Wheels, Wings & Fashion Charity Event - 2023

A VIP Experience like no other – South Florida’s Finest Restaurants, an Incredible Display of Exotic Cars, Private Jets, Helicopters, Extravagant Boats, Premier Vendors, Entertainment, and more.
Making a difference and giving back to the community is one of the more important reasons why we do this annual event. This year’s event will benefit the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and Scotch & Sharks.

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Nick Castellino

Meet Nick Castellino, one of the three masterminds of Wheels, Wings, & Fashion! He currently holds a Masters of Business Administration in Finance from the Columbia Southern University, as well as a Bachelor of Science in Aviation Technology. After great success in the corporate aviation sector, he entered the investment world during 2017 in the private equity space. Mr. Castellino holds the Series 7 (General Securities Rep) and Series 63 (NASAA-Uniform State Law Exam).

His areas of expertise were in private equity finance, and aviation sales. He is qualified on 9 different jet aircraft as a pilot. Flying has now become a hobby as the investment world is now the main focus. Mr. Castellino is also very involved in the local community. He is the co-founder of the annual charity hangar party known as Wheels, Wings, & Fashion. The event was designed to give back to three local charities including Habitat for Humanity, Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, and The George Snow Scholarship Education Fund. Mr. Castellino’s main focus is to provide his clients with a comprehensive plan for success in their capital raises.

Alex Kowtun

In 2016, Kowtun and two friends founded a top-rated vodka company, Monkey In Paradise Vodka. The brand started off as a social experiment, when Kowtun wondered if colorful plastic monkey cocktail markers would help his party guests better identify their drinks and “break the ice”. The monkey cocktail markers were a hit, helped people “get social” in-person, instead of just on their mobile devices. The social media accounts grew quickly, in an authentic way, marked by exciting lifestyle experiences, and gave birth to the vodka idea. Today, the company has earned Double Gold at International Spirits Competitions worldwide.

While building businesses, Kowtun found a unique way to cultivate markets. As a result, his personal brand grew both on Facebook TikTok and Instagram as he became a trusted Influencer. He used his adrenaline filled activities to create a social media platform full of adventure, which allowed him to segue to unique lifestyle branding. All of his personal accounts are Verified.

Aside from social media, Kowtun’s business ventures and personal adventures have gained the attention of audiences internationally. He is proud to be a contributor to FLYING Magazine and Forbes as part of their Business Development Council. He also writes a lifestyle column, “Living In Paradise,” for Florida Weekly Newspaper. He has been a consistent guest on ABC, NBC, FOX, and ESPN news affiliates to discuss his businesses, branding, and annual charity events.

Kowtun has had a portfolio of aviation, luxury, sport, and lifestyle companies for whom he creates one-of-a-kind content branding for. His dedication and access to aviation has allowed him to segue products and brands into the air. Kowtun and his business partners currently manage the top digital aviation media resources such as @AviationDaily Instagram, which receive millions of impressions per week.

Victor Concepcion

Victor Concepcion has been in the event planning industry for over 10 years. Having produced over 100 fashion shows he exploded on to the scene with the Spring Hair & Fashion Show in West Palm Beach, Florida in February 2011. This 300 person event opened many doors and cemented his name as one of South Florida’s premier event planners.

Victor organized events for former Mr. Olympia Ronnie Coleman and pop culture Icon Hulk Hogan. He teamed up with a poker company called JacksHigh to produce a pageant which is still talked about to this day and one of the winners went on to be a Royal Flush Girl for the World Poker Tour. His best achievement in producing fashion shows came when he was signed to showcase a show for the Women In The Arts event in Miami. WITA was like an Oscars of South Florida in regards to glamor and featured over 40 models for 4 elite fashion designers.

With every major organization calling for his services. Victor, wanted to organize events outside of the fashion world. He served on SunFest’s Public Relations/Media and Social Media Committee, organized 10 day events at Sundance Film Festival in Park City Utah, activations at the Emmys in California, ring announced MMA events with RIZE Fighting Championships, emceed at many non profit events, weddings and music festivals.

His experience lead him to expand in branding & marketing. Taking his clientele over the years and targeting them with the right brands. Essentially becoming a brand Ambassdor for many groups. Especially with Grand Openings. Whenever their is major grand opening for any business Victor is the person you call to organize and make that first impression. It also lead him to be a very philanthropical person and give back to the community having worked with over 20 non profits and was the 2013 Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Man & Woman of the Year Candidate and most recently the 2020 National Man & Woman of the Year Candidate.

He currently works in the equestrian world at International Polo Club’s Sunday Brunch, is the Founder of I Heart Food & Wine Series which are dinner pairing events, organizes Bar Crawls and is an event director for a Priavte Jet Company. His passion, hustle and love for what he does makes him one of the best in the business.

Derek Damgaard

As the owner of “Greater Wings” Director of Aircraft Sales, Derek Damgaard has an extensive background in the global luxury industry. Born in the Principality of Monaco, Derek was first introduced to the luxury industry sector via his parents, owners, and operators of the highest destination wedding planning business in the Principality of Monaco and France.

Derek started off his professional career in the South of France immersed in the world of luxury automobile sales and marketing. Spending these years honing his sale techniques and learning how to respond to the needs of high net worth individuals has undoubtedly served him well. 

He then used this experience as a springboard into the world of private aviation, when in 2010, he joined a major European Aviation firm as a Charter Broker. With an enthusiastic devotion to his work, strong ethics, and a knack for understanding his clients’ needs, he quickly advanced in the ranks, first becoming Aircraft Charter Manager and then Charter Director. 

Thanks to Derek’s industry experience, multilingualism, and successful track record, Derek then transitioned from airplane charters to airplane sales, and in 2016 joined the Global Wings team as Director of Aircraft Sales. Currently, Derek’s name is on speed dial for some of the world’s highest net worth individuals, Fortune 500 regulars, celebrities, and luxury travel agents. 

Derek’s upbringing and professional experience mean that he is a true “bon vivant.” His passion for travel and the art of creating one-of-a-kind, exciting experiences for his clients will be evident from the very first time you speak with him. His European roots are never more in display than when the subject pivots to the best restaurants in each major capital or the merits of a particular vintage. 

Last but not least, our clients marvel at the depth of Derek’s insider take on Formula 1 racing and everything travel related. Although he left the streets of Monte-Carlo already a few years back, his impressive knowledge and passion for classic and luxury cars will surely never fade. 

Early Bird Ticket Pricing

We are exited to have the 2023 Advanced Ticket Pricing Available

$150

Individual Ticket

$275

Couples Ticket

Our Event Venue

Sheltair Aviation
Hollywood Int’l Airport, 1100 Lee Wagener Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33315

Sheltair

Based out Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport, Sheltair FLL is home to the largest business aviation community in Florida, highlighted but the diverse range of aviation companies that have chosen to make this Aviation Business Complex their home. Offering award-winning services, ample ramp parking, and large-cabin class size hangar availability, this facility will ensure that every passenger and aircraft receives the outstanding treatment Sheltair is known for.

Wheels, Wings & Fashion 2023

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