A new team has been appointed as head of the Monaco Government Tourist & Convention Authority. Guy Antognelli, former Deputy Director, has been chosen as the new President of Monaco Tourism and Sandrine Camia, who has been serving as the head of the Monaco Convention Bureau for the past seven years, is now Deputy Director.
Camia has a strong experience in tourism; she has been working for 20 years for luxury hotel brands including Hotel Lutetia in Paris and Hotel Martinez in Cannes, which were then both properties of Taittinger Family. She held the position of Director of Sales, Marketing and Communication, for two independent luxury hotels, Hotel Royal Riviera in Saint-Jean Cap-Ferrat and Hotel Metropole Monte-Carlo. In 2011, she was appointed as the head of Monaco Convention Bureau and has been in charge of the promotion and development of MICE, while implementing new communication and marketing tools and ensuring the loyalty of the best customers. Camia about her appointment as Deputy Director, "It is a new challenge and a recognition of the work accomplished at the Convention Bureau. These past seven years have been rich in experiences and successes."
After post-graduating in Finance Engineering at Nice-Sophia-Antipolis University, Antognelli started his career in a Monegasque subsidiary of a Swiss private bank, first in the back office then in the risk management and internal audit department. During the next 10 years, he contributed to the development of an insurance company in Monaco, managing high-end client portfolios using his financial expertise as well as his social skills. In 2011, he was appointed as Head of Statistics Department of Monaco Government Tourist & Convention Authority. He has contributed to the development of this service and has extended his field of action to strategic and competitive intelligence. In 2015 he took the position of Deputy Director and worked in closed cooperation with all services for promoting and developing tourism in the Principality.
Antognelli had this to say about his appointment as President: “This appointment is recognition of my work and a statement of trust from the Government. I especially look forward to working with the team, which is dedicated to promote the destination and has achieved great results over the past years. My aim is to lead all missions of Monaco Government Tourist & Convention Authority to ensure a high level of tourism throughout the year and maximize the economic benefits for the destination. We have always been working closely with all partners in the Principality's tourism sector. We must deploy innovative tools within the framework defined for the promotion of the destination in order to improve the good results of tourism in the Principality."