by Ilaria Sismondini

1st – 8th June 2018 – GRIMALDI FORUM – MONACO GLOBE SERIES: IMOCA 60 – Now established as a one-design winter base through its organisation of the Monaco Sportsboat Winter Series, attracting some 100 international teams, the Yacht Club de Monaco, under the presidency of HSH Prince Albert II, continues to ramp up its sailing policy. Taking full advantage of a Clubhouse designed by Lord Foster and facilities ideally suited to regattas and hosting crews and their partners, the Monaco Yacht Club is organising the first Monaco Globe Series early June, the first stage of the new IMOCA (2018-2020) Championship. Provisional programme: Friday 1st June 2018: Exhibition day for teams and their sponsors – 2.00pm: Runs and courses in Monaco Bay – 5.00pm: Press conference to launch the Monaco Globe Series – 6.00pm: Globe Series -Opening Ceremony (by invitation) – 8.30pm: Gala Dinner (by invitation) – Saturday 2nd June 2018: Exhibition day – 2.00pm: Runs and courses in Monaco Bay – Sunday 3rd June 2018: 1.00pm: Start of 1,200 nautical mile race – Friday 8th June 2018: 6.00pm: Prize-giving ceremony

2nd June 2018 at 8 pm – GRIMALDI FORUM – PRINCES ROOM – RUSSIAN GALA – Boris Eifman Ballet – Tchaikovsky – PRO and CONTRA – Today, Boris Eifman presents a new and original choreographic creation that corresponds to the modern artistic and technical possibilities of ballet: Tchaikovsky – PRO and CONTRA is the result of a long reflection of the choreographer on the personality and the creative world of the great Russian composer. For this new creation, the Boris Eifman Ballet Company in St. Petersburg received the special Golden Soffit Expert Committee Award. “For many years, I have discovered the musical world of Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky and realized how profound and infinite the composer’s world was. I understood by immersing myself in his music, a multitude of themes related to his musical creation, his psychic identity, and relationships with his relatives. But, I did not feel this immense wealth earlier, and I wanted to dive deeper into the environment of Tchaikovsky’s creative torment, “he says. The choreographic narration of Boris Eifman Ballet’s new production PRO ET CONTRA, is in keeping with the composer’s music in a great and precise dramaturgical emotion.

3rd June 2018 – GRIMALDI FORUM – BS CONGRESS MONACO – The new business format of Beauté Sélection: Exclusive meetings, Business and Networking on the themes of hairdressing and aesthetics for business leaders. To put a foot in the South, Christophe Gabreau and his team did not want a classic format. And here it is, the new concept to fly where it’s hot: BS Congress! The first of its kind will prove itself in Monaco on June 3, 2018, at the renowned Grimaldi Forum. BS Congress Monaco has 1000 visitors from all over France. Upon registration, everyone’s project will be defined and appointments will be organized to meet the expectations of business leaders. All will be invited to breakfast, lunch, two conferences and at the end of the day, to a scenic event.

4th June 2018 at 6:30 pm – GRIMALDI FORUM – PUBLIC CONFERENCE OF CHRISTIANE ZIEGLER, CURATOR OF THE SUMMER EXHIBITION THE GOLD OF THE PHARAOHS – Christiane ZIEGLER will unveil the concept of the Grimaldi Forum’s Summer-exhibition-event and its emblematic works during a public lecture on Monday, June 4th at 6:30 pm in the Camille Blanc Auditorium. In the process, Catherine Alestchenkoff, Culture Director, will discuss the scenography imagined by the Grimaldi Forum teams. In partenariat with The Médiathèque de Monaco – Free access – Reservation : +377 99 99 30 00

5th June 2018 and June 8th, 2018 – WORLD ENVIRONMENT DAY AND WORLD OCEANS DAY – Action focus for World Oceans Day 2018: Preventing plastic pollution and encouraging solutions for a healthy ocean. Will you stop using single use plastic bags, bottles and straws to help our ocean? Plastic trash is a serious problem for our ocean, and especially all the animals that call it home, but together we can be part of the solution. Click http://www.worldoceansday.org/plastic-pollution-lesson-plan to have access to the Plastic Pollution Lesson Plan. It is easy to follow and can be done from anywhere! By clicking “Sign Up” you will be directed to a short form to complete. Once you complete the sign-up form, you will be sent an email with a link to view and download the lesson plan.  This lesson was designed with youth in mind and we hope that young people will use this resource to teach their peers and community members about plastic pollution, inspire them with solutions, and empower them by doing an activity. http://www.worldoceansday.org/social-media

