Saudi Arabia, Poland, United Kingdom: the MEB is actively working on its future trade missions
Two trips abroad were made in October to prepare for the upcoming trade missions in 2024. For the same purpose, a conference dedicated to the United Kingdom will be held soon in Monaco.
The first stage of its preparations took place from 16th to 19th October in Riyadh at the first Peace and Sport Middle East forum, opened by HSH Prince Albert II. Peace and Sport has been a partner of the Monaco Economic Board for several years, notably as part of Team Monaco. Guillaume Rose, CEO and Justin Highman, Deputy CEO, were attending the event, along with representatives of AS Monaco FC, a number of renowned sportsmen and women and MEB member companies linked to sport.
MEB executives took the opportunity to meet their counterparts from the Riyadh Chamber of Commerce & Industry and the Invest Saudi investor promotion organisation, as well as their local contacts, with a view to delivering a promising economic mission to Saudi Arabia. Several diary options are currently being studied, but the interest in this destination is a certainty.
The following week, Guillaume Rose was in Warsaw to prepare an economic mission to the capital of a rapidly expanding country whose recent election results have confirmed a real desire to open up to the world.
Invited by H.E. Lorenzo Ravano, Monaco's Ambassador to Germany, Austria and Poland, and under the kind guidance of Honorary Consul Tomasz Wardyński, Guillaume Rose met Marek Kloczko, President of the Polish Chamber of Commerce, and Jerzy Drozdz, who is in charge of External Relations at the Chamber.
Delighted to host a mission from the Principality of Monaco, and certain of being able to put Polish companies in touch with those relevant to our economic fabric, he has agreed to come to Monaco in the first half of 2024 to talk about the Polish economy.
The outlines of the planned mission were drawn up together, so that it could take place under the best auspices.
As part of these initiatives, a conference given by H.E. Mrs Menna Rawlings, UK Ambassador to France and Monaco will soon be held. Initially scheduled for 9 November in the Principality, has finally been postponed to a later date. Here too, the aim is to prepare as effectively as possible for the forthcoming trip to the British capital, which is eagerly awaited by many of our member companies. These discussions will provide a clearer outline of the trade mission in the pipeline.
In the meanwhile, the MEB team is busy preparing for the next mission, due to take place at the end of this year in the Netherlands, in Amsterdam and The Hague, where a delegation of around fifteen Monegasque companies will have the opportunity to open up their economic possibilities.