Our next event

Networking Cocktail Dinatoire in Cannes

Friday 28 May 2020

Please join us for our first post-Covid event to celebrate the BPOY 2020 Winners & Nominees who missed out on a proper celebration due to the Covid-19 Health and safety restrictions.

We will introduce new members who joined us during the lockdowns, curfews etc. and who, like the BPOY winners, missed out on being introduced to our membership according to tradition. Of course we will kick off our program of events for the rest of the year after a 16 month absence.

We aim to catch up for lost time with a great line up of events leading up to our signature event - The RBC Business Person of the Year 2021 Gala Dinner & Award Ceremony !

Past events

2020 Awards Ceremony

RBC Business Person of the Year Awards - 27 November 2020

Due to on-going pandemic and lockdown we regret to announce that the Gala Dinner was cancelled. We presented the winners in a virtual ceremony conducted by George Kasiliyake and Nicole Ruskell, Journalist Editor of Riviera Insider and ambassador for #cotedazurfrance and #UnJourUnTalent.

Congratulations to the Business Person of the year winner, Toby Forman, co-founder and Director of SMARTCIC Global Services. Our Start Up of The Year winner is Francesca Lazzaro, Director of Utopia Vegan Restaurant in Nice.

2019 Gala Dinner & Awards Ceremony

RBC Business Person of the Year Awards - 29 November 2019

2018 Gala Dinner & Awards Ceremony

RBC Business Person of the Year Awards - 30 November 2018

This year's awards ceremony took place on Friday 30th November at the  Radisson Blu, Cannes.

2018 BPOY Launch Cocktail

RBC Launch Cocktail - 4 October 2018

The Riviera Business Club Business Person of the Year 2018 Awards Launch Cocktail in association with the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Nice and Côte d'Azur, was hosted by the Edhec Business School at their Nice Campus last week. Sponsors, Members, Past Winners, the BPOY 2018 Panel of judges, representatives from our sponsors & hosts, Edhec Business School and guests graced the occasion. Sandra Richez, Head of Global MBA Career Services at EDHEC, made a presentation of the school and and it's services while Chairperson of the BPOY 2018 Jury Jean-Francois Boutin introduced this year's panel to the gathering. Also present was Isabelle Graniou-Marniquet - Relations exterieures EDHEC Business School.

Photo by Emmeline Boutin - RBC'S In House Photographer/ E-Marketing & Sales

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2017 Gala Dinner & Awards Ceremony

RBC Business Person of the Year Awards - 1 December 2017

The event was hosted and co-sponsored by the leading business school in France - Edhec Business School at their Nice campus with the support of and participation of the CCI - Chambre de Commerce et d'Industrie Nice Côte d'Azur.

2016 Gala Dinner & Awards Ceremony

RBC Business Person of the Year Awards - 2 December 2016

The proud winners of the RBC Business Person of the Year Award 2016 were Jennifer Rocher & Kerry Bracken Lacquement of Lavender & Rose with the Best Start up Award going to Andy Colgan of Colgan's Brewery.

The Trophies were designed & presented by ANDYANA and the evening was hosted by Sarah Lycette from Riviera Radio with Sylvain Rouget representing The CCI Nice Cote d'Azur. Thady Nolan of Ma Nolan's, the previous Business Person of the Year, was also present to congratulate his successors Lavender & Rose.

2016 Networking Cocktail Cannes

RBC Networking Cocktail Cannes - 16 June 2016

Over 40 members, guests and local entreprenuers from the region were present at the Quai 21 Business Center in Cannes.

Four Corporate Members of the RBC - Tracy Leonetti (LBS), Laurent Delcourt (Centre Delcourt Aides Auditives), Andy Swann (Andy Swann Voyage) and Isabelle Pieterman (Doggys Cool) made presentations of their respective entreprises while new Corporate Members Bruno Mallet (New Property Riviera) and Sylvie Fumiere (Andyana) were introduced to the gathering. Elodie Carsalade - Chef de projets communication multimedia - of the CCI - Chambre de Commerce et d'Industrie de Nice et Cote d'Azur was also present to offer advice, assistance and information to the members present.

Dorothy Foster - Chairperson of the Business Person of the Year Awards 2016 Panel of Judges was also present. Among others present was the current Business Person of the Year Winner Thady Nolan of Ma Nolan's, Mela Nolan and Laura & Jamie Pike from the Riviera Polo Club.

A recent start up on the Riviera - The New Caterers - offered an excellent Cocktail Buffet - It was a great evening and another successful event for the RBC! Our thanks to Nicholas Angel & Quai 21 - unquestionably one of the best event venues in Cannes!

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2016 Networking Cocktail Dinatoire - Hotel Villa Rivoli

RBC Networking Cocktail - 28 April 2016

The Riviera Business Club Networking Cocktail Dinatoire in the elegant salon of Hotel Villa Rivoli was hosted and sponsored by RBC member and owner of this gem of a hotel in the heart of Nice, Barbara Kimmig. It was a great networking evening for RBC members & guests. In the spotlight was Andy Colgan of Colgan's Brewery, a corporate member of the RBC, whose presentation on his experience of starting a new business on the Cote d'Azur was both interesting and useful for the entreprenuers present. Barbara Kimmig shared her experience of starting up her hotel business and the Chairperson of the panel of judges for the RBC Business Person of the Year Awards 2016 Dorothy Foster of Skema Business School gave a brief outline of judging criteria etc., for this year's nominees.

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