Monaco Yacht Show introduces Sustainability Hub
As part of MYS’s three-year development programme, this year’s edition will include a new exhibition area dedicated to sustainable yachting solutions.
A new Sustainability Hub will be added to the 2022 edition of the Monaco Yacht Show, which will be held from September 28-October 1 and mark the second edition during a three-year development programme ‘to promote superyachting among a new generation of clients’.
The new exhibition area is for companies specialising in technology aimed at reducing superyachts’ environmental footprint and will be located on 200sqm in Darse Sud, the tent dedicated to nautical equipment and technology.
The Sustainability Hub is the latest green initiative of a show that joined the Carbon Neutral programme in 2005 and the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation in 2010 to support eco-friendly projects.
Gaëlle Tallarida, Managing Director of MYS, said: “Might I remind you that the yachting industry had barely started taking on a ‘green attitude’ at the time. Our pioneering approach to sustainability in organising the Monaco Yacht Show began 18 years ago and now extends to a new dedicated exhibition, the Sustainability Hub, which was a logical next step for the show.
“This brand-new area dedicated to eco-friendly yachting alternatives is part of our sustainability programme, which is set to be extended to the logistics and layout of the entire show here in the port of Monaco. We intend to provide support to all those involved – exhibitors, service providers and visitors alike – while exploring concrete solutions to environmental problems.”
The show is collaborating with the Water Revolution Foundation to select companies eligible for the Sustainability Hub, which is ‘an incubator for companies that provide innovative or tried-and-true eco-friendly solutions, as well as for budding start-ups working on sustainable alternatives that fit in with the yachting world’, according to show organisers.
Robert Van Tol, Executive Director of the Water Revolution Foundation: “The creation of the Sustainability Hub is a crucial achievement. The Monaco Yacht Show has once again consolidated its leading position in the field, while highlighting the Water Revolution Foundation’s expertise in terms of sustainability.
“Thus, the show’s new exhibition area is designed to showcase forms of technology that will bring concrete improvements to the world of yachting. We are making every effort to find, verify, promote and reward sustainable solutions, while encouraging their use and bringing about much-needed change.”
As part of the show’s ongoing development programme, organisers announced other changes last week (click for article) include the relocation of the Sailing Yacht Area to Quai l’Hirondelle on the inner side of Port Hercule and a tripling of the size of the Yacht Design & Innovation Hub, both themed areas introduced last year.
The Monaco Yacht Show features land and water exhibition areas and typically attracts over 450 exhibitors and 100 superyachts including about 40 new models.