Rotterdam has beaten Barcelona to host a major port city congress.
AIVP 2016 – The world network of port cities congress will take place in October 2016 in Rotterdam, the Netherlands.
This congress will be organised together with the Stadshavens of Rotterdam local authority.
The AIVP (Association Internationale Viles et Ports) board of directors met in Paris earlier this year and designated Rotterdam to host the next World Conference Cities and Ports to be held from 5 to 7 October 2016.
The new dynamics and the modernity of port cities will be at the heart of these exchanges.
Two candidacy dossiers were presented to the directors: Barcelona and Rotterdam. The board, chaired by Jean-Pierre Lecomte stressed that both candidacies were excellent, showing the strong commitment of these two world-famous port cities. After presentations and debate, the Board voted to adopt the candidacy of the great Dutch port, the largest port in Europe.
This congress will create new opportunities within the port authority of Rotterdam and strengthen our already strong position as a leading congress organizer for the city of Rotterdam.