Français 中文   

The Background

Located in the mid-coastline of Chinese Mainland, the City of Ningbo is a major port city in China, an economic hub in the south of Yangtze River Delta as well as a noted historic and cultural city. It faces Shanghai on the north across the Hangzhou Bay, covering an area of 9,714 sq km on land with 7.8 million residents. In 2015, Ningbo-Zhoushan Port’s cargo throughput was 890 million tons, ranking it the first in the world for tonnage and its container throughput was 20.63 million TEU (ranking 4th port in the world).

The AIVP – the Worldwide Network of Port Cities was founded in 1988 with their headquarters in France. It’s dedicated to promoting exchanges and cooperation on city planning, economy, port projects and planning etc. among port cities in the world. There are over 200 members in more than 100 port cities of the world.




Theme: Better Port, Better City

Translation into English and French will be provided

10/07(Sunday): Arriving in Ningbo

11/07(Monday): China Maritime Day Forum and AIVP Forum

09:00 - 10:00  China Maritime Day - Opening ceremony (Pan Pacific Hotel )
10:00 - 12:30  Visiting Tianyige Museum
12:30 - 14:00  Lunch
14:00 -
14:45  AIVP Forum - Opening ceremony
Ningbo Municipal Government and AIVP President
14:45 – 16:00  Session 1: Integrating and revitalising city-port interfaces
16:00 - 16:15  Coffee break
16:15 – 17:30  Session 2: Meeting the challenges of environmental integration
18:00              Welcoming reception


12/07(Tuesday): AIVP Forum

09:00 - 10:15  Session 3: Developing economic complementarities between city and port
10:15 - 10:30  Coffee break
10:30 – 11:45  Session 4: City-port projects and achievements in Ningbo
11:45 - 12:30  Conclusions and Ningbo Announcement releasement
12:30 - 14:00  Lunch
14:00 – 15:30  Visiting Ningbo Port Museum
15:30 – 17:30  Visiting Ningbo Port


13/07(Wednesday): City of Shanghai

Leaving Ningbo to Shanghai

Visiting City of Shanghai


Practical Information


AIVP Forum Location
Ningbo Marriott Hotel
Tel: + 86 (0) 574 8710 8888

You could fly to Shanghai International Airport or Ningbo Lishe Airport. Please inform us with your flight number and the time of arrival, so we could pick you up.
You could arrive in Ningbo by train or car.
It takes 1.5 hours by train and 2.5 hours by car to Ningbo from Shanghai.

We will book rooms for you at Ningbo Marriot Hotel at the price of �90 each. Payment on site.
All the meals during the forum are arranged by Ningbo side.

Main organizers:
AIVP - the Worldwide Network of Port Cities
Ningbo Municipal Government
Ningbo Zhoushan Port Group Limited

Contact Information:

Mr.YE Kejun
Deputy Division Director
Ningbo Foreign Affairs Office
Tel: +86 574 56128275
Fax: +86 574 89186518
Olivier Lemaire
AIVP Director General
Corinne Monnet
AIVP Network Coordinator
Tel: +33 2 35 42 78 84,


AIVP - the Worldwide Network of Port Cities
Ningbo Municipal Government
Ningbo Zhoushan Port Group Limited