Special thanks to Alexander Bodart Pinto
THE AGENCY VIP BELGIUM CELEBRATES ITS 10 YEARS OF PRESENCE IN CANNES AND WISHES TO MARK THE EVENT BY ORGANISING A GALA FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE ASSOCIATION WHEELING AROUND THE WORLD.
The Gala Ciné Arts takes you in a glamorous journey into the magical world of the arts. Cinema, sculpture, drawing, painting, music, dance, stage art, photography, fashion, gastronomy, the arts in all their glory will be honored in the most beautiful Palace of Cannes, the Hotel Majestic Barrière, located on the Croisette, just a few meters from the Palais des Festivals and its famous red carpet.
The Gala Ciné Arts will take place on Sunday May 13th, from 19:30 to 01:00. A welcome cocktail will be organized from 19:30 to 20:30 followed by a refined four-course menu, accompanied by excellent wines and champagnes.
Throughout the evening various animations will make you sing, dance, dream and an auction will be organized for the benefit of the association Wheeling Around the World.
We are delighted to have as partners the Monaco Better World Forum (under the High Patronage of H.S.H Prince Albert II of Monaco) and the Soldiers of Peace International Association, who will award the commemorative medal of peace to an international personality during the evening.
You will be swept away by the charm and elegance of the hotel’s luxurious reception lounge, with its classical atmosphere and decoration, the columns and the trompe l’oeil ceiling that render its prestigious style well known on the French Riviera.
Join us for this exceptional event in the presence of many international personalities, jet setters and renowned artists, in an atmosphere marked by the glamor and elegance of the Cannes Film Festival!
ALEX, YOU’RE LOOKED UPON, AS PIONEER AMONG YOUNG ENTREPRENEUR, HOW MUCH TRAVELLING THE WORLD HAS CONTRIBUITED TO YOUR ONE OFF WAY OF LIFE?
Travelling has always been my passion, even before my accident, so i decided to continue to travel even it’s complicated given my situation.
I like to travel for different reason: firstly i’d like discover different culture.I think that travelling and discovering culture help people to get more open minded, spirit so i like it too, no more about the culture, about how the people live in different countries, off course i like to visit and discover new Places too. Anyway travelling help me especially when i’m at work, sometimes i’m feeling not quite sad, let’s say, a bit down because i’m tired of working, and when its happen,i’m always think about the next trip that i’ll do, and it give me more power and determination to work even more cause I know that soon i’ll gonna Be in that country, and so make me more concentrated and motivated when I need to work at the office.Finally it tells me helping to be entrepreneur cause I like to see what other entrepreneurs do in other countries, so sometime they’d gave me ideas, and often i’ve Seen some good concept, products or even services, then i’ve Tried to adapt those ideas to my contributes to events, activities and so on.
Anyway that’s probably the most important reason why travelling is much important for me.
AT THE AGE OF 16TH YOUR LIFE HAS BEEN TWISTED.
EVER SINCE YOUR LIFE GOT OFF THE GROUND, STACKING THE ODDS AND SHOWING TO EVERYBODY THAT THE ONLY BOUNDARY WE GOT, IS OUR MIND. WHAT’S THE SECRET OF YOUR POWERFUL JUICE?
I don’t think there’s a secret to being strong or powerful or motivated but I know that for me what’s has kept me motivated So far it’s because i’ve lot of projects and still got a lot of ambitions, and even when i’ve Went through a tough time i’ve Always thinks that thinks would have got better, and i’m gonna be happy if i succeed in projects, or ideas and so on, then i would say that for me the secret of “my powerful juice” like you said, is to keep a lot of projects in mind and ideas as well, so when i concluded an event i always have a few more in mind already to realize as soon as possible, anyway, i’ll never stay without any projects, since it keeps me motivated.
YOU’RE MANAGING A LOT OF SUCCESSFUL WORKS, INCLUDING CHARITY, LUXURY EVENTS AND CHERRY ON THE TOP “WHEELING AROUND THE WORLD”. CAN YOU SHARE US SOMETHING ABOUT IT, SINCE YOU’RE THE PROJECT CREATOR?
I’ve created WHEELING AROUND THE WORD FOUNDATION five years ago in 2013, because as you know, travellig is really my main passion, but as you can imagine when you have to travel and got some mobilities issues, what it’s supposed to be a dream can easily turn into a nightmare, due to a wide lacks of information and accessibility,and i’ve realized over time (as i’m in a wheelchair for almost 20 years) there are many people forced to stay at home , because of their handicap,that lead them to being scared travelling, and i wanted to push them to discover the world and to move them out from their home.that’s the reason why i’ve created WHEELING AROUND THE WORD.
