The Bulgari Aurora Awards 2016
November 2016. Tokyo, Tokyo Midtown and the Ritz Carlton, Tokyo, Japan
In 2016 Bulgari Japan launched the BVLGARI AVRORA AWARDS in order to recognize and celebrate women who have made an exceptional contribution to Japanese society. Named for Aurora, the Roman goddess of dawn, the Awards aim to inspire all women in Japan by drawing attention to Japanese women of intelligence, talent, creativity and generosity who naturally bring out the radiant qualities of those around them, and shine a fresh light on society as a whole.
From initial concept through to the star-studded inaugural Awards event in Tokyo, Empire assisted Bulgari by facilitating the planning, creation and execution of every facet of the Aurora Awards. Launched on International Women’s Day in March 2016, a series of print and film interviews with the participants were published throughout the year to promote each Awardee's inspiring message to women throughout Japan.
The culmination of the year was the dazzling BVLGARI AVRORA AWARDS ceremony hosted by Bulgari Global CEO Jean-Christophe Babin and produced by Empire, held on November 29th at Tokyo Midtown and the Ritz Carlton. The 10 Inspiring Women and their Recommenders, together with over 100 top celebrities and media, walked the Golden Carpet and later participated in a gala party where Awardees shared their stories in diverse fields from charity and business, through to music, cinema and the arts. The highlight of the evening was a private concert from acclaimed guitarist Tomoyasu Hotei, staged in tandem with a stunning Bulgari jewelry show. (Digest Video)
Empire was honored to be intimately involved in the successful planning and launch of the BVLGARI AVRORA AWARDS, once again proving its expertise in producing high-profile events around the world. With their success, the Awards are set to become an annual event, and we look forward to more inspiring women and their stories.