Tristar’s Top EMEA Picks: September 2014
06 Sep 2014
This September is jam-packed with top business events, sports, festivals and conferences! Make sure you’re in all the right places with our essential monthly events guide to what’s happening in Europe, the Middle East, Africa and India.
FESTIVALS & PARADES
Braderie de Lille
Lille, France (September 6 – September 7)
Europe's biggest flea market attracts 2 million visitors to Lille, France. Hop ahead of the crowds - book transport now.
Cannes Yachting Festival
Cannes, France (September 9 – September 14)
Cannes welcomes 500 new luxury yachts to the 2014 Yachting Festival this month.
Budapest International Wine Festival
Budapest, Hungary (September 10 – September 14)
Love wine? Join the connoisseurs at the Budapest International Wine Festival this month and take a tipple of the world’s best vintages.
London Fashion Week
London, UK (September 12 – September 16)
London’s fashionistas strut the catwalk in the latest designer lines.
Paris, France (September 13)
Street music festival
Electronic music fills the Paris streets this September 12 as Techno Parade marches through the city centre. Stay a dubstep ahead by booking travel now.
Manchester Food and Drink Festival
Manchester, UK (September 18 – September 29)
Looking for good food and drink? Visit Manchester to try the delights on offer at this week's Food & Drink Festival.
Munich, Germany (September 20 – October 5)
Where in the world will you find six million people celebrating with beer, wurst and lederhosen? Munich – at this month’s Oktoberfest of course!
Monza Grand Prix
Monza, Italy (September 5 – September 7)
Formula One motorsport event
Italy invites Formula One fans to the iconic Monza circuit this month.
Birell Prague Grand Prix
Prague, Czech Republic (September 6)
7,500 runners race through the streets of Prague on the evening of September 6. Access will be limited for cars and public transport on the day, so check your route for closures before travel.
Tallinn, Estonia (September 14)
43,000 runners will race through Estonia’s capital city as the Tallinn Marathon gets underway this month. Plan travel early to race ahead of road closures.
Sanlam Cape Town Marathon
Cape Town, South Africa (September 20 – September 21)
Thousands of runners hotfoot it through Cape Town in the city’s road marathon this month. Roads will close along the route, so set out early to avoid delays.
Gleneagles, UK (September 22 – September 28)
The Ryder Cup tees off at Gleneagles on September 23-28. Ride ahead of golf crowds by booking transport early.
Berlin, Germany (September 28)
Germany gets its run on at the Berlin Marathon on September 28. Roads along the route from Brandenburg Gate will close to traffic, so plan your travel early to avoid delays.
ESC Congress 2014
Barcelona, Spain (August 30 – September 3)
The European Society of Cardiology hosts this three-day conference for medical professionals interested in diagnosis and treatment of cardiovascular diseases.
The Venue Expo
Manchester, UK (September 1 – September 2)
Events and meeting planners conference
Looking for the perfect UK business venue? Do your research at The Venue Expo in Manchester this September 1-2.
Collection Première Moscow
Moscow, Russia (September 3 – September 6)
20,000 fashion experts fly to Moscow for CPM this week (September 3-6). Step straight from the runway to the show - book transport asap.
Moscow, Russia (September 4 – September 6)
Aviation trade show
Jets, helicopters and all things aviation are on show at Moscow’s Jet Expo this month. 8,000 visitors are expected, so plan travel soon.
Amsterdam, Netherlands (September 11 – September 16)
52,000 international electronics professionals connect at the International Broadcasting Convention in Amsterdam to discuss broadcasting, new tech and digital content distribution.
The CRUISE Show
Manchester, UK (September 13 – September 14)
Cruise trade show
Luxury cruise lines showcase their finest holiday tours at the UK’s foremost cruise conference.
International Investment Forum
Sochi, Russia (September 18 – September 21)
Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev meets with Russia’s economic leaders to discuss international trade and development at the country’s thirteenth International Investment Forum.
International Motor Show
Hannover, Germany (September 25 – October 2)
Automotive trade show
International Motor Show brings 250,000 visitors to Hannover on September 25 - October 2.
World Retail Congress
Paris, France (September 29 – October 1)
Retail giants and new contenders talk shop at the World Retail Congress in Paris at the end of September. Explore Paris in style by booking your very own chic chauffeur.