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Under the High Patronage of His Serene Highness, the Transition Monaco Forum, a new global platform committed to accelerating the transition towards a clean future across all sectors and industries, will convene 500 global influencers, decision makers and innovators at the Grimaldi Forum in Monaco from June 26-27.
The inaugural and invitation-only conference, which Arnold Schwarzenegger will also attending, will present five key enablers that are needed to strengthen the cleantech ecosystem: the role of cities and territories, finance, regulation, innovation and new stakeholders.
Through this holistic approach, the overall objective of the platform is to act as a catalyst to foster partnerships and strategic investments, which can speed up the mainstreaming of innovations at the epicentre of the transition. As a global leader of this transition, China will be highlighted as the country of honour during this first edition in Monaco.
Prince Albert, who will give the welcome address on June 26, described the event as an opportunity to lay out the strategies for a clean future: “I’m pleased to welcome Transition Monaco Forum. In the Principality of Monaco, we promote renewable energies, clean mobility, and energy efficiency. These actions, which are essential to act against climate change, are relayed at the international level by my Foundation. We need initiatives like this to accelerate global efforts to build a new non-carbonated energy model that does not threaten the future of our planet.”
“We are extremely grateful to His Serene Highness for his support,” said Lionel le Maux, President, Aqua Asset Management and co-founder of the Transition Monaco Forum. “We are on the cusp of a major evolution. When we speak about the transition, it is not just about clean energy – we’re going to see a complete economic transition that will force all sectors and industries to transform and develop more sustainable business models to flourish while combating climate change.”
Le Maux added, “Through Transition Monaco Forum, an investment and action-oriented platform, we intend to form a multi-stakeholder coalition to speed up the commercial deployment of innovative, clean and sustainable solutions while optimising returns for investors.”
The Forum will be produced by Richard Attias & Associates, part of WPP.