Alexandre Bodart Pinto

Quadriplegic, Serial Entrepreneur & Founder Of Wheeling Around The World

Alexandre has always been a thrill seeker, attracted by speed and adrenaline. At 16, he borrowed a powerful motorbike, which he was not allowed to ride; he lost control and hit a wall in frontal impact. That youthful error would leave him quadriplegic… After struggling to recover the use of his arms and be able to be completely independent, he left the rehabilitation.

After struggling to recover the use of his arms and be able to be completely independent, he left the rehabilitation centre 18 months later. He then started university and his career in events management. In 2005, he achieved his dreams of creating a night club in the Brussels region which he would sell in 2008 in order to create the VIP BELGIUM company specialising in the organisation of prestigious events and Belgian representation abroad.

Since 2008, Alexandre has organized no less than 20 events during the Cannes Film Festival in prestigious places such as the Majestic Hotel, the Martinez Hotel, the Palm Beach, private villas or onboard splendid 45m-yachts mooring just next to the Palais des Festivals.

Alexandre has been dreaming of one thing for many years: to make it easier for persons with reduced mobility to move and establish a large community of travellers. At the end of 2012, Alexandre talked about his plan to the authorities skilled in the matter.

These authorities decided to help him to launch his plan by granting him a subsidy which would enable the creation of the Foundation in a formal manner, and a first website which would help to describe the current projects. After that, Alexandre got in touch with Nikos Aliagas (TF1 Channel star presenter) and outlined his aims to him. He was attracted by the idea and agreed to become a patron of the Foundation, which would open the door to strong media coverage. In March 2013, Wheeling Around The World was formally launched during

To book Alexandre Bodart Pinto as the keynote speaker for your corporate event, function or conference, simply contact the Champions Speakers agency by emailing agent@championsukplc.com or by calling a booking agent directly on 0207 1010 553.

When at corporate events, Alexandre is known to cover the following topics:

  • Resilience
  • Accessibility
  • Drive & Determination
  • Mobility
  • Entrepreneurship