27, 28 & 29 November 2024 in Lisbon

General Meeting

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November 27, 2024 • 08h30 - 10h30


Directeur Général Coordination Gouvernance et Réseau adhérents

Bruno Delsalle has devoted his professional life to the development of port cities and the recognition of their specific features and assets. In 1989, he played an active part in the launch of AIVP, which over the years has become the world's leading network for port cities on the theme of city-port issues and relations. Today, this network represents over a hundred port cities around the world, including Antwerp, Durban, Vancouver, Buenos Aires and Ningbo.

A maritime geographer and graduate of the Institut Portuaire d'Enseignement et de Recherche (IPER) in Le Havre with a specialisation in logistics and international trade, he is contributing to the gradual integration of the economic dimension into all AIVP international events.

Bruno Delsalle has taken part in numerous international conferences and events as a speaker, rapporteur and moderator. In 2014, he co-edited the book ‘Port City Governance’ published by the Sefacil Foundation.

In recent years, he has been actively involved with AIVP members in three innovative areas of work for port cities: marine renewable energies, industrial ecology and urban logistics. 

In December 2021, he will be appointed Managing Director of AIVP by the AIVP Executive Board, chaired by Edouard Philippe.


Président-directeur général

A seasoned entrepreneur and manager, Mario Girard has been President and CEO of the Quebec Port Authority (QPA) since January 2011.
Mr Girard is renowned for his vision and his ability to successfully build and mobilise teams to carry out large-scale projects. A prolific and creative business developer, he has extensive experience in national and international business development. 
He was also President and CEO of the Fondation de l'entrepreneurship from 2008 to 2011, where he helped mobilise the business and government communities to improve entrepreneurial performance in Quebec. From 1985 to 2007, he was the founder and CEO of two information technology companies: Nstein Technologies and Gespro Technologies.
Mario Girard is a member of the prestigious World Presidents Organization. A Certified Corporate Director (CCD), Mr Girard has served on the structured boards of several organizations for over 20 years. He is past Chairman of the Association of Canadian Port Authorities (ACPA), Vice-Chairman of the International Association of Cities and Ports ( AIVP) and of the Société de développement économique du Saint-Laurent (SODES), and a member of the boards of the Romeo Dallaire Foundation and the Conseil du patronat du Québec (CPQ).


Maire du Havre / Président AIVP

Location: Champalimaud Fundation
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