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10 Events Worth Attending in October 2019

Worth highlights this month’s can’t-miss events.


Event season is in full swing the world over. This month, you can celebrate one of Italy’s most delectable exports, check out hundreds of aircraft and invest in luxury property. Here, Worth highlights October’s can’t-miss events.

10/05 International Alba White Truffle Fair

International Alba White Truffle Fair.

(Alba, Italy)

For over 89 years, the Piedmontese town of Alba in northern Italy has celebrated its most prized export besides wine—the white truffle—with a lengthy festival. Every Saturday and Sunday through October and November, the town swells with activity, from culinary demonstrations by master chefs and wine cellar tours to the signature White Truffle World Auction, where the finest fungi are sold at astronomical prices. Last year, a nearly 2-pound truffle sold for $95,000 to a Hong Kong-based buyer. Through November 24. Contact: info@fieradeltartufo.org, 39.1.7336.1051, fieradeltartufo.org

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10/17 Harvest on the Harbor

Beer testing at Harvest on the Harbor

(Portland, ME.)

This food festival celebrates southern Maine’s food scene, which has exploded over the last decade with nationally acclaimed restaurants and a new crop of inventive local chefs. This being Maine, besides grand tastings and exclusive dinners, events include crowning a Lobster Chef of the Year and an Oysterfest where farmers shuck their harvest on site and pair them with local craft whiskies and beers. Through October 20. Contact: harvestontheharbor.com

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10/18 Leadercast Women

Jenna Bush Hager (left) and Barbara Bush at Leadercast. Photo by Andrew Draper


Nine prominent women will speak at this one-day leadership event that encourages women of all backgrounds to find courage in their lives and apply it in the workplace. Speakers this year include TV network executive Susan Packard, journalist Laura Ling and author Luvvie Ajayi. Contact: support@leadercast.com, women.leadercast.com

10/21 Wealth Advisor Forum

(Scottsdale. Ariz.)

Held at the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess, this event by the Investments & Wealth Institute is designed to guide wealth managers serving high net worth clients by educating them on the unique and evolving needs of their clientele. Last year’s speakers included journalist Howard Fineman, radio personality Kerri Kasem and Michael Casey from the MIT Digital Currency Initiative. Through October 22. Contact: 303.770.3377, investmentsandwealth.org

10/22 NBAA Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition


(Las Vegas)

Owners of business jets and those thinking about jumping on the private aviation bandwagon will want to check out this trade show that draws more than 1,000 exhibitors. In addition to seeing hundreds of aircraft, attendees of this three-day event can also meet manufacturers and dealers and engage in conversations about technology, asset management and other finer points of aircraft ownership. Through October 24. Contact: Dina Green, 202.783.9000, nbaa.org

10/23 Family Office & Private Wealth Management Forum West

(Napa, Calif.)

Addressing Silicon Valley’s first- and second-generation wealth, this conference from Opal Finance Group gathers investment managers and families to discuss strategies that include private equity, venture capital and technology, impact investing and alternatives. Through October 25. Contact: info@opalgroup.net, 212.532.9898, opalgroup.net

10/24 Texas Conference for Women

(Austin, Texas)

Now in its 20th year, this event covers everything from personal development and career advancement to executive leadership, mentorship and philanthropy. Organized by a nonprofit committed to eliminating gender discrimination and empowering women, the all-encompassing program includes speakers such as Carla Harris, vice chairman and managing director at Morgan Stanley, and celebrities such as writer Elizabeth Gilbert and actress Tracee Ellis Ross. Contact: txconferenceforwomen.org

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10/26 Two x Two for AIDS and Art Gala and Auction


This 21st annual benefit dinner and auction at the noted Rachofsky House is one of Dallas’ grandest fundraisers, gathering more than 450 artists, philanthropists and top gallerists from around the world. Proceeds go to AmfAR and its AIDS research, as well as funding for acquisitions and exhibits at the Dallas Museum of Art. Contact: Melissa Ireland, melissa@rachofskyhouse.org, 212.806.1753, twoxtwo.org

10/29 The East Coast Family Office & High Net Worth Annual Conference

The East Coast Family Office & High Net Worth Annual Conference.

(New York)

This flagship closed-door gathering by DC Finance brings together high net worth investors and family office executives representing more than $100 billion in assets under management. It’s a day that covers a variety of investment topics such as artificial intelligence, social philanthropy and cybersecurity. Speakers include Mitzi Perdue, of the Sheraton Hotels family, Michael Sonnenfeldt, founder of Tiger 21, and Uri Levine, cofounder of Waze. Contact: Linda Sandström, linda@dc-finance.com, 855.513.1113, nyc-wealth.com

10/31 The Luxury Property Show


Want to invest in an exotic high-end property but need help figuring out where to look? This show convenes luxury real estate agencies and insiders from around the globe, making it a great opportunity to find little-known homes or discover vacation destinations in newer markets. Through November 1. Contact: Eddie Sikora, info@theluxurypropertyshow.com, 44.845.299.3621, theluxurypropertyshow.com

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