EDITOR’S PICKS AT THE START OF THE MONTE CARLO SUMMER SEASON

by Ilio Masprone – Publisher – Knight of the Principality of Monaco for Cultural Merit

As always in Monte Carlo, this 2019 Summer season is  a cornucopia of prestigious events: music, fashion, culture, sport and many others follow each other without interruption!

8 May 2019 – MONTE-CARLO SPORTING – SALLE DES ÉTOILES – RUSSIA LOVES MONACO – VALERY MELADZE, VALERIYA, ANI LORAK and EMIN in EXCLUSIVE CONCERT in MONACO. On May 8, four of the most famous and important artists of the Russian music industry will present their iconic songs and their new hits, as well as new duets. Fans of music from around the world who dream of attending their live performances will be pleased, as these four artists will all be on the same stage! The public will enjoy a special program “Russia loves Monaco”, in the splendid Sporting Monte Carlo complex. Four artists – four countries: Georgia, Ukraine, Azerbaijan and Russia will create a perfect intercultural musical constellation. Don’t miss these four extraordinary performances during an exceptional musical event. Dance and celebrate all night listening to the great voices of these Russian-speaking artists who are among the best-selling and most famous of their time. Discover Ani Lorak and Valeriya, elegant and sophisticated artists, and Valery Meladze and EMIN, romantic and charismatic singers. For the first time in Monaco. Information: – Doors open for the Dinner Show at 8.00 pm – Concert start from 10.30 pm – Dress code: evening dress – Minimum age: 7 years – Valet parking

08-10 May 2019 – GRIMALDI FORUM – EVER MONACO – INTERNATIONAL FORUM & CONFERENCE ON RENEWABLE ENERGIES & GREEN VEHICLES – NICO ROSBERG AMBASSADOR OF EVER MONACO 2019. EVER Monaco is the pioneer event dedicated to sustainable mobility and renewable energy in the Principality. Established in 2005, it brings together the biggest players in the industry every year at the Grimaldi Forum. A professional forum where everyone is welcome, EVER Monaco will open its doors from 8 to 10 May 2019 in a larger space, to meet the growing demand from exhibitors. Scientific conferences, round tables that bring together people from the world of sustainable development and electric vehicles, such as the recently retired Formula 1 world champion Nico Rosberg, international meetings, the Ride and Drive, the Riviera Electric Challenge “Cagnes for Ever” will be this year in the program.

9 May 2019 AT 6.30 PM – GRIMALDI FORUM – PUBLIC CONFERENCE OF MONTSE AGUER, CURATOR OF THE EXHIBITION “DALI, UNE HISTOIRE DE PEINTURE” – Special evening dedicated to one of the greatest artists of the 20th century, preparation for the great summer exhibition in Monaco. To celebrate the 30th anniversary of the artist’s death (1904-1989), the Grimaldi Forum Monaco offers the public a great evening dedicated to Salvador Dali. This evening open to the public will delight art lovers of the unconditional “sacred monster”. First of all, Montse Aguer, director of the Dalí Museums and curator of the exhibition, will reveal the highlights of the Grimaldi Forum summer event: “Dali, une histoire de peinture” from 6 July to 8 September 2019. Through the presentation of some of the hundred works (paintings, drawings and photographs) exhibited this summer, viewers can discover the different phases of the artist’s creative process and recognize the influence of different painters to which Salvador Dali pays tribute. With the support of the Dalí Gala-Salvador Foundation, the screening of a documentary film of 2017 directed by David Pujol, written by Montse Aguer will follow. “Portlligat’s La vie secrète” is an essential documentary to understand the life and work of Salvador Dalí, his home, his laboratory and the surroundings. It received the award for Best Feature Film for the Fine Arts Film Festival (FAFF) in California. Discovering the Portlligat Workshop means accessing to a more intimate knowledge of Salvador Dalí. Evening of 9 May 2019 at 18:30. Free admission with an admission ticket at the Grimaldi Forum ticket office, subject to availability. Reservation is also possible by calling +377 9999 3000 or by email ticket@grimaldiforum.com

