Break The Ice TV was recently at the Cannes Film Festival where we collaborated with the Monaco Better World Forum to celebrate Ocean Impact day in Honor of the late Rob Stewart.
Please see below the press release from the Monaco Better World Forum Awards 2019.
Monaco Better World Forum Hosts Celebrity Gala and Awards
During Ocean Impact Day at Cannes
Ocean Impact Day Gala honors and unites global thought leaders on environmental innovation for global challenges.
Cannes, France – May 19, 2019 – Monaco Better World Forum (MBWF) celebrated Ocean Impact Day on May 18, 2019 during the 72nd Festival de Cannes with its Ocean Impact Day Gala.
Monaco Better World Forum Awards 2019
The Ocean Impact Day Gala honored key political and celebrity figures committed to positive ocean action with its Colombe D’or Awards of 2019.
- The United Arab Emirates was awarded “Country of Honor”, for its outstanding commitment to climate action and the country’s environmental stewardship over the years. His excellency Dr Thani bin Ahmed al Zeyoudi Minister of Climate Change and Environment was present to accept the award.
- The “Ocean Conservationist Hero” achievement was posthumously awarded to documentarian Rob Stewart, for his heroic legacy and final film Sharkwater Extinction. His parents and Producers Brian and Sandy Stewart accepted his award.
- The “Best Commitment” award was given to Umesh Waghdare, Founder and Chairman of Aris Bioenergy.
During the gala dinner awards, 200 of the world’s most distinguished and prominent leaders committed to creating positive impact for our oceans, such as Chris Tucker, Kiera Chaplin, Helga Piaget, Jimmy Jean Louis, Alix Bénézech, Michael Graham, and Laurent Lamothe.
The Monaco Better World Forum in partnership with The Chambers Of Ecology and Renewable Energies of Monaco, and Green Cross held its awards gala to celebrate the Country of Honor, United Arab Emirates represented by his Excellency Dr. Thani bin Ahmed Al Zeyoudi; the Minister of Climate Change and Environment. “I created the Monaco Better World Forum in 2015 as a platform to raise awareness around the world’s most critical issues,” said Manuel Collas De La Roche, Founder and President of MBWF. “Today we came together to celebrate the beauty and power of the ocean, which connects us all. The time to act for our ocean is now and we must all do our part to save our most precious resource. It is my hope that Ocean Impact Day will be the foundation needed for humanity to come together and for us all to become actors of change and inspiration and make the world a better place.
Better World Coin in 2019
MBWF also announced the launch of the Better World Coin in partnership with SmartBlock Technologies to assist charitable organizations in their fundraising, traceability of donations, data security and reduction of intermediary costs. This innovative platform will facilitate small donations at scale in a secure, transparent fashion, thus helping to attract a new generation of youth to donate to charitable causes and help non-profits become more financially effective. Blockchain technology combined with the use of social media enables global reach, while lowering fundraising costs to a minimum. SmartBlock Technologies’ mission is to put new technologies at the service of humanity in order to build a better world.
About Monaco Better World Forum
Monaco Better World Forum is a global platform of thought leaders and influencers committed to innovate on traditional thinking and standard approaches to humanitarian action, business innovation and environmental security.
The MBWF uses the combined power of entertainment, brands, culture and politics to ignite effective change and raise the awareness of millions of people around the world. Previous award winners and attendees include Nobel Laureates, Academy, Globe and Grammy Awards winners such as Sharon Stone, Forest Whitaker, Wim Wenders, Jean Michel Cousteau, Mary J. Blige, Akon, Yann Arthus-Bertrand and the High Patronage of H.S.H. Prince Albert II. MWBF is grateful to its partners Knauf Jewels, EMK Beverly Hills, P.T. Universal, Denny Haryono, 314 Casino, Chaka Foundation and the Aquatica Foundation.
Videography: Cors Media
Photography: COPYRIGHT STEPHANE GENDRE PHOTOS
Host: Kendal Olivia Barrett
Location: Martinez Hotel Cannes