For this seventh edition, seven companies were awarded for their performance and their contribution to promoting Monaco’s economy.
Organised by the Nice-Matin Group and Monaco Economic Board (MEB) at the Grimaldi Forum, the 7th Monaco Eco Club Awards shone the spotlight on remarkable entrepreneurs based in the Principality in front of an audience of 400 business men and women. With a combined turnover of €220 million in 2017, the winners were selected by a jury comprising members of the Monaco-Matin Eco Club*.
Since their launch in 2012, the Awards have recognised 33 companies, employing over 6,500 people in the Principality and dozens abroad (not counting the 2014 Jury Special Prize, Ornella Barra with Walgreens Boots Alliance). In his welcome speech, MEB Chairman Michel Dotta highlighted the range of sectors represented “by inventive players who constantly question what they are doing to stand out, and who focus on offering outstanding service”.
Manager of the Year Award: Gaëlle Tallarida – Monaco Yacht Show
A major event for the Principality and world leader in the superyacht sector, the Monaco Yacht Show has been attracting key players from the industry and a wealthy clientele for 28 years. Managing Director of the Monaco Yacht Show since 2010, Gaëlle Tallarida has steered the event towards an even more exclusive target at the helm of a very hands-on management team.
Sustainable Development Award: Enoleo – Pascal Torres
Founded in 2008, Enoleo offers energy optimisation solutions for business premises as well as manufacturing facilities, mainly through supervised systems. With the growth in the intelligent building, the company is now expanding into the service sector.
Coup de Cœur Award: Sportel / Monaco Mediax – Laurent Puons
Sportel is a world leader in the sports business world in terms of TV rights sold. Established in 1989 in the Principality, every year the event attracts over 3,000 decision-makers and many stars. Sportel has since expanded with events in Asia and America and in 2019 is set to launch the first Sports Decision Makers Summit. Monaco Mediax also organises the Monte-Carlo TV Festival.
Innovation Award: Youdome – Xavier Bocquet
A start-up launched in 2017, Youdome provides software solutions for the world of sport and health. Using a dome equipped with 3D sensors, the company creates an avatar that enables an accurate and reliable “MOT” of the body’s structure.
Made in Monaco Award: Doro – Pierre Batsalle
Doro have been the specialists in luxury cardboard packaging since 1951. Established in the Principality, the family-run concern started out producing hat boxes and today applies its expertise to the perfumery and cosmetics sectors. Quality, flexibility and responsiveness are the watchwords of this company which does not have a catalogue as all its products are bespoke.
Special Jury Prize: Monaco Informatique Service - Anthony Boira
Monaco Informatique offers a comprehensive package of IT solutions for businesses, from infrastructure design and management to implementing innovative digital solutions. With 150 employees and a turnover of €20 million in 2017, Monaco Informatique Service was the first Monegasque company to obtain the highly regarded PASSI certification (Prestataire d’Audit de la Sécurité des Systèmes d’Information).
International Award: Siamp Cedap – Djivan Djerdjian representing Tigrane Djerdjian
Founded in 1947, Siamp is one of the key European players in the sanitary products sector with production units in Brazil, Turkey, India, Russia, Vietnam and Monaco. Siamp also has hundreds of distributors worldwide. Cedap was established in 1963 and specialises in plastic film for the food industry, with production units in Monaco, France, Belgium and Mexico. The two entities employ 750 people, of which 250 are in Monaco, with an annual turnover of €170 million.
Photo caption (MEB/Realis): Gaëlle Tallarida (Monaco Yacht Show), Laurent Puons (Sportel), Pierre Bastalle (Doro), Pascal Torres (Enoleo), Xavier Bocquet (Youdome), Anthony Boira (Monaco Informatique Service), Djivan Djierdjian (Siamp – Cedap).
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