11 May 2019 – 3rd GRAND PRIX OF FORMULA-E / EPRIX MONACO – The E formula will return to Monaco this year taking its place in the calendar, Saturday, 11 May 2019. As in the first edition, the races take place on a portion of the legendary Formula 1 circuit, in the winding streets of the Principality of Monaco. On a total length of 2 km, Formula E will use the same starting and finishing line as the F1. At the end of the straight line of the stands towards the port, the cars will run to take the hairpin before resuming the track of the traditional circuit: the tobacconist, the pool and the Rascasse. The Formula E FIA or ABB Formula E allows you to appreciate former Formula 1 drivers like Felipe Massa or Sébastien Buemi at the wheel of cars that develop up to 225K of power. This discipline of the future attracts the major producers: Audi, Nissan, Jaguar, BMW and of course Venturi Automobiles Monaco by Gildo Pastor – For reservations in prestigious panoramic establishments https://www.firstclassorg.mc/grandprixmonaco-formulee-eprix.html

15-19 May 2019 – 7th EDITION – VILLAGE FASHION, SPACE FONTVIEILLE – MONTE CARLO FASHION WEEK – (MCFW ©) – UNDER THE SIGN OF MADE IN ITALY – The guest of honor of this edition is Alberta Ferretti who, on the evening of Saturday, May 18, will parade with the Cruise 2020 collection at the Yacht Club of Monaco. The designer, always a great supporter of ethical fashion, has recently launched a collection of garments made with carefully selected materials, with certifications that guarantee the recycled origin of the material, the use of biological fabrics and a reduction in the use of chemical substances. Alberta Ferretti, prestigious guest of honor, will unveil her 2020 collection, Saturday 18 May 2019, with an extraordinary fashion show at the Yacht Club of Monaco. The Italian designer at the head of her eponymous label, symbol of style, femininity, sensuality and glamor, will receive the Made in Italy Fashion Award. The 2019 edition of the Montecarlo Fashion Week coincides with the tenth anniversary of the Monegasque Fashion Chamber. Created in April 2009 by Federica Nardoni Spinetta and under her presidency, the CMM has a dual objective, which has already implemented during this first decade. On the one hand, CMM represents and disseminates the values ​​of Monegasque designers, highlighting Made in Monaco creativity on an international level, especially thanks to emerging brands; on the other it projects the Principality into the international fashion world. With greater international attention and plenty of news, the Monte Carlo Fashion Week is the official fashion event of the Principality of Monaco. A unique and inter sectorial program, with fashion shows by emerging and iconic creators, fashion conferences, social events and the highly anticipated MCFW © Fashion Awards ceremony. Thanks to the patronage of Princess Charlene of Monaco, the MCFW © is gaining prestige, year after year, thanks to its adherence to the international calendar of the fashion week. Buyers and fashion lovers from all over the world are looking forward to this fashion show, thanks to the participation of fashion leaders and celebrities who regularly attend the Principality. The Monaco Fashion Chamber, in collaboration with the government, the Town Hall and the Monaco Tourist Office, brings together and shows several designers and brands such as Banana Moon, Beach & Cashmere Monaco, Diana Orville, Elizabeth Wessel, Leslie Monte Carlo, Loona Monte Carlo, Stardust Monte Carlo. Also noteworthy is the charitable commitment of the MCFW, which supports the Princess Charlene Foundation of Monaco for the third consecutive year – Information: http://www.fondationprincesscharlene.mc – Mobile phone Lavotha +33 (0) 6 78 63 5667 – Email: CLavotha@monaco.mc – www.chambremonegasquemode.com

15 – 16 May 2019 – GRIMALDI FORUM – MILP – LUXURY PROPERTY EXPO – INTERNATIONAL LUXURY REAL ESTATE. This exhibition brings together exhibitors, high-end developers and real estate agents from 80 countries. The exhibition will present the properties located in all areas of interest to investors: EUROPE: England, France, Italy, Spain, Germany, Austria, Cyprus, Greece, Malta and other countries; ASIA: Thailand, Maldives, Philippines, Malaysia, Singapore and more; Islands, including the Caribbean, Hawaii, the Canary Islands, French Polynesia and Cuba; and the Middle East: United Arab Emirates, Turkey, Egypt and Jordan. The event is organized in collaboration with the Government of the Principality of Monaco. The MILP exhibition is the 16th project of the IELP series. Between 2016 and 2018, the IELPE events took place all over the world, including the exhibition MILP is the 16th project of the IELP series. Between 2016 and 2018, IELPE events took place all over the world, including Shanghai, Mumbai, Moscow, Kiev, Cannes, Almaty and Baku. Information Reservations: info@ielpe.com, or +44 20 335 581 11.

