Wednesday, 22 June 2016


Welcoming reception with the presence of Francisco de la Torre Prados, Mayor of Málaga, Jose Llorca Ortega, Presidente de los Puertos del Estado, and Philippe Matthis, President of AIVP
Location: Terraces of the Hotel Málaga Palacio, Planta 15, with sight on the port

Thursday, 23 June 2016: General Assembly 2016

9:30 / 12:30

Statutory General Assembly 2016

  • Financial and management report 2015 / Provisional programe and budget 2016
  • Election of the Board of Directors / Election of the Executive Committee

Lunch in OMAU

Thursday, 23 June 2016: The AIVP Days
Mega-ships: impacts on port cities

MAL_antonio_lucio_gil2The AIVP Days are animated by Antonio Lucio Gil. Antonio Lawer at the Madrid Assemby. He’s Director of the Ecosotenible Review, and Member of the Environment Commission of the Spanish Olympic Committee (See the CV).

Location: Observatorio del Medio Ambiente Urbano (OMAU), Camino de la Desviación 18, Málaga

From 13:15

Registration of the delegates. Distribution of the working documents


Official opening

Francisco de la Torre Prados, Mayor of Málaga (See the CV)
Jose Llorca Ortega, Presidente de los Puertos del Estado (See the CV)
Philippe Matthis, President of AIVP


Key note speech
Mega-ships: which impacts for port cities?

Olaf Merk, Administrator Ports and Shipping, International Transport Forum (ITF), Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development


Panel 1: Megaships: which impacts on port cities?

Global trade is experiencing major changes in the volumes and types of goods shipped. As a result, maritime shipping lines are looking to adapt by unilaterally embarking on new industrial strategies. The implications for port cities and regions are considerable, in terms of both the local economy and sustainable development, and the knock-on effects are either already being felt, or will be felt by port cities in the near future. For port city authorities and local residents, the situation poses potential problems and so new dialogue is vital.

Round table with the participation of:

Lamia Kerdjoudj-Belkaid, General Secretary, Feport (To see the CV)
Jose Llorca Ortega, Presidente, Puertos del Estado, España (To see the CV)
Sotiris Raptis, Shipping and Aviation Officer, Transport & Environment, Brussels, Belgium (To see the CV)
Nik Delmeire, Secretary General, European Shippers’ Council (To see the CV)

Coffee break


Panel 2: Preparing the City Port for the advent of megaships

For City Port territories to accommodate megaships, all of the stakeholders concerned need to work together to ensure the required facilities and organisation are in place. The logistical environment needs to be adapted, with the right infrastructures created, organisational measures taken to promote mobility, the necessary skills and capabilities put in place, and so on. In all of these areas, local and national government have a part to play.

Getting port governance right = getting investment decisions right

Peter de Langen, Economist, Owner and Principal Consultant, Ports & Logistics Advisory, Malaga, España

Preparing the City Port for the advent of megaships: How Rotterdam tackles the challenges?

Isabelle Vries, Program Manager Port Vision 2030, Corporate Strategy, Port of Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Preparing the City Port for the advent of Megaships: how Valencia tackles the challenges?

Ramon Gomez Ferrer, Subdirector de Planificación Estratégica, Autoridad Portuaria de Valencia, España

Preparing the City Port for the advent of Megaships: how Venice tackles the challenges?

Stefano Bonaldo, Strategic Planning Department, Venice Port Authority, Italy


Technical visit : la Palmeral de las Sorpresas (Puerto, Muelle 1)


Coach to the hotels and free time


Departure from hotels to the Castillo de Gibralfaro for the Official Evening


Official evening

Location : Castillo de Gibralfaro

Friday, 24 June 2016: Continuation of the AIVP


Technical visit: the Málaga port

Coach to the OMAU and coffee break


Panel 3: The City Port projects of Málaga

Now that the Special Plan has been in force and operating for 18 years, the inhabitants of Malaga have experience of how the port forms part of their daily lives. They are proud to live in a port city as something which sets them apart and benefits them in a number of ways. But much remains to be done. Quite apart from a decidedly precarious economic situation, today new port strategies and new citizen expectations are emerging with respect to the rest of the port domain.  Existing plans have been supplemented with a proposal for a hotel on the Dique de Levante, reconsideration of the use of Pier 4, the integration of the river into the San Andrés platform, etc. Today more than ever, these plans require institutional cooperation to face up to the new challenges facing the port city.

