previous events



International Venice Film Festival - La Mostra - September 4th 2020

CA - Sagredo hotel

Better World Mastermind

Better World Charity Initiative

French committee for the safeguard of Venice

In order to support these humanitarian and environmental projects, the better wolrd fund organizes an auction sale 

A special thanks to one of our artist partners for his generosity.


"Medusa" by Valérie Brusauro

Valérie Brusauro is a French artist of Italian-Vietnamese origin known for her works of art and jewelry in Swarovski crystal for a public that loves the beauty and magic of light.

Her artistic career is marked by numerous international exhibitions (Los Angeles, Barcelona, Paris, Moscow, Dubai, Bombay...) and by unique and sophisticated creations for private commissions, but also for architectural projects or celebrities (Ricky Martin, Vanessa Paradis or Nathalie Portman...).

As part of the Venice Mostra and the gala organized by the Better World Forum,
Valérie presents a work of art specially created for the event and directly inspired by her cause: the protection of the Mediterranean Sea. 

The artwork and jewelry "Medusa" is entirely handmade and adorned with hundreds of Swarovski crystals.

Inspired by Greek mythology and the famous and legendary history of Medusa, Valerie brings it back to life through a luxurious crystal jellyfish with a thousand reflections.

Her light-laden filaments irresistibly attract the eye and the hand and she floats gracefully in her black taffeta case like a precious jewel.


The work "Medusa" by Valérie Brusauro is a tribute to the Greek deity of fascinating beauty who was raped by Poseidon and unjustly transformed into an evil monster by Atenas.

She was a victim of her innocent beauty and Poseidon's violent desire to possess her.

Like Poseidon, the human being wants to dominate nature instead of just 
admire it. 

The work "Medusa" is a deep message of the artist to a return to ancestral values of veneration and respect for our environment.

"...The beauty of nature is for me the representation that a superior force that lives in it.

The sea offers us all its wonders, we must learn to contemplate them again instead of wanting to appropriate them..."

Like the Greek Medusa who turned men who dared to look her in the eye into stone, the jellyfish of our seas has the power to sting us if we invade its territory. 

But the work "Medusa" by Valérie Brusauro, invites us to look at it without fear, not to turn us into stone, but to change our hearts. 

"...We cannot defy nature and forget that it has the power to take back from us all that it has given us. We must simply inhabit it with the greatest humility..." Valérie

The work "Medusa" is a unique piece created by the artist Valérie Brusauro who mixes art and jewelry, under the artistic concept of "Jewel of wall". 

It is entirely handmade by the artist and was created exclusively for the Better World forum within the 77th edition of the Mostra de Venise 2020.

The piece, adorned with hundreds of Swarovski crystals, floats gracefully in its black taffeta case like a precious jewel.

Better World Awards Ceremony

Location : CA - Sagredo Hotel, Venice

   • VIP Ticket includes:

One seat for the Mastermind & Brunch - 3 course meal and drinks covered

One VIP pass Film screening : The Cave ( The Better World Forum is honouring the Academy nominated documentary film "The Cave" by issuing awards to heroine Dr Amani Ballour and Film Director Feras Fayyad for their courageous and inspiring contribution to humanity and film ) 

“Red carpet walk”

One VIP pass to the Better World Cocktail Reception - With open bar access

One VIP pass to the Better World Charity Gala Dinner, Awards Ceremony and Auctions  - 3 course meal and drinks


One VIP pass to the Post Reception - With open bar access

One VIP gift bag (with sponsored product)

Let's meet again : "Paris est une fête" Ernest Hemingway

Alfred Sommier Paris Hotel - Paris


24th of june 2020


New York City


22nd of September 2019

COUNTRY OF HONOR : Government of Grenada

Monaco Better World Forum in



September 22nd of 2020

Thanks to the event organized in New York city, the support from the Sponsors and the Patrons, Monaco Better World Forum funded these two projects  : 

              - Instituto Raoni for the protection of the Amazon Rainforest

              - Aquatica Foundation for the biggest expedition & ocean research project in the Caribbean).

The Smart Climate Day will be held in New York on 22nd of September 2019 in the prestigious location of the French Institute/Alliance Française -during the United Nations Climate Action Summit week.

The day includes: a Mastermind on “Smart Climate Adaptation in the Caribbean”, followed by a VIP lunch, and the screening of the film “Wonders of the Sea 3D” - directed by Jean Michel Cousteau et François Mantello, narrated and with special appearance by Arnold Schwarzenegger.


Through these events, the Monaco Better World Forum will finance advocacy for the creation of the world’s first Smart Climate Zone – supported by Jamaican celebrities Sean Paul and Usain Bolt – as well as concrete activities implemented by the Ocean Futures Society and Green Cross (France & Territories) supported by Jean Michel Cousteau.


It will also promote the Caribbean deep-water submarine exploration program executed by the Aquatica Foundation and supported by Sir Richard Branson.


