April 5-11 agenda: Vinitaly in Verona

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Next week's highlights comprise a major wine event in Italy, a summit on mobile internet in China, a day dedicated to world health, an important retrospective of French photographer Henri Cartier-Bresson in New York, among other events.

Dress to Kilt
April 5
New York, USA

Celebrities including supermodel Marcus Schenkenberg and the actors Mike Myers and Alan Cumming will model new kilt designs at a New York showcase organized by actor Sean Connery. Tickets are available to the public and can be purchased online. There will also be a pop-up shop of the designs, running through April 13, located at the M2 Lounge (13 East 69th Street).
http://www.dressedtokilt.com


China Mobile Internet Summit
April 7-8
InterContinental Beijing
Beijing, China

Representatives from China Mobile, China Unicom, France Telecom-Orange, British Telecom, Vodafone China, MySpace China, Baidu, Deutsche Telekom, AT&T, Telefonica International, Google China, Sony Picture Television International, and Research In Motion will be speaking at this year's China Mobile Internet Summit in Beijing. The event brings together high-level executives from the telecommunications, high-tech and internet sectors to discuss the world's future mobile internet market.
http://www.china-mis.com/


World Health Day
April 7
Worldwide

This year's World Health Day theme is "1000 cities, 1000 lives" and will highlight urbanization and health. The campaign will run April 7-11 and the World Health Organization (WHO) has set the following goals: 1000 cities will "open up public spaces to health" and 1000 lives is about gathering 1000 stories about "urban health champions," individuals that have made a significant impact on health in their cities.
http://www.who.int/world-health-day/2010/en/index.html


44th Vinitaly
April 8-12
Veronafiere Fairground
Verona, Italy

Vinitaly is the largest five-day event devoted to international wines and spirits, winemaking and wine business. Each day offers a series of technical tastings, food & wine pairings, haute cuisine and much more with 4,200 exhibitors ranging from Champagne to Grappa. Over 150,000 participants including producers, importers, distributors, caterers, technicians, journalists and opinion leaders come together to celebrate wine and food with 'Taste of Italy' an opportunity to experience Italian products from cereals to truffles and the world of olive oil; the annual International Wine Competition and various business workshops. Tickets are available online, daily entry: €35.
http://www.vinitaly.com/visitatori_en.asp


Henri Cartier-Bresson retrospective
April 11- June 28
The Museum of Modern Art
New York City, USA

New York's MoMA presents the first major Henri-Cartier Bresson retrospective in 30 years. Henri Cartier-Bresson: The Modern Century covers 60 years of the French photographer's career, showing 300 prints from 1929 to 1989, many of which have never been shown to the public before.
http://www.moma.org

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