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.


Landmark Transition Monaco Forum, Under the High Patronage of His Serene Highness Prince Albert II, Aims to Reinvent Business Models for a Clean Future


The Grimaldi Forum, Monte Carlo - June 26-27, 2018

Paris, 19 March 2018 – Under the High Patronage of His Serene Highness, Prince Albert II, Transition Monaco Forum, a new global platform committed to accelerating the transition towards a clean future across all sectors and industries, will convene 500 global influencers, decision makers and innovators at The Grimaldi Forum in Monaco from June 26-27, 2018.  

The inaugural and invitation-only conference will present five key enablers that are needed to strengthen the cleantech ecosystem: the role of cities and territories, finance, regulation, innovation and new stakeholders. Through this holistic approach, the overall objective of the platform is to act as a catalyst to foster partnerships and strategic investments which can speed up the mainstreaming of innovations at the epicenter of the transition. As a global leader of this transition, China will be highlighted as the country of honor during this first edition in Monaco.

His Serene Highness Prince Albert II, who will give the welcome address on June 26, described the event as an opportunity to lay out the strategies for a clean future: “I’m pleased to welcome Transition Monaco Forum. In the Principality of Monaco, we promote renewable energies, clean mobility, and energy efficiency. These actions, which are essential to act against climate change, are relayed at the international level by my Foundation. We need initiatives like this to accelerate global efforts to build a new non-carbonated energy model that does not threaten the future of our planet.”

“We are extremely grateful to His Serene Highness for his support,” said Lionel le Maux, President, Aqua Asset Management and co-founder of Transition Monaco Forum. “We are on the cusp of a major evolution. When we speak about the transition, it is not just about clean energy—we’re going to see a complete economic transition that will force all sectors and industries to transform and develop more sustainable business models to flourish while combating climate change.”

“Trillions of dollars in funding and collaboration between all sectors will be needed in the coming years to enable the transition to a low carbon economy,” continued le Maux. “Through Transition Monaco Forum, an investment and action-oriented platform, we intend to form a multi-stakeholder coalition to speed up the commercial deployment of innovative, clean and sustainable solutions while optimizing returns for investors.”

Transition Monaco Forum’s annual agenda will be shaped by an internationally-renowned board of advisors, including: H.E. Bernard Fautrier (Monaco), Minister Plenipotentiary for Sustainable Development, Francis O'Sullivan (USA), Director of Research, MIT Energy Initiative, Graciela Chichilnisky (Argentina), Economics Professor, Columbia University and lead author on the 2007 Nobel Prize recipient, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), Michèle Sabban (France), President, R20, Marco Lambertini (Italy), President, WWF, and Erik Brandsma (Sweden), Director General, Swedish Energy Agency.

The Forum will be produced by Richard Attias & Associates, part of WPP.

Program Highlights:

Speakers and delegates will include 500 global leaders including top company executives, policymakers, entrepreneurs, financiers, scientists, experts, and activists.

Inspiring and distinguished speakers will address the five enablers of the transition to a clean future: the role of Cities and Territories, Financing, Regulation, Innovation and New Stakeholders.

Expert-led workshops will offer high-level insights on eight key sectors where innovation is needed: Agriculture, Air, Construction, Energy, Infrastructure, Mobility, Waste, and Water.


For more information on Transition Monaco Forum visit:

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About the Host: Aqua Asset Management

Aqua Asset Management was established in 2016 by Lionel Le Maux with the support of African-based FinanceCom, a financial group (banking and insurance) based in Morocco with a presence in Africa (over 20,000 employees and nearly US$3 billion (€2.4 billion) in equity). The independent management company specializes in private equity investments with a strong focus on small and medium-sized French and European companies linked to the energy transition and environmental infrastructure projects. Its team manages and consults on different funds and mandates for institutional and large private investors. Find out more about the company at:

About the Organizer: Richard Attias & Associates

Richard Attias & Associates (RA&A) is a global communications advisory firm. It delivers strategic advice and innovative solutions to help clients enhance their image and reputation and achieve their economic and social goals. Best known for creating game-changing “live” platforms and engaging high-profile corporate, political and civic leaders on its clients’ behalf, RA&A is one of the only firms in the world with proven experience in branding nations. The firm has offices in Africa, Europe, the Middle East and the United States. It is a subsidiary of WPP (NASDAQ: WPPGY), the world’s largest communications services group. Learn more about RA&A at