13th – 14th June, 2018 – DATACLOUD WORLD CONGRESS MONTECARLO – Meet some of the 150 Speaker Academy for Datacloud Europe at the premier congress and Awards for investing, powering, connecting, building and deploying datacenter, cloud and Edge. Now in its 15th year Datacloud Europe has evolved as a recognised beacon of high quality content offering thought leadership across the critical IT infrastructure markets and has performed a seminal role as the international networking and deal making opportunity for old and new contacts alike. With a powerful 3-day agenda including the Enterprise Cloud Forum, plus 2-days of deep content, the annual event attracts investors, financiers, business leaders and their enterprise customers in the stunning backdrop of Monte Carlo to do deals that influence outcomes for the next 12 months and beyond. The 11th Annual Awards raises the bar once again for all nominees recognizing demonstrable excellence in the industry and hosts other special accolades. For more informations http://www.datacloudcongress.com/

15th June 2018 – OPENING DAY – LA PIZZERIA AT MONTE CARLO BEACH – Stunning views of the Mediterranean, an idyllic setting right on the water, 100% organic food by Paolo Sari, the only one star Michelin bio-chef in the world … Welcome to La Pizzeria, the new Monte-Carlo Beach restaurant with the beautiful scent of Italy. Informations and reservations: Tel. + 377 98 06 41 51

15th -19th June 2018 – 58th MONTE CARLO TELEVISION FESTIVAL – The TV Fan Not to be Missed event! Under the honorary presidency of H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco, the 58th Monte-Carlo Television Festival will open at the Grimaldi Forum on Friday June 15th, with an ultra-glamorous ceremony, featuring an exclusive preview screening of a TV program. Free entrance and Open to the public, it also offers audiences the chance to meet international stars, attend TV series “Behind the Scenes” conferences, public screenings and autograph signing sessions. The program promises red-carpet ambiance, prestigious evening events and VIP cocktail parties. The Golden Nymphs competition – featuring the best in TV programming from around the world, will reveal the 2018 winners at the Golden Nymph Awards Ceremony, on Tuesday June 19th, in front of an audience of more than a thousand special guests.

21st – 22nd June 2018 from 11 am to 11pm – KLASSIFIED MUSIC FESTIVAL & MORE Klassified Music Festival is an artistic and cultural outdoor project combining electronic music, art and well-being.” After a first successful edition in Monaco Grimaldi Forum, Klassified Music Festival is coming back in 2018, but this time it will take an outdoor format, in l’Oppidum of Col d’Eze. The 21st and 22nd of July 2018, in partnership with Eze’s cityhall, the ethnic and captivating Klassified Festival put forward a total change of scene to cultural escapes devotees. Electronic music, slow food, vegan creations, Mayan body-painting, Reiki workshops and meditation … Time stops over a weekend and leaves room for 48 hours of relaxation and festivities. A unique and innovative experience, Klassified will awaken all the senses of its visitors, through different musical influences, spiritual art, gustatory surprises and various forms of cultural practices. During the day, “chill & arty” appointments will punctuate a wide range of activities, such as meditation classes, exhibition spaces for contemporary artists or relaxation areas. A market composed of “food trucks” will offer a world tour of flavours in fully organic dishes. Once night falls, music will resume its power and Klassified Festival will offer an electronic and melodic music experience including the most recognized DJs of the scene. L’Oppidum du Col d’Eze (10min de Nice) – 1948 Avenue des diables Bleus – 06360 Éze – FRANCE http://www.klassifiedmusic.com

