The Monaco Economic Board (MEB) held its General Assembly on Thursday, March 22, with more than 200 participants, member entrepreneurs, institutional partners and many personalities present.
The 2017 balance sheet and 2018 outlook were presented for the first time in the form of video reports and all the proposals were approved. At the end of the General Assembly, Jean Castellini, Minister of Finance and Economy, recalled the strong support of the Government for MEB activities and the essential role of entrepreneurs for the prosperity of the Principality.
Seven economic missions were organised abroad in 2017 – a record – for a total of 160 participating business leaders, 409 contacts, 86 initiated projects and a satisfaction rate of 95 percent. Eleven receptions were held for foreign delegations and eight economic conferences were also organised in the Principality.
In addition, the sixth edition of the Eco Club Awards brought to light six outstanding entrepreneurs from Monaco, companies that sometimes prove to be world leaders in niche markets.
During 2018, highlights will include economic missions to Stockholm (March 26/28), Frankfurt (June), Beijing (September) and Hanoi (November). Other promotional activities are also planned in Singapore, Dubai, Trieste, Milan and Warsaw.
On the communication side, the MEB is considering a mobile application dedicated primarily to its members.
The MEB also has an eye on 2019, the year of its 20th anniversary. On this occasion, rather than looking back, it will propose to its members and partners to think about the outlook for the economy of Monaco in 10 years’ time.