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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

Australian Open

19 Jan 2015 - 01 Feb 2015



This tennis Grand Slam event at the Rod Laver Arena saw an interesting upset last year when Stanislas Wawrinka defeated Rafael Nadal. And now that 2014 women’s champ Li Na has announced her retirement, this year’s competition will likely reveal new faces among the female up-and-comers. Through February 1. Contact: 61.3.9039.9407

Risk & Liquidity

27 Jan 2015 - 28 Jan 2015

San Francisco


Many observers remain surprised that the U.S. financial markets continue to do well despite the unrest in Ukraine and anxiety about ISIS and Ebola. Experts from leading asset management firms and academics will discuss market reaction to global events and other topics affecting investment and risk management at Risk & Liquidity. Through January 28. Contact: Katarina Storfer,

St. Valentine's Grand Masquerade Ball

31 Jan 2015 - 17 Feb 2015



The Venice Carnival, which runs from January 31 through February 17, is famous for its ornate masks, costumes and parties. This romantically themed VIP soirée in the Palazzo Flangini is one of the festival’s most attended events. The normally private palace is opened to guests for a night of food, Italian wines and dancing. Contact:, 39.041.523.9979

Berlin International Film Festival

05 Feb 2015 - 15 Feb 2015



Known as the Berlinale, this is a top film festival and a major stop for the world’s social and financial elite. Last year the festival broke attendance records with 330,000 tickets sold; similar numbers are expected for 2015. Director Darren Aronofsky (Pi, Black Swan) will head the jury. Through February 15. Contact:


13 Feb 2015 - 17 Feb 2015

Frankfurt, Germany


Focusing on home design and interiors, this trade show for consumer goods gathers more than 4,700 exhibitors from 89 countries. This year’s partner country for the show, which is attended by more than 144,000 buyers, is the United States, meaning prominence for American design. Through February 17. Contact:

Yale Philanthropy Conference

13 Feb 2015 - 13 Feb 2015

New Haven


The 10th annual Yale Philanthropy Conference, organized by MBA students from the School of Management, brings together philanthropists and nonprofit professionals to discuss growth and innovation in philanthropy through a day of panels and networking roundtables. Previous keynote speakers have included Paul Brest, Jean Case and Gara LaMarche. Contact:

South Beach Wine and Food Festival

19 Feb 2015 - 22 Feb 2015

Miami Beach


Wine and food enthusiasts will descend on Miami Beach for what has become the country’s largest food festival. More than 200 world-renowned chefs such as Daniel Boulud and José Andrés along with celebrities from the Food Network will gather at this expansive collection of dinners, parties, seminars and tastings. One VIP dinner not to be missed: a private tasting at PAMM hosted by chefs Andrew Zimmern, Chris Cosentino, Michael Schwartz, Makoto Okuwa and Nicolay Adinaguev. Through February 22. Contact: Devonie Nicholas,, 305.627.1135

Global AgInvesting

23 Feb 2015 - 25 Feb 2015



Agriculture investments are expected to rise in the next few years, but what are the risks and returns? This event explores the global production regions and offers analysis on the various drivers and opportunities in this asset class. Through February 25. Contact: Michelle Marshall,, 978.887.8800

Dubai Polo Gold Cup

23 Feb 2015 - 13 Mar 2015



Though this polo tournament is in only its sixth year, it has become one of the must-visit events on the sport’s global circuit and the most prestigious trophy to win in the Middle East. Abu Dhabi’s Ghantoot ADCB will be defending its champion title. Through March 13. Contact: Cristina Gusita,, 971.50.256.9791

The Leveraging Genius Conference

23 Feb 2015 - 27 Feb 2015



Everyone has “genius,” says consulting firm Gap International, which hosts this annual event. Its rather generous definition of genius—the thinking that happens when we’re performing our best—gets a workout at this weeklong summit attended by senior and C-level executives from companies such as Johnson & Johnson, Diageo and Merck. Through February 27. Contact:, 610.328.0308,

Launch Festival

02 Mar 2015 - 04 Mar 2015

San Francisco


Billed as the largest startup event in the world, this festival draws more than 10,000 techies and has dozens of companies launch in front of their Silicon Valley peers and compete for awards such as “Best Technical Achievement” and “Best 2.0 Company.” The three-day extravaganza also features VIP dinners with venture capitalists, panels and keynotes by speakers such as LinkedIn’s Jeff Weiner. Through March 4. Contact:

Game Developers Conference

02 Mar 2015 - 06 Mar 2015

San Francisco


The gaming industry is a roughly $70 billion business likely to continue its rapid growth. That’s part of the draw for the 23,000 or so programmers, artists, designers and venture capitalists who attend this forum dedicated to games and their marketing, monetization and design. Through March 6. Contact: 415.947.6926

Worth Leading Wealth Advisor Summit

04 Mar 2015 - 05 Mar 2015

San Francisco


This two-day event at the Mandarin Oriental hotel brings together financial thought leaders and luxury experts to provide investment education and entertainment in a relaxed setting. Through March 5. Contact: Alisha Snider,, 917.934.2865

The Armory Show

05 Mar 2015 - 08 Mar 2015

New York


Contemporary and modern art prices continue to soar, even beating assets such as stocks, gold and wine, and making the Armory Show a must-stop for collectors and investors. Last year’s opening night saw a $2.4 million sale early into the evening; after four days, the show ended with more than 65,000 visitors and some of the strongest sales in its history. Through March 8. Contact: Irene Kim, director of VIP Relations,, 646.616.7432