by Ilaria Sismondini MONTECARLO. As always, the Principality’s offer of events announcing a stunning Springtime Season is impressive, from wonderful Galas, to top restaurants’ menus and suggestions, from innovative Conventions to the Printemps des Art Festival program

3th March 2018 – GRIMALDI FORUM – SALLE PRINCE PIERRE – COMEDY MONTE-CARLO FILM FESTIVAL AWARDS’s CEREMONYThe 15th edition of the Monaco Comedy Festival, directed and planned by Ezio Greggio with a program full of screenings, was inaugurated on February, 26th. The award ceremony will take place on Sunday 3 March in the Prince Pierre Hall, with many international guests from the cinema’s world, performances by famous artists and prizes dedicated to the great personalities of the comedy and international films. Two of our great Italian actresses, Nancy Brilli and Valeria Solarino, will be members of the Jury chaired by the two times Oscar Claude Lelouch, (Un homme, une femme- A man and a woman) as well as the critic of the international magazine Variety, Nick Vivarelli. The event takes place under the patronage of S.A.S. the Prince Albert II of Monaco and of the Italian Embassy.


Oscar-winning French director Claude Lelouch


6th – 9th March 2018 – GRIMALDI FORUM – PLANTAHEAD: THE LAUNCH OF THE TRILLION TREE CAMPAIGN – PlantAhead is the launch of the Trillion Tree Campaign, a global movement for the most ambitious reforestation project in history (UNEP). It’s the first time children and youth invite the most influential people to meet a young generation of Climate Justice Ambassadors. We will come together each year to accelerate the transformation processes towards a more sustainable and better world. Preliminary Program: from 12:30 pm Arrival – Registration, light lunch & networking. At 1:30 pm, A Symbol to the World – Tree Planting with HSH Prince Albert II. At 2 pm, Invitation by the Youth to join the Trillion Tree Campaign, in the occasion of the next Campaign Conference in Possenhofen – Germany – from 20 to 22 aprile as well. Generation Z invites influencers and decision makers to cooperate with them on the most ambitious reforestation project in human history. At 3 pm, Developing Strategies and Solutions – Unifying dialogue between company leaders, influencers, public figures, politicians and scientists. Inspire and be inspired by your visions and innovative solutions. At 4 pm, Launch of the Trillion Tree Campaign – Trendsetters and pioneers commit themselves to the Trillion Tree Campaign live on stage and inspire millions of people worldwide to join them. As 6 pm, Celebrating the Historical Event – Networking dinner with view over the Côte d´Azur. At 8 pm, Concert – A good day deserves a good ending: a very special concert closes this unique day. Join us. Register via:

7-9 March 2018CLEANEQUITYMONACO® – FAIRMONT HOTEL MONTE-CARLO – CleanEquity® is a private conference, which features up to 30 of the world’s best in class next generation technology companies. Each company presents its vision and has the opportunity to network with prominent financial, strategic, sovereign, corporate and family investors, established industry representatives, government officials, end users and international trade media. CleanEquity’s partner, the Fairmont Monte Carlo, provides an intimate and collegiate atmosphere; the ideal setting for delegates to engage actively with the entrepreneurs and inventors seeking to accelerate their company’s commercial and strategic goals. Thought provoking and pragmatic plenary sessions and workshops, with distinguished speakers and participants, contribute to the event’s excellent 11 year reputation. Conference Timings: Wednesday 7th March – Welcoming cocktail reception, from 7pm to 8pm, held at the Fairmont. The CEO Dinner, at 8pm, exclusively for Presenting Companies, will be held in The Fairmont. Thursday 8th March – The first full day of the conference, starts at 8am and ends at 6pm. The Gala Dinner is at 7.30pm for seating at 8pmheld in The Fairmont. Friday 9th March – The second full day of the conference, starts at 8am and ends with His Serene Highness Prince Albert II’s speech, award ceremony and champagne reception, at 6pm. Many delegates stay in Monaco for the Friday night and some stay for the weekend. The dress code for the conference is business attire. Contact: Conor Barrett – Associate & Director of CleanEquity – Innovator Capital Limited, London, United Kingdom – tel: +44 20 7297 6840

8th March 2018 – SALLE DES ÉTOILES -SPORTING CLUB MONACO – BAL DE LA ROSE 2018 MONACO. The Rose Ball was created by Princess Grace of Monaco in 1954. It is organised every year in March by theMonte-Carlo SBM Group in the prestigious Salle des Étoiles of the Sporting Monte-Carlo. This exceptional event brings together the elite and international high society for the first important social event of the year. For just one evening, it bathes the Principality in splendour and lights, plunging it in an ambience of radiance and festivity. Currently presided by H.S.H. the Sovereign Prince Albert II and H.R.H. Princess Caroline of Hanover, the Rose Ball is a symbol of glamour that maintains the fascinating Montecarlo legend that it has helped create. The aura is such that it attracts many people who wish to be part of the dream and enchantment of Monaco. A radiant spectacle in a fabulous decor, the Rose Ball has a different theme each year with artists and new trends. Big names help organise the creative aspects of the event, bringing their talents to life on the stage in an almost dreamlike ambience to the delight of spectators. The Ball isn’t just a simple social event or another pretext to have a party. It is first and foremost an internationally recognised charity event with all proceeds and other exceptional prizes (sculptures, paintings etc.) going to the Princess Grace Foundation since 1964. This foundation’s vocation is to help people and children in need by developing humanitarian and philanthropic projects. The 64th edition of the 2018 Rose Ball is organized for the benefit of the Princess Grace Foundation in Monaco with a high quality dinner served at the reserved table (drinks not included); a show of internationally renowned artists (upcoming program). The Great Rose Ball will be opened by the princely coupleand will be followed by performances of one of the best DJs of the moment. Opening of the doors of the Salle des Étoiles at 8pm – Black tie – Evening dress – Price per person: 800 € – Bookings: T. +377 98 06 63 41 b.fabry@sbm.m

