Under the impetus of its Sovereign, HSH Prince Albert II, Monaco rhymes with sustainability.

Its commitment to protecting the environment is driven by actions led by the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation. It includes the launch of the SEA Index® by the Yacht Club de Monaco and Credit Suisse; the first carbon footprint index for superyachts of +40m, targeting environmental goals to reduce carbon emissions in the Yachting sector.

The Principality is also a land of innovation, as a role model providing access to technology including 5G, blockchain and a unique ecosystem, and as a state committed to the digital transition through Extended Monaco. The overarching aim is to build the final links in the efficiency connected mobility chain, to improve the living environment through interaction with residents and to achieve better control of urban planning and key environmental markers.

Supported by the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation, the Government’s digital transition programme, Extended Monaco and Yacht Club de Monaco through its La Belle Classe certification, the 2nd Monaco Smart & Sustainable rendezvous is on 25-26 September 2022.

Organised by M3, the Monaco company specialised in marina management, in partnership with Blumarpho, open ecosystem innovation with positive impact experts, this networking event brings together an ecosystem of 250 representing the most important players in the marina/Yachting sector. They include entrepreneurs and startups, there to meet industrialists, investors, promotors, marina developers and architects, in the quest to find innovative solutions to promote the development of virtuous marinas: this is Smart technology at the service of protecting the environment.

Monaco Smart & Sustainable Marina Rendezvous is part of the collective ‘Monaco Capital of Advanced Yachting brand, the goal of which is to encourage all projects that aim to improve sustainability in the sector.

The objective is to present all the new solutions and innovative technologies in favour of the preservation of theenvironment in order to design marinas that are more virtuous, efficient, attractive and practical, in addition to being realplaces to live. New technologies, including digital, now make it possible to implement the energy transition through abetter use of resources, the adoption of renewable energy sources and the protection of the sea and the ocean usingadapted and sustainable economic models”, explains José Marco Casellini, CEO of M3.

2022: Marina developers and Architects join selection process set up last year for startups to foster networking and elect winners of the Smart & Sustainable Marina Awards.

To meet the challenges of virtuous marinas, this year the original concept for this event focused on startups has been extended to include existing or under-development marinas, as well as architects. It is an opportunity for them to present their projects to reduce their impact on the environment and enter the International Smart & Sustainable Marina Awards, in one of three categories (Startups, Marinas and Architects), awarded at the end of the event on Monday 26thSeptember 2022.

The networking and selection process to participate in the International Smart & Sustainable Marina Awards is the following:

  • 1stMay – 1st July: E-Catalogue

This will reference 50 startups & 50 marinas and architects worldwide, selected by Blumorpho and M3 experts from all those who apply.

Registration deadline
to participate: Wednesday 1st June

Registration fee (VAT included):

For Marinas: €1,200 – For Start-ups, Architects & Designers: €600

  • 15th August – 10th September: Grand Oral

One-on-one interviews with a Jury of industrialists, yachting professionals and investors that put participants into direct contact with potential strategic and financial partners.

Marina criteria assessed, aligned with ‘La Belle Classe Destinations by YCM’ objectives: 

– Sustainability approach

– Quality of design and architecture (urban planning…),

– Customer experience (Yacht Club, Nautical Centre, services, safety & security…).

  • 13th September: Consensus Meeting.

The Jury will elect the International Smart & Sustainable Marina Award winners in the following categories: Startups, Marinas & Architects

For Marina & Architect categories, the public vote will be also taken into account.

To participate in the Monaco Smart & Sustainable Marina Rendezvous:




Join us the 21 & 22 March 2024 for the 2nd Edition of the Monaco Smart Yacht Rendezvous