A visit to the Principality is always a unique experience. 25% of the global tourism activity comes from the travel and business tourism industry which actively participates in the economic dynamism and international attractiveness of the destination. Each year 500 major meetings and events choose Monaco to host their event. Wish to go beyond clichés? The second smallest country in the world has many assets to surprise you! Here is a selection of 10 facts you may not know about Monaco.
An international melting-pot! 125 different nationalities live in Monaco and nearly as many languages can be heard across the streets of Monaco.
Monaco is a major economic actor in the region. 5.000 businesses employ more than 50.000 local workers.
3. With its 2.2sq kilometers in total land area, Monaco is the second smallest country in the world, after the Vatican.
4. 20% territorial expansion gained on the sea, over the past 60 years. The current offshore extension project will expand Monaco by six hectares in 2025 including 6000sqm for the Grimaldi Forum Monaco congress centre.
1 policeman for 81 people, while the number in European countries is around 1 for 600 people. Security is definitely a priority and a national concern.
Health is top on the agenda! The 2.2 sqkm of the Principality proudly counts 14 distinguished professors which are all international medical references in their speciality.
A green eco-certified venue which will become by 2019 the first convention centre using 100% clean energy and which will be equipped with a solar panel roof producing enough energy to supply a hundred families annually.
Pioneer in sustainable mobility: Since 2000, Venturi Automobiles has developed record-breaking electric vehicles and recently established the first academy for electric motorsport drivers for the FIA Formula E championship.
Monthly Thursday Live Sessions: Art & Music are two of the feel-good assets of the Grimaldi Forum Monaco which welcomes every month a live band & a DJ set. This cultural rdv is only one of the many offered throughout the Principality.
Charles Garnier: Charles Garnier, the legendary architect famous for the awe-inspiring Paris Opera, designed the worldwide famous and prestigious Monte-Carlo Opera. Its magnificent architecture dated 1879 is a symbol of innovated technics, style and excellence.
Wish to get more extra secret, fun, serious, innovative or other juicy information nobody knows about Monaco and its convention centre? Sign up to our mailing list! We promise you we will value and respect your data as much as your events. TOOL BOX “Unexpected Monaco” Digital Magazine Event Story Video: a successful congress at the Grimaldi Forum Monte-Carlo, a Legendary Automotive Destination Grimaldi Forum Congress Centre - technical specs GRIMALDI FORUM FACT SHEET: Enjoy smart meeting spaces and creative services to make each event a unique experience to launch, live and love! The venue is located in the heart of the very secure Principality, and only a few minutes’ walk from the largest hotels. Main features: ‐ 35 000 sq.m. of modular premises ‐ 14 000 sq.m. of exhibition and catering spaces including 2 halls, 3 multifunctional spaces, the main lobby and foyers areas, ‐ 3 auditoria including 1800, 800 and 400 seats, ‐ 22 breakout rooms ‐ 620 sq.m. of multi-functional space : brand new Indigo space with its private open terrace The venue offers a wide range of tailor-made services from space layout design to construction of settings as well as branding, catering, hospitality or IT and digital solutions. The staff is also committed to implement and strengthen our eco-friendly policy founded on our ISO 14001:2004 environmental certification.