Monaco is always hosting world-class events, whose sponsors and participants flock from all over to attend global conventions and business conferences. The Principality offers the most unique choice of business and leisure events every year. Many events were cancelled during the pandemic and this year some of them are finally coming back to Monaco. Moreover, the Principality is going to host “newcomers” in its agenda that have not been seen yet on the Monaco stage. HelloMonaco has prepared for you a selection of key events for the upcoming period.
The 20th Aesthetic & Anti-aging Medicine World Congress
March 31 – April 2
Every year, this highly anticipated event attracts more than 12,000 participants to Monaco from over 130 countries. Following the success of AMWC 2021 — The Hybrid Edition — with over 8,300 attendees despite the backdrop, we are pleased to inform you that AMWC 2022 will once again be offered in a hybrid format offering attendees from around the world the choice to attend the conference physically while taking advantage of new digital features or opting for the format broadcast virtually on an optimized platform. Under the High Patronage of H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco, as well as under the scientific supervision of the World Society of Interdisciplinary Anti-Aging Medicine (WOSIAM), the conference will feature a highly interactive, stimulating and multidisciplinary program. It will provide the ideal forum to stimulate ideas, educate, share expertise, initiate intense discussions and extend networking opportunities. This year, the AMWC will celebrate its 20th anniversary since its inception in 2003. On this occasion, the “AMWC Aesthetic Medicine Awards 2022” will be awarded to 24 laureates (doctors, laboratories and industrialists in the sector).
Superyacht Chef Competition
For the 2022 edition of the Superyacht Chef Competition, nine chefs of different nationalities are set to compete. All are working on superyachts over 40m in length, such as the M/Y Black Pearl and M/Y Hampshire II. As part of its “La Belle Classe Academy” training centre, dedicated to professionals in the Yachting industry and offering an “Art of Service” module, the Yacht Club de Monaco is partnering with Bluewater to organise a culinary competition, under the presidency of H.S.H. Prince Albert II. The competition is made up of four 30-minute rounds during which chefs will each prepare an original dish based on a basket of “mystery” ingredients. Fresh products and fresh herbs will be at their disposal to supplement the mystery ingredients and thus allow the judges to reach a decision.
Rolex Monte-Carlo Masters
The traditional Rolex Monte-Carlo Masters tennis tournament will take place from 9 to 17 April 2022 on the clay courts of the Monte-Carlo Country Club. The Rolex Monte Carlo Masters has been one of the most prestigious events in the world of international tennis for over 100 years. Since 2000, the Monte-Carlo Tournament has been part of an elite ATP Championship: the Masters Series. The best tennis players in the world meet on the courts of the Monte-Carlo Country Club. Over the years the competition was won by such talented players as Gustavo Kuerten, Cédric Pioline, Andrei Chesnokov, Juan Carlos Ferrero, Guillermo Coria, Ivan Lendl, Novak Djokovic and the unrivalled Rafael Nadal who won the tournament 8 times in a row from 2005 to 2012, a record in the world of tennis!
Monaco International Book Fair
The 11th Monaco International Book Fair will be held on Saturday 16 and Sunday 17 April 2022 at the Grimaldi Forum in Monte-Carlo, Espace Diaghilev. The event is placed under the High Patronage of H.S.H. Prince Albert II. The aim of the association Les Rencontres Littéraires Fabian Boisson is to promote literature in all its facets, on a human and artistic level, through the Monaco Book Fair. It is enriching to bring together authors who are passionate about writing and full of imagination, who will participate in exchanges with visitors on this special occasion.
Datacloud Global Congress
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 now entering its 16th year as 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.
Alongside the congress, the 2022 Datacloud Global Awards will take place on 25 April. Datacloud Global Congress remains the premier leadership gathering for senior executives across the data centre, cloud, edge, digital infrastructure and AI industries.
Monte-Carlo Comedy Film Festival
The 19th 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 incorporating appropriate security anti-COVID measures. 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.
EVER Monaco is helping to build a better environment for future generations. 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.
