Photos of the 17th World Conference Cities & Ports

Come to the 17th AIVP World Conference Cities & Ports and discuss around the theme INSPIRING BLUE FUTURES from May 11 to 13, 2022 at Tangier City in Morocco.
It is the leading global gathering of port city sustainable development stakeholders, and a unique opportunity to discuss challenges, get inspiration, forge contacts and find the partners you need to implement your strategies. The conviviality of the AIVP network can drive your projects forward.

The Conference will be translated into 3 languages immediately: French, English & Spanish!

Press Release

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Register for the 17th World Conference Cities & Ports :

  • AIVP Members – On-site participation : 790€ exc. VAT / Remote participation : 250€ exc. VAT 
  • Non AIVP Members – On-site participation : 990€ exc. VAT / Remote participation : 330€ exc. VAT 
  • Moroccan residents – On-site participation : 400€ exc. VAT / Remote participation : 330€ exc. VAT

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AIVP Solutions Hub, our new offer!

After two years of forced interruption, the AIVP is returning with a new format for its 17th edition of the World Conference Cities & Ports!

On this occasion, at a time when cities and ports are facing more and more challenges, the association has decided to put forward in a unique way companies which provide solutions.

Having proved the success of the digital and hybrid formats at our Brussels Meetings on 25 & 26 November 2021, we have formulated two innovative offers for you, companies:

  • The first one, 100% digital, will allow you to benefit from all the promotional and communication opportunities offered by the event’s online platform, on which all participants will be registered.
  • The second one, hybrid, includes the digital offer and a specific offer on site. We plan for your representative to participate in our sessions highlighting solutions to the challenges faced by our members, as well as providing a promotional stand in the AIVP Solutions Hub throughout the conference. 

To find out more, we invite you to click on the following links:

Our online brochure “AIVP Solutions Hub” available here

Our commitment offer “AIVP Solutions Hub” available here

Contact us directly at for more information.

Inspiring Blue Futures

According to the United Nations, the Ocean Economy has a yearly turnover between USD 3 to 6 trillion. The environmental NGO WWF estimated the global ocean assets to be worth at least USD 24 trillion. Even if the precise figure might be difficult to calculate, it is undeniable that the blue economy has an immense value for our society, that for many, remains unknown. However, at the core of the blue economy are the oceans and bodies of water, of which the health of our planet greatly depends on, and its importance exceeds the potential economic benefits of the exploitation of its resources. Coastal regions are at the forefront of the protection of the oceans and the seas. Port Cities’ reason of being is its connection to the seas and the oceans. Although obvious, we often forget or undervalue this basic fact. This specific geographic location puts port cities in a privileged position to develop the blue economy.

It will be impossible to successfully quest the UN’s sustainable development agenda if we ignore the protection of the oceans and are not capable of delineating strategies for a balanced use of its abundant resources. This mission and the development of the Blue Economy are transversal to the 10 goals of the AIVP Agenda 2030, for example in climate change adaptation, the energy transition, the protection of biodiversity, developing the sea culture, sustainable tourism, or appropriate food systems, among others. 2022 is a crucial year to impulse the blue economy and the protection of the oceans, as claimed by the international community. AIVP is fully committed with this effort, demonstrating the implications for port cities, as it was visible during the One Ocean Summit in February. Our conference in Tangier entitled “Inspiring Blue Futures” will contribute to this global movement, continuing with the UN Ocean Conference in June, and the COP27 in November.

With the concept of “Inspiring Blue Futures”, AIVP wants to highlight the importance of port cities in this mission and several subjects for the future of our societies, our economy and our environment. In our conference we will see how these Blue Futures will be characterized by innovative solutions for decarbonized logistic chains and port cities, building on alternative fuels and electrification of infrastructure, marine renewable energies, digitalization, or even carbon capture based on aquatic nature (the best carbon sinks are wetlands and the seabed). We will also address how Blue Futures will also require new approaches to restoration of natural habitats, sustainable coastal tourism, or food systems including aquaculture and sustainable fishing.

In Tangier AIVP members, port and urban actors, will share the new projects that are already implementing these blue economy fields. We will also learn how they are adapting the territories and infrastructure to climate change and training port city professionals that will work in new hubs focused on the Ocean’s economy. We will discuss how to create and support sociocultural connections between the blue economy, the port and the inhabitants, and what governance model better answer this mission, counting with the citizens. We will also discover what this Moroccan port city is doing to enhance its connection to the water, in the junction between the Mediterranean and the Atlantic. Protecting the planet also means protecting the oceans thanks to the action of port cities. As hubs of globalization, they have specific and effective levers for action, it is time to work together for this goal.

Join us in Tangier to find out how we can work for sustainable Blue Futures!

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Event venue & accommodation

The event will take place at the Hilton Tangier Al Houara Resort & Spa.

Set in 25 hectares of protected forest by the sea, the Hilton Tangier Al Houara Resort & Spa offers a spectacular setting for this 17th edition.

Hilton Tangier Al Houara Resort & Spa

For your comfort, AIVP has reserved a limited number of single or double rooms, with or without sea view for its members, at a preferential and unique price of 1600 MAD (Moroccan dirham) per night with buffet breakfast, excluding tourist taxes of 39.60 MAD (Moroccan dirham) per person and per day.

The price in EUR is approximately 150€ for the night, and 3.69€ for the tourist tax, per person and per day.

To benefit from this rate, please click on the following link. You will be redirected to the hotel’s website.

Hotel booking

The AIVP is not responsible for your hotel reservation.

Hotel contact:
Hilton Tangier Al Houara Resort and Spa KM 19,
8 Route Nationale
Tangier-Asilah Tangier Morocco
Telephone: +212 539 409400

  • 20 minutes from Tangier-Ibn Battouta International Airport (TNG).
  • 30 minutes from Tangier city centre.
  • 1 hour from Tangier Med Port Authority.

How to get to Tangier (Morocco)?

You can get to the World Conference by:

  • a direct flight to Tangier or
  • a flight to Casablanca, then take the train “Casa Voyageurs” to “Tanger Ville (3.5 hours by train)

Covid-19 updates: COVID travel guidelines – Conditions of entry into Morocco

For more information about the evolving local health and safety requirements, please check local governments’ current guidance:

Maroc – Ministère de l’Europe et des Affaires étrangères (

By air:

The entry on the Moroccan territory is conditioned by:

The obligation to present a valid vaccination pass (the European vaccination pass is recognised in Morocco) and the negative result of a PCR test performed less than 48 hours before boarding.

For more information about the evolving local health and safety requirements, please check local governments’ current guidance:

Maroc – Ministère de l’Europe et des Affaires étrangères (

Transfer airport – Hilton Tangier Al Houara Resort & Spa

The hotel offers a shuttle service at a cost of 35€ per vehicle (up to 5 passengers).

To book, please contact the hotel directly:

Telephone: +212 539 409400


Alternatively, taxis will most likely be available at the airport to provide this service.

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