CMB Monaco has marked 18 years of sponsorship of the Grimaldi Forum by signing up, with enthusiasm, for a 19th year.

At the signing ceremony at Grimaldi Forum on Tuesday, January 10, Henri Fissore, President of the Board, said that 2022 had witnessed a significant rebound from the previous two years, which “were difficult, as you know very well.”

For CMB Monaco, CEO Francesco Grosoli said that the bank and Grimaldi Forum share common values.

“Together we can make the Principality shine not just in Monaco but also internationally,” Mr Grosoli said.

Grimaldi Forum’s director Sylvie Biancheri told assembled journalists that the venue is home to more and more ‘green’ events, encouraging the use of recyclable materials in exhibitor stands, using less and less paper and favouring local suppliers.

Last year Grimaldi Forum was host to 100 events, compared to 120 in 2019. “It was not a very good year, but a good year,” she said.

Claude Monet’s Route de Monte-Carlo, 1883

Later this year the Summer Exhibition will be Monet en Pleine Lumière (Monet in Full Light) an exhibition of any of Monet’s works with an emphasis on his painting along the Riviera, where the quality of light is quite different from Normandy, the part of France with which the impressionist is usually associated.

The signing ceremony was followed by a public feast of traditional, and very delicious, galette des rois to start the year that bodes to be a great success for Grimaldi Forum.

PHOTO: From left, taking questions, Francesco Grosoli, CEO of CMB Monaco, Etienne Franzi, President of the Board of CMB, Henri Fissore, President of the Board of Grimaldi Forum, and Sylvie Biancheri, Director Ian Brodie