In this last issue of 2017, you will find:
The focus on “City-Ports and territories: the challenge for the next decade”, an article by Carlos Moreno;
A selection of the AIVP’s news;
Extract of the interview “Ibiza, Balearic Islands, the great port-city transformation”, with Joan Gual de Torrella Guasp, Chairman of the Port Authority of the Balearic Islands
And news of the AIVP’s network.
An interview with Mr Joan GUAL DE TORRELLA GUASP, Chairman of the Port Authority of the Balearic Islands
Going for a stroll around Ibiza’s Marina today bears little resemblance to what the residents of this beautiful Mediterranean town, declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, experienced less than a decade ago. The port on the largest of the Balearic Islands has seen considerable change over the last 15 years and is in the midst of a unique restyling project.
The Port Authority of the Balearic Islands is member of AIVP since 1995
From 29 November to 1 December 2017, AIVP’s General Management travelled to the island of Reunion for talks with local stakeholders, including the City of Le Port, Grand Port Maritime de la Réunion (GPMLR) , Territoire Cote Ouest (TCO), Région Réunion, Université de la Réunion, and others. During the visit, it was confirmed that Reunion will host AIVP’s first regional seminar for the Indian Ocean, to be held in late 2018.
We are pleased to welcome you in Quebec City from June 11 to 14, 2018, for our 16th World Conference on the theme NEXT GENERATION. With you, and following our exchanges of Rotterdam 2016, we would like to open 11 reflection areas to answer the aspirations of the citizens living in port cities. Undoubtedly, these areas are in the heart of your strategies, projects and actions.
At the meeting of the AIVP Board in Paris on 9 November 2017, the association’s President Philippe Matthis welcomed the new board members elected at the General Meeting held in Le Havre: http://www.aivp.org/en/governance/
This year, the annual price awarded by ESPO was devoted to the commitment of ports to promoting artistic and cultural projects in their communities. The project of the Port of Guadeloupe, entitled Port’Art, is intended to be broad and diverse. It will enable a large percentage of the island’s population to discover port territories through art and history, and also raise awareness among young people through artistic creations produced jointly with local schools.
The conference has brought together more than 150 professionals from the port world, many of whom are experts in the environment and sustainable development. The opening session was followed by a workshop on port-city integration, moderated by the AIVP strategic adviser on the integration of ports with society.
Apart from the need to introduce strategies to reduce the environmental impact of port activities, the workshop stressed the importance of maintaining contact with all the stakeholders.
In this issue of october 2017, you will find:
– the focus on Port Centers and the operational guide ;
– a selection of the AIVP’s news ;
– the interview Stockholm Royal Seaoport : towards a smart port city model, of Johan Castwall, Chief Executive Officer of Ports of Stockholm ;
– and the triple signature of the AIVP Port Center Missions Charter.
The directory of the AIVP’s network gives our members access to 2000 personal contacts whom they can consult in the framework of their own projects. It is an essential way to exchange ideas and draw lessons from the experience of others!
Thirteen high-quality proposals were debated by the Jury of the 9th ESPO Award (European Sea Ports Organisation), an annual honour given in recognition of a port authority that has demonstrated a genuine and original commitment to reforging links with its local communities. This year, the European Sea Ports Organisation highlighted the theme of art and culture as a vector for promoting commitment.