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06/05/20

Between office and home-working MEB continues its mission

With the partial lifting of the lock-down in the Principality, Monaco Economic Board staff have started to return to their offices since Monday 4 May. 

Depending on their roles, some continue to work full time from home, while others are dividing their time between office and home. Like many Monaco companies, new ways of operating have been successfully introduced as a result of the coronavirus, many of which are in tune with the Sovereign and his government’s priorities to boost sustainability and its digital city development.

However, MEB offices remain closed to the public until new guidelines are issued. Its International Procedures division continues to operate on the system implemented at the start of the lock-down: to make an appointment send an email to  kfaloppa@meb.mc or call +377 97 98 68 68.

Since 16 March, everyone on the MEB team has been working from home to ensure continuity and support for enterprises in the Principality. Not being able to organise its usual networking and business development events, attention turned to taking the business community’s “pulse” by interviewing members who represent the different sectors. Their responses and views in these extraordinary times provided the government with invaluable indicators to complete its vision “on the ground” of how companies are being affected. Likewise, thanks in particular to contacts in offices abroad representing Monaco (BPPM - Bureaux de Promotion de Monaco à l’Étranger), MEB was able to summarise the situation and measures taken in different regions and forward this to the government. 

A newsletter was also created giving members an opportunity to promote their solutions and services in response to the health crisis, a welcome boost for the many who took advantage of it. 

Last but not least, among other background surveys, MEB analysed results of a major consultation of all its members carried out last December, which has proved very  instructive. It is now working on how to refine and adapt its capabilities to expectations, ready for when the green light is given to organise events again in Monaco and abroad.