2022 Monaco Yacht Show to champion sustainable yachting solutions with an all-new Sustainability Hub
13 June 2022
(Article originally published by superyachtimes.com - Written by Alexander Griffiths)
The Monaco Yacht Show is championing sustainability this year with an all-new Sustainability Hub. This new exhibition area will host companies that specialise in technology aimed at reducing superyachts’ environmental footprint.
The Sustainability Hub will host companies that already provide “tried-and-true” eco-friendly solutions, as well as promising start-ups working on sustainable solutions that marry well with the yachting sector. The Monaco Yacht Show will work in collaboration with the Water Revolution Foundation to select companies eligible for a spot in the centre.
Photo: imagIN “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,” Gaëlle Tallarida, Managing Director of the MYS commented. “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 show, which began 18 years ago, now extends to a new dedicated exhibition at the MYS.”
Photo: Léandre Loyseau / SuperYacht Times Tallarida continued, “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.”
The Sustainability Hub will help raise awareness on environmental issues within the yachting community. It will be located on 200m² in Darse Sud, the tent dedicated to nautical equipment and technology.
“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,” Robert Van Tol, Executive Director of the Water Revolution Foundation, said. “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.”