The 1st International Monaco Automobile Show will be held from the 16th to the 19th of February 2017 at four sites in the Principality. A presentation about the event was made Wednesday at the Automobile Club.
Thierry Hesse has high hopes for the event and welcomed journalists to the Automobile Club of Monaco, on Wednesday morning. He has exactly 70 days left until making the 1st International Automobile Show of Monaco (SIAM), which will be held from the 16th to the 19th of February, a success. For someone who has driven for 25 years at the Mondial de l’Auto, the most important on the planet – he probably knows what he’s doing – “all the ingredients are there”. On the one hand, “Monaco is the one place in the world which has the most links with automobiles”. On the other hand, the three inspirations of SIAM touch upon the DNA of the Principality: innovation, ecology and prestige.
Cars in World Premiere
Nicolas and his father Thierry Hesse announced that 50 car manufacturers will be present.
The Albert II Foundation
With biodiversity and ocean protection at its core, sustainable transportation is one of the three commitments of the Prince Albert II Foundation. It’s no surprise that they are partner of the 1st International Motor Show of Monaco because one of the events will revolve around cars that run on clean energy. When Bernard Fautrier, Managing Director of the Foundation, presented his project to the press yesterday, he spoke about the efforts Monaco has made in this respect: 1,500 eco-vehicles are now circulating in Monaco, which is about 3%.
“We hope to increase this number to 5% in 2017” – with financial assistance for the purchase of electric or hybrid cars, free recharging on public terminals and free parking for eco-cars. The Prince Albert II Foundation will be associated with the Ecological Automotive Forum, where builders, equipment manufacturers and key transportation players will present their sustainable development strategy. “The future of the planet requires de-carbonised transportation,” insists Bernard Fautrier.