Las Vegas, USA (July 20th, 2022) – Dragone, a worldwide creative design and production company, founded by renowned theatre creator and artistic director Franco Dragone, announced today the appointment of Christophe Ameeuw to its advisory board.
Mr. Ameeuw is an entrepreneur from Belgium and a well-known figure in the equestrian world. He is a founder, creator, and organizer of some of the world’s most prestigious show jumping events for the last 20 years, including the Audi Masters in Bruxelles, the Paris Gucci Masters, the Longines Masters Series (Paris-Hong Kong-Los Angeles, New York-Lausanne) and the Rolex Chantilly Masters. A true pioneer, he is renowned for having transformed show jumping competitions into world-class events bringing together the best of sport, lifestyle, and entertainment. He also owns and operates the breeding and training equestrian estate Ecuries d’Ecaussinnes in Belgium and consults for various international equestrian and sporting projects.
“Christophe is first and foremost a dear friend. We built and cultivated our friendship even before we met… Everywhere in the world, wherever I went, Christophe had laid foot: I was told of an oasis, in a country called Belgium. Few of those I met knew where to place this old country of ours, but all could evoke with precision the Écuries d’Ecaussinnes. When we first met, we knew we had known each other forever. Visionary, tireless globetrotter, Christophe is always there when I need him. The capital that we cherish the most is that of our friendship. I can only thank him for agreeing to accompany us to take this new step in Dragone’s entrepreneurial adventure. For years we searched for a common project. A project that would allow us to live ‘together.’ It is done! We have found it: we will write the next chapter of the Dragone adventure!”
“Franco is a genius and a dream creator. He has brought millions of people into his magical, poetic world and made them travel far, far away. I truly admire him, and he has always been a huge inspiration for me, and a true ambassador for our region. Franco is my mentor and my dear, dear friend. His mind is the most creative and brilliant I have ever encountered and yet I am always humbled by his kindness of heart and generosity. I am very honored to join Dragone’s advisory board and ride alongside Franco, François and team in this new adventure.”
“I have a lot of admiration for Christophe! A common thread throughout his successful career is his relentless pursuit of the perfect experience; a trait of character very much compatible with Dragone. Moreover, his network and his ability to mobilize key decision makers behind history-making projects will make him a formidable asset for us.”
–Francois Girard, CEO, Dragone
Perhaps best known for reinventing a genre of spectacle that forever changed the face of live entertainment around the world (A New Day, Le Rêve, House of Dancing Water, La Perle, etc.), Dragone’s creations play to sold-out houses and receive standing ovations each and every night. Creating shows of all shapes and sizes across continents, Dragone continues to humbly embrace local cultures to entertain and wow global audiences. Its vast portfolio includes permanent shows in tailor-made theatres, cabarets in intimate spaces, and other signature experiences.