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The Monaco Economic Board has presented its programme of events to 300 stakeholders in the Principality’s economy gathered for the 35th Members Rendezvous. After an intense BtoB session, Executive Director General Guillaume Rose unveiled changes to the MEB and details of this year’s heavy schedule.
The BtoB session was organised by the Monaco Chamber of Commerce and included 85 one-on-one meetings involving 55 companies. Each lasted 10 minutes, giving those present an opportunity to talk business and make new contacts.
Afterwards guests gathered on the terrace for the Rendezvous itself, which started with a welcome speech by Chairman Michel Dotta.
Executive Director General Guillaume Rose then took to the floor to explain changes at the MEB since his arrival in March. They included the creation of a dedicated department for coordinating actions taken by public and public-private entities involved in operations abroad, and the reinforcement of the Monaco Chamber of Commerce team to give members an improved service.
Mr Rose also announced the main upcoming events which include five trade missions: Bucharest and Rostov-sur-le-Don in September, Naples in October, Turin in November and Seoul in December. For each trip, the MEB is drawing on the knowledge and expertise of local networks, starting with the Principality’s own diplomatic and consular network.
In Italy and Romania, ‘Monaco Destination’ Ambassadors and businesses with strong ties to the Principality will help develop opportunities.
Promotional operations abroad in partnership with Monaco for Finance (AMAF*) are also on the agenda including to London, Vaduz and Zurich.
In Monaco, two renowned economists, Jean-Pierre Petit, (Cahiers Verts de l’Économie) and Ludovic Subran (Euler Hermes /Allianz) will again distil their knowledge in talks scheduled for 13th September and 15th October respectively.
Finally, the 8th Monaco-Matin Eco Club Awards recognise remarkable entrepreneurs in the Principality on 12th November.
The Executive Director General also outlined the main avenues of action in 2020 with 12 destinations either scheduled or being evaluated.
The National Assembly has welcomed the latest graduates to the Principality’s Police Force.
An incredible 12-month time lapse video showing the creation of Monaco’s mammoth land extension project has just been released.
Monaco has a new bailiff, or huissier as known locally, who was sworn in earlier this week.
General crime rates in the Principality dropped by a significant 16% between the years 2016 and 2019, and street crime by an impressive 52%.