8th March 2018 – INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY – MONACO STANDS UP FOR WOMEN THROUGHOUT THE WORLD – International Women’s Day is a global celebration of all women, everywhere. It is a rallying call; both for reflection on lessons learned and for accelerating momentum towards gender equality and the empowerment of every girl and woman. It is a day to rejoice in the extraordinary acts of women and to stand together, as a united force to advance gender equality around the world. Since its inception, International Women’s Day has grown into a global celebration of past and present accomplishments of women, and as an opportunity to look ahead to the untapped potential and opportunities for future generations of women. In 1945, the Charter of the United Nations became the first international agreement to affirm the principal of equality between women and men. With that belief in mind, the UN celebrated its first official International Women’s Day in 1975, 43 years ago. International Women’s Day is a time to reflect on progress made, to call for change and to celebrate acts of courage and determination by ordinary women who have played an extraordinary role in the history of their countries and communities. The 2018 Theme is “Time is Now: Rural and urban activists transforming women’s lives” This year, International Women’s Day comes on the heels of unprecedented global movement for women’s rights, equality and justice. Sexual harassment, violence and discrimination against women has captured headlines and public discourse, propelled by a rising determination for change. International Women’s Day 2018 is an opportunity to transform this momentum into action, to empower women in all settings, rural and urban, and celebrate the activists who are working relentlessly to claim women’s rights and realize their full potential. Echoing the priority theme of the upcoming 62nd session of the UN Commission on the Status of, International Women’s Day will also draw attention to the rights and activism of rural women, who make up over a quarter of the world population and majority of the 43 per cent of women in the global agricultural labour force. “On International Women’s Day, let us all pledge to do everything we can to overcome entrenched prejudice, support engagement and activism, and promote gender equality and women’s empowerment.” MESSAGE of UN Secretary-General, António Guterres. As for Monaco, the Department of International Cooperation supports numerous projects to “achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls,” which is United Nations Sustainable Development Goal (SDG5). The Principality of Monaco is working with several International Organisations (UNESCO, FAO, etc) in Burundi, Niger, North Mali. The Monaco’s Official Development Assistance is also supporting women in the field of health (SDG3) in Senegal and in Madagascar.

Princess Caroline of Monaco and Hannover flew to Africa in order to visit programs supported by Amade International and by the Monaco’s Official Development Assistance

10th March 2018 – CLUB VIVANOVA LUXURY LIFESTYLE GALA DINNER – FAIRMONT MONTECARLO – SALLE D’OR – For the 4th time, the 2018 Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation Luxury Lifestyle Gala will welcome the over 400 VIP and selected attendees with Champagne aperitif, a four-course gourmet dinner paired with premium wines. Amongst an eclectic group of Ambassadors and distinguished international business leaders, guests will enjoy a full program with an evening including an haute couture fashion show, art exhibition, charity auction and live entertainment with the famed after-party. The Grand Gala revenue will be donated to the Prince Albert II Foundation of Monaco, Chances for Children and the TAF – The animal Fund, with the theme given by the Club Vivanova founder Bradley Mitton: “We are the results of our actions and we only achieve great things in life by giving back and this gala is being organised to offer you the chance to donate to worthy, local and life-changing charities.” Dress Code: black tie formal – 165€ per person – Exclusive Club Member Benefit – All Club Vivanova members in attendance will receive a complimentary voucher for a luxurious overnight stay at La Vague de St Paul on the French Riviera – Join Club Vivanova and take advantage of our luxurious member benefits. Membership is €120 for one year and includes a complimentary pack of three premium New World wines delivered Booking:

11th March 2018 – MONACO RUN – The 8th edition of the Monaco Run 2018 offers a unique sporting experience in the heart of the Principality of Monaco: the 10 km crosses mythical places like the Louis II Stadium, the F1 circuit and Port Hercule. The 3 + 7 km relay race will take place on the same 10 km route. Runners will be able to perform the route in pairs. The Pink Ribbon Walk offers a charity walk of 5 km through Monaco, including the Rock and the Palace Square! Come and take part in the Monaco Run! It joins forces with Pink Ribbon Monaco for World Cancer Day, which took place on February 4, 2018 on all continents!

