While the rainfall of recent days has gone some way to replenishing water reserves after a hot and dry summer, it hasn’t been able to rectify the damage caused to Menton’s famous lemons. Following the long drought of 2017, farmers in the region are expecting their harvests to fall by 30%.
If you’ve passed through either terminal at Nice Côte d’Azur Airport in the last year, you’ll have seen that plenty is going on in terms of new shops, restaurants and facilities. Now the airport has opened six tenders for pop-up boutiques and you have until the beginning of December to apply!
The Riviera Business Club Awards have rolled around again and although Riviera Insider can’t yet announce the shortlist, which is to be announced during November, we can reveal the date and place of the ceremony.
The IAE Nice Graduate School of Management recently celebrated La Rentrée with 270 fresh students and a new sponsor from the business world: IBM. Internationalism and close cooperation with the corporate world are at the forefront at the university.
The Ville de Nice is asking its people to look into their old family archives for photographs and souvenirs from the Casinos de Jetée-Promenade, which were destroyed in 1944, ahead of a summer exhibition organised by the Musée d’Archéologie and the archaeological department of the Métropole Nice Côte d’Azur next summer. The deadline is 1st April 2018.
In late 2017, Prince Albert II and a host of Monegasque dignitaries, such as Archbishop Bernard Barsi and Minister of State Serge Telle, inaugurated the new botanical centre of the Jardin Exotique park and reserve in the north of the principality following two years of extensive conservation and construction efforts.
During a speech given at the 39th Session of the UNESCO General Conference on 1st November 2017, Monaco’s Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, Gilles Tonelli, announced the signing of a collaborative agreement and ‘strategic partnership’ between the international institution and the principality.
Private bank Compagnie Monégasque de Banque has hosted the first session of its Philanthropy Academy. Launched in response to a growing demand from its prestigious clientele, the banking institution has created a specialist course to help prospective philanthropists with the skills they need.