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 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:

By Bus

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

Bus Schedule

By Helicopter

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

Approximate cost: 130€

Helicopter booking


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.



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

If you did not receive a copy, you can request an invite online at

Information related to Monaco


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 €.


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.


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.


In Response to Commitments Made During COP 21 and the One Planet Summit, Transition Monaco Forum Aims to Accelerate the Ecological and Energy Transition


H.S.H. Prince Albert II, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Carlos Sallé and Leading Global Economic Figures Confirmed to Debate the Theme “Reinventing Business Models”

Transition Monaco Forum will take place at Grimaldi Forum, Monte Carlo, 26-27 June, 2018

PARIS, 10 April 2018 — Over 500 engaged international leaders, investors, major cleantech players,  business leaders, innovators, experts, and members of civil society committed to a sustainable future will convene in Monte Carlo on 26-27 June at the Transition Monaco Forum.

Under the High Patronage of H.S.H. Prince Albert II, the goal of Transition Monaco Forum is to form a European hub of investors dedicated to the transition and to mobilize key stakeholders across all sectors to find concrete solutions which will accelerate the reinvention of business models.

Gathered In Monaco, a country leading the energy transition, participants will debate the five key enablers of the cleantech ecosystem: finance, regulation, innovation, cities and territories and new stakeholders.

H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco, a longstanding and passionate champion of the environment, will make the welcome remarks at the inaugural Forum. Arnold Schwarzenegger, former Governor of California and founder of R20 Regions of Climate Action, and Carlos Sallé, Director of Energy Policies and Climate Change for Iberdrola, the Spanish energy company, have also been confirmed.

Speaker Highlights:

60 renowned international speakers will address the different enablers, including:


  • Francis O’ Sullivan, Director, Energy Initiative, MIT (USA)
  • Philippe Zaouati, President of Finance for Tomorrow and General Manager of Mirova (France)
  • Riaz Siddiqi, Founder & Manager Partner, Denham Capital (USA)


  • Jakob von Uexkull, Founder, World Future Council and Right Livelihood Award (Germany)
  • Julie Becker, Member of the Executive Committee heading Sustainable Finance, Luxembourg Stock Exchange (Luxembourg)


  • Charlotte Aubin, Founding Partner, GreenWish Partners (France)
  • Gunter Pauli, Businessman & Author of the Blue Economy (Belgium)
  • Simon Bernard, Co-founder, Plastic Odyssey (France)

Cities and Territories:

  • Erik Brandsma, Director General, Swedish Energy (Sweden)
  • Michèle Sabban, President, R20 (France)

New Stakeholders:

  • Coenraad de Vries, Managing Partner, Start Green Capital, Co-Founder OnePlanetCrowd, and Board Member, European Crowdfunding Network (Netherlands)
  • Nancy Pfund, Managing Partner, DBL Partners, (USA)

Transition Monaco Forum is thankful for the support of the following sponsors: Aqua Asset Management, Audemard, Aurum Fund Management, Constructions Industrielles de la Méditérranée (CNIM), E & Y, Engie, Evergaz, Monaco Resources, the Principality of Monaco, SBM Offshore, SLB Group, and SMEG.

The Forum will be organized by Richard Attias & Associates, a minority subsidiary of WPP, the world’s largest communications services group.

Notes to Editors:

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