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MEN'S LUNCH 2019

A recurring phenomenon at MASTERS EXPO is the Men's Lunch, where a select group of gentlemen has the honor of networking during lunch. The guest list is a mix of well-known Dutch people, established entrepreneurs and exhibitors and newcomers. And yes, men among themselves, that gives a special magic. Text: Sabine de Witte
Editorial: Susan Poeder
Image: Goed FolkToine van Peperstraten managed to convince Eric Vanderhoeven of Omega that the next James Bond might not be a man. The premiere of the new Bond film, in which the latest addition to the collection plays a major role, will take place in the Netherlands on April 1, certainly no joke. Just like the Omega watch to be won during the 'hats on, hats off' sports quiz. The Omega limited edition Seamaster Olympic Dreams to be precise.

The lucky winner, Marcello Pacenti from BMS-Travellers, also turned out to have a special bond with the brand. When he was 12, his father gave him an Omega watch. During the move to the Netherlands, the watch was lost and he found no luck on the internet and auctions, and he has not worn a watch to this day. “After I became aware of the win, I called my wife: 'I won the Omega watch', to which she reacted almost with disbelief. This is so special to me. I will wear this with great pleasure," said Marcello. Marcello also learned everything about his brand new OMEGA watch at the GASSAN stand. The afternoon ended with a performance by Quido van der Graaf and a drink at Gassan, where the Leading Ladies joined. Bastiaan van Schaik (stylist) attended the Men's Lunch for the first time and thought it was a very nice afternoon. “Both the company, with the right 'movers and shakers' from the Netherlands.” It has also provided him with two warm leads in terms of network and business. He calls the fair itself 'next level': even bigger and better. Luxury 2.0.

“Like every year at the Men's Lunch, it is a pleasant afternoon with good conversations, good company and delicious food. Just fun, an afternoon that I enjoy being part of,” says Frits Sissing.

Bart Brands from Gold Republic also attended the Men's Lunch for the first time: “Men among themselves enjoying the ambiance and the spectacular fair that LXRY has organized.” As an allocated precious metals specialist, he confirms that gold has remained a topic of conversation for years, both during lunch and at the stand. The Men's Lunch was well attended this year!