Nearly 300 players from across the Principality’s economic spectrum came together on Monday, July 2, at the Monte-Carlo Beach to discuss business opportunities at a BtoB session followed by a networking cocktail. The commission working on job placements for graduates (Commission d’Insertion des Diplômés) and the Energy Transition Mission were also present, there to make contacts with entrepreneurs.
It is the third time a BtoB session has opened the MEB Members’ Rendezvous, and again proved a great success: 98 people from 60 entities and 14 business sectors took part in 62 meetings, all targeted interviews of 10 minutes for maximum effectiveness.
The cocktail was held around the legendary Monte-Carlo Beach pool. Among public figures present were Stéphane Valeri, National Council President, and Secretary of State Jacques Boisson, fulfilling one of the MEB’s missions as a force for discussion between institutions and the men and women driving Monaco’s economy.
Another bridge, the Monaco Government’s Energy Transition Mission, had a stand to raise awareness of its goals. The team in charge of the National Pact on Energy Transition aims to mobilise the Monegasque community to achieve national greenhouse gas emission reduction targets set by HSH Prince Albert. More than 20 signed up to the Pact at the meeting.
Also present was Muriel Bubbio, in charge of fostering work placements for graduates and for whom it was an excellent opportunity to meet so many entrepreneurs. For the MEB, its task is vital. Its networks provide excellent opportunities both for young graduates and also those with experience who are abroad and want to return to their country.
In his welcome speech, Chairman Michel Dotta highlighted the role being played by the MEB in the digital transition taking place. This has gained momentum since the arrival of Frédéric Genta, the inter-ministerial Chief Digital Officer in charge of the Principality’s transition.
Lastly, Michel Dotta presented the highlights for the second half of 2018:
July 10: H.E. Thiep Nguyen, Vietnam’s Ambassador to France and Monaco will present his country’s advantages at an Ambassador’s Lunch. The MEB is accompanying an official visit by HSH Prince Albert to this country of 100 million inhabitants, from November 5-9.
September 4 to 8: another Trade Mission, this one to Beijing in China, when HSH the Sovereign Prince will inaugurate the exhibition, Princes and Princesses of Monaco, organised by the Grimaldi Forum in the Forbidden City.
Finally, after the summer holidays, another Members’ Rendezvous (September 17) and a talk on September 19 by Jean-Pierre Petit, President of macro-economics and investment strategy research firm, Cahiers Verts de l’Économie. As always there is one goal: to foster and promote Monaco’s dynamic economy by helping companies grow their businesses and attracting new investors.