What will the future Monaco look like? Members of the Club Suisse de Monaco got first-hand answers to the question at a meeting hosted by Frédéric Genta, who is responsible for Monaco’s attractiveness and digital transformation.
The venue on February 8 was the premises of the Interministerial Delegation for Digital Transition in Fontveille.
President of the Club Suisse de Monaco, Arik Röschke, welcomed members and introduced Frédéric Genta and his impressive background and career to date: the son of the Swiss watchmaker and artist Gérald Genta, whose most recognisable designs were that of the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak and Patek Philippe’s Nautilus, was educated at the University of Paris X, ESCP Business School and holds an MBA from Harvard Business School.
His career has spanned tech giants such as Orange, Amazon and Google and in 2018 Frédéric Genta was appointed to make Monaco the most digital state in the world.
He is currently in charge of projects like Smart City, the e-government programme, digital security and the digital economy.
Over the past four years, the digitalisation of Monaco has experienced an exponential growth, generating an increase in employment and enabling the Principality to better meet the needs of residents, tourists, workers, investors and companies. The trend has been accelerated by the COVID-19 pandemic.
In the future, the Principality would like to particularly encourage and facilitate the creation of businesses and attract people who contribute to prosperity with their knowledge and talents, in particular, real estate tech, yachting, ocean technology and family offices as well as investors.
The highly interesting and interactive discussion, where members took the opportunity to ask questions, was followed by a cocktail during which the exchange with Mr Genta and among the members was further deepened.
The Club Suisse de Monaco was founded in 1949 being one of the oldest associations in the Principality. Its aim is to maintain social and cultural relations between Swiss and Monegasque people, as well as other nationals living in or visiting Monaco.
By organising informative events in the fields of economics, politics and health with high-level personalities, the Club wishes to promote exchanges providing a showcase of Swiss know-how and values.
Please visit Club Suisse de Monaco’s website for all the updates about upcoming, events www.club-suisse-monaco.com
PHOTO: Dr Arik Röschke (President of the Club Suisse de Monaco) and Frédéric Genta (Member of the Monegasque Government)