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Amazing Launch of the First Monaco E-Kart Championship and other Monaco news

Another busy week in Monaco is coming to an end and HelloMonaco is ready to provide you an update of the latest and most interesting news.

Amazing Launch of the First Monaco E-Kart Championship

Seven years after having designed Kart Indoor Monaco – whose eighth 100% electric season is in the starting blocks on the Parking des Pêcheurs circuit – Monegasque Clivio Piccione and the MEKC team are preparing to launch the first edition of Monaco E-Kart Championship. The kick-off will take place during three “detection-trials “ weekends scheduled from November 13 to 28, intended to offer three “Volant MEKC 2022”, one per age category, for the 12 city races scheduled for next year in the Principality. Races will extend from Monaco, to France and Italy too.

Concerts, Comedy, Dance: Grimaldi Forum unveils Impressive Winter Program

Festival Printemps des Arts de Monte-Carlo
Grimaldi Forum, setting of the Press conference launching the ‘Festival Printemps des Arts de Monte-Carlo’, 2021 edition (Grimaldi Forum, 4th November 2020).© Maurizio Abbati

The Grimaldi Forum has unveiled a long-awaited full schedule of activities and culture for all audiences to enjoy. The diverse 2021/2022 program has something for everyone, with over twenty events on the agenda and more surprises to be expected along the way, with the some additional shows and concerts already in the works.

“It is the great return of the live performance for the pleasure of the public,” the Grimaldi Forum states on their website.

Anti-pollution exercise at Port Hercule – one of the “Clean Ports

Port Hercule Tests its Readiness to Deal with Any Threat of Pollution
@Ports de Monaco

An anti-pollution exercise took place late Wednesday morning, October 27th, around the refueling station at Port Hercule. This exercise, the first of its kind at this location, brought together all the entities concerned for this type of intervention. 

The scenario was designed to simulate an oil spill as a result of improper handling by the crew of a ship being bunkered.

Monaco Red Cross spreads Joy with Successful Grande Braderie

Monaco Red Cross Grande Braderie

After a difficult year for everyone, the Monaco Red Cross was able to lift people’s spirits during the traditional Grande Braderie, a fundraising bazaar, on 22-23 October at the Chapiteau de Fontvieille.

Two days of activities and bargain shopping with luxury clothing, accessories and unique finds (as well as entertainment, games and a raffle) made up for the event being cancelled last year due to the pandemic. A record-breaking amount of almost €100,000 was raised for the Monaco Red Cross. An astounding 1,250 raffle tickets were sold before the prize draw.

Principality’s digital transformation: review and prospects

Principality’s digital transformation: review and prospects

In three years, the Principality has built first-class digital infrastructure to enhance quality of life and increase the attractiveness of its economy. The goal is to make Monaco a leading city state in the digital world.

On 25 October, H.S.H. Prince Albert II shared a review of the Principality’s digital transformation and outlined the future prospects of the Extended Monaco programme over the next few years, in a new world where the use of digital technology has increased considerably in response to the health crisis. The presentation, held at the Théâtre Princesse Grace, was attended by His Excellency Mr Pierre Dartout, Minister of State, Mr Stéphane Valeri, President of the National Council, government ministers, Mr Frédéric Genta, the Country Chief Digital Officer, and a number of other representatives from Monaco’s political and economic life.

A worthwhile tribute to the Supreme Poet Dante

A worthwhile tribute to the Supreme Poet Dante
Maestro Fabio Marra and the soprano Angela Papale performing a medley of Italian arias linked to Dante (Théâtre des Variétés, 22nd October 2021).© Maurizio Abbati HelloMonaco 2021

It is definitely the most influential literary figure in Italy, father of modern Italian language and identity, as well as a remarkable source of inspiration for international poets and writers. Dante Alighieri, the ‘Sommo Poeta’ (Supreme Poet), is a milestone and his allegorical-instructive poem, the ‘Divina Commedia’ (Divine Comedy) represents a cross-section of Italian Medieval social, economic and political life.

The Italian Embassy to the Principality of Monaco and Dante Alighieri Cultural Association in Monaco have just devoted a whole week of events to pay tribute to Dante in the 700th Anniversary from his death in the framework of the 21st Week of the Italian Language in the World. A series of concerts, conferences and meetings have been held to best promote the Italian heritage and strengthen the inter-State relations between Italy and the Principality.

The brilliant Sharon Stone at the Monte-Carlo Gala: actress and activist

Sharon Stone

The famous American actress Sharon Stone has been the centre of attention of Monaco’s fashionable social events this autumn. The star was invited to the annual Monte-Carlo Gala for Planetary Health and the long-awaited premiere of the latest film about James Bond, “No Time to Die”. However, the reason for the celebrity’s visit to the Principality is not just the gala receptions, but also her long-standing friendship with Prince Albert II.

The 2022 F1 Grand Prix calendar: Mark the date for the Monaco Grand Prix

F1 Monaco Grand Prix: the great sport show was back to revive
Scuderia Ferrari competing on the race track (F1 Monaco Grand Prix, 23rd May 2021).© ACM /Olivier Caenen

Good News for all Americans who are getting newly enthusiastic about Formula 1 Grand Prix racing. Following this month’s impressive win by Verstappen over Hamilton and just as impressive fourth place by Charles Leclerc (in a sub-optimal Ferrari) at the Circuit of Americas in Austin Texas – there will be two US F1 Grand Prix races in 2022. The second one will be in Miami.

The Nutcracker with a Twist! Ballets de Monte Carlo Winter Season

The Nutcracker with a Twist! Ballets de Monte Carlo Winter Season

With cold weather comes a desire to come together and see beautiful productions of classic tales like The Nutcracker, and the Ballets de Monte Carlo winter program does not disappoint with several big productions on the agenda in the upcoming months. Jean-Christophe Maillot will be bringing some old favourites and brand new productions to the stage, right here in Monaco. Here is a look ahead at what’s in store for the legendary ballet company.

“Happy Birthday To You! ” It’s the 75th for the Monte-Carlo Culinary Paradise “Rampoldi”

Photo by cottonbro from Pexels

It’s a Monaco legend that Luciano Disaro, its ex-owner, had institutionalized well beyond the Principality’s borders. Unique institutions like this are not born overnight. In fact it has taken 75 years for Rampoldi’s to arrive at the zenith“The proof of the pudding is in the eating” is the apt saying – and, of course, evidenced by a celebration with Prince Albert in attendance at its 75th birthday on October 16th – with a flamboyant birthday cake to match the occasion. 

Monaco strengthens cyber security for Prince’s Government joining forces with Thales

Monaco Cyber Security Agency joins forces with Thales
From left to right: Pierre Jeanne, Vice-President, Cybersecurity Technologies; Pierre-Yves Jolivet, Vice-President, Cyber Defence Solutions; Frédéric Fautrier, Director of the Monaco Cyber Security Agency; and Henri Chambaud, Director of Development for Defence and Innovation. © Government Communication Department / Michael Alesi

Thales is joining forces with the Monaco Cyber Security Agency to help the Prince’s Government, public services and critical infrastructure operators improve their cyber security.  The group is supplying a range of cutting-edge cyber technologies to Monegasque stakeholders.

With cyber risks becoming an ever-increasing threat, the Principality of Monaco took action on the issue in 2016, when legislation aimed at countering high-tech crime was adopted. Today, the Monaco Cyber Security Agency is working with Thales on the implementation and interaction of cutting-edge cyber security technologies to improve the digital security of the Government and various institutions, businesses and critical infrastructure operators in the country.

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