Postponed: UK Ambassador coming to Monaco for ‘meet and greet’ ahead of MEB London trade mission

Ahead of an important trade mission to London next year, the Monaco Economic Board has arranged a special ‘meet and greet’ session with Dame Menna Rawlings, the UK Ambassador to France and Monaco, this coming Thursday*.  

*Article updated on 8th November: The MEB announced on 8th November that the event had been postponed due to a “last-minute issue”. According to a spokesperson for the MEB, “A new date will be communicated in due course.”

The Monaco Economic Board (MEB) is extending an invitation to a unique ‘meet and greet’ with UK Ambassador to France and Monaco Dame Menna Rawlings to those living and working in the Principality who are interested in learning more about the British economy, particularly its diverse service sector.  

The core objective of the gathering is to delve into the vast economic landscape of the United Kingdom, and although it is being marketed as two-hour ‘meet and greet’, the occasion has the real potential to open doors to new opportunities for Monegasque businesses and employees.  

Dame Menna Rawlings is a key figure in British diplomacy and has served as Ambassador to France and Monaco since 2021, having previously held the position of British High Commissioner to Australia and senior roles within the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office.  

She will be accompanied at the MEB event by a representative from the UK’s Department of Business and Trade, who will be on hand to answer questions from those present and offer an insight into the practical aspects of doing business with the UK. 

Trade mission scheduled for 2024 

Three years after leading the European Union, the UK is continuing on a complex post-Brexit journey where international collaboration remains high on the agenda. The MEB is hoping to capitalise on possible future partnerships with UK businesses with a trade mission to London that is scheduled for the first half of 2024.  

This upcoming meeting in Monaco is thus a strategic move on the part of the MEB to pinpoint the exact aspirations and goals of member companies aiming to participate in the trade mission.  

The ‘meet and greet’ session will be taking place from 5.30pm to 7.30pm at the Novotel Monte-Carlo on Thursday 9th November. For further information and to register your interest in attending, please contact at 



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