Challenge

Impress participants used to attending conventions abroad, providing them with a complete experience with wow factor without staying far from France.

Brief / Needs Solutions/Benefits
Hold the event in a unique setting offering easy access and proximity for scheduled activities, meetings and leisure.  The Monte-Carlo Bay Hotel & Resort was selected for its seaside location and proximity to the Monte-Carlo Beach and the Sporting Monte-Carlo.
Welcome and manage 400 attendees during the 3-day event. One contact person from Monte-Carlo Société des Bains de Mer was specially assigned to all aspects of the event.
Have a large conference room big enough to accommodate all attendees using cabaret style seating. The Salle des Etoiles at the Sporting Monte-Carlo was used. This prestigious 975 square metre banquet hall has a 7-metre ceiling, a 200 square metre stage and built-in high-tech equipment.
Organise F&B services in various venues according to the following needs :

  • Outdoor lunch in the hotel to be able to welcome guests as they arrive.
  • Dinner party near the hotel so guests can walk.
  • Gala dinner for a memorable last night in a venue where large-scale entertainment is possible.
 
  • Buffet lunch at the hotel’s sand-bottom lagoon with an incredible view of the Mediterranean Sea.
  • Cocktail reception orchestrated by Michelin-starred Chef Paolo Sari, at Le Deck, an exceptional venue at the Monte-Carlo Beach. Cruise theme party by the hotel’s Olympic-size pool until 2am.
  • Transformation of the Salle des Etoiles at the Sporting Monte-Carlo after the meeting. Guests entered the gala from the stage, the curtain opened and then the sunroof overlooking Monaco. Until 5am.
Organise a day-long exceptional incentive activity “à la carte”, while staying at the hotel. Four activity programmes were organised for participants to choose from :

  • Beach and relaxation: Private hire of part of the Monte-Carlo Beach Club’s private beach and pontoon with private unlimited access to water sports, volleyball court, Monte-Carlo Country Club tennis courts and lunch at the Monte-Carlo Beach restaurant overlooking the sea.
  • Yachting: Ten Vandutch boats were hired and left the pontoon at Monte-Carlo Bay for a “land and sea” race on the Mediterranean coastline. Lunch stop in Villefranche sur Mer where local products were tasted on paths along the sea.
  • Culture: Discovery of Monaco through its emblematic institutions and personalities. Lunch at the Salon Bellevue on the first floor of the Café de Paris overlooking the legendary Place du Casino.
  • Car rally: Forty old convertibles were hired and left the privately hired Monte-Carlo Beach car park on an escapade in the hinterland and a panoramic lunch.