21st June 2018 at 5 pm – THURSDAY LIVE SESSIONS – FÊTE DE LA MUSIQUE – I Say, “Make Some Noise!” – When the celebration of June 21st traditional music festival falls on a Thursday, it necessarily rhymes with Thursday Live Sessions. To this already-common format (free live music and free access), we will also share the concept: that of a stage open to singers, musicians and groups of the Principality of Monaco who will take turns on the Indigo’s stage at the end of the day. With eclectic genres and a confident musical diversity, the Grimaldi Forum highlights the artists that it has selected and who will enjoy performing in this hotspot of live music that has already seen so many talents go through it, both experienced and in the making. Free entry – Booking suggested: tel +377 9999 2020

22nd June 2018 – WORLD DAY TO COMBAT DESERTIFICATION AND DROUGHT PRINCE ALBERT II FOUNDATION – Eleventh Award Ceremony of the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation and exclusive screening of Luc Hardy’s expedition movie, “Arktika Incognita”. Two years after its creation in 2006, the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation made a decision to pay tribute each year, through the presentation of awards, to leading figures for their commitment and their support in protecting our planet. At the Eleventh Prince Albert II Foundation Awards Ceremony, to be held on 22 June 2018, HSH the Sovereign Prince will honour a number of leading figures and international organisations for their exemplary actions on behalf of the environment and the preservation of the planet, in each of his Foundation’s three priority fields of action: the fight against the effects of climate change, the preservation of biodiversity, and thirdly, access to water and the fight against desertification. http://www.unesco.org/new/en/world-day-to-combat-desertification

23rd June – September 3rd, 2018 – MONTE-CARLO BEACH CREATES THE DOM PÉRIGNON P2 LOUNGE AT LA VIGIESheltered by the pine forest, with the sea as the only horizon, this lounge bears the Dom Pérignon brand, with a harmony of food and champagne signed by Paolo Sari, Executive Chef. Unique and fleeting, it is the ideal venue to discover or rediscover some excellent bottles including the Dom Pérignon second plenitude. The enchantment continues in La Vigie restaurant, just a few metres away, with all the fish from the Mediterranean. Monte-Carlo Beach – Avenue Princesse Grace – 06190 Roquebrune-Cap-Martin – Open from 23rd June to 3rd September 2017, from 6pm, every day. Closed on Monday – T. +377 98 06 52 52
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23rd-24th June, 2018 from 12 pm – PLACE DU PALAIS PRINCIER – THE GRIMALDI HOUSE OF MONACO HISTORIC SITES ASSOCIATION  – 1st MEETING – Under the honorary presidency of H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco – The Marquisat de Beaux, the Comtée de Carladès and the Ville de Menton will present cultural events, local food specialities, workshops and games for kids. The Son et Lumière Show will take place Saturday 23rd at 10 pm. in the Place of the Prince Palace. Nearly 100 sites are linked to the Grimaldi House. From the amazing inventory of monuments, sites, towns and villages sprouted the idea of the Grimaldi Historic Sites of Monaco Association. Admittedly, the Grimaldi did not lack historians, but to make discover their fiefs, and, through them, the antiquity and the depth of their links with France and Italy, had never been envisaged. This is the goal of the Association. A road, a network that will allow history and heritage enthusiasts to discover the 700-year-old story of a family whose members have left an indelible mark in these places.

26th – 27th June 2018 – GRIMALDI FORUM – TRANSITION MONACO FORUM – Under the High Patronage of His Serene Highness Prince Albert II, aims to reinvent business models for a clean future – Over 500 engaged international leaders, investors, major cleantech players,  business leaders, innovators, experts, and members of civil society committed to a sustainable future will convene in Monte Carlo on 26-27 June at the Transition Monaco Forum. The goal of Transition Monaco Forum is to form a European hub of investors dedicated to the transition and to mobilize key stakeholders across all sectors to find concrete solutions which will accelerate the reinvention of business models. Gathered In Monaco, a country leading the energy transition, participants will debate the five key enablers of the cleantech ecosystem: finance, regulation, innovation, cities and territories and new stakeholders. H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco, a longstanding and passionate champion of the environment, will make the welcome remarks at the inaugural Forum. Arnold Schwarzenegger, former Governor of California and founder of R20 Regions of Climate Action, and Carlos Sallé, Director of Energy Policies and Climate Change for Iberdrola, the Spanish energy company, have also been confirmed.

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