First meeting of Trade Observatory
Monaco, 19 March 2015 – The first meeting of the Trade Observatory was held this morning, under the chairmanship of H.E. Mr Michel Roger, the Minister of State. The meeting was attended by the Minister of Finance and Economy, Jean Castellini, and representatives of member organisations.*
The Observatory’s first meeting was dedicated to identifying topics for discussion and studies to be carried out and to defining the priorities for 2015.
As a consultative body, the Trade Observatory is focused on managing commercial momentum and will complement a range of measures already implemented by the Prince’s Government to improve the country’s commercial appeal. Its role will include carrying out reviews of trade projects, business intelligence, forward-looking studies and analysis.
Led by the Welcome Office, it brings together representatives from the public and private sectors to stimulate discussion at an individual level and contribute to thinking on cross-cutting issues, with links to trade and commercial urban development. In order to carry out its mission, the Trade Observatory will be able to call on experts from the public and private sectors to conduct specific studies.
* National Council; Monaco City Hall; Economic and Social Council; Ministry of Finance and Economy; Ministry of Public Works, the Environment and Urban Development; Economic Development Chamber; Chambre Immobilière Monégasque; Strategic Council for Attractiveness; Monegasque Institute of Statistics and Economic Studies; Monaco Union of Traders and Artisans; GIE Fontvieille (economic interest group); Métropole Shopping Centre; Monegasque Hospitality Industry; Junior Chamber International Monaco; Welcome Office.