Monaco is not only a unique international platform and professional mecca on the French Riviera, it is also a centre of entertainment and major salons. Whether premier showcases of breakthrough technologies or medical advancements, environmental summits, international sports forums, or a comedy film festival and fashion show, Monaco is the best venue for influencing world markets. HelloMonaco’s editorial team has compiled a list of the Principality’s key business and leisure events for you this spring and start of the summer. Note that many of them are already available to buy tickets or register to attend.
This year the 116th edition of the Rolex Monte-Carlo Masters will be held from Saturday 8 April to Sunday 16 April, at the Monte-Carlo Country Club. When you have Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal lining up to play your tournament you know you have something extraordinarily special. The Rolex Monte-Carlo Masters is one of the oldest tournaments in the world of tennis. Previously known as the “Monte-Carlo Tennis Championship”, the famous competition on clay originated in 1897. It is now part of the Masters 1000, a category of events organised by the ATP that includes nine tournaments staged annually in Europe, North America and Asia. After presenting a brief retrospective of the 2022 edition which was marked by the second consecutive victory of Stefanos Tsitsipás in singles and by the pair Rajeev Ram/Joe Salisbury (USA/England), in doubles, David Massey announced that the kick-off for this 116th edition should be given by Stefanos himself.
12th Monaco International Book Fair is held on April 15 and 16, 2023 in the Grimaldi Forum, Espace Diaghilev. The Monaco Book Fair, organised by the non-profit association “Les Rencontres Littéraires Fabian Boisson”, aims to promote every aspect of literature, human and artistic, by bringing together respected writers of great imagination and inviting visitors to interact with them for a mutually rewarding experience.
Monte-Carlo will host the first edition of the Five Padel Cup, from 17 to 19 April 2023: an exclusive and inclusive tournament-event dedicated to padel, using the courts and facilities of the Eze tennis/padel club. A unique event that will offer challenges and special moments in the wake of padelmania, the booming phenomenon in Italy, Monaco and internationally. Three days will put Padel at the heart of attention. The Five Padel Cup will be a prestigious event that will bring together some great people, stars from the sporting world. One of the objectives of the event will also be to assure charitable actions, for the benefit of a Monegasque association. The Barbagiuans of Monaco will also be present to take part in the competition. The group created by Prince Albert II and now chaired by Louis Ducruet will field one or more teams, composed notably of emblematic figures from local and international football. “It’s an exceptional event because it involves VIP’s from the world of business and sport, but not only. Through 5 tournaments, we celebrate the universality of this sport by bringing together players wheelchairs, managers, a men’s tournament, a women’s tournament as well as a tournament for sports vips. All of this while ensuring charitable actions,” said Roberta Ceccarelli, CEO of BSG srl.
The 20th edition of the Monte-Carlo Film Festival of Comedy, the prestigious kermesse dedicated to comedy, conceived and directed by Ezio Greggio, will be held at the Grimaldi Forum from April 24 to 29. The festival’s aim is the promotion and the diffusion of the various comedy genres presented through the screening of movie previews, meetings with comedy experts, master classes, seminars and more. The festival’s movie projections will be divided in two main sections: official selection with the projection of all movies in the competition, and gala Screenings; the section will present a limited number of films out of competition selected from the best comedy productions of the year.
Over the past 15 years this event has evolved as a recognised beacon of high quality content offering thought leadership across the entire IT infrastructure ecosystem. Datacloud has performed a critical role as an international networking and deal making opportunity for key players across the sector. Datacloud Global Congress is the premier leadership summit for critical IT infrastructure. With a powerful 3-day agenda including the Enterprise Cloud Forum and two days of deep content, the annual event attracts investors, financiers, business leaders and their enterprise customers. The stunning backdrop of Monte-Carlo is ideal to do deals that will influence outcomes for the next 12 months and beyond. The prestigious awards ceremony will be held on Day Two of the event, which celebrates outstanding achievements of those across the data centre, cloud and edge sectors throughout the last year.
Since 2017, the Rallye Père-Fille™ has brought together fathers and daughters who love beautiful things. The next edition of the Rallye Père-Fille™ will be organised from Monte-Carlo from 28 to 30 April 2023. In 2023, the rally is changing. Unlike previous editions, from now on Rallye Père-Fille is limited to 50 crews. They will be divided according to a very simple rule: 25 classic cars, 25 modern cars and all models must be different in order to contribute to a nice variety. The regularity will allow the generation of two distinct classifications as well as an overall compilation.
Monaco is set to host the most prestigious B2B event of the year for the international Metaverse & Web3 community as the second MEWS takes place from May 3 to 5. The MEWS Summit 2023 will take place in a brand new venue, One Monte-Carlo. Due to the success of the inaugural edition and delegate demand, there will be an additional day exclusively dedicated to a range of additional topics such as investments for start-ups, monetization, law & regulation, but also education. Imagining and building the future worlds in Space, one of the Metaverse Partners, will introduce an Avatar Conference, recreated in Monaco’s most beautiful Art Deco Location, the Salle Belle Epoque, at the Hotel Hermitage. The 2023 edition will include product launches, and sneak previews of new technology from Italy, the US, Switzerland and New Zealand, such as: a documentary on Web3, two new technology products & feature launches, a phygital NFT collaboration with Camille Louise Jewellery, a live phygital NFT creation.