5th Monaco E-Prix
The Monaco E-Prix in the Principality is moving from a biannual to an annual event following 2021 June’s decisions from the FIA World Motor Sport Council. The Monegasque week-end will constitute the 8th round of the 2022 ABB Formula E World Championship. The Formula E cars will follow in 2022 for the second consecutive year on the full Monaco Circuit, generated by the technical progress thus made by the discipline since its creation less than 10 years ago. Following Formula E’s first visit back in 2015, the new FIA World Championship series now makes its fifth visit to the legendary Monegasque roads.
Maria Callas Monaco Gala & Awards 2022
The President of International Action Art Monaco, and famous Royal Artist, Ioanna Efthimiou has the great honour to announce the first annual Maria Callas Monaco Gala & Awards 2022, which is going to be held on Thursday May 5. The second edition of the prestigious Maria Callas Monaco Gala & Awards will be held under the High Patronage of His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco, and the kind support of the Greek Community of Monaco, in the magnificent Monte Carlo Opera’s Salle Garnier, where the historical and legendary Gala first began. The guests will first have the opportunity to relive the legend in this enchanting venue, attending a unique Music and Opera Performance “Lettres & Mémoires” with Monica Bellucci, one of the most famous & beautiful stars of world cinema. Immediately following, guests will enjoy the live performance of the great Classical Crossover artist and tenor Mario Frangoulis. The Gala will continue with a ceremony awarding personalities who stood out for their achievements at world level. Great personalities are expected. The evening will conclude with an elegant champagne cocktail on the Terrace of the Hôtel de Paris and a gourmet dinner in the impressive Salle Empire, specially decorated for the occasion. VIP guests will also have the chance to relive the legend during a second exclusive event organised on board a luxury yacht.
The International Monaco Dog Show
Monaco International Dog Show will take place on Saturday 7 and Sunday 8 May 2022, in the Principality. The International Monaco Dog Show is pleased to welcome 9 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. This year more than 170 breeds are represented and more than 1000 dogs on the two days. Harmony of features, lines and forms according to each breed’s standards, healthy look in every detail, proper posture and education are some of the usual criteria evaluated. The Junior Handling competition will take place over the two days starting at 15:00: these are young people in training, from 5 to 9 years, or from 10 to 17 years who are judged during the presentation of a dog, and not the dog itself.
Sustainability & Impact Investor Forum
The world’s leading fund buyers, asset owners, institutional investors, wealth managers, family offices and asset and investment managers will meet during this event. It welcomes 1500+ of the most senior investment management professionals including 500+ asset managers and 400+ fund buyers. FundForum has been incorporated into IMpower for 2022 — bringing you the same world-class content and networking you know and love but with so much more besides. Sessions at IMpower (incorporating FundForum) are split across eight forums, allowing you to pick and choose the topics and themes that are most relevant to you. From leadership to sustainability, digital transformation to private markets for private wealth – it’s all here. With dedicated sessions on the agenda, dynamic changes to the way the exhibition hall is built and strict sustainability credentials for every item sourced for the event, Sustainability & Impact Investor Forum is going further than ever in its commitment to running a sustainable event.
13th Grand Prix de Monaco Historique
The Automobile Club de Monaco has organized since 1997 the Grand Prix de Monaco Historique, which always runs two weeks before the Monaco Grand Prix. This thirteenth edition will take place from May 13 to May 15, 2022. Cars that can participate are sorted by races and classes. They are restricted to cars that took part in International Races & that are in conformity with the regulations for the relevant period. During two and a half days, all competitors will share their passion for high level motor racing with thousands of fans — on a mythical track where 80 % of the straight lines and turns are exactly the same as in 1929, and still used every year for the most glamorous Grand Prix of the Formula 1 World Championship.
Auction RM Sothebys Monaco
Taking place alongside the legendary Grand Prix de Monaco Historique, which uses the same circuit as the Formula 1 Grand Prix and shows some of the world’s most incredible race cars, RM Sotheby’s returns to the glamorous Grimaldi Forum on 14 May 2022. This 6th biennial Monaco auction will be part of a weekend ripe with automotive excitement. From hypercars to historic masterpieces, held in one of the world’s most spectacular city-states, RM Sotheby’s Monaco auction has it all.
Ready for IT
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 17 to 19, 2022.
The Cannes Film Festival
The 75th Cannes Film Festival will take place from May 17 to 28 2022. 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. 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.
