On 13 February 2018, AIVP was invited by ESPO to present its activities and discuss the evolution of port-city relations, especially from the angle of the integration of ports with their cities, and their relationship with communities.
Sister Ports is a global network of ports twinned with Le Havre harbour, which encourages port authority leaders to share their best practices in terms of management and development. HAROPA hosted the 17th Sister Ports Conference which brought together nearly 100 people and more than 15 world port authorities from 4 to 6 September 2017 in Paris, Rouen and Le Havre.
As part of the study mission organised by AIVP on 19 and 20 October 2017, members of the network visited Lisbon, the capital of Portugal and a dynamic international port. The purpose of the trip was to explore the issue of port integration in a fast-changing urban territory.
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.