Tokyo Designers Week
Oct 26 – Nov 4
This creative festival consistently showcases the best of the Japanese capital’s architecture, interior, graphic and product design. Last year over 100,000 people visited the Meiji-Jingu Memorial Picture gallery, where the main event is staged, and 2013 marks the first time that the venue has been constructed by a female designer. Booths, workshops and creative installations fill the space, presenting intriguing goods to industry buyers and public shoppers alike.
Best of Britannia
A celebration of British manufacturing, Best of Britannia promises exhibitors ranging from heritage brands to exciting start-ups, encompassing clothing, electronics, furniture, cars, food, music and film. The event’s trade day attracts buyers from stores such as Fortnum & Mason, Selfridges and Fenwicks, while the public day brings in affluent shoppers. Talks cover the nature of ‘Britishness’ and entertainment is provided by some of the country’s emerging musicians.
PATA Travel Mart
The Pacific Asia Travel Association’s annual industry show visits a different country each year. Chengdu will be the first host city in midwest China, and promises an impressive and lucrative event. There will be numerous networking opportunities, including extravagant welcome dinners, coffee receptions and PATA-organised buyer/seller meetings. Youth forums, workshops and explorative tours of the region fill the rest of your time productively.
Monaco Clubbing Show
This is the fourth edition of the nightlife trade fair. This year 150 top brands are exhibiting, while owners, managers and suppliers peruse the stalls. Conferences cover drink trends, franchising and nightclub design. Lucrative tailored meetings can be arranged between decision-makers and exhibitors. The weekend also includes the MICS DJ festival; past acts have included Pharrell Williams, Bob Sinclair and Fatman Scoop. A stage provides attendees with constant entertainment.