Monaco’s ambitious plans for Grimaldi Forum

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Monaco’s ambitious plans for Grimaldi Forum

In just two and a half years, the Principality of Monaco’s Congress and Cultural Centre will increase its exhibition capacity by 50 pc

Monaco’s premiere MICE venue, the Grimaldi Forum is undergoing a massive expansion plan that will see a significant rise in its facilities, including a bigger exhibition space housed in an eco-district boasting with green spaces.
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As part of its focus on sustainability and eco-friendly measures, the Principality of Monaco is renovating and expanding its premiere Meetings, Incentive, Conferences and Exhibition (MICE) venue, the Grimaldi Forum.

This facility currently spans a total area of 70,000 square metres. The government has embarked upon a plan to expand to 80,000 square metres by 2025. The current modular area is 35,000 square meters, which will grow to 41,000 square meters by 2025. The facility also has 3 auditoriums with 1,800, 800 and 400 seats.

In just two and a half years, the Principality of Monaco’s Congress and Cultural Centre will increase its exhibition capacity by 50 pc, with 6,000 square metres of additional space. Connected to the rest of the building by a direct link to the Diaghilev exhibition hall, access to this extension will also be via an independent external entrance located on the seaward side.

Monaco is championing sustainable tourism and the Grimaldi Forum is an important part of this initiative. With Mareterra, the eco-district project currently under construction, which has been decided by the Monegasque government and in which this extension is being built, the entire environment of the Grimaldi Forum Monaco will offer a new dimension.

This eco-district project will offer housing, a car park, shops, restaurants, a pine tree forest and a marina. Coded to very strict environmental requirements, it is part of the Principality’s objective to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050. A part of the electricity powered by 1,500 photovoltaic modules installed on its roof since 2019, allows the Grimaldi Forum to supply energy to the surrounding buildings and this new district.

Moreover, enriched with new shops and restaurants, the recent renovation of the nearby Larvotto beach area is an additional asset that will enable congress participants to enjoy all the services close to their congress centre. The Grimaldi Forum is one of the first European centres to have received – since 2008 – the ISO 14 001 certification.

Thanks to these developments, the cultural and congress centre, which already hosts an average of 100 events and 250,000 visitors per year, will be more attractive than ever, hosting larger events and combining more events simultaneously. Thanks to an ever-increasing number of flexible offers, the Grimaldi Forum proposes more original event formats. It is a significant asset to boost the attractiveness of Monaco as a destination. The future is on the move!

In a press statement, Monaco Tourism says that this development is bound to attract the attention of the upwardly mobile discerning Indian outbound traveller, who is always on the lookout for the latest exciting events & facilities showcasing a variety of attractions to learn more about the culture, heritage and the latest happenings around the world.

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