It is a great pleasure and honour for me, in my capacity as Chairman of the Monegasque Committee for the World Energy Council, to invite you to Monaco for the WEC Executive Assembly to be held from 4th to 8th November 2012. The Monegasque Committee is delighted to be able to host this international event, which is extremely important for both the WEC and the global energy community.
Although a small state in size, Monaco could serve as a model in several sectors, including the energy sector, since it has resolutely implemented, in accordance with the guiding principles of its Prince, an energy policy to promote renewable energies and energy efficiency, as well as to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and all forms of pollution.
You will be able to discover several aspects of this strategy during your stay in the Principality.
I would also suggest that you look at the programme of the Euro-Mediterranean Energy Efficiency Forum which is being held on 9th November.
The Executive Assembly meetings will take place at the Convention Centre next to the MERIDIEN Hotel, which offers all the high-quality services conducive to successful debates, in a warm and relaxed setting.
At the same time, we are organising sightseeing tours in Monaco and the surrounding area, which should appeal to those accompanying you. This will give them the opportunity to find out more about the various aspects of our city with its long-standing history, as well as its many landmarks.
I hope you have a pleasant stay in Monaco and that you will take the time to enjoy all the attractions offered by our region.
I look forward to welcoming you to Monaco in November.