Next Generation


Quebec City, CANADA June 11-14, 2018

Practical informations

Networking breakfast

To give delegates as much chance as possible to forge contacts and make the most of their trip, we will be serving breakfast at the conference venue from 7.15am every morning. In addition to being a valuable networking opportunity, it will also let you save on your accommodation expenses in Quebec!

2018 Annual General Meeting

The 2018 AGM will mark AIVP’s 30th anniversary. It will take place on Monday 11 June 2018 in Quebec, at the prestigious Château Frontenac overlooking the Saint-Lawrence River, and will offer a unique opportunity for AIVP members to come together in a convivial setting.

Working languages

Simultaneous translation in French, English and Spanish will be available during all working sessions (except for visits and group activities)


Tuesday 12, Wednesday 13 and Thursday 14 June 2018: The 16th AIVP Worldwide Conference will take place at the Quebec City Convention Centre situated less than 20 minutes walk from the 4 official hotels. Breakfast will be served to delegates every day from 7:15. ¡A good beginning the day with all delegates!

Congress Center
1000 Boulevard René-Lévesque E
Québec, QC G1A 1B4

Monday 11 June 2018: The 2018 AIVP Annual General Meeting will take place at Château Frontenac.

Château Frontenac
1 rue des Carrières
Québec, QC G1R 4P5


Quebec City offers a large hotel capacity. Several facilities are in close proximity to the Congress Center:

We recommend that you directly contact them to know their availabilities or use an online booking platform such as,, etc.

Passport, visa and invitation letter

Delegates are invited:

  • to be responsible themselves for complying with all the conditions required for entry to Canada;
  • to keep themselves informed on a regular basis of changes which might affect these conditions considering the international situation.

Individual requiring an official letter of invitation in order to obtain a visa should contact AIVP at

Post conference

FULL – Registrations are closed. To see the programme, go to POST-CONFERENCE

Program for accompanying persons

The accompanying persons participate to the social events of the conference: the welcoming reception in Château Frontenac on Monday, June 10 at 18:00, and the official dinner on Wednesday, June 13 at 20:00.
To discover Quebec and its area, the company “Les Tours du Vieux Québec” offers several options of visits. The reservation for these visits can be done online or directly with the concierge service of your hotel. For more information:
tel: +418 664-0460 / +1 800 267 8687

CSR programme: Cities, ports, cocoa for the climate!

Beyond regular exchanges between local actors, the port cities of the AIVP network also aspire to participate in active, concrete ways of protecting the world’s natural resources and biodiversity. Thanks to its strong symbolic value in international trade, cocoa has become an emblem of the involvement of AIVP port cities in the fight against climate change.
By joining “Pur Projet”, port cities of the AIVP network can take part in a project which aims to protect a remarkable natural zone while ensuring that the local population can continue with sustainable production in their “Criollo” cocoa plantations.
This partnership is part of the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) policy led by the AIVP.Each participant in an exchange programme organised by AIVP will contribute to the planting of 4 to 12 precious fruit-trees in plots of cocoa trees in a preserved region bordering the Patuca natural park in Honduras. Agro-forestry production is being fomented by the Aprosacao Cooperative in these plantations, which are traditional in Central America, in order to develop a cocoa industry of high social and environmental quality. In the long term, 150 ha of cocoa will be farmed in agro-forestry production for the benefit of 150 families.



Port Québec

Official sponsors