The RBC Business Person of the Year Awards 2018

Gala Dinner & Award Ceremony


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Antonio Barona Niamh Cogan

Founder and General Manager

Vertech Group

President / Sales & Marketing Director

Nunii Laboratoire

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The 2018 Edition of the RBC Business Person of the Year Awards was held on
Friday the 30th of November.

This year the event was held in association with the CCI - Chambre de
Commerce et d'Industrie Nice Côte d'Azur.


The event was hosted at the Radisson Blu Hotel in Cannes




The co-sponsors were the leading business school in France - Edhec
Business School, The Riviera Insider, Zantos by Ernst Jan Zantingh, Events
by George and our Trophy Sponsor Andyana.


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It was a great evening hosted by, in keeping with the theme of the Riviera
Business Club for 2019, 'Women in Business', two of the Riviera's most
dynamic ladies and respected journalists & broadcasters, one a former
presenter and the other the current co-host of Riviera Radio's Breakfast
Show, Cassandra Tanti and Sarah Lycett who lead us through this special
evening of the most prestigious business awards in the PACA region, in the
presence of a large and representative gathering of members of the Riviera
Business Club, their guests and leading entreprenuers in the PACA region.

The evening started with a Champagne Cocktail followed by the Award
Ceremony and culminated with a Gala Dinner which was enjoyed by all.

This year's winners were RBC Start Up of the Year 2018 - Niamh Cogan
(President / Sales & Marketing Director of Nunii Laboratoire) & RBC
Business Person of the Year 2018 - Antonio Barona (Founder and General
Manager of Vertech Group)

The Trophy for the Start Up of the Year was presented by Isabelle
GRANIOU-MARNIQUET of the Career Centre BBA EDHEC Business School and the
Trophy for the Business Person of the Year 2018 was presented by
Christophe GERBIER, Directeur Appui aux Entreprises et aux Territoires CCI
Nice Côte d'Azur

The Riviera Business Club warmly thanks all those who contributed towards
making this year's event a great success. A special word of thanks to Jean
Francois Boutin, The Chairman of the 2018 Jury and the members Elodie
Carsalade (CCI) Petra Hall (Insider) Thady Nolan (Ma Nolan's) & Sylvain
Pages who formed the 2018 Jury for their hard work behind the scenes in
selecting the winners this year.

The 2019 RBC Business Awards take place on Friday the 29th of November -
Keep the date free!