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Gianluca Gibbons, a Bermudian alto saxophonist living in California, will perform during Bermuda night at Rims in San Francisco at the swank 620 Jones, at 620 Jones Street (File photograph)

Tonight is Bermuda night in San Francisco at Riskworld, the Rims Conference, as the island hosts a gala reception in San Francisco’s theatre district, three blocks from Union Square.

The location is the swanky 620 Jones, at 620 Jones Street, a one-of-a-kind 8,000 square foot courtyard terrace, plus private and semi-private event spaces for groups of up to more than a thousand people.

The Bermuda event will not be that bit, but could attract a couple hundred to a few hundred people.

620 Jones was once — and may still be — the largest outdoor restaurant venue in San Francisco, with a stylish and unique rooftop patio for unforgettable events.

Hosted by the Bermuda Government, through the Bermuda Business Development Agency, the reception is really an opportunity for Bermuda companies to entertain during a pre-dinner reception.

After two years of virtual Rims events, the long-established Bermuda Reception, one of the hottest Tuesday night “tickets” at Rims, is this year in partnership with Chubb Bermuda. Goslings will provide Bermuda cocktails.

Gianluca Gibbons, a Bermudian living in California, will perform.

It’s not the first Rims for Gianluca. The alto saxophonist led a jazz and blues band in 2014 at a Bermuda Rims event in Denver, while studying at La Sierra University in California.

The Bermuda reception at Rims has featured other first class Bermuda musicians over the years, including Shine Hayward and Gita Blakeney.

It is always important to strike the right note.

The social gatherings at Riskworld are almost as important as the formal educational sessions and the long exhibit days for those on their feet meeting and greeting booth visitors.

While not the largest exhibit, the Bermuda booth is normally striking and occupies a highly visible location on the massive exhibit floor.

It was traditional, for many years, for the freshly installed Rims president and senior staff to meet the arriving Bermuda Government delegation and escort the Premier and other officials to the Bermuda booth.

It is not unexpected that the government delegation would have made arrangements to meet at some point with leaders of Caribbean countries also exhibiting at Rims, especially as Bermuda is an associate member of Caricom.

The BDA said the delegation will combine attendance at Rims with additional business development meetings in Silicon Valley, focusing on technology, climate-risk finance and venture capital.

620 Jones in San Francisco is the location of the Rims Bermuda reception on Tuesday night (File photograph)

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Published April 12, 2022 at 7:54 am (Updated April 13, 2022 at 7:52 am)

Rims Bermuda night at rooftop lounge

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