It has become a tradition that Formula E alternates with the Historic Grand Prix of Monaco and takes place on the territory of the Principality every two years. The Monaco E-Prix 2023 will take place over a full day. Free practice sessions, qualifying, races, on-track demonstrations: a dense and varied programme. Since 2021, the electric cars have been driving on the full circuit, thus underlining the technological progress made by the discipline since its creation less than 10 years ago. For this new season, a new car will make its appearance. Lighter and faster than its predecessor, the third generation (Gen3) of Formula E cars will be able to reach a top speed of 320 km/h and will cause a sensation on the streets of the Principality.
Monaco International Dog Show will take place on Saturday 6 and Sunday 7 May 2023, in the Principality. The International Monaco Dog Show is pleased to welcome judges from different countries who will make their verdict designating the best subject of the exhibition. The Dog Show will be held under the aegis of the Société Canine de Monaco — Monaco Kennel Club (member of the Fédération Cynologique Internationale, FCI) chaired by Mélanie-Antoinette de Massy (former vice-president). Not by chance, Monaco International Dog Show is grounded in the history of the Principality, being founded in 1927 by H.S.H. Princess Charlotte who chaired the expo until 1950 when she handed over the presidency to her daughter, Princess Antoinette, and then to Baroness Elizabeth-Ann de Massy who held the post from 2011 until her death in 2020.
EVER Monaco is helping to build a better environment for future generations. The 18th edition of EVER Monaco will take place on 11 and 12 May 2023 at the Espace Fontvieille, with the support of the Société Monégasque de l’Electricité et du Gaz (SMEG), Volvo Trucks and the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation. The event features scientific lectures, roundtable discussions and international meetings on ecological vehicles and renewable energy. Since his accession, His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco has spurred the Principality into a sustainable development policy, in particular in relation to ‘clean’ mobility. The goal of this event is to increase awareness about the development of renewable energy and improved energy efficiency. The scientific lectures will bring together researchers, academics and industrialists to discuss these various topics.
The president of Maria Callas Monaco Gala & Awards and famous artist, Mrs Ioanna Efthimiou, has the great honour to announce the 100th anniversary festive event of the 3rd edition of Maria Callas Monaco Gala & Awards, which is going to be held on May 12, 2023 at the spectacular Salle Garnier of the Monte-Carlo Opera and the emblematic Salle Empire of Hôtel de Paris in Monte-Carlo. The Gala is organized under the High Patronage of H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco. The concept of this unique event is based on the legendary Maria Callas Gala that was held in 1960, in Monte-Carlo, accompanied by the enchanting voice of the unforgettable and greatest Opera Diva of all time Maria Callas, who was singing in front of the enthralled guests, as well as in front of her beloved friends, H.S.H. Prince Rainier & H.S.H. Princess Grace of Monaco. The Maria Callas Monaco Gala & Awards 2023, is the most significant of all until today as it’s the 100th Anniversary of the birth of the great Opera Diva Maria Callas, and consists of an Opera & Music concert of International and famous music artists, and an Award ceremony for exceptional personalities who excelled for their personal work & efforts through different areas such as, opera, music, social contribution and encouragement of needy groups, sports and sciences. The gala will be accompanied by a gourmet dinner and cocktail. For Tickets & VIP Tickets please contact: email@example.com
The 76th Cannes Film Festival will take place from May 16 to 27 2023. Spring on the Côte d’Azur is the time when the French Riviera begins to wake up after the winter season. In May, the rich and famous flood Monaco and the Côte d’Azur for two reasons: the Cannes Film Festival and the Monaco Grand Prix. Ruben Östlund, Swedish director, a two-time winner of the Palme d’Or, will be President of the jury of this edition. The Cannes Film Festival is an annual film festival held in Cannes, France, which previews new films of all genres, including documentaries, from all around the world. Founded in 1946, the invitation-only festival is held annually (usually in May) at the Palais des Festivals et des Congrès.
The 11th Monte-Carlo Fashion Week is one of the most glamorous spring events of the Principality. One of the main goals of the MCFW is to focus on sustainable and ethical fashion and help to raise awareness of the importance of protecting our planet and the life in it, following the guidelines of H.S.H. the Prince Albert II of Monaco.
For a long weekend, fathers and sons who appreciate the finer things in life get together to appreciate the chance that life offers us. The next edition of the Padre-Figlio™ will be organised from Monte-Carlo from 19 to 21 May 2023. The Rallye Père-Fils™ (Father-Son Rally), that had been going on for 9 years under the sign of Happy Few Racing™, is a family-based race for private cars, of any age and type. The challenge usually involves skilled drivers and amateurs coming from a large part of the world. The Monaco’s edition Rallye Père-fils™ hit the spot leaving with all participants a durable mark of glamour and natural beauty.