The logo of the foundation enunciate: “nothing is impossible to the one’s who walks within his head.” that’s really the idea of what i’m trying to do, in order to showing people that if want to do something, and if you’re really motivated to achieve your goals, even in a wheelchair or even with important mobilities issues, you can do it!! just need to arrange at its best your travel, but i believe that nothing is impossible.
WHAT KIND OF ADVICE YOU’D FEEL TO GIVE TO A YOUNG SUFFERING BY LACK OF AMBULATION IN ORDER TO REACH HIS GOAL, AS YOU DID IT!!?
I dont know if it’s an advice or i can give a secret trick, but i really believe that we’ll not achieve our goals without a lots of efforts and a lots sacrifice, so as for me what i keep in mind is to never give up, even if you’re facing all kinds of difficulties that could happen to you, especially when you’re thinking there’s no easy way out, or when you believe some project doesn’t work, and you feel down, and loose your passion for projects, still remeber that’s nothing comes easy, so if you don’t fight for your goals, you’ll end up to stop fighting at all.
I believe whoever has succeded in life, has been really motivated, the most, there’re milions and milions of people who wants to do something, that have an idea and they thinks:” it could be nice to do that!!” but actually in their mind, they deny it, because they doesn’t work on that ideas so as to put it on practice, because realize an idea, it’s much more complicated thats ony conceive it.
WE SAW YOU AT LAST CANNES FILM FESTIVAL DURING YOUR NIGHT EVENT, AT HOTEL MAJESTIC BARRIERE, NEEDLESS TO SAY IT WAS AWESOME STARTING FROM LOCATION’S SETTING UP, ENTERTAINMENT STAFF,CATERING AND SUCH CELEBRITIES THE LIKES OF BOBBY KIMBALL!!HOW TOUGH WAS REALIZE SUCH AN EVENT??
Off course, it’s not easy realize such kind of event, especially because people doesn’t believe me, as i don’t have a staff, employees, i’ve managing different activities, and i don’t have a team.I do all these works on my own. Sometimes i’m supported by a training that’s help me for one month, but most of the time i’m do all by myself. Then it make thinkg even more complicated,but on the other side that’s the way i’ve worked since not.
So i’m gonna say it’s not easy, surely really complicated, but also it’s was the 10th editions of my events in Cannes, so over the time i’ve got the habits, the networks,and also i’ve kept to gain new contacts, networks.Anyway it’s not the first time i’ve did it, maybe it was more complicated when i’ve started to organized events in Cannes 10 years ago, back then i didn’t get any connection, contacts even supports. At that time i’ve really started from scratch.I’m just gonna say that what’s help me i’ts time, experience and networks for sure.
I would say that an event like I did in Cannes it’s approximately three to four months full time of work, and off course I didn’t work 38, 40 hours per week, but before the event in Cannes like from February till may i’ve Easily worked for 80 to 100 hours per week.
It was difficulty, for sure, but when you’re making something with passion you don’t set yourself counting hours. Anyway i’m Self employed, so I work for my own company that is more motivating than working for someone else. That’s it, it’s tough, it’s take a lot of efforts, a lot of stress, but in the end,when I see the results during the event, it make me happy and proud of myself.
LAST QUESTION: NEXT STOPS? COULD YOU GIVE US A PREVIEW?AND WHERE OUR FOLLOWER COULD GET UPDATE ABOUT YOUR FUTURE EVENTS?
Let’s start with my foundation, next project it’s to get fully accessible bus,so it’s like a motorhome, with capacity to contain from 6 to 8 people , and i want that bus driving non stop within Europe and other countries,and the main purpose it’s to invited a different fAmiliy which has some of them in a wheelchair, and i’want to invited families that not have the financials possibilities to afford a travel, or to take a holiday, then let them know they could do whatever they’ll want on the bus,off course sleep, take a shower, eat, and so on..also they’ll got a driver at them disposal.
They can go wherever they wants: stop, and visiting any town or country they’ll wish to see. Regarding EVENTS V.I.P agency actually we’re planning a big charity gala for benefit of my foundation, that will take place on October 24th which is the international day of United Nations and i’ll Do it with collaboration with blu helmets, as I did in Cannes during the film festival, then they’ll come to Bruxelles, and we’ll give them some medal of peace, to celebrate people that gave his own contribute to make a better world. Anyway I still have planned many events for the year to come: recently i’ve Launched a New company last year, that i’m working on it now. It’s called everybody travels, and it’s. Booking platform for holidays dedicated to a people who have a special needs during travels, I mean people that have reduced mobilities.
But I saw like families with pregnant women, babies or someone who’d wants to travels with them. It could be a dog or cat or someone who seek to have some special food like vegan to kosher and so on. That booking platform did a lot of money to be done. Resuming that platform it’s a mix between booking.com, airbnb, and trip advisor… so it’s a huge project and we’re working on the founding to along the first part of the booking platform.If people wants to know more about me, the easier way is to follow me on the social network:
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