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A fun and instructive talk on new technologies before 36th Members Rendezvous

Monday 16 September at the Yacht Club de Monaco, Monaco Economic Board (MEB) members were treated to a fun and informative talk entitled “The future of businesses starts now” by digital strategy consultant Vincent Ducrey. It came just before the 36th Members Rendezvous at which MEB Executive Director General Guillaume Rose summarised a packed MEB programme for the 350 economic stakeholders present.

Organised in partnership with Monaco Telecom and the Chambre Monégasque du Numérique, Vincent Ducrey gave the 200+ members present a concrete vision of the challenges ahead in a rapidly changing digital environment. The introduction of 5G, artificial intelligence, connected items and edge computing are just some of the revolutions that are already starting to transform our daily lives.

Using short amusing videos to illustrate, Vincent Ducrey offered a rapid but not exhaustive summary of the challenges businesses too will face. According to the Hub Institute, a digital transition think tank co-founded by the speaker, nearly all sectors are affected, including tourism, transport, retail, finance, industry and health. For Vincent Ducrey, while this break with the, albeit recent, past poses some risks, such as personal data processing, there are many opportunities to be had, a factor entrepreneurs in the audience were quick to seize on from the floor.

He was followed by MEB Chairman Michel Dotta who welcomed the 350 attending the Members Rendezvous on the Yacht Club de Monaco’s magnificent terrace. Executive Director General Guillaume Rose then outlined a packed MEB agenda to the end of the year: after Bucharest and Rostov-sur-le-Don in September, there are three more Trade Missions to Naples (21-23 October), Turin (7-8 November) and Seoul (3-8 December), as well as a Monaco-flagged stand at a big trade fair for Chinese importers in Shanghai (5-10 November). At a local level, the programme includes talks, training courses and of course the coveted Eco Trophy Awards (12 November).

It was also announced that there will be a survey going out to members in the form of a questionnaire to better understand their expectations and find out what in their view are the strengths and weaknesses of the association. The goal is to further consolidate its mission to provide services to Monaco companies and members in particular.  

In another new development, Guillaume Rose unveiled the “MEB Member” logo to promote belonging to the MEB. On the communications side, two new slogans in English were unveiled: “Monaco, an Exception in its Human Dimension” and “Why choose between business and quality of life?”.

Finally, the MEB team is expanding with the appointment of Clemente Ravano, a highly qualified Monegasque as Executive Assistant to Guillaume Rose, reinforcing MEB resources to achieve its ambitions.


Find the pictures of the conference and the 36th Rendez-Vous des Adhérents HERE