Issue: Feb 2016

New Luxury Trade Show / CANNES COLLECTION / 2-5 June 2016 / Cannes old port


by Jon Knox


A first! Yachting, Private Aviation, Automobiles, Art, Property, Travel…everything in the world of luxury goods and services gathered together in one place. Designed to meet the new expectations of consumers in the luxury market, the CANNES COLLECTION exhibition will present the latest innovations of the leading companies and enable visitors to try out products in real conditions, as well as permitting them to purchase their dream item on the spot: “WANT IT NOW ? HAVE IT NOW!”

Sail a yacht out onto the Bay of Cannes and see how she performs on the open water; take an elegant automobile for a spin with an experienced driver at your side; fly over the old town of Cannes in a helicopter…and then take these magnificent items home with you so that you can enjoy them the entire summer! That is what the 1st CANNES COLLECTION this coming June 2nd to 5th is promising.


CANNES COLLECTION is being held at the Old Port of Cannes on a date that is strategic for the French Riviera: the day after the Film Festival, the Monaco Grand Prix Formula 1 motor race, and the start of the summer season for many property owners from countries around the world (Europe, Middle East, Russia, Asia) who come to stay in the south of France this time of year.



Exceptional products and services are available for sale or hire. CANNES COLLECTION is supported by a network of specialists from each of the sectors, providing in this way the very best offers.


Yachting / Specialist : Eric de Saintdo (Ex organiser of Cannes Yacht Show)

Yachts from 22m to 60m for sale

Yacht services, including charter and yacht management


Private Jets / Helicopters / Specialist : Michel de Rohozinski (President of Azur hélicoptères and Rotor Trade)

Helicopters for sale, hire and charter

Private Jets for hire and charter


Automobile/ Motorcycle / Specialist : La Squadra Communication & event Agency

Prestige cars and motorbikes for sale or rent

Classic cars and motorbikes for sale


Horology / Specialist : Romain Réa (expert for the Auction’s House Artcurial)

Fine watches


Art / Specialist : Isabelle Keit (Manager of Art Elysées’s galery)

Contemporary Art

Modern Art


Real Estate

Premium properties for sale or rent



Exclusive travel and exploration



  • Try before you buy, lease or order. Take your time to discover the most prestigious items that meet the criteria of the major manufacturers of luxury items, all gathered together for you in one place.
  • Take part in Sotheby’s auctions of exceptional items, in particular the “haute couture” auction for women. There will also be works of art up for sale.
  • Enjoy champagne and cocktail tastings with the Pernod Ricard Premium line.
  • A charity dinner will be held in support of THE WOMANITY FOUNDATION created by Yann Borgstedt. The foundation works to improve the education, training and empowerment of women in disadvantaged countries around the world.



The Old Port of Cannes, one of the most beautiful Mediterranean ports, will host CANNES COLLECTION thanks to the commitment and confidence of the City of Cannes and the Nice-Côte d’Azur Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

The perfect showcase for hosting this new event, the strategic location of the port facilitates the display of prestige automobiles and motorcycles, helicopters, and private jets around an extraordinary selection of yachts up to 60 metres long. An advantage for these luxury sectors, which will be bringing their finest products to the Cannes port for 4 days.



CANNES COLLECTION was conceived by Bertrand Foäche et Eric de Saintdo.


Bertrand Foäche is the man behind a number of globally renowned exhibitions. In 1989, he co-founded Premiere Classe, now the international standard for fashion accessory exhibitions. He also founded Who’s Next, the essential Parisian show for new fashion trends and, in 2004, he launched Fame, showcasing the world’s top ready-to-wear brands. In 2011, Bertrand orchestrated a buyout of Salon du Prêt-à-Porter Féminin to bring all the biggest players in the Paris fashion show sector together.

Eric de Saintdo is an experienced organiser of major international exhibitions with extensive knowledge of the luxury sector, both locally and internationally. Eric lives in Cannes and was the organiser of the Cannes Boat and Yacht Show (Festival International de la Plaisance de Cannes) for 10 years. He has launched several shows for Reed Exhibitions. Formerly Chairman of Camper & Nicholsons, one of the major players in the world of luxury yacht brokerage, and Chairman of the management board of the Rodriguez Group, he is presently the CEO of Fair One. In addition to organising major international exhibitions, Eric de Saintdo is also a specialist in the yachting sector as well as luxury sectors like prestige automobiles and fine watches.



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