Landmark Transition Monaco Forum, under the High Patronage of His Serene Highness Prince Albert II, aims to reinvent business models for a clean future

The Grimaldi Forum, Monte Carlo - June 26-27, 2018

Paris, 19 March 2018 – Under the High Patronage of His Serene Highness, Prince Albert II, Transition Monaco Forum, a new global platform committed to accelerating the transition towards a clean future across all sectors and industries, will convene 500 global influencers, decision makers and innovators at The Grimaldi Forum in Monaco from June 26-27, 2018.  

The inaugural and invitation-only conference will present five key enablers that are needed to strengthen the cleantech ecosystem: the role of cities and territories, finance, regulation, innovation and new stakeholders. Through this holistic approach, the overall objective of the platform is to act as a catalyst to foster partnerships and strategic investments which can speed up the mainstreaming of innovations at the epicenter of the transition. As a global leader of this transition, China will be highlighted as the country of honor during this first edition in Monaco.

His Serene Highness Prince Albert II, who will give the welcome address on June 26, described the event as an opportunity to lay out the strategies for a clean future: “I’m pleased to welcome Transition Monaco Forum. In the Principality of Monaco, we promote renewable energies, clean mobility, and energy efficiency. These actions, which are essential to act against climate change, are relayed at the international level by my Foundation. We need initiatives like this to accelerate global efforts to build a new non-carbonated energy model that does not threaten the future of our planet.”

“We are extremely grateful to His Serene Highness for his support,” said Lionel le Maux, President, Aqua Asset Management and co-founder of Transition Monaco Forum. “We are on the cusp of a major evolution. When we speak about the transition, it is not just about clean energy—we’re going to see a complete economic transition that will force all sectors and industries to transform and develop more sustainable business models to flourish while combating climate change.”

“Trillions of dollars in funding and collaboration between all sectors will be needed in the coming years to enable the transition to a low carbon economy,” continued le Maux. “Through Transition Monaco Forum, an investment and action-oriented platform, we intend to form a multi-stakeholder coalition to speed up the commercial deployment of innovative, clean and sustainable solutions while optimizing returns for investors.”

Transition Monaco Forum’s annual agenda will be shaped by an internationally-renowned board of advisors, including: H.E. Bernard Fautrier (Monaco), Minister Plenipotentiary for Sustainable Development, Francis O'Sullivan (USA), Director of Research, MIT Energy Initiative, Graciela Chichilnisky (Argentina), Economics Professor, Columbia University and lead author on the 2007 Nobel Prize recipient, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), Michèle Sabban (France), President, R20, Marco Lambertini (Italy), President, WWF, and Erik Brandsma (Sweden), Director General, Swedish Energy Agency.

The Forum will be produced by Richard Attias & Associates, part of WPP.

Program Highlights:

Speakers and delegates will include 500 global leaders including top company executives, policymakers, entrepreneurs, financiers, scientists, experts, and activists.

Inspiring and distinguished speakers will address the five enablers of the transition to a clean future: the role of Cities and Territories, Financing, Regulation, Innovation and New Stakeholders.

Expert-led workshops will offer high-level insights on eight key sectors where innovation is needed: Agriculture, Air, Construction, Energy, Infrastructure, Mobility, Waste, and Water.

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About the Host: Aqua Asset Management

Aqua Asset Management was established in 2016 by Lionel Le Maux with the support of African-based FinanceCom, a financial group (banking and insurance) based in Morocco with a presence in Africa (over 20,000 employees and nearly US$3 billion (€2.4 billion) in equity). The independent management company specializes in private equity investments with a strong focus on small and medium-sized French and European companies linked to the energy transition and environmental infrastructure projects. Its team manages and consults on different funds and mandates for institutional and large private investors. Find out more about the company at:

About the Organizer: Richard Attias & Associates

Richard Attias & Associates (RA&A) is a global communications advisory firm. It delivers strategic advice and innovative solutions to help clients enhance their image and reputation and achieve their economic and social goals. Best known for creating game-changing “live” platforms and engaging high-profile corporate, political and civic leaders on its clients’ behalf, RA&A is one of the only firms in the world with proven experience in branding nations. The firm has offices in Africa, Europe, the Middle East and the United States. It is a subsidiary of WPP (NASDAQ: WPPGY), the world’s largest communications services group. Learn more about RA&A at