Presided by HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco, the third Monte Carlo Gala for the Global Ocean will take place on Thursday, September 26, 2019, during the Monaco Yacht Show. This major fundraising event will gather international artists and philanthropists for an exclusive gala in favor of the Foundation’s worldwide initiatives dedicated to a sustainable Ocean.
Representing more than 70% of the planet’s surface and 97% of the biosphere, the global Ocean plays a key role in climate regulation, producing 50% of the oxygen we breathe and absorbing 25% of the carbon dioxide released in the atmosphere. The Monte-Carlo Gala aims at meeting the challenge of a preserved Ocean, for the next generations and for our Planet’s future.
This prestigious evening, organized by the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation and Mr. Milutin Gatsby, Global Fundraising Chairman, has positioned itself as one of the most memorable charity events in the world, offering guests once-in-a-life time experience. On the program of this 2019 edition on the Terraces of the Opera of Monaco: red carpet, cocktail reception, dinner prepared by a star Chef and performances by international artists.
An exceptional auction will punctuate the night, filled with unique experiences, collectibles and memorabilia, and a selection of fine art from some of the world’s most important artists.
Proceeds from the auction will support the Foundation’s initiatives dedicated to the Ocean: the development of marine protected areas, the protection of threatened marine species, the mitigation of the impact of climate change and acidification on the Ocean, the promotion of innovation and the fight against plastic pollution.
Past event chairs and co-chairs: Alina Baikova, Li Bingbing, Orlando Bloom, Adrien Brody, Pierce Brosnan, Gerard Butler, Hailey Clauson, Robert Davi, Leonardo DiCaprio, Andy Garcia, Toni Garrn, Hugh Grant, Goldie Hawn, Constance Jablonski, Robert F Kennedy Jr, Karlie Kloss, Karolina Kurkova, Olga Kurylenko, Diane Lane, Adriana Lima, Eva Longoria, Madonna, Tobey McGuire, Joe Pesci, Natasha Poly, Enric Sala, Sara Sampaio, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Martin Scorsese, Shanina Shaik, Josephine Skriver, Robin Thicke, Chris Tucker.
Past perfomers : Nelly Furtado, Robin Thicke, Nile Rodgers & CHIC, Gloria Gaynor, Robert Davi, Madcon, Lior Suchard and Elew.
“ Today, we know the immense opportunities offered by the ocean, provided we are able to protect it efficiently and manage it in a sustainable manner ”
H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco, UN Conference on SGD 14, New York City, June 8th 2017