The beginning of the week's highlights a summit on mobile internet in China, a gourmet and wine gathering in Tokyo, a day dedicated to world health, among other events.
Dress to Kilt
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).
Vote for the 2010 People's Choice Cookbook Award
by April 5
For the first time the International Association of Culinary Professionals (IACP) Annual Cookbook Awards will include an award for "People's Choice" open to members and the public via e-voting. IACP judges have selected 47 finalists according to recipe testing and IACP strict criteria ranking. The finalists make up a global gastronomical and culinary smorgasbord with titles including
The Cancer-Fighting Kitchen,
Go Fish and
World Whiskey. Winners will be announced on April 22 during the IACP's annual conference at the Awards Gala in Portland, Oregon. IACP not only invites the public to vote but also has a bookstore with all of the finalists.
China Mobile Internet Summit
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.
World Health Day
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.
Wine & Gourmet JAPAN
Tokyo Big Sight
In partnership and co-located with The World Food and Beverage Great Expo (FABEX), Dessert, Sweet & Drink Festival and Japan Meat Industry Fair, Tokyo expects to welcome over 60,000 wine, food and hospitality trade participants. Representatives from 12 countries will take part in the fair in six dedicated pavilions put up by Spain, Europe, Germany, Korea, USA and France.