[caption id="attachment_25172" align="alignnone" width="640"] Jean Castellini awards the Prince's Government Prize to Robert Boisbouvier. Photo: Manuel Vitali /DC[/caption]
At the closing of the Monaco Business expo on Tuesday, November 14, Jean Castellini, Minister of Finance and Economy, presented the Prince's Government Prize to the winner of the 22nd edition of the Business Creation Competition organised by the Junior Economic Chamber of Monaco (JCEM).
The annual event is sponsored by Athos Partners, Manpower, Cabinet MMA Pierre Brière, Crédit Agricole Monaco et Monaco Telecom.
This year, the Jury – made up of representatives of the private and public sectors – awarded the Prince's Government Prize, which amounts to €40,000, to Robert Boisbouvier for his newly created PAPYRUS company. The young Monegasque has set up an online platform that connects graduate students and younger students, to enable them to benefit from personalised sessions of academic and professional guidance.
[caption id="attachment_25200" align="alignnone" width="640"] Winners of the 2017 Business Creation Competition organised by the Junior Economic Chamber of Monaco. Photo: JCEM[/caption]
The second prize, awarded by JCEM, and amounting to €21,000, was this year awarded to another young Monegasque, Sacha Savoca, for the company he also created in 2017. "Link Your Leisure" is a digital application aimed at facilitating the organisation of and access to leisure in a given region, highlighting the tourism and leisure stakeholders concerned. This young company was also chosen by the Monaco Tech Jury during its last selection round.
Finally, the Jury also decided to support the project of the young Melahat Zorlu by awarding her the "Athos Partners" Coup de Coeur Award for its "Sign Me Up" project, whose objective is to promote training and services in sign language in the Principality.
[caption id="attachment_25171" align="alignnone" width="640"] Jury and winners of the 22nd Business Creation Competition organised by the Junior Chamber Economic of Monaco. Photo: Manuel Vitali /DC[/caption]
Minister Castellini praised all the candidates and praised the work done by the JCEM, whose teams work with professionalism and enthusiasm to organise many activities throughout the year in favour of entrepreneurship and youth in the Principality. He also congratulated Kevin Hin, the first Monegasque to be appointed Executive Vice-President of the Junior Chamber International.
“There is no shame in failure,” the Minister concluded in his speech. “It will lead you to your next success.”
[caption id="attachment_25035" align="alignnone" width="640"] Photo: Facebook Gouvernement Monaco[/caption]
On Monday, November 13, Minister of Finance and Economy Jean Castellini opened the annual conference at the Fairmont Monte-Carlo Hotel of officials of the Tourism and Congress Department’s (DTC) bureaus abroad.
Every year, this conference is a unique opportunity to bring together the office’s representatives, some of who work thousands of kilometres away each day to promote the Principality.
Each office had the opportunity to present the figures and trends in its market for 2017 and announced the various events and projects it plans to organise during the coming year.
During the week, these representatives of the Principality will also be able to meet Monegasque tourism partners, including restaurants, hotels, incoming agencies, transport operators, and others.
This is also the unique moment in the year when it is possible for these professionals to discuss together the strategies that will be developed and applied in foreign markets to increase the economic impact of tourism in the Principality.
The DTC and its 10 offices organise more than 250 such operations each year in more than 20 countries.
[caption id="attachment_25243" align="alignnone" width="640"] Feng shui bedroom. Photo: Facebook OZERA Interiors[/caption]
As part of it’s free Wellbeing Happy Hour series, Stars’n’Bars welcomes two women to talk about feng shui and psychogenealogy on Tuesday, November 21.
Feng shui specialist Tiina Gallas, founder of OZERA Interiors, graduated as an Interior Architect from the École Nationale du Bâtiment in France with a specialisation in Sustainable Interior Design. She then went on to obtain a Feng Shui Interior Designer certificate from the New York Institute of Art & Design.
“Today, many of us strive for a healthy, joyful and balanced living in this fast-paced modern world and a well-designed space can contribute to finding harmony in our lives,” the native Finn, who has lived in the region for 15 years, said.
“My specialisation in feng shui and ecological interior design will help create balanced, healthy and harmonious interiors without forgetting aesthetic details, the touch of luxury, sensuality and beauty.”
The second guest speaker on Tuesday is Nancy Novena, an authorised Bach flower consultant. It was in the 1930s when British homeopath Edward Bach claimed that the dew found on flower petals retain imagined healing properties of that plant.
Ms Novena uses Bach flower techniques to reharmonise emotions – to build self-confidence and find happiness and inner peace – as well as for psychogenealogy, a form of therapy that identifies and provides insight into negative patterns that can be transmitted across generations.
Stars'n'Bars weekly health hour, from 5:30 to 7:30 pm, takes place at the downstair's bar and provides an opportunity to meet wellbeing specialists while enjoying complimentary snacks. No entre fee or reservation required.
Tuesday, November 28, features Beauty Concept’s Salima and Habiba Vilches of Reiki Usui.
Article first published November 18, 2017.