Monte-Carlo Gala for the World Sea 2018 – Together for a sustainable ocean
May 24, 2018
Under the chairmanship of HH Prince Albert II of Monaco, the second Monte Carlo Gala for the Global Ocean will take place on Wednesday, September 26, 2018,
on the opening day of the Monaco Yacht Show, in the presence of international artists and philanthropists who are committed to the protection of the Ocean, today particularly threatened by human activity.
The ocean plays a key role in regulating the climate and represents more than 70% of the surface of the planet, produces 50% of the oxygen we breathe and absorbs 25% of the carbon dioxide that is released into the atmosphere. But overfishing and illegal fishing, the rise in temperature and increasing pollution endanger the balance.
The Monte Carlo Gala aims to meet the challenge of a sustainable ocean, for the next generations and for the future of our planet.
This event is organized by Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation and Mr Milutin Gatsby, Global Fundraising Chairman, with the support of the Monaco Yacht Show, the Oceanographic Institute, the Yacht Club of Monaco, the Société des Bains de Mer and the Monaco Private Label, to support the marine conservation initiatives of the Foundation.
On the program of this prestigious evening on the terraces of the Opera of Monaco: red carpet, cocktail reception, dinner prepared by a Michelin starred chef and performances by international artists.
An exceptional auction will underpin the Monte Carlo Gala, filled with once-in-a-lifetime experiences, collectibles and memorabilia, and a selection of fine art from some of the world’s foremost artists. The proceeds of the auction will support the initiatives of the Foundation for the Ocean: the development of protected marine areas, the protection of endangered marine species, the mitigation of the consequences of climate change and acidification on the ocean, the promotion of innovation and the fight against from plastic pollution.
The first Monte Carlo Gala took place in September 2017 with the support of Leonardo DiCaprio, Goldie Hawn, Andy Garcia, Adrien Brody, Eva Longoria, Madonna, Joe Pesci, Martin Scorsese, Tobey Maguire, Enric Sala, Terry Tamminen and Nelly Furtado. Robin Thicke, Lior Suchard and Olga Kurlyenko.