TOP Marques Monaco “eclipsed the dreams” of its organizers’ in terms of innovation and sales.
Co-owner of the Monaco auto show Manoj Bairstow said the 13th edition had been the event’s “best one yet”, with an unprecedented number of sales both in the Supercar Hall and Watches Pavilion.
“The 2016 edition of Top Marques Monaco eclipsed our dreams in terms of innovation and sales, and we were delighted with the number of visitors the show attracted,” said Mr Bairstow, speaking on behalf of his partners Steven Saltzman and Mederic del Monaco.
Figures show that on the first three days of the event, held in the Grimaldi Forum from April 14th to 17th, a record number of tickets were sold.
In total approximately 42,000 visitors attended the 13th edition of Top Marques, sponsored for the fourth consecutive year by the private bank The Edmond de Rothschild Group.
Highlights of the show, opened by Monaco’s Minister of State Serge Telle and Top Gear presenter Eddie Jordan, included the ArcaBoard, a ‘flying carpet’ which made its first ever public flight in front of crowds at the inauguration ceremony.
Other exhibitors included:
- 80 vehicles inside the Ravel Hall including the Apollo Arrow and the Icona Vulcano, the world’s first supercar made out of titanium
- 25 supercars in Pits 1 and 2 outside the Grimaldi Forum, which were taken on more than 1,000 test drives
- 10 motorbikes
- 4 bicycles including the fastest electric bike in the world
- 5 superboats including the Kormaran, four boats in one
- 8 of the coolest water toys including the world’s first ever hybrid jet surf
- 12 exclusive watch brands
- 12 jewellery brands
- 8 art exhibitors
- 3 exclusive real estate companies from Miami, London and the South of France
- And the world’s first personal jetpack all the way from New Zealand
WHAT the exhibitors said:
“Top Marques has been an exceptional event for Martin Aircraft Company. We had a lot of interest during the show, particularly from HNWIs, and it has been very fruitful for us. There was a particular interest from superyacht owners who were talking about rearranging their deck space to make room for a Martin Jetpack.”
Mike Tournier, Vice President Sales & Marketing at Martin Aircraft Company
“Top Marques Monaco allowed us to use press and marketing that would have been impossible to reach in another other forum. We are delighted with the way in which our product has been received and would like to thank the Top Marques team for their warm welcome.”
Dumitru Popescu, CEO of ArcaSpace
"Top Marques Monaco was so cool! We had an exceptional four days. We would like to thank all the Top Marques team for all the love, care and attention that they dedicated to us!”
Matteo Rignanese, Marketing Director of the Icona Vulcano
"Top Marques 2016 constituted an opportunity for D'Joya to meet like-minded art lovers from all over the world - visitors and representatives of the press and the art world with a shared passion for what is rare, spirited, one-of-a-kind, and for the celebration of life's finer things.
"It opened new perspectives for our house and gave us a positive insight on the response we could expect to our ethos from regulars and residents of Monaco. We look forward to meeting these and other visitors again this year and telling them the stories hidden in our art works. We were also delighted to meet other exhibitors whose talent and remarkable craftsmanship very much justified their inclusion in the show."
Mina da Rui, Sales and Marketing of D'Joya
Next year’s Top Marques Monaco will take place from April 20th to 23rd 2017.
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