AIVP The Worldwide Network of Port Cities
Olivier Lemaire completed his graduate studies at the University of Rouen where he obtained a law degree, a master's degree in tropical geography and specialized higher education diploma (DESS) in planning.
From 1984 to 1987, he was a researcher at ORSTOM in Quito (Ecuador) and worked as a geographer specializing in urban issues. He then completed various missions as a geographer - planner at Datar (Delegation for Spatial Planning - France) before taking over the leadership of the International Association Cities and Ports in 1989 when it was founded. As director of AIVP, Olivier Lemaire has participated in many missions in port cities around the world. He assured the development of the international network of the association and manages its annual program of activities. Until now 13 international conferences have been organized by AIVP as well as numerous specialized seminars and study tours on all topics relating to port city issues.