The 2022 Monaco Yacht Show (MYS) will feature a brand new ‘Sustainability Hub’; an exhibition area dedicated to companies that specialise in technology aimed at reducing superyachts’ environmental footprint.
Organisers say the Sustainability Hub 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.
The Monaco Yacht Show is working with the non-profit organisation Water Revolution Foundation to select companies that are eligible for the hub, which will be located across a 200-sqm area in Darse Sud, the tent dedicated to nautical equipment and technology.
Gaëlle Tallarida, Managing Director of the MYS says: “When the MYS joined the Carbon Neutral programme in 2005, we were already hell-bent on raising environmental awareness. The MYS later joined the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation in 2010 to support their eco-friendly projects.
“Our pioneering approach to sustainability in organising the show, which began 18 years ago, now extends to a new dedicated exhibition at the MYS. The MYS constitutes one of the industry’s major voices; a share of social responsibility that we fully assume today. Therefore, the Sustainability Hub was an obvious and logical next step for the Monaco Yacht 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 – whilst exploring concrete solutions to environmental problems.”
Robert Van Tol, executive director of the Water Revolution Foundation adds: “The creation of the Sustainability Hub is a crucial achievement. The Monaco Yacht Show has once again consolidated its leading position in the field, whilst 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, whilst encouraging their use and bringing about much needed change.”