About the Event

We’re delighted to be working once again with Visit California to power the sixth edition of the California Luxury Forum. From 23-26 October 2022, selected leading buyers will be invited to meet the Golden State’s best-in-kind luxury suppliers through the Connections Way of doing business.

Halfway between San Francisco and Los Angeles sits some of the state's most show-stopping scenery - emerald vineyards tucked between rolling hills, pristine coastline sheltering secluded beaches and quaint seaside villages lapped by opal shores.

This is San Luis Obispo County - or SLO CAL, to the locals. A land of fertile farmland, tumbling sand dunes and elaborate estates, where outdoor adventures - from seal-spotting to surfing, hiking to horse riding - meet some of the state's best wineries, concentrated around its beating heart, San Luis Obispo, the city dubbed "the happiest place in America".

SLO CAL might not get the hype of its bigger better-known siblings, but if you're looking to experience a less-travelled side to the Golden State, where you can embark on exclusive adventures, sample world-class wines and get a taste of Californian culture without the crowds to accompany it, you'll be hard-pressed to find a better spot.

When & Where

23 - 26

San Luis Obispo
San Luis Obispo

Sponsors and Partners

Agenda

Sunday, 23rd October

Buyer Arrival and Check-In (All Day)

Location: Hotel Cerro

Welcome cocktail reception and dinner Farmers Market Experience

Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes

Location: Garden Street (Outside of Hotel Cerro)

Monday, 24th October

Arrival and refreshments

Duration: 1 hour

Location: Hotel Cerro

Opening welcome at Hotel SLO

Duration: 1 Hour

Location: Hotel SLO

A welcome address from Visit California, Visit SLO CAL, & Gregory Reeves, MD of Connections

One-to-one Meetings & Experiences

Duration: 30 minutes

Location: Hotel SLO

One-to-one Meetings & Experiences

Duration: 30 minutes

Location: Hotel SLO

Coffee break

Duration: 30 minutes

Location: Hotel SLO

One-to-one Meetings & Experiences

Duration: 30 minutes

Location: Hotel SLO

One-to-one Meetings & Experiences

Duration: 30 minutes

Location: Hotel SLO

Lunch hosted by Hotel SLO

Duration: 1 hour 15 minutes

Location: Hotel SLO

Transfer from Hotel SLO to Vespera Resort on Pismo Beach provided by Pure Luxury Transportation

Welcome speech

Duration: 15 minutes

Location: Vespera Resort

One-to-one Meetings & Experiences

Duration: 30 minutes

Location: Vespera Resort

One-to-one Meetings & Experiences

Duration: 30 minutes

Location: Vespera Resort

Coffee break

Duration: 30 minutes

Location: Vespera Resort

One-to-one Meetings & Experiences

Duration: 30 minutes

Location: Vespera Resort

One-to-one Meetings & Experiences

Duration: 30 minutes

Location: Vespera Resort

Transfer to The Cliffs Hotel and Spa for sunset experience

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Location:

Arrival experience/ Free time at The Cliffs Hotel and Spa

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Location: The Cliffs Hotel and Spa

Cocktail reception and dinner at the Cliffs Hotel and Spa

Duration: 2 hour 30 minutes

Location: The Cliffs Hotel and Spa

Transfer to The Cliffs Hotel and Spa for sunset experience

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Tuesday, 25th October

Suppliers walk/ Transfer from Hotel SLO to Hotel Cerro provided by Pure Luxury Transportation

Welcome Briefing

Duration: 15 minutes

Location: Hotel Cerro

One-to-one Meetings & Experiences

Duration: 30 minutes

Location: Hotel Cerro

One-to-one Meetings & Experiences

Duration: 30 minutes

Location: Hotel Cerro

One-to-one Meetings & Experiences

Duration: 30 minutes

Location: Hotel Cerro

One-to-one Meetings & Experiences

Duration: 30 minutes

Location: Hotel Cerro

Walk to Carissa Restaurant for ConnecTALKS

Location: Carrisa Restaurant

ConnecTALK with Mintel's Mike Gallinari

Duration: 45 minutes

Location: Carrisa Restaurant

Lunch at Carissa Restaurant

Duration: 1 hour

Location: Carrisa Restaurant

Meeting Transfer from Carissa Restaurant to Allegretto Vineyard Resort provided by Pure Luxury Transportation

Welcome briefing

Duration: 15 minutes

Location: Allegretto Vineyard Resort

One-to-one Meetings & Experiences

Duration: 30 minutes

Location: Allegretto Vineyard Resort

One-to-one Meetings & Experiences

Duration: 30 minutes

Location: Allegretto Vineyard Resort

Coffee break

Duration: 30 minutes

Location: Allegretto Vineyard Resort

One-to-one Meetings & Experiences

Duration: 30 minutes

Location: Allegretto Vineyard Resort

One-to-one Meetings & Experiences

Duration: 30 minutes

Location: Allegretto Vineyard Resort

Transfer to Cass Winery provided by Pure Luxury Transportation

Closing reception and dinner at Cass Winery

Duration: 4 hours

Location: CASS Winery

Transfer to Hotel SLO and Hotel Cerro provided by Pure Luxury Transportation

Wednesday, 26th October

Buyer Check Out / Transfers to SBP - San Luis Obispo County airport

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