SMART CLIMATE DAY - New York, 22nd  September 2019


  • French Institute/Alliance Française (55 East 59th St)

11.00 am  -  Mastermind on Smart Climate Adaptation in the Caribbean

1pm   -  Celebrity and VIP Lunch

2.30 pm  -  Screening of the Film “Wonders of the Sea 3D”


  • The Westin Grand Central Hotel (212 East 42nd St)

8pm - Awards Ceremony & Gala Dinner

Auction Aquatica Caribbean Submarine Expedition 

Find below what is our "Aquatica expedition 's auction" during the NYC event and discover an opportunity to live an extraordinary one life time adventure : 


June 27th of 2019      for      egypt 2020

Monaco Better World Forum in

Cairo - 2020

The Monaco Better World Forum is producing a two days event in Egypt. During this event, Egypt will be "the country of honour", around themes that address the protection of water, the oceans, and a special highlight on "The Women's Empowerment".


See below  the program of Monaco Better World Forum Egypt:


First day 

  •  Attend the Press Conference  with the media and personalities

  • A special visit to discover the pyramids of Giza

  •  Participate in the opening ceremony at the residence of the French Ambassador in Cairo


Second day

  • Film screening followed by a debate

  • VIP Lunch with personalities

  • Attend the screening of the selected film

  • Attend the Gala Dinner and the Awards ceremony at the "Nile Ritz-Carlton"

To announce the event in Egypt with the topic, the Environment, the Oceans and Women's empowerment, the Monaco Better World Forum has organized on 27th of June 2019 a press conference at the Marriott Mina House Hotel as well as an official dinner at the foot of the Pyramids.

The Monaco Better World Forum was honored by the presence of three Ministers from Egypt, Her Excellency Dr Yasmine Salah El-Dine Fouad Abdel Aziz, Minister of Environment, Her Excellency Ghada Waly, the Minister of Social Solidarity, Her Excellency Nabila Makram, The Minister of Immigration & Egyptian Expatriates Affairs.

the MBWF 's press conference and official dinner on 27th of june 2019

To view more pictures, please visit the Photo gallery

"ocean impact day"


18 th May 2019
COUNTRY OF HONOR - United Arab Emirates


CANNES - hotel Martinez


Where: Cannes Film Festival 

When: 18th May 2019

What: OCEAN IMPACT DAY and Celebrity Gala 

PROGRAM MAY 18th 2019


11 am: Press conference 

12:30 : VIP lunch

6 pm: Red carpet 

8 pm: Monaco Better World Gala event

Awards ceremony Country of Honor United Arab Emirates 

In the presence of His Excellency Dr. Thani bin Ahmed Al Zeyoudi, Minister of Climate Change and Environment

In partnership with

Green Cross is setting up an Ambassador of the Coastal Day, during the Cannes Film festival on May 18th 2019. Enabling the training of 40 ocean impact ambassadors.

Keeping our ocean, islands and seashore safe is only possible by making every citizen aware of their beauties and fragility, and thrive their interest towards tangible commitments based on local sensible solutions.

This is the rationale for having Ocean Impact Ambassadors, being able to learn from the Ocean, to share their enthousiam and keys for action, and to massively activate people so that to make sure effective change is happening.

The training session is a unique opportunity for change makers, network leaders and activators, to meet, learn and share their rationale and roadmap to act in a systemic way.

« We only take care what we love [...] yes, but how to take care of what we are not aware of ? » Jean-Michel & Jacques Cousteau.

press conference 

CANNES - roof top 3.14 #lajourneebytheland


Better  World  Forum
September 2018

Cinematic Art At The Service Of Humanity

H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco

Manuel Collas De La Roche

On the 21st and 22nd of September, the 3rd edition of the Monaco Better World Forum took place under the High Patronage of H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco.


The Colombes d’or (golden doves) made from the “most precious metal in the world”, Humanium Metal by IM, were awarded to various personalities as well as to the winners of the films and documentaries in competition.


An auction was also held for humanitarian projects supported by the MBWF including the NGO “Embracing the World” represented by Amma “The Hugging Saint”, as well as the NGO “Gift of Life Lebanon” represented by its founder and president Lina Shehayeb.


May 2017

We must focus on what we have left and not what we lost

The work of Yann Arthus-Bertrand testifies his desire to awaken a collective and responsible conscience.

Through his many testimonies filled with love, happiness, but also with hatred and violence, HUMAN confronts us with the Others and brings us back to our own lives.


Yann Arthus-Bertrand has now embarked on a new challenge with the realization of the film “WOMAN” which was presented during the BWF 2017 with Anastasia Mikova during the evening.

During the 2017 Ceremony, the BWF has given the award of “Personality Best achievement 2017” to Yann Arthus-Bertrand in order to acknowledge his work that testifies his desire to awaken a collective and responsible conscience.

Really, every woman is an example to me, because as women go through so much pain. We have to live this perfect life when we are messed up inside. We all go through trials and tribulations.


During the 2017 ceremony, the BWF has given the award of "Personality Best Achievement 2017" to Mary J Blidge in order to acknowledge her actions and dedication to women's rights.

Mary J. Blige

Yann Arthus-Bertrand


May 2016

“ The diversity of the world’s cultures is our wealth and our future. It is high time to increase our investment in cultural diversity and dialogue for development. This is long term work. The challenges are great but the rewards are greater.” 

— Irina Bokova, Director General of UNESCO

Dennis Mukwege

Nobel Peace Prize Laureate

The exhibition by Séverine Desmarest
took place at the Better World Forum 

during the Cannes Film Festival in 2016.

"It is a tribute to all those voiceless persons, known and unknown, who work every day to promote peace and not violence through education caring and site actions.”

— Dennis Mukwege

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