May 22 - 23, 2019


Sophos Discover 2019 will take place in Monaco.
Join us at Monte Carlo Bay Resort for this incredible conference and networking event.


  • About Monaco

    Monaco (Principality of Monaco) is the second smallest country in the world at just under 2 square kilometers in size. Monaco is on the French Riviera and is bordered by France on three sides. Though it is small, Monaco is known for its beaches and boating facilities, with its fourth border being the Mediterranean Sea. The city’s biggest attraction is the Casino de Monte Carlo, which has been around since 1863.

  • History

    Monaco gained its independence in 1297 from the Republic of Genoa and has been ruled by the Grimaldi family since, making them the oldest ruling family line in Europe. In 2002, France agreed to a treaty allowing the country to remain free even if the family stops producing heirs. Other interesting facts about the country include:

    • The proper name for a resident of Monaco is either Monegasque (preferred) or Monacan
    • The life expectancy for these residents is about 90 years
    • In 1869, Monaco stopped collecting income taxes because the casino brought in more than enough cash to sustain government operations
    • The famous, Grace Kelly made a name for herself on the island by marrying Prince Rainier III in 1956
  • Weather

    In May, the average temperature in Monaco is anywhere from 15-19℃. The water temperature is also a lovely 17℃.

Monte Carlo Bay Resort

  • About Monte Carlo Bay Resort

    The Monte-Carlo Bay Resort offers a little taste of paradise when you stay with them with beautiful views of gardens featuring waterfalls, solariums, a pool and a turquoise sandy-bottom lagoon. The resort is also Green Globe certified for its commitment to sustainable development. The stunning venue will be home to the entire conference.

    The Monte-Carlo Bay Resort's rooms and suites have been decorated in a warm, refined, and modern Mediterranean style. Enjoy a casual, chic stay in Monaco.

  • Accommodations

    To make you feel pampered and prepared when away from home, each room includes:

    • Direct service 24/7
    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Hair Dryer
    • Iron
    • Kettle
    • Pillow Menu
    • Safe Deposit Box
    • Video on Demand
  • Amenities

    The Monte-Carlo Bay Hotel & Resort offers you a unique setting. Nestled in the heart of a tropical garden, a superb covered pool with jacuzzis awaits you. The pool opens out to an outdoor infinity pool, heated to 28°C all year round.

  • Restaurants


    Awarded a star by the prestigious Michelin Guide, Chef Marcel Ravin offers a bold repertoire at the restaurant Blue Bay, with a cuisine that features a fusion of Caribbean and Mediterranean flavors. Indoors, the open kitchen gives a glimpse into the chef and brigade's hustle and bustle behind the scenes. Outdoors, customers can admire the sea view from the panoramic terrace.


    For lunch or dinner on the go in Monaco, the menu offers quality food options inspired by world cuisine. At any time of day, the kitchens are ready to cook up delicious meals to enjoy on the terrace or in the winter garden, as well as takeaway options.


    Enjoy a pleasant gourmet break at the Monte-Carlo Bay summer restaurant. Las Brisas invites you to a delicious lunch in the sun. Chef Marcel Ravin is at the helm of this experience and concept of sharing.


    Nicknamed the "Waterfront" of Monaco, this beachfront space offers breathtaking Mediterranean views all year long from its heated outdoor terrace. Comfortable and cozy indoors, refreshing and full of sea air outdoors, the Blue Gin is a remarkable lounge bar with a creative drink selection and a food menu designed by Chef Marcel Ravin. On the musical end of things, the excellent resident DJ Nicolas Saad with disco funk influences is on the decks Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays.

  • Activities

    To look further into what the resort has to offer please visit:


40 Av. Princesse Grace, 98000 Monaco, France



+377 98 06 02 00

Le Méridien Beach Plaza Hotel

  • About Le Méridien Beach Plaza Hotel

    Ideally situated in Monte-Carlo, the Le Méridien Beach Plaza Hotel has the luxury, calm and elegance that befits one of the most prestigious hotels in Monaco. The only hotel in the principality with a private beach, Le Méridien Beach Plaza also offers a well-equipped health and fitness centre with indoor swimming pool and two outdoor pools. The Sea Club, a 3000 square metre state-of-the-art conference centre overlooking the sea, can host events of up to 2000 people.

  • Accommodations

    Favoured by panoramic views of the Mediterranean Sea and Monaco, all of the 397 guest rooms and suites at Le Méridien Beach Plaza offer unrivalled space and light. Very comfortable, light and airy, the rooms are characterised by ingenious layouts, state-of-the-art technology and an abundance of personal amenities.

    • Air-conditioning
    • Mini-bar
    • Broadband Internet and Wifi
    • Room Service
    • LCD screen satellite TV
    • Safe box
    • Hair dryer
  • Amenities

    Raise the pulse or simply take a pause at Le Méridien Beach Plaza's fitness centre. Le Sea Club Spa and Fitness Centre offers 2 floors with a cardio/training room equipped with state of the art Techno-gym machinery and free weights, separate changing rooms & sauna, an indoor fresh water swimming pool for aqua gym, a variety of water sports activities and two outdoor saltwater swimming pools.

  • Restaurants

    The hotel has three restaurants (Muse - L’Intempo – In By Intempo) and two bars (the Longitude 7°26’ and The Alang Bar). Five highly contrasting atmospheres that are arranged to flow harmoniously between the interior and the exterior. The use of light and space creates the perfect atmosphere for an authentic culinary journey, which can be adapted to suit a business lunch, a Sunday brunch or an intimate evening meal. During the summer, the Muse restaurant, situated beneath shady pines and facing the sea, and the Alang bar, located right on the beach, like to surprise their clientèle with unusual culinary experiences, such as organic menu suggestions or barbecues. Their clientèle with unusual culinary experiences, such as organic menu suggestions or barbecues.

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