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10/07/20

MEB prepares for return to work in Paris

Guillaume Rose and Justin Highman* were in Paris Wednesday 9 and Thursday 10 July to meet Monaco Economic Board partners to kick-start preparations for events planned for the end of this year and 2021.

On Wednesday they had meetings with the Île de France then Paris Chambers of Commerce and Industry. After constructive discussions and visits to various sites an outline plan was agreed for the next Trade Mission to the French capital. It should have taken place in March this year and will now be sometime during the first half of 2021.

Next day meetings were held with Canadian representatives. The MEB managers were received at the Canadian Embassy for France and Monaco by Ambassador Mrs Isabelle Hudon and Nicolas Le Page, Senior Trade Commissioner, then the Quebec Delegate General, Mrs Michèle Boisvert, and Julien Cormier, Senior Councellor Business and Trade. A webinar on Quebec and an Ambassador’s Lunch attended by the Ambassador were confirmed for the end of the year. As for the Trade Mission to Canada this should be happening in the second half of 2021 much to the delight of entrepreneurs in the Principality. 

Another destination popular with members is Japan, hence why Guillaume Rose and Justin Highman then headed to the offices of Japanese foreign trade organisation JETRO for discussions with its Deputy Director General, Yoshihiko Kanai. Plans were made for the Trade Mission the MEB is arranging to the Land of the Rising Sun in the first half of 2021.

Dates for all these events will be announced shortly, the aim as always being to coordinate Monaco’s business, cultural, scientific and sports bodies for trips abroad.  

Other meetings included one with Business France as part of MEB’s remit to promote the Principality to investors. 

Finally, Guillaume Rose and Justin Highman met economist Christophe Barraud to discuss an event in Monaco in 2021. Chief Economist & Strategist at Market Securities, Mr Barraud is well-known having been voted by Bloomberg Top Forecaster on the American economy [2012-2018], on the Euro Zone economy [2015-2018] and the Chinese economy [2017-2018].

More motivated than ever, Monaco Economic Board is putting all its energy and networks at the service of members to open up new opportunities.