AWARDED AT THE
INFLUENCER AWARDS MONACO!
On Sunday, October 7th, the Principality hosted the worlds very first edition of the Influencer Awards Monaco. An amazing gala dinner was held in the presence of H.S.H princess Stéphanie de Monaco organized at the Meridien Beach Plaza de Monaco, which was transformed into a tropical paradise for the occasion. The ceremony hosted over 300 guests and amongst them were some of the most influential social media personalities in the world.
The IAM was held over the weekend of 6th - 7th October and was the meeting place of social influencers from all around the globe. Personalities such as @muradosmann, @foodgod @carolinereceveur, @makeupbymario, @jenselter, @watchanish, @justsul and many more gathered in the Principality.
IAM - 48H
WITH THE MOST
SOCIAL MEDIA PERSONALITIES
The program curated for the weekend consisted of some very special activities: a private tour of the Prince Palace interior, private tour of the Oceanographic Museum, a wine tasting in the largest wine cave in Europe inside the Hotel de Paris, a shopping experience with surprises at the Metropole Shopping-Center and even a test drive of the brand-new Aston Martin Vantage on the roads of the famous Formula One circuit.
This was a wonderful opportunity to meet fellow influencers in person, rather than on a screen day in day out. That said, it was also the perfect opportunity to take even more pictures!
The evening approaches and it’s time to gather for the first event; a group photo on the stairs of the iconic Casino de Monte-Carlo. For the first ever Influencer Awards Monaco, it was quite a snapshot!
We then make our way to Coya for a Peruvian dinner accompanied with their best cocktails prior to the after party at Jimmy’z Monte-Carlo. The atmosphere is electric, and the club is filled with huge names from across the globe. To think that every individual is sharing the event live on social media with hundreds of thousands, if not millions of followers simultaneously is quite mind-blowing!
Day two begins in an ideal fashion. A brunch at the Monte-Carlo Bay is the best way to recover from last night, and the food is as good as ever thanks to Chef Marcel Ravin and his team. Looking around the room, it is evident that the sunglasses are out in force! Whether this is because of the clear skies, a unanimous fashion choice, or due to last night’s hard-partying is difficult to ascertain! ;)
For now however it is time to dress for the black-tie event: the long awaited Red Carpet Influencer Award Monaco gala dinner. The event is buzzing, and everyone looks incredible; the stylish gentlemen in tuxedos and the gorgeous women in long dresses.
Entering the dining hall was not dissimilar to entering a lavish rainforest, the décor which has been meticulously created for tonight’s event. Dinner is underway, and the dancers are out in full, however before long the first award nominations are being read out.
There are 24 awards for 12 categories, which are described below. A total of 500 nominees have been chosen by a very meticulous jury, presided over by Pauline Ducruet and composed of communication and media experts and successful entrepreneurs who have been carefully selecting nominees from amongst thousands of influencers around the world.
GATHERING MILLIONS OF FOLLOWERS
Entertainment, Philanthropy, Photography and Art categories and now the Entrepreneur category…my name appears as Best Hope Award in the class alongside Jon Olsson!
Such a surprise for me as I sincerely wasn’t expecting to win, and it is time to head to the stage to receive my prize, a unique piece of art designed by the artist Laurence Jenkell.
Ultimately we discover the last and major award for Best Influencer of the Year which is Murad Osmann, awarded for his stunning travel project “Follow Me To” co-founded with his wife Nataly Osmann, congratulations!
I must say a huge thanks to the professional Jury, all of my team members, and to all of the brands partnering with us and supporting our work and vision.
Of course, a special thanks must be given to each and every one of our followers. Without your continuous support and interest in what we create, neither myself nor my team would be in this position today. So, we thank you ever so much!
It’s such an honor to have been recognised as one of the leading social media pages for the content we create and the message we deliver to our audience.
I look forward to the next edition of the IAM as the bar has been set tremendously high already. A beautiful event that will for sure reside in the Monacan calendar for years!
A big thanks to all of the event founders too for their stunning work: Pauline Ducruet, Lolita Abrahams, Thomas Peters and Maxime Giacardi!
PRIZE-WINNERS IAM 2018
INFLUENCER OF THE YEAR 2018
PHILANTHROPY & GREEN
ENTERTAINMENT / HUMOUR
ART & PHOTOGRAPHY
For more information about Influencer Awards Monaco visit : www.trustinfluencer.com
PhotographyNebinger, Alain Duprat, Newday Agency