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Monaco: a global pioneer of the clean economy

The Transition – Monaco Forum will take place from 26-27 June 2018 at the Grimaldi Forum in Monte Carlo. Monaco.

Monaco is at the heart of the clean tech innovation. Today, 64 seawater heat pumps produce 17% of the total energy consumed in the Principality.
The Principality is committed to its 2020 Energy Climate Plan, aiming to reduce GhG emissions and developing the adequate infrastructure to support renewable energy production.


The Grimaldi Forum Monaco is lying across the seafront of Monaco’s eastern “Larvotto” beach quarter, right next to Monaco’s beautiful Japanese Garden.

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Getting There

Address: Grimaldi Forum 10, Avenue Princesse Grace MC 98000 Monaco

Telephone: +377 99 99 20 00

Grimaldi Forum Website

Grimaldi Forum on the Map

By Train

The Monaco’s Rail Station is a 15 minute walk from the Grimaldi Forum Monaco & 10 minutes by Bus – Line #4.

By Air

The Grimaldi Forum Monaco is 25 km from the International Airport Nice Côte d’Azur. Among major international direct flights are:

  • Paris - Nice: 1h30
  • Rome - Nice: 1h20
  • London - Nice: 2h00
  • Frankfurt - Nice: 1h40
  • New York - Nice: 7h15
  • Dubai - Nice: 7h45
  • Moscow - Nice: 4h

Monaco is 30 minutes from the Nice Airport by road via the Autoroute A8 Highway, & 7 minutes by helicopter shuttle with departures every 30 minutes.

By Car

Take the A8 Highway, exit "Monaco".
From Nice Côte d’Azur International Airport, it takes approximately 30 minutes using the expressway to reach Monaco.

Parking

Parking is located at the Grimaldi Forum Monaco, Avenue Princesse Grace.

Approximately 100 meters from the Grimaldi Forum Monaco, there are 3 designated parking lots: Parking Larvotto & Parking Louis II, Boulevard Louis II.

However, it is recommended that you carpool when coming to the Grimaldi Forum: www.monacovoiturage.mc

By Bus

If you wish to take the bus from Nice Côte d’Azur International Airport to Monaco:

Bus Schedule
Prices

By Helicopter

If you wish to get to Monaco by helicopter from Nice Côte d'Azur International Airport.

Approximate cost: 130€

Helicopter booking

Accommodation

We have selected a number of conveniently located hotels where you may choose to stay. These hotels will be offering special rates to Forum attendees.
We strongly recommend that you stay at one of the listed hotels as they are located very close to the Grimaldi Forum.

List of official hotels:

The deadline to reserve your room is 26 May 2018.

HOTEL

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Fairmont Monte Carlo

12, avenue des Spelugues - Monte Carlo, MC 98000

Meridien Beach Plaza

22 Avenue Princesse Grace - Monte Carlo, MC 98000

Novotel Monte Carlo**

16 Boulevard Princesse Charlotte - Monte Carlo, MC 98 000

Hermitage Monte Carlo

Square Beaumarchais - Monte Carlo, MC 98000

To benefit special rate, you must first formally register to attend the Forum.

Our logistics team will share more information about booking a room upon your registration

You can register through the formal invitation you received by email from invitation@transitionmonacoforum.com.

If you did not receive a copy, you can request an invite online at https://registration.transitionmonacoforum.com/info#request.

Information related to Monaco

Roaming

Various mobile operators offer international roaming agreements and good coverage in Monaco. Hotels will include access to a landline. However, local and international calls can be more expensive than calls placed on a cellular line.

We recommend checking with your mobile carrier before arrival to determine whether your coverage zone includes travel within France and Monaco.

Currency and Exchange Rates

The Principality of Monaco uses the Euro, abbreviated as €.

Weather

Monaco has warm Mediterranean, dry summers. Cool and rainy interludes can interrupt the dry summer season, the average length of which is also shorter.

Generally, temperatures do not drop below 20 °C (68 °F) in this season.

Time

Monaco time during the summer is two hours ahead of GMT/UTC.

Electronic Devices

The Principality currently provides electricity at 220 volts AC. European type of plugs are used.

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Q&A with Lionel Le Maux

19-Jun-2018
President, Aqua Asset Management & Co-Founder, Transition Monaco Forum
Lionel Le Maux

YOU HAVE BEEN INVESTING IN THE ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENT SECTOR FOR MANY YEARS. HOW HAS THE SECTOR CHANGED OVER THE PAST 10 YEARS?

The sector has changed significantly over the past 10 years. First, the environmental transition has shifted from a communications issue to an economic issue that is forcing companies to transform their business models at an accelerated pace. This is exactly what happened with digital about 15 years ago. Today, the environmental transition is like an analysis grid that is forcing all sectors and companies to assess the impact of climate change and examine the environmental impact of their business models and strategies.

The other major evolution has been falling costs, which has played a major role in the expansion of renewable energy in recent years. In the digital revolution, it was when the cost of mobile phones and broadband dropped that they became ubiquitous. In the environmental sector, technological innovations have significantly reduced the costs of solar and wind power generation and energy storage, thus greatly accelerating the growth of renewables. We are even reaching grid parity with solar in many locations around the world.



WHAT ARE THE KEY FACTORS YOU LOOK AT WHEN IDENTIFYING INVESTMENTS IN COMPANIES INVOLVED IN THE ECOLOGICAL AND ENERGY TRANSITION?

In general, we look at the same factors that one looks for in any kind of investment, such as the barriers to entry or sales strategies with a point of differentiation. But some specific things I look at in environmental investments are how the business model of a company has been impacted by climate change and the environmental impact. It could be a company already in a segment which is going to grow because the segment is growing (i.e. solar); or a more traditional company for which environmental changes or climate change has impacted its mode of production, distribution or communication. What interests us is companies for which the energy transition is an opportunity for them to redefine their business models, whether it be its mode of production or its relationship with the consumer.


WHAT OUTCOMES SHOULD PARTICIPANTS EXPECT FROM TRANSITION MONACO FORUM?

The first key takeaway for participants at our inaugural Forum in Monaco will be the opportunity to join a diverse community of actors across all sectors and industries – investors, large companies, start-ups, academics, members of civil society, policy makers—allowing them to have a very broad, 360-degree vision of the ecosystem of the energy and ecological transition.

The second main outcome is to have a truly international vision of the ecological and energy transition, formed from the experiences and input of key stakeholders coming from all corners of the globe. They will be able to evolve in a supportive community of people with shared interests and with whom they can identify and share best practices and the best ways to accelerate growth while taking into account the environmental transition.