[caption id="attachment_29175" align="alignnone" width="640"] Monaco Run 2018. Photo: Claude Ingargiola[/caption]
The rainy weather of early Sunday morning failed to discourage the many runners who braved the Monaco 10 km.
The 5 km Pink Ribbon Walk, which raises awareness for breast cancer, also brought together more than 300 supporters, with many dressed, as usual, in colourful apparel.
[caption id="attachment_29176" align="alignnone" width="640"] Monaco Run 2018. Photo: Claude Ingargiola[/caption]
In the main event, two runners quickly escaped to be alone in the lead. The Nice-Côte d'Azur Athlete Karim Tahri broke away midway to win in 31:14, ahead of the Carabinier of AS Monaco Quentin Chiai, who gave everything in 31:47, and the Italian Jacopo Boscarini in 31:51.
In the women's competition, the Val de Gray triathlete Mathilde Gautier won in 37:04, more than two minutes ahead of Poland’s Katarzyna Anna Stankiewicz in 39:34.
The awards ceremony was held on the Quai Albert 1er under an intensifying rain, in the presence of many Monaco personalities including the Minister of Interior Patrice Cellario and the current holder of the Women’s Marathon World Record, Paula Radcliffe.
[caption id="attachment_29177" align="alignnone" width="640"] Minister of Interior Patrice Cellario and current holder of the Women’s Marathon World Record, Paula Radcliffe (right). Photo: Claude Ingargiola[/caption]
[caption id="attachment_29383" align="alignnone" width="640"] Photo: Charly Gallo/DC[/caption]
The 9th Monaco International Meetings and the Mediterranean have just opened at the Oceanographic Museum, in the presence of Prince Albert, Patrice Cellario, Minister of the Interior and many prominent personalities.
Created by Elisabeth Bréaud, President and Director, this year's theme is “Artists and intellectuals in the Mediterranean, their places, their roles, their challenges.”
In his opening speech, the Sovereign Prince said: “Thanks to these meetings, it will be possible over two days to promote the artistic expression, the heritage, the philosophers, and the writers who were born on the Mediterranean in order to appreciate the impact of the artists who come from it or who speak about it.”
The inaugural lecture was then delivered by Jérôme Clément, former President of the Alliance Française Foundation, former President of ARTE and the National Centre for Cinema and Moving Image.
Prince Albert presented the important RIMM prize to Elias Sanbar, writer and Ambassador of Palestine to UNESCO since 2012.
Intellectuals and creative minds from the shores of the Mediterranean will exchange views over three round tables and try to renew their shared vision.
After the closing of the symposium on Friday, March 16, the screening of the film “Brooks, Meadows and Lovely Faces” will take place at the Théâtre des Variétés at 8:30 pm, in the presence of Egyptian director, Yousry Nasrallah, and in collaboration with the audiovisual archives of Monaco. Open to the public free of charge.
More information: www.rimm-mc.org
The Junior Economic Chamber of Monaco (JCEM) will highlight finance during its first Business Time of 2018 with the theme being the attractiveness and prospects of Monaco as a financial centre.
The thematic networking event on Thursday, March 15, at CREM, the Club for Foreign Residents of Monaco, will be marked by presentations from three experts: Ben Robson, CEO of Spectrex Commodities and author of "Currency Kings: How Billionaires Traders Made Their Fortune Forex Trading;” Gregory Moscato, Director of Finance at the International University of Monaco; and David de Pariente, partner in the independent law and tax law firm Gordon S. Blair.
Financial activities are currently undergoing profound changes, both internationally and in the Principality. The speakers will demonstrate how Monaco is constantly adapting to attract investors and meet the increasingly demanding requirements of major players in the sector.
The talk at 6:30 pm will be followed by a networking cocktail. Tickets (€25) can be purchased online.
JCEM will also be holding a networking breakfast on March 22 under the topic: Monaco, towards a smarter city?
To be held at the Meridien Beach Plaza at 8:15 am, guest speakers will include Georges Marsan, Mayor of Monaco, on the topic of Police Optimisation and Smart Parking Deployment, and Paul Jolie, Digital Advisor to the Minister of State, on Smart City Strategy of the Prince's Government. Sign up here.
Saturday 31 March at 6.30 pm, Théâtre Princesse Grace:
Round Table on the theme of "L'économie de la musique" ("The Economics of Music") with Sylvie Pébrier, Inspector of Music at the Ministry of Culture and Antoine Pecqueur, economics commentator for France Musique, hosted by David Christoffel, musicologist.
From Friday 14 July to Sunday 10 September, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Grimaldi Forum Monaco - Espace Ravel:
Exhibition on the theme of "The Forbidden City in Monaco – The Courtly Life of the Emperors and Empresses of China."
Further information: +377 99 99 00 00