With the participation of:

José Moyano, Director del Puerto de Málaga, España (To see the CV)
Carlos Lanzat Díaz, Arquitecto Urbanista, Ayuntamiento de Malaga, España (To see the CV)
Pedro Marín Cots, Director del Observatorio de Medio Ambiente Urbano – OMAU, Ayuntamiento de Málaga, España (To see the CV)


Panel 4: Mega cruise ships: the challenge of managing high cruise passenger traffic in urban settings

Mega cruise ships are like floating cities, whose residents have very specific needs and expectations. They operate in ways that sometimes conflict with those of the port cities they visit. Yet the cruise business is only beneficial for the City Port territory if the passengers and crews disembark and visit the local area. But with the industry continuing to show double-digit growth, there are frequent disconnects between what port cities provide, and what the cruise business expects.

Mega cruisers in historic ports

Antun Asic, CEO, Port of Dubrovnik, Croatia

Tangier positions itself as a flagship destination for the cruise business and mega cruise ships

Mohamed Ouanaya, Président Directeur Général, Société d’aménagement pour la reconversion de la zone portuaire de Tanger Ville, Maroc

Juan Carlos Montiel Diez, Subdirector, Barcelona Regional, España



Panel 5: Ports & CSR policy: bringing the citizen port community together to take action

The continuous changes in maritime transport and port activities impose a range of challenges for port cities. To meet them, port city cohesion is crucial. It goes through all kinds of actions: consultative processes, dialogue between economic actors, transmission of a port culture, training, etc., which allows to anticipate deadlock situations. Each stakeholder needs to have an interest, and the port authority has a leading role to play by adopting an ambitious CSR policy that takes account of urban developments and brings benefits for the local population.

With the participation of:

Yves Salaün, Président du Directoire, Guadeloupe Port Caraïbes, France (To see the CV)
Ann Moore, Port Commissioner, Port of San Diego, USA (To see the CV)
Francesca Morucci, Head of Public Relations Office, Port Authority of Livorno, Italy (to see the CV)
Pascal Fréneau, Directeur de Cabinet et de la Communication, Grand Port Maritime de Nantes Saint-Nazaire, France (To see the CV)
Mario Girard, Président Directeur Général, Administration portuaire de Québec, Canada (To see the CV)


Synthesis and conclusion by Antonio Lucio Gil


Official closing

Saturday, 25 June 2016: Cultural day
Ronda and the Andalousian culture

“Perched on an inland plateau riven by the 100m fissure of El Tajo gorge, Ronda is Málaga province’s most spectacular town. It has a superbly dramatic location, and owes its name (‘surrounded’ by mountains), to the encircling Serranía de Ronda.
Established in the 9th century BC, Ronda is also one of Spain’s oldest towns. Its existing old town largely dates to Islamic times, when it was an important cultural centre filled with mosques and palaces. Its wealth as a trading depot made it an attractive prospect for bandits and profiteers, and the town has a colourful and romantic past in Spanish folklore.
Ronda was a favourite with the Romantics of the late 19th century, and has attracted an array of international artists and writers, such as David Wilkie, Alexandre Dumas, Rainer Maria Rilke, Ernest Hemingway and Orson Welles (Source : Lonely Planet).”


Depart from hotel

10:15 – 13:30

Visit to Ronda: an Andalusian town surrounded by mountains
  • Tour of the Blas Infante Gardens, the bullring (the oldest in Andalusia, dating from 1785), and a walk to the Puente Nuevo which overlooks the Guadalevin gorges. The Aldehuelas viewpoint offers fine views of the Puente Viejo and the Garden of Cuenca.
  • Tour of the old town and in particular the Calle Tenorio, a typically majestic old street with prestigious palaces and houses such as the Casa Don Bosco overhanging the river.
  • A visit to the Campillo viewpoint and the Tower House for an aperitif with spectacular views of the town. Return through the old town to the Palacio de Mondragón.

13:30 – 15:30

Traditional Andalusian lunch

Visit to a “dehesa” or traditional Andalusian farm breeding fighting bulls, for a meal of typical local fare.

15:30 – 18:00

Introduction to the culture of bullfighting

A choice between a coach trip to see the fields where the bulls are reared, a class on the theory of bullfighting (without the bull!), or an introduction to bullfighting in the ring with young bulls.


Return to Malaga

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