Rendez-vous du cluster « Yachting Monaco »
Wednesday 8th June 2016
Launched in November 2014 to unite the 300 businesses operating in the Monegasque yachting sector, the Cluster Yachting Monaco continues to evolve and develop its activities.
Establishment of a VIP pontoon for owners calling in to the Principality and a directory of professionals in Monaco are two of many concrete actions put in place over the last year, thanks to the enthusiastic work of its 60 members and four working groups.
The Cluster is one of the actions taken by the Conseil Stratégique pour l’attractivité (a Monaco Government initiative), and the momentum behind its success has led to the organization of the first Cluster Yachting Monaco Rendezvous to be held in June.
The one-day event dedicated to the Monaco yachting industry will focus on four main themes: presentation of the Cluster Yachting Monaco with statistics, attended by French and Spanish Cluster presidents; innovative projects initiated by yachting professionals in Monaco; discussions on a new strategy to attract other client groups; and the shape of ‘Destination Monaco’ tomorrow. Opening proceedings will be Monaco’s Minister of State, H.E. Mr Serge Telle, who will make a speech.
A key objective of the Rendezvous is to federate professionals here and promote an industry that despite a turnover of €700 million and 1,435 employees (source: IMSEE) is still not that well known. This is a priority for Cluster President Bernard d’Alessandri: “It’s important we highlight the Monegasque yachting sector by giving it the profile it deserves.”
With the initiatives taken by the Cluster Yachting Monaco and the YCM’s La Belle Classe Academy training centre, not forgetting the Monaco Yacht Show in September, a major event for the superyacht sector, the Principality is consolidating its status as ‘Capital of Yachting’.