Metaverse World Monaco
Monaco’s must-attend television business and industry event in 2022 is the presentation of Monaco in the world of Metaverse. Leaders in the entertainment industry: Film, TV producers, games, music, and experts on new NFT trends gather on 23 & 24 May 2022 at Hotel Hermitage, live in Monaco, and virtually in the Metaverse named “MCity” for an immersive experience, and to exchange intelligence on the future. The Meta Entertainment World offers the latest innovation in technology tailored for the Entertainment Business. Meet industry executives, the makers of tomorrow, tech tycoons, content creators, financiers, distributors, influencers, and live talent in a meta environment, and join in the Networking Party and our Meta Awards Gala.
Monte-Carlo Fashion Week
The 10th 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. The 2022 edition will mark the 10th edition of Monte-Carlo Fashion Week, a very significant milestone, and it embraces a new decade increasing its commitment to sustainable fashion.
79th Monaco Grand Prix
For the 79th 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, a 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!
Monaco Streaming Film Festival
May 31 – June 3
The Monaco Streaming Film Festival (MCSFF), in partnership with the Reg Grundy Innovation Award, the paramount Global Entertainment initiative in the name of the legendary Australian Media tycoon, is back to the Grimaldi Forum from the 31st May to the 3rd June 2022, just after Monaco’s F1 Grand Prix and Cannes Film Festival. It features a parade of new meetings, keynote speeches, masterclasses, screenings and premieres open to the Monegasque public. The aim is to present the latest media-tech trends while coming into contact with the most relevant VIPs, influencers and charismatic characters operating in the field — including producers, distributors, creators, financiers and talented figures from the Film and Content streaming industry. AVOD (Advertising-based Video On Demand), SVOD (Subscription Video On Demand) and TVOD (Transactional Video On Demand) streaming platforms are therefore part of the varied Video-On-Demand (VOD) ecosystem which is revolutionizing the way to view TV in the Internet era. And the pandemic crisis seems to have accelerated the use of the most popular digital platforms. In 2022, the festival is going to run over a three-full-day enriched program which will be constantly hosting film screenings at the Grimaldi Forum with free admission for Monaco’s residents and visitors from the South of France. MCSFF is also a privileged location to boost valuable business networking, enter the virtual global market (accessible throughout the year) and experience a hint of glamour at the Red Carpet & Gala Awards.
Top Marques Monaco
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 17th edition of Top Marques will take place from June 8th to 12th, 2022, with an even greater line-up of supercars, hypercars and transport innovations than ever before. The novelty for the 2022 edition of the luxury automobile show will be the opening of a brand-new hall dedicated solely to classic cars. For timepiece connoisseurs, Top Marques will offer the chance to see and buy collections from some of the most exclusive watch brands, whilst superboat lovers can peruse the latest models on the Esplanade.
The 61st Monte-Carlo Television Festival
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. 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.
art3F International Contemporary Art Fair Monaco
art3f is breaking the mould of traditional contemporary art fairs by giving these cultural events a human and friendly touch. For this new Monegasque edition, a catering area outside the tents will allow everyone to take a gourmet break and refresh themselves, and a frankly warm and relaxed atmosphere will allow real exchanges with the artists and galleries. So many reasons to discover art with your family! No strait-jacket, no prejudice and with no complexes, art3f is a clever mix between the art of the moment, affordable art and the most beautiful artistic representation of the moment.
Fête de la Mer
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.
The Grand Ball of Princes and Princesses
Monaco will offer its guests a particularly uplifting experience! There is to be an international Gala with exciting entertainment in an atmosphere of incomparable splendour. The main objective of this Grand Ball is to transform the Principality for one night and create a fairy tale royal atmosphere, in which participants with the souls of princes and princesses deviate joyfully from everyday life to enter the fantasies of fables and mystical dreams. Delia Grace Noble, soprano and UNICEF ambassador is the artistic director of this project. Together with her team, she strives to turn magical creative fantasies into reality, thereby providing unforgettable emotions for the guests of the event. Do not forget that the Grand Ball of Princes and Princesses is not only an entertaining pastime, but it is also an important charity project. Part of the funds raised at the gala dinner will be donated to the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation, as well as the Princess Grace Foundation.