Organised jointly by the Monaco Economic Board (MEB) and the Nice-Matin Group, this year’s Eco Club Awards held on Thursday 10 November in the Grimaldi Forum followed a strict health protocol. Seven trophies were presented to companies who have showed resilience and creativity in adapting to an unprecedented situation.
Eco Club member the Grimaldi Forum again hosted the ceremony, demonstrating its expertise in implementing strict health procedures for an event limited to 100 socially distanced people, with microphones and furniture repeatedly disinfected throughout the evening, all of which enabled the 9th Monaco-Matin Eco Club Awards to take place face to face, despite everything.
As Master of Ceremonies, MEB Executive Director General Guillaume Rose, opened by welcoming two guests: Editorial Director of the Nice-Matin Group, Denis Carreaux, for whom “despite the circumstances, it seemed essential to maintain this rendezvous which each year recognises the dynamism, variety and creativity driving the Monegasque economy”; and MEB Chairman Michel Dotta who concluded his word of welcome with a quote by Margaret Drabble: “When nothing is sure, everything is possible.”
For this edition, it seemed entirely appropriate to adapt two award titles, with the International and Monaco’s Influence in the World awards replaced by Business Rebound and Covid Solidarity awards.
After a short presentation produced by Monaco Info’s technical teams, and having received their trophy from Eco Club members or officials including Secretary of State H.E. Mr Jacques Boisson (representing the Sovereign), President of the National Council Stéphane Valeri, and Government Minister for Finance and Economy Jean Castellini, winners answered questions from Monaco-Matin Editor-in-Chief Arnault Cohen on how they had reacted to the crisis and the problems they faced.
*Monaco-Matin Eco Club members: Bpi France; Caisse d’Épargne Côte d’Azur; Monaco Government Communications Department; Grimaldi Forum; Nice-Matin Group; Monaco Economic Board; Monaco Telecom; Monte-Carlo SBM; SMEG.
Sustainable Development Award
PHYTOQUANT - Nicola Frassanito
Presented by Thomas Battaglione (SMEG)
ORBITAL SOLUTIONS MONACO - Manfredi Lefebvre d'Ovidio and Francesco Bongiovanni
Presented by Axel Hoppenot (SBM Monte-Carlo) and Loïc Chollet (Caisse d’Epargne)
Business Rebound Award
BETTINA - Philippe Prud’Homme
Made in Monaco Award
TMC - Olivier Mercier
Presented by Martin Péronnet (Monaco Telecom) and Sylvie Biancheri (Grimaldi Forum)
Managers of the Year Award
MONACO ASSET MANAGEMENT - Gian Luca Braggiotti & Anthony Stent Torriani
Presented by Jean Castellini, Minister of Finance and Economy
Special Jury Prize
ASSOCIATION DES FEMMES CHEFS D'ENTREPRISES DE MONACO - Hilde Haneuse
Presented by Stéphane Valeri, President of the National Council
Covid Solidarity Award
SOCIÉTÉ MONÉGASQUE D'ASSAINISSEMENT - Edgar Enrici
Presented by H.E. Mr Jacques Boisson, Secretary of State, representing HSH Prince Albert II
@ Carte Blanche / MEB