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The 2022 Global Gift Gala was held at the art deco landmark Four Seasons Hotel George V, nestled in the Golden triangle of Paris that has embrace this initiative for the last 10 years. The artistic director Jeff Leatham developed a new theme for the floral arrangements creating the most spectacular unforgettable experience.

Celebrating its 10th anniversary, The Global Gift Gala was presented by Global Sponsor Utopia Avatars, The Web3 ecosystem with the mission of disrupting businesses' operations and bringing innovation using the power of Web3 technology.  Utopia's vision is to focus on bridging the gap between the physical and digital worlds - through the launch of virtual products, NFT collections, and IRL businesses. Furthermore, through Utopia's acquisition of Virtual Voyagers, the group will offer strategic consulting services, particularly developing metaverse applications and experiences, as well as educational programs and initiatives in the world of Web3. 

In addition to Utopia Avatars, among the socially responsible brands of the evening, the Four Seasons George V Hotel and APM Monaco, a contemporary fashion jewelry brand that associates itself with the chicness of Monaco and South of France lifestyle.

The entrepreneur and philanthropist, Maria Bravo founder of Global Gift Foundation, chaired this exceptional edition, alongside co-chair actress and philanthropist Eva Longoria Bastón. Cochair of the Gala French singer Kendji Girac could not attend the event due to a health issue.

French Television presenter and journalist, Christophe Beaugrand together with the British TV presenter Louise Ekland Guests conducted this special evening. 

Guests were treated to an incredible and breath taken performance from singers Camille Lellouche and the soprano Angélica de la Riva. Guests included actor Anthony Delon, artist Richard Orlinski, the co-founders of Utopia Avatars, Alejandro Sáez, and Javier Garcia,  presenter Bernard Montiel, world class actors Florian Hessique, Vincent Lindon,  Beatrice Rosen,  Medi Sadoun, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Yvant Attal and Emmanuel Devos, singers Patrick Bruel, models Adriana Karembeu, Thylane Blondeau , Amandine Petit, business tycoon, philanthropist and fashionista from India, Sudha Reddy  and many more.

This inspiring and moving night raised funds for The Eva Longoria Foundation, Global Gift Foundation and Un Rien C’est Tout in the aim to improve the lives of children and women around the world.

Guests enjoyed an elegant cuisine designed by the prestigious Chef Christian Le Squer from Le Cinq that paired with Cháteau Enclos Haut Mazeyres, Pomerol fine and exquisite wines and Boll & Cie Champagne, inseparable for all great moments.  Once more sponsors and collaborators, such as the boutique talent agency and event designer Maupy Worldwide,  the design company Nicoe Design, supported this year’s edition.

The live auction was conducted by Julien Brunie, International General Director of Christies including works from French world renown artist Richard Orlinski , and fervent French artist representative of neo Pop Art Auguste as well as Luxury experiences VENICE SIMPLON ORIENT EXPRESS Embarking on a legendary journey on the world’s most iconic trains. The auction magnificent finale concluded with the purchase of 11 NFT from the presenting sponsor UTOPIA AVATARS collection donated to Global Gift Foundation

In addition, the French Group Le Dix Commendements; Pablo Villafranca, Ginie Line, and Ahmed Mouici, paid a tribute to late French singer Daniel Levi performing the iconic song “L’envie d aimer”.  The Four Seasons George V Hotel elaborated a special  anniversary cake  celebrating 10 years of The Global Gift Gala, Paris. As a finishing touch, the Singer Helene Segara together with the pianist Flavien Compagnon honored this special edition with a beautiful performance, celebrating the 10th anniversary. It was a very emotional moment that everyone celebrated by dancing to the music of DJ Adassiya.

THE GLOBAL GIFT AWARDS

Various awards were presented on the evening honouring the Philanthropic and Humanitarian work of two exceptional philanthropists. Richard Orlinski, one of the  biggest selling contemporary French artist in the world, with The Global Gift Utopia Award, which recognizes individuals that use their talents  and power to transform society focusing on entrepreneurial efforts to give and give back. The Global Gift Philantropreneur Award honored , Javier Garcia Perez, Spanish entrepreneur  that supports business owners as they launch and fund their impact projects, as stated in the claim "Investing in People" believing on the business of doing good.

Power 8 – Cause Marketing

The company Power 8 Drinks, S.L. which markets Power8, an energy drink that contains up to 60% fewer calories than conventional Energy Drinks, with the combination of sugar and caffeine, in its proper measure, which improves brain efficiency, and which has the commitment to allocate a percentage of the proceeds to the Global Gift Foundation, has launched a new cola flavor, only for adults, making a node to Mexican traditional cocktail Charro Negro, adapting along with Eva Longoria's Casa del Sol Tequila, a Cuba Libre cocktail, which substitutes rum for tequila.

Huda Beauty, Wishful and Kayali

Collaborators of the night, including Huda Beauty, Wishful, and Kayali have contributed the to the Gala providing gift bags full of the best makeup , skincare and fragrance, given to each gala attendee. These three companies have partnered with the Global Gift Foundation globally, and continue contributing on each Global Gift Gala event worldwide.

Global Citizen Forum – Rass Al Khaimah

Prior to the gala, Maria Bravo attended another important celebration in Ras Al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates, on Wednesday and Thursday, November 16-17, as a speaker along with Deepack Chopra, Ricky Martin and the members of Utopia Avatars, Alejandro Sáez and Javier García. Everyone talked about metaverses, Web3, and the shift towards a reality where we are all connected from home. What place does philanthropy occupy and what can we do to make this reality an ideal place with everyone's Help.

Attendees in addition to Ricky Martin and Deepack Chopra included Mona and Huda Kattan Co-Founders of Huda Beauty, Wishful and Kayali, as well as Grammy Multi – Platinum Award winning artists Eve, Ashanti and Wyclef Jean, and Chopard's Artistic Director, Caroline Scheufele, among many others.

Source: SecNewgate