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)
Market festival
Europe's biggest flea market attracts 2 million visitors to Lille, France. Hop ahead of the crowds - book transport now.
http://www.braderie-de-lille.fr/

Cannes Yachting Festival
Cannes, France (September 9 – September 14)
Yacht show
Cannes welcomes 500 new luxury yachts to the 2014 Yachting Festival this month.
http://www.cannesyachtingfestival.com/GB.htm

Budapest International Wine Festival
Budapest, Hungary (September 10 – September 14)
Wine festival
Love wine? Join the connoisseurs at the Budapest International Wine Festival this month and take a tipple of the world’s best vintages.
http://www.aborfesztival.hu/index.php

London Fashion Week
London, UK (September 12 – September 16)
Fashion event
London’s fashionistas strut the catwalk in the latest designer lines.
http://www.londonfashionweek.co.uk/

Techno Parade
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.
http://www.technoparade.fr/

Manchester Food and Drink Festival
Manchester, UK (September 18 – September 29)
Food festival
Looking for good food and drink? Visit Manchester to try the delights on offer at this week's Food & Drink Festival.
http://foodanddrinkfestival.com/

Oktoberfest
Munich, Germany (September 20 – October 5)
Beer festival
Where in the world will you find six million people celebrating with beer, wurst and lederhosen? Munich – at this month’s Oktoberfest of course!
http://www.munichsoktoberfest.com/default.asp

SPORTS 

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.
http://www.formula1.com/default.html

Birell Prague Grand Prix
Prague, Czech Republic (September 6)
Running event
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.
http://www.runczech.com/en/events/prague-grand-prix-2014/index.shtml

Tallinn Marathon
Tallinn, Estonia (September 14)
Street marathon
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.
http://www.tallinnmarathon.ee/

Sanlam Cape Town Marathon
Cape Town, South Africa (September 20 – September 21)
Street marathon
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.
http://www.capetownmarathon.com/

Ryder Cup
Gleneagles, UK (September 22 – September 28)
Golf championship
The Ryder Cup tees off at Gleneagles on September 23-28. Ride ahead of golf crowds by booking transport early.
http://www.rydercup.com/europe/?atrack=hp_navigation_0

Berlin Marathon
Berlin, Germany (September 28)
Street marathon
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.
http://www.bmw-berlin-marathon.com/en/

CONFERENCES 

ESC Congress 2014
Barcelona, Spain (August 30 – September 3)
Medical conference
The European Society of Cardiology hosts this three-day conference for medical professionals interested in diagnosis and treatment of cardiovascular diseases.
http://www.escardio.org/Pages/index.aspx

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.
http://www.thevenueexpo.co.uk/

Collection Première Moscow
Moscow, Russia (September 3 – September 6)
Fashion conference
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.
http://www.cpm-moscow.com/index-e.php

Jet Expo
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.
http://2014.jetexpo.ru/en/

IBC
Amsterdam, Netherlands (September 11 – September 16)
Electronics show
52,000 international electronics professionals connect at the International Broadcasting Convention in Amsterdam to discuss broadcasting, new tech and digital content distribution.
http://www.ibc.org/

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.
http://www.cruisingshow.co.uk/manchester/visitor_information_about.php

International Investment Forum
Sochi, Russia (September 18 – September 21)
Trade summit
Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev meets with Russia’s economic leaders to discuss international trade and development at the country’s thirteenth International Investment Forum.
http://www.forumkuban.com/

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.
http://www.iaa.de/en/

World Retail Congress
Paris, France (September 29 – October 1)
Retail conference
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.
https://www.worldretailcongress.com/