16-17 May 2019 – THÉÂTRE DES VARIÉTÉS DE MONTECARLO – SPECTACLE – “ET PENDANT CE TEMPLE SIMONE VEILLE! Montecarlotimes is happy to promote a show that promises to be very interesting. Presented by La Compagnie de Florestan conducted by Laure Podévin, the show is centered on the figure of the great French politician Simone Veil Comedy by Corinne Berron, Hélène Serrez, Vanina Sicurani, Bonbon et Trinidad – Free admission by reservation +33 (06) 80863355 – Born Jacob in 1927 in Nice and died June 30, 2017 in Paris, Simone was deported to Auschwitz at the age of 16. She was saved and married Antoine Veil in 1946. She entered the magistracy as a high-ranking official and in 1974 she formulated the “Veil Law” which decriminalizes the use by abortion women , becoming an icon of the fight against discrimination against women in France. From 1979 to 1982 he was president of the newly elected European Parliament, and he is unanimously considered one of the promoters of the Franco-German reconciliation and the construction of a United Europe. From 1993 to 1995, Simone Veil was Minister of State, Minister of Social Affairs, Health and the City of Paris in the Édouard Balladur government. She took part in the 1998-2007 Constitutional Council, before being elected to the French Academy in 2008. By decree of President Emmanuel Macron, Simone Veil entered the Pantheon next to her husband on 1 July 2018.

23 -26 May 2019 – FORMULA 1 MONACO GRAND PRIX – MONTE CARLO – THE SOCIÉTÉ DES BAINS DE MER  PARTNER OF THE CIRCUIT IN THE HEART OF THE PRINCIPALITY – 260.52 km, 78 laps, more than 100,000 spectators every year, the Grand Prix of Formula 1 of Monaco is in the dreams of all fans. This is the story of a frantic race, where the tires screech on the asphalt. An exceptional competition in which the greatest riders in the world compete. Enjoy the show in the front row in our factories. Every year, for 4 days in May, the Société des Bains De Mer welcomes thousands of enthusiasts from all over the world to its facilities. The highlight of this extraordinary event: race Sunday, when more than 100,000 people meet in Monaco! At any time of the day, the numerous restaurants offer excellent gastronomy. Whether it’s enjoying a cocktail at the Café de Paris Monte-Carlo during the tests, enjoying the menu of a Michelin-starred chef Michelin Guide at Louis XV – Alain Ducasse at the Hôtel de Paris while watching the race in front row seats, to enjoy an adrenaline and serenity experience at the Thermes Marins Monte-Carlo, or to book a luxurious room with a breathtaking view on the Hotel Hermitage Monte-Carlo circuit, the choice appears to be up to the event. Cars are just a few meters from the spectators. Awesome! At the Rascasse or Jimmy’z Monte-Carlo in the evening the party continues in the bars and on the circuit, which becomes a dance floor for a night … website: http: // ilpexpo.com/ Information: Thursday, May 23: Menu from € 90 per person; Friday, May 24th: a la carte menu; Saturday 25 May: Menu from € 180 per person; Sunday 26 May: Menu from € 300 per person; Paddock lounge: starting at € 170 – Bookings: ticketoffice@sbm.mc

30 May – 02 June 2019 – GRIMALDI FORUM – TOP MARQUES – The best of supercars! Top Marques Monaco, “the most exclusive automotive show in the world” according to the New York Times, will be held immediately after the Monaco Grand Prix, creating a unique supercar festival for more than 10 days. Cutting-edge technologies, high performance, sophisticated styles and attention to the environment are the order of the day for this sixteenth edition. Top Marques Monaco is mainly a show for car enthusiasts, but not only, it also presents other aspects of the high-end sector such as high watchmaking, jewelery and superboats.

