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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:

LA Art Show

14 Jan 2015 - 18 Jan 2015

Los Angeles


Now in its 20th year, the LA Art Show is the West Coast’s largest art fair, presenting works from more than 140 galleries around the world ranging from modern and contemporary to traditional and historic pieces. It runs concurrently with the Los Angeles Jewelry, Antique and Design Show. Through January 18. Contact:, 310.822.9145


18 Jan 2015 - 20 Jan 2015



Tech industry leaders and disruptors will attend this invite-only conference about the evolution of the digital world. More than 150 speakers, including Arianna Huffington and Hublot chairman Jean-Claude Biver, appeared last year to discuss topics from social marketing to cyber security to digital currency. Through January 20. Contact: Alexandra Schiel,, 49.89.9250.1111

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

Naples Winter Wine Festival

23 Jan 2015 - 25 Jan 2015



World-renowned vintners such as Marchese Piero Antinori and Olivier Krug will gather at this 15th annual wine auction. Additional items on the block include a 2015 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT Final Edition and a chance to meet the British royal family. Proceeds benefit Naples children’s charities. Through January 25. Contact: 239.514.2239,

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,