I’m sure that we are not the only ones breathing a sigh of relief at the close of the first decade of the 21st century. While there were some great highs over the course of the last 10 years, 2009 proved to be the year that separated the true power players from the amateurs just getting their toes wet. Proudly reporting that we made it out alive and will live to see another prosperous day, we have bid adieu to last year and are ready to celebrate all of the successes that 2010 has in store.
With BaselWorld starting in Switzerland on March 18, the silver anniversary of the Palm Beach International Boat Show on March 25, then off to the burgeoning Pebble Beach Food & Wine event commencing on April 8, and rounding it all up with a trip to New York City for the Tribeca Film Festival on April 21, it will be a season full of celebrations. For our elite audience of jetsetters, we have the 411 on your best bets for arriving in style to strut the red carpets at each of these world-renowned events.
March 18 to 25, 2010
Exhibition Center Basel
March 18, 2010 will be a big day in the world of luxury timepieces, as it will mark the official kickoff celebration of BaselWorld, the world’s most preeminent watch and jewelry show in Basel, Switzerland. Close to 2,000 luxury brands from 45 countries wait for this globally revered annual fair to showcase their latest innovations for the coming year to an audience that consists of close to 94,000 affluent attendees from 100 countries, and 3,000 journalists from 70 countries. Whether you are flying private to Basel to check out the newest trends in jewelry and timepieces, or touching down to share the spotlight with the many millionaires and billionaires who are sure to be strolling up through the gallery halls, your first stop most likely will be at EuroAirport Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg.
EuroAirport Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg (BSL)
• Even though it is located in France, the EuroAirport is just less than four miles northwest of Basel, Switzerland, making it only a 10-minute car ride away.
• BSL is one of the only airports across the globe that is operated by two countries, France and Switzerland. And though the headquarters can be found on French soil in Blotzheim, both countries appoint eight representatives to sit on the airport’s board.
• The FBO at BSL is AMAC Aerospace, founded in 2007 in Basel. Two new state-of-the-art hangars are currently operational, one with two A320/BBJ/G550-sized bays. A third hangar is expected to be completed in early summer 2010, which will accommodate a B747-8, B787, or A330-200 and an A320 or BBJ.
• Though a bit further away, another option for your pilot to land your private plane for BaselWorld is Zurich International Airport, which is less than one hour from Basel.