05 – 06 June 2019 – GRIMALDI FORUM – 16th EDITION – DATA CLOUD – DataCloud Congress is a unique meeting point for Cloud, Datacenter and IT Infrastructure experts. Information: http://www.broad-group.com/press-release/datacloud-monaco-goes-global-2019

6-9 June 2019 – EY FORUM – MONTE – CARLO – WORLD ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR ™ FORUM – At EY we firmly believe that economic stability, equal access to education, a healthy environment and a just and inclusive society are prerequisites for a better future. EY has therefore tried to do its part to create a better working world for everyone. EY is exploiting its global reach to start this process and, with its communities and stakeholders, is working hard to create positive changes. Information and registration: www.ey.com https://www.ey.com/Content/vwWFPreview/GL/en/WEOY-in-june-2019?OpenDocument

14 -18 June 2019 GRIMALDI FORUM – 59th edition – MONTE-CARLO TELEVISION FESTIVAL – The meeting point for television fans! Under the Honorary Presidency of S.A.S. Prince Albert II of Monaco, the Monte Carlo Television Festival will open with a glamorous ceremony that will present a preview of a television program. Free and open to the public, the Festival also offers meetings with international stars, backstage meetings, screenings and recordings … And to relax between two events in a tranquil atmosphere, the public can meet in the Fan Zone, a shaded space that offers many activities. The atmosphere of the red carpet, prestigious parties and VIP cocktails are also on the program. The La Nimphe d’Or awarded to the best television programs from around the world will reveal the winners in 2019 at the time of the presentation of the Nimphe d’Or ceremony to be held Tuesday, June 18 in front of an audience of more than a thousand guests .

21 June 2019 – 6th YOGA SOLSTICE MONACO – TERRASSES DU CASINO DE MONTE-CARLO – In the heart of Monaco, facing the Mediterranean Sea, a feast of joy and serenity will delight beginners and lovers of this lifestyle. With the support of the Monte-Carlo Société des Bains de Mer and the Embassy of India in France, Monaco Yoga Shala organizes the meeting of the whole Côte d’Azur and Italy yoga community to celebrate together the International Yoga Day declared by the Nations United. Everyone, regardless of age or level of practice, is invited to participate in this event, to move, breathe, feel and relax, on the Terrasses du Casino. Information: at 17:45: opening of the Yoga area and live Indian music; at 6:15 pm: yoga session with the Handpan rhythms; at 7.40pm: closure of the yoga area. yogasolsticemonaco@gmail.com 

27 -30 June 2019 – TERRASSES DU CASINO DE MONTE-CARLO – ÉLÉGANCE ET AUTOMOBILE – Since 1890, the Monaco Automobile Club has made performance and elegance the essential components of the Principality’s DNA. Integrated in the program of the Montecarlo Rally of vintage cars until 2001, “Elegance and Automobile in Monte Carlo” will be back in vogue this summer. This event traditionally organized by the Automobile Club of Monaco, in collaboration with the Monte Carlo Société des Bains de Mer group, means rebirth and a desire to and amaze fans of iconic models. On the program: 50 stars cars, 1930s coupés, 1960s cabriolets and other famous prototypes will meet to take part in an institutional competition. The festivities will begin with a cocktail on the Terrasses of the Casino of Monte Carlo and, the next day, the various competitors will participate in a ride on the roads of the hinterland. This will be marked by a picnic on the road prepared by a chef and will end with a candlelight dinner at the Grill of the Hotel de Paris in Monte Carlo. Finally, on Saturday 29 June, these exceptional cars will be set up before parading on the Place du Casino to be judged by the experts. On Sunday the award ceremony will finally take place on the Rocca, in the presence of the L.A.S. the prince and princess of Monaco. This elegant competition will be closed by a reception at the Prince’s Palace. Information: elegance@acm.mc

27-29 June 2019 – PORT HERCULES – 14th edition – INTERNATIONAL JUMPING MONTE CARLO – Since 2006, the Monte Carlo International Jumping brings together the best riders in the world rankings. The Monte-Carlo international jumping track is one of the most difficult circuits in the world. Full of obstacles, its main characteristic is that it is very short, very narrow, very sinuous. The smallness of its traces therefore requires pilots a mastery and an extreme technique that guarantees an exceptional show both for a passionate audience and for all those present. Jumping is both a jumping race and a race against time. The champions compete for the Grand Prix of the Prince of Monaco, the greatest reward of this stage. For more information, visit the Monte-Carlo Jumping International website.

 

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