The Monaco Swimming Federation is also a founding member of the Mare Nostrum Swim Tour and welcomes swimmers and fans alike on 20–21 May, for the final leg of the 2023 edition! This circuit is unique in the world of swimming, as confirmed today by the presence of a galaxy of international-level swimmers, and is an outstanding technical opportunity for coaches, with three very high-level meetings held over eight days. All the countries of the world come to take part in the Mare Nostrum swimming event.
The unmissable event for IT decision-makers! Experience 3 days of business and discussion around digital transformation. The promise of Ready For IT is to bring together, in a friendly environment and around quality content, all the major players in IT, but also start-ups that know how to go beyond the limits of innovation. Articulated around three areas of focus: Cloud, Cybersecurity and Data, the event aims to become a real place of convergence between technological and innovation departments, based on four major pillars: live demonstrations and feedback, one-to-one meetings between suppliers and decision-makers, a forum for presenting innovations, conferences and expert round tables on major trends in the sector. Digital transformation, cloud, data, IA, IoT, blockchain, cybersecurity … all the major technological trends will be present on Ready For IT from May 23 to 25, 2022.
For the 80th time the streets of the Principality will rustle not only from the roar of the motors of the cars, but also from the cries of enthusiastic fans. Since its creation back in 1929, drivers and teams alike have always relished the challenge of competing around such a narrow circuit through the undulating streets of the glamorous Principality, with countless changes of elevation, tight corners and the famous tunnel. For the third time, the young Monegasque pilot, Charles Leclerc, will perform on the Monaco circuit on behalf of the Ferrari team. We are sure that the spectacle will be just incredible!
SUNSET parties are unique in their realisation and are capable of dazzling many with glitz and glamour. This year an incredible event awaits you during the 80th Monaco Grand Prix from 26–28 May at the Meridien Beach Plaza. For three consecutive days, from midday to midnight, people of all ages will come together in a relaxed, unique atmosphere on the Meridien Beach Plaza Hotel’s private beach to celebrate the weekend together. SUNSET has created its own genre and approach unlike any other party. Don’t miss out on a unique and unforgettable experience!
Top Marques Monaco is the world’s greatest supercar show on earth. Cutting-edge technology, top performance, sophisticated styling, and even a concern for the environment make Top Marques Monaco a truly remarkable window onto the supercar industry and the world of luxury. It is predominantly a supercar show but it also showcases other luxury items such as elegant watches, state-of-the-art super boats and bespoke jewellery. The 18th edition of Top Marques will take place from June 7th to 11th, 2023, with an even greater line-up of supercars, hypercars and transport innovations than ever before. It will be richer than the previous one with a greater number of Supercars and a hall dedicated to exceptional sports vintage cars. The QUARKUS P2 was the car of dreams in November when it took its first turns on the legendary Paul Ricard circuit. The P2 from new French manufacturer Quarkus is unlike any other sports car in the world. With a carbon/kevlar chassis weighing 550kg and 300hp reaching 12,000rpm, it is designed for gentleman drivers to race. This wonder will be presented at the Top Marques show, at the Grimaldi Forum.
Originally created by Prince Rainier III of Monaco, and now under the Honorary Presidency of Prince Albert II of Monaco, The Monte-Carlo Television Festival has, for more than half a century, presented the very best of television from around the world. For 62 years, the Principality of Monaco has been hosting its own international television Festival. The Festival has also been at the forefront in showcasing the highly talented professionals associated with many of the most successful programs in the history of the medium. Offering a blend of global premieres, anniversary tributes, behind-the-scenes panels and signing sessions, the Festival creates a compelling must-attend experience for audiences, press and studios alike and platforms. As well as a key launch pad for new content, the Festival is the perfect place to do business — offering a unique schedule of events that provide a relaxed and convivial atmosphere for professionals from every part of this global industry to come together and build on their success with like-minded individuals. The Golden Nymph Awards are among the most prestigious prizes in international television, rewarding the best TV programs and actors. Over the course of the Festival, an international jury of leading actors and industry professionals attend screenings of all the programs in the competition. The Festival offers free entry and is open to the public.
Every year St Peter, the patron saint of fishermen, is celebrated in a day-long festival organised by the YCM in partnership with other Monegasque institutions, including Monaco City Hall, Société Nautique de Monaco (rowing club), Association des Pontons de Monaco (pleasure boats), Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation, Oceanographic Museum, Club d’Exploration sous-marine de Monaco (scuba diving), and the Association Monégasque de la Protection de la Nature (Environment Protection Association). Port Hercule will once again celebrate the Fête de la Mer during which a large parade will be organised at sea. Sailing, motor, rowing, all units are welcome to participate in this event.