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21/01/20

Major survey launched at the 37th Members Rendezvous

Over 350 stakeholders attended the first MEB’s Members Rendezvous of the year, held for the first time at One Monte-Carlo. Guillaume Rose unveiled the 2020 calendar of events and launched a major survey of members. Music was provided by the Monaco Baroque Ensemble as a prelude to the networking cocktail that followed.

It all took place in the Salle des Arts, a faithful reproduction of the ceremonial hall of the former Sporting d’Hiver, and in the ultra-contemporary adjoining area. It was a good opportunity to see the congress centre incorporated into the new One Monte-Carlo district. 

For Executive Director General Guillaume Rose it was the ideal time to launch a major survey of the 540 members under the slogan Monaco Economic Board at your service. Alternating multiple choice with open-ended questions, the survey is to find out what could be improved regards the activities and their expectations (new operations, new destinations, etc. ) and to validate the MEB’s objectives. The results will be announced at the AGM on 19 March. 

The Executive Director General went on to present highlights of a busy 2020 calendar, including many operations abroad thanks to the invaluable support of the Principality’s diplomatic and Consular network. During the first half are Trade Missions to Russia’s third largest city, Novosibirsk, with Les Ballets de Monte-Carlo from 19-21 February, then Versailles from the 30-31 March to coincide with a performance by Cecilia Bartoli and Les Musiciens du Prince – Monaco at the chateau’s opera house. Next stop is Rome and Florence, 26-27 May with the Destination Monaco Ambassadors Club, followed by Montenegro, St Petersburg, Antibes and Budapest. For the second half, Toronto and Montreal, Milan, Tokyo and Amsterdam are already on the programme. As for Monaco’s Pavilion at the Dubai Expo 2020, the MEB has several sector-specific promotional trips planned. 

For Monaco Invest, in collaboration with Monaco for Finance (AMAF), target destinations remain the UK, Benelux and Switzerland.  There is also a focus on the big luxury yachting boat shows in Monaco, Singapore and Dubai, as well as a promotional trip to Washington in partnership with Monaco Private Label.

MEB is set to be equally active at home in the Principality, with talks by top-flight speakers (starting with Julien Marcilly, Chief Economist of Coface on 3 March), hosting foreign delegations, including Austria on 26 March, and  training events with partners.

A performance by Monaco’s Baroque Ensemble led by Matthieu Peyrègne opened the networking cocktail.

“More than ever, driven by the will of the Government, the Monaco Economic Board strives to be in harmony with the Principality’s expectations and aspirations. The ongoing expansion of its networks, strengthening its partnerships and hardworking dedicated teams are all assets behind the success of our missions,” comments Guillaume Rose.