Film, Wine, New Gadgets: January Events Roundup
Just because the holidays are over doesn’t mean that January has to be a bore.
Though the temps may be low and the days may be shorter, there’s always something new to see and do across the globe — and they’re just a flight away.
Here are a few January global events you won’t want to miss.
Where: Sydney, Australia
When: January 6-28
What to expect: Australia’s biggest cultural event of the year.
Whether you’re in the mood for a dance show, a monologue, a live band, or a bizarre circus, Sydney Festival has it all.
Enjoy drinks and snacks accompanied by ticketed shows and free performances in the Magic Mirrors Spiegeltent.
There’s fun for all the family at the freaky fun park, and Jurassic Plastic, featuring dinosaurs sculpted from discarded toys.
Where: Las Vegas, Nevada
When: January 9-12
What to expect: The world’s largest gathering for anyone who’s in the business of consumer electronics.
If you want to find out firsthand about next-generation innovations that are about to launch in the marketplace, this is the place to be.
CES features all aspects of technology from robotics and machine intelligence to the internet of things, from digital health to self-driving cars. Get your geek on with activities, exhibits, conferences, and networking events.
Where: Miami, Florida
When: January 12-14
What to expect: A free cultural festival with more than 85 events.
For the 41st year, Art Deco Weekend will feature South Beaches’ stunning Art Deco buildings along Ocean Drive.
But that’s not all — this fun-packed weekend also includes live jazz and blues bands, guided architectural tours, a lecture series, and an Art Deco dog show.
For your little tykes, there’s a kid’s club with fun hands-on activities like painting, creating a feathered flamingo, and clay art as well as presentations on Art Deco toys and fashion.
Where: Park City, Utah
When: January 18-28
What to expect: A showcase of eclectic American and international independent films.
Join the Hollywood stars for an extravagant event introducing a wide range of cinematic productions from short flicks to full-length movies.
Not only is this the largest independent film festival in the United States, it’s an early predictor of forthcoming movie trends. Whether you’re a film buff or just can’t stay away from the glitz and glamor of Hollywood’s finest, you won’t want to miss this fest.
Where: Sun Peaks, British Columbia
When: January 12-21
What to expect: A 10-day outdoor wine experience
Wine connoisseurs will enjoy strolling through cobbled village streets, from venue to venue, wine glass in hand.
As well as delicious wine and food pairings, participants can enjoy progressive tastings and winemaker presentations. And when you’re not sipping, you can enjoy skiing on Okanagan’s finest slopes at Big White and Silver Star.
Where: House of Blues, San Diego, California
When: 11-13 January
What to expect: A consortium of business experts discussing innovative ideas.
Entrepreneurs and thought-leaders from all over the globe won’t want to miss this meeting of the minds.
This conference brings together scholars, engineers, scientists and researchers to share and exchange ideas and experience related to all aspects of trade, business and marketing. Participants can network and discuss daily challenges they encounter, and the solutions they adopt.
Where: Venice, Italy
When: January 27–February 13
What to expect: A flamboyant festival of all things Italian
Venice carnival is one of the world’s most lively festivals. Shake off your post-Christmas blues with a riot of parades, shows performed on stunning water stages, and the famous Best Mask Contest.
Don’t miss the “Flight of the Angel”, a unique event in which a surprise guest “flies” through the air from the bell tower at San Marco Campanile to the middle of Venice’s town square.
Where: STEP Cayman Islands
When: January 29-30
What to expect: Keynote speakers from around the world discuss issues related to the trust industry.
Secure your seat to hear a panel of more than thirty international trust experts discuss and advise on recent developments in the field.
You can meet fellow attendees over drinks and nibbles the night before the conference at the Welcome Cocktail Reception.
Where: Tignes Espace, Tignes, France
When: January 29-February 2
What to expect: A global consortium on dogmas in global and local businesses.
Prepare to network with marketing managers, scholars, entrepreneurs, and business strategists.
This is a great opportunity for you and your corporate colleagues, and you can travel together in comfort with a private jet charter. All conference materials, a welcome drink, and a conference dinner are included.
Stick around after the event, and make the most of the complimentary ski pass for the Espace Killy ski area.
Wherever you decide to spend time in the New Year, flying with a private jet charter means your enjoyment begins before you even take off.