16th March 2018 – MONTE-CARLO BEACH REOPENS ITS DOORS OFFERING LUXURY WELLNESS AND UNIQUE FEELINGS – Monte-Carlo Beach, one of the jewels of the Société des Bains de Mer, announces its reopening on March 16th. Excellence and luxury for a new season that respects the natural and cultural environment. “Wellness” is the key word. Restored and designed by the famous India Madhavi designer, the Monte Carlo Beach Relais & Châteaux, 5-star hotel with 14 suites and 26 rooms with breathtaking views of the Mediterranean Sea offers a unique experience and exceptional customer service to offer the best of the best . Opening its doors in March, Monte-Carlo Beach announces the return of beautiful days in Munich and invites customers to enjoy the first rays of sunshine. Relaxation guaranteed in its legendary Olympic swimming pool, winner of the “Prix Vilégiature” of the best hotel pool in Europe, or on the terrace sheltered by the legendary umbrella pines: season after season, the elegance and comfort of the structure seduce a refined clientele. Since the ’30s, and always in step with the trends in vogue, Monte-Carlo Beach preserves the sweetness of the life of the Coast, continually committed to protecting its environment. Vivere Beach is also experiencing the thrill of 100% organic local flavors: the Monte-Carlo Beach Relais & Châteaux has Green Globe certification deriving from multiple actions on environmental management, which include a main action: “Beach goes bio!” Also this year the starred Venetian chef Paolo Sari offers a menu that respects nature and the Mediterranean environment. A convinced supporter of the good practices of healthy food, Paolo Sari happily combines his need for taste with the knowledge of well-being and the pleasure of the art of living. Emblem of this extraordinary philosophy, the world of Chef Bio is also to be discovered in the Michelin-starred restaurant Elsa. Waiting for the reopening of the beach of Monte-Carlo, take advantage to discover the other establishments of Monte-Carlo Société des Bains de Mer: Hotel Hermitage Monte-Carlo; Hotel de Paris Monte Carlo and Monte-Carlo Bay Hotel & Resort.


16th March 2018 – RE-OPENING OF THE STARRED “ELSA” RESTAURANT AFTER WINTER CLOSING – With its Michelin star, Elsa restaurant is now part of the elite of the great world tables, thanks to the talent and creativity of Executive Chef Paolo Sari. Its table reflects a high quality contemporary cuisine, legitimized by the culinary history of the two Rivieras. An authentic menu that favors organic products, the return to the fundamentals of seasonal and local cuisine and respects seasonal products from spring to autumn. The first Michelin star bio is a commitment to quality, a reward for a future close to nature, a philosophy that defines it as the first 100% organic restaurant certified by Ecocert. Type of catering: contemporary flavors of the Riviera – Menu: Market Menu: € 48 per person excluding drinks, lunch from Monday to Friday, excluding holidays. Tasting menu: € 125 per person excluding drinks; for dinner every evening and for lunch on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays. Inspiration Menu: 8 dishes “signed” on everything that the Mediterranean offers, € 150 per person, only for dinner and for all the guests at the table – Dress code, casual. (for dinner, jacket and tie). Our tip: the Relax Package with an entrance to the Monte Carlo Beach Club, a deck chair and two bath sheets, an organic lunch at the Elsa restaurant, a one-hour spa treatment at the cost of € 200 per person. Offer valid from March 16th to October 14th 2018 (except July and August) subject to availabilitY.


16 March 2018 at 8.30pm – GRIMALDI FORUM – FESTIVAL PRINTEMPS DES ARTS MONTE CARLO – AN OPENING IN THE US ACCENT -Charles Ives was the first American composer to reference popular melodies in symphony music, in 1902, in his second symphony. Some decades later in New York, Leonard Bernstein went further by combining classical music with dance and musical comedy. Today, works the same flame… Pre-performance talk at 6:30 pm: Charles Ives, the visionary composer -Philippe Albèra, Musicologist. LUCIANO BERIOSequenza I- Samuel Bricault, flute LEONARD BERNSTEIN / Candide (Ouverture) LEONARD BERNSTEIN / West Side Story (Danses symphoniques) CHARLES IVES / Symphonie n°2 – Orchestre national de France – Yutaka Sado, Conductor – For Booking and tickets: 12 avenue d’Ostende MC 98000 Monaco, tel +377 97983290;;


21st -24th March 2018 – GRIMALDI FORUM – SALLE PRINCE PIERRE & SALLE DES PRINCES – 13th EDITION OF LES SERENISSIMES DE L’HUMOUR A fabulous line-up of artists, comedians and actors is programmed over the four days of the Principality’s 13th comedy festival. Organised in association with the Rire & Chansons radio station, Sérénissimes de l’Humour has H.S.H. Prince Albert II as patron and supports the Monegasque children’s charity Amade. Highlights: Le Comte de Bouderbala 2  – 21 March at 8.00pm – François Xavier Demaison – 22 March at 8.00pm -Franck Dubosc  ( Salle des Princes) – 23 March at 8.00pm -Madénian & VDB – 24 March at 8.00pm.

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