49th Members Rendezvous: the MEB unveils its autumn agenda


On Tuesday, 2 July, the Monaco Economic Board (MEB) held its 49th Members' Rendezvous at the Muse Monte-Carlo restaurant in the Méridien Beach Plaza. In front of almost 300 of the Principality's decision-makers and a host of VIPs, Guillaume Rose expressed his confidence in the future and presented the agenda of key events for the autumn before opening the floor to a networking cocktail.

In his welcome speech, MEB Executive Director Guillaume Rose was combative and resolutely optimistic following the Principality's placement under enhanced scrutiny by the FATF* on 28th June: "While this will complicate certain operations in our commercial and financial exchanges, Monaco has a tremendous capacity to adapt (...) The work already carried out by all the players concerned demonstrates the Principality's determination to comply with international standards in the fight against money laundering and the financing of terrorism".

To illustrate this optimism, he then unveiled, without being exhaustive, the agenda of events already scheduled by the MEB for the coming months.

The summer will close with an exclusive evening for Premium members on 11th July. In the autumn, conferences with prestigious economists are scheduled, including a talk by Jean-Pierre Petit (in partnership with Jutheau et Husson) on 13th September. This will be followed by the 50th Members' Rendezvous, plus a session of BtoB meetings between members on 18th September, and then another appearance at the Monaco Business trade show on 19th September, with a conference by Club Eco Monaco and the signing of a new memorandum of understanding with a major chamber of commerce, the CCI PACA. The month will conclude with a trade mission to Warsaw from 30th September to 2nd October. In addition, the company is already preparing to participate in the Africa Day forum organised by CEMA on 11th October and accompanying the Monaco Embassy in China to the China International Import Expo in Shanghai from 4th to 8th November.

The end-of-year programme promises to be full of opportunities for MEB members, both locally and internationally. Following the presentation, MEB members took advantage of the idyllic setting on the terrace of the Muse Monte-Carlo restaurant to network in an atmosphere that finally smacked summer while remaining highly professional. 

* The Financial Action Task Force (FATF) is the global watchdog on money laundering and terrorist financing.

Photo credits: Jérémie Bertrand / MEB 

From l. to r. Guillaume Rose, Executive Director General of MEB; Michel Dotta, Chairman of MEB; Frédéric Genta, Interministerial Delegate for Attractiveness and Digital Transition of the Prince's Government; Justin Highman, Deputy Director General of MEB