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.

“If we do not act today, we will no longer be able to act tomorrow.”
Prince Albert II
Transition - Monaco Forum aims to be the premier global platform to power the transition to cleantech across all sectors.


01 Monaco,
a leading Cleantech Hub

Monaco is plunging into its environmental future with full force, led by His Serene Highness Albert II, Sovereign Prince of Monaco. The principality committed the country to a Cleantech revolution through an energy transition. Monaco’s Greenport strategy is one of example of one of the most ambitious land extension projects whilst protecting the environment. Its green vision combined with an attractive business environment and Mediterranean flair is the perfect location for “Transition - Monaco Forum” and a launchpad for innovation.

02 Our mission:
the mission of transition

The mission of Transition - Monaco Forum is to accompany and accelerate the transition to Cleantech in all sectors and industries. Its objective is to be the global platform of reference related to the adoption and the implementation of cleantech, whilst highlighting and rewarding the most promising technologies. Hosting a multidisciplinary and cross-sectorial community, the Transition – Monaco Forum is committed to a better, cleaner, prosperous future.

Why Transition?

No longer is working for a cleaner future just an option nor a dream. It is an imperative meeting economic, social and environmental needs for our institutions, companies and communities. The mission of the Transition – Monaco Forum is to accompany and accelerate the transition to a clean future in all sectors and industries. It aims to be the global platform to powering our clean future through a dedicated investment vehicle and a multistakeholder, action-oriented community. Transition - Monaco Forum is committed to a better, cleaner, prosperous future.



How can we incentivize investors to finance clean technology projects? How can capital be unlocked? Who are the new actors that are accelerating the transition towards a clean future? Which regulatory frameworks are needed to lead this Transition? What are the most disruptive and innovative tools currently being developed? How can we ensure that tomorrow’s cities are clean? What will be the new models of mobility in tomorrow’s metropolis?

The first edition of the Transition – Monaco Forum will gather 500 CEOs, entrepreneurs, policymakers, activists, scientists and experts seeking to bring concrete answers to these questions.

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A Platform of Cleantech Experts

01 Our Purpose

Transition – Monaco Forum is an annual platform of Cleantech experts that aims to:

Accelerate the transition to a clean future
Bring concrete solutions to facilitate this transition
Become a global platform for multistakeholder initiatives and curated encounters

02 Enablers of Acceleration

The two-day conference is designed around five enablers of Acceleration:

1 Financing
Generalizing the cleantech transition
2 New stakeholders
All transition activists
3 Regulations
Incentivizing and effective frameworks
4 Innovation
Mainstreaming revolutionary ideas
5 Cities and territories
Decentralizing to adapt new needs

03 Sectors of Expertise

The conference will let you grasp a deep expertise on these key sectors: