At the invitation of the Nice Cote d’Azur Chamber of Commerce & Industry, Olivier Lemaire, General Manager of AIVP, travelled to Antibes on 17 September 2019 to speak at the workshop of the European “Great Accessible Tyrrhenian Itinerary” project (known as GRITACCESS) on port heritage. This European programme, aimed at promoting access to heritage and the development of a tourist network, involves 15 partners from five cross-border regions. In his speech, Olivier Lemaire highlighted the importance of capitalising on the heritage and architecture of port cities.
Denis Davoult, head of urban affairs at AIVP, travelled to Saint-Malo (France) on 10 September 2019 to meet two members of the association: the Union Maritime et Portuaire (Maritime & Port Union), and the Ille-et-Vilaine Chamber of Commerce (CCI), which holds the concession to operate the Port of Saint-Malo. Below is a brief report on the issues facing the town and the port.
At the invitation of AVITEM (Agency for Sustainable Mediterranean Cities and Territories) and the urban network Vivapolis, Olivier Lemaire, General Manager of AIVP, took part in a round table on City Port relations in the Mediterranean.
The city of Mariupol (Ukraine) has just become the newest member of the AIVP network. It is the first Ukrainian city to join us, adding yet another country to the list of members. To mark the occasion, the city invited AIVP to take part in a forum on port cities, held on 17 July 2019.
AIVP was invited to a seminar to bring together all the economic and institutional players from the ports of Paris, Rouen and Le Havre to participate in the construction of a new dynamic with the object of improving integration of these ports with their territories.
CCI Marseille Provence, Grand Port Maritime de Marseille and Aix-Marseille Université organised the first Smart Port Day on Thursday 4 July in Warehouse J1, an emblematic location for the City Port integration in full swing on the port of La Joliette. On this occasion, the 7 award-winners of the Smart Port Challenge, launched last year, presented the results of their work. The innovation and quality of the projects, carried out in partnership between Start-ups and established businesses, show the importance which must be given to human capital in contemporary City Port dynamics. .
AIVP provides international expertise to Dublin Port for the new masterplan for Odlums Mill’s cultural quarter
On July 10, 2019, Jose Sánchez from AIVP joined a working session in Dublin Port Authority HQ, organized by Mr. Lar Joye and Mr. Jim Kelleher, to present the AIVP Agenda 2030, the Port Center concept and exploring international best practices.
AIVP recently attended the 4th cooperation meeting of planning offices for the Seine Valley. The event is intended to provide a forum for exchanges and allow participants to gauge the development of river and maritime tourism, while gaining a better understanding of the role that can be played by local and regional authorities and stakeholders.
In the latest issue, you will find:In focus, the AIVP Agenda 2030 whose 10 goals have already been ratified by 52 members at our General Meeting in Riga in June; a selection of our port cities news; an excerpt from our full interview with Senator Gabriela BENAVIDES COBOS, Chairman of the Committee on External Relations Europe, about a law reform to make Mexican ports pay for urban development; and the news from the AIVP network.
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