIP relations manager,


06 Dec 2014 - 06 Dec 2014



This annual showcase of global luxury, sponsored by Sandow, publisher of Worth, returns to Miami for its seventh year. Guests will connect with the world’s finest brands and preview exotic automobiles, fine jewelry and timepieces, collector art and premium beauty and home products. Contact: Alisha Snider,, 917.934.2865

Alternative Investing Summit

07 Dec 2014 - 09 Dec 2014

Dana Point


In the context of investing, the word “alternative” has come to describe everything from hedge funds to gold to passions such as wine and art. This conference, held at the Ritz-Carlton Laguna Niguel, attempts to simplify that world through three days of talks and roundtables—and a keynote from Bruce Richards, CEO of the $11.5 billion Marathon Asset Management. Through December 9. Contact:, 212.532.9898

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

12 Dec 2014 - 12 Dec 2014

New York


After a $91 million renovation, the museum housed at the Carnegie Mansion will reopen with 7,000 more square feet of gallery space, a larger garden and four floors of interactive exhibitions. Contact:, 212.849.8349

The Nutcracker Family Benefit

13 Dec 2014 - 13 Dec 2014

New York


Kick off the holiday season at this annual New York City Ballet fundraiser, which features a private matinee performance of The Nutcracker and a party with the ballet’s dancers on the promenade of the David H. Koch Theater. Contact:, 212.870.5585

Yale CEO Summit

17 Dec 2014 - 18 Dec 2014

New York


Following its fall event in Beijing, the Yale CEO Summit returns stateside to the Waldorf Astoria to promote discussions on everything from leadership styles to current events to industry tactics. The crowd has included the likes of Jack Bogle, Jamie Dimon, Jeff Immelt, Stephen Schwarzman and others. Through December 18. Contact: Joe DeLillo, 202.742.4452

Renaissance Weekend

28 Dec 2014 - 01 Jan 2015



This annual invitation-only retreat gathers thought leaders for a weekend of discussions on finance, education, philanthropy and technology. Previous attendees have included the Clintons, Alan Greenspan and Peter Thiel. Through January 1. Contact: Requests for invite consideration go to Ali Gelles, executive director,

Herbie Pennell Cup

04 Jan 2015 - 19 Apr 2015



The final day of this tournament hosted at the International Polo Club Palm Beach marks the kickoff of the 2015 Wellington polo season. In addition to the match, guests can enjoy a Veuve Clicquot Champagne brunch and seating in the VIP Airstream Lounge. The tournaments held in Wellington throughout winter feature celebrity players such as Nacho Figueras and Facundo Pieres. The season lasts through April 19. Contact: 561.282.5290

International CES

06 Jan 2015 - 09 Jan 2015

Las Vegas


This electronics trade show, the world’s largest, is where manufacturers unveil new products and technologies, often years ahead of rollout. Watches with mobile technology and 3D televisions were news here—in 2008. The three-day show is a good indicator of trends in tech and which emerging players are the ones to watch. Through January 9. Contact:, 866-233-7968.


14 Jan 2015 - 17 Jan 2015

Frankfurt, Germany


The world’s largest trade show for textiles and design interiors hosts more than 2,700 exhibitors from around the world and is known for launching industry trends by bringing together manufacturers with innovators from the fields of design, technology, science and business. This year, it introduces the Heimtextil Theme Park, a selection of immersive projects exploring luxury as a multisensory experience. Through January 17. Contact: