Practical information

The conference will take place at the Kedge business school Campus of Luminy


Participants are requested to make their own accomodation arrangements ;*

The following hotels have been designated as recommended hotels for wish the room rates indicated below are inclusive of service charge and value added tax and have been negotiated. Participants are requested to contact the hotel directly. The organizers will not be responsible for making hotel arrangements for any participants.

For more information about Hotels: Click here

Payment of hotel accounts

Participants are expected to settle room charges and other expenses, such as local and long-distance telephone calls, internet use, business centre use, laundry, room service, mini-bar items and hotel transportation services, as well as restaurant and bar service, directly with their respective hotel.

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How to Reach Marseille, France?

Marseille-Provence airport (also known as Marseille-Marignane airport) is one of the busiest French airports and is the top low-cost air terminal in Europe. The airport is 25 kilometers to the northwest of Marseille and has two terminals which are well linked to the city centre. Access by Bus


The Mediterranean style refurbished Gare St Charles train station is in the centre of Marseille and is just a 3 hours journey from Paris. The St-Charles train station welcomes over 11 million passengers every year.

Access by Train

How to Reach your hotel?

From Marseille Provence Airport to your hotel and back

  • Hello Shuttle offers a convenient solution for your travel needs from and to the airport  Hello Shuttle
  • Public transportation are also available ; you will find all the information on the following website City Transport
  • Taxi:  Access by Taxi

From Saint Charles train station to your hotel and back

  • Hello Shuttle offers a convenient solution for your travel needs and takes charge of all your logistics from Saint Charles train station and back Hello Shuttle
  • Public transportation are also available ; you will find all the information on the following  City Transport
  • Taxi: Access by Taxi

How to reach KEDGE BS from your hotel and back 

Participants must arrange their own transportation to and from the hotel, exept for Wednesday and Thursday evening for which organizers will provide a shuttle.       
If you wish to use public transport, we suggest you take the 21 bus from Castellane up to the final stop at Luminy. When you get off the bus there is a lane going up the hill leading to Kedge BS, it will be sign posted.

  • Shuttle: Hello Shuttle is a private company that you can us to organise a carpool with other collegues coming to the event
  • Public transport: ask at your hotel's reception desk or Rtm
  • Taxi: ask at your hotel's reception desk or contact a taxi directly Access by Taxi

MORE INFORMATION ON Marseille Tourism Website


All foreign nationals wishing to enter France must be able to submit statutory documents at the border concerning the reasons for their stay, their means of support and accommodation arrangements.

A visa is generally required, in the absence of a waiver. For general information and for preparing, submitting and tracking your visa application, log on to France-Visas, France’s official visa site.

France-Visas is a single portal with all the information you need to guide you through the process and help you every step of the way (preparing the application, entering details, submitting and tracking the application).

Diplomatie Website



Located in the Calanques national park, the Luminy campus places modern architecture in a natural environment. It is 20 minutes from the city centre by bus, and a few kilometres from Cassis. Marseille is one of the sunniest town of France with its 300 days of sunshine per year. The Luminy campus spans across almost 15,000 m², providing the most innovative facilities and teaching equipment.

The weather in May is rather hot but rainy episodes are to be expected.

20 minutes

from the city by bus

300 days

of sunshine per year

15 000 m2

luminy campus

Meteo Website


Type E is primarily used in France, Belgium, Poland, Slovakia, the Czech Republic, Tunisia and Morocco. (Click here for a complete list of all countries that use type E)

France, Belgium and some other countries have standardized on a socket which is different from the CEE 7/4 socket (type F) that is standard in Germany and other continental European countries. The reason for incompatibility is that grounding in the E socket is accomplished with a round male pin, which is permanently mounted in the socket. This earth pin is 14 mm long and has a diameter of 4.8 mm. The plug itself is similar to 

C except that it is round and has the addition of a female contact to accept the socket’s grounding pin. The plug has two 4.8 mm round pins, measuring 19 mm in length on centres spaced 19 mm apart. The centre-to-centre distance between the female contact and the middle of the imaginary line connecting the two power pins is 10 mm.


Currency exchange facilities are available at  Changeduport


  • The oldest city in France, founded 2,600 years ago.
  • 2nd largest French city: according to population: 859,367 (INSEE 2011 figures)
  • Largest French Communauté Communes, Marseille Provence Métropole, totalling 18 towns and villages with a population of 1,200,000.
  • Area: 240 km2 including 100 km2 of natural areas.
  • Largest European suburban park: Calanques National Park
  • Coastline: 57 kilometres including 20 kilometres in the Calanques.
  • Climate: 300 days of sunshine per year.
  • Average temperatures: Spring 19°C / Summer 25°C / Fall 14°C / Winter 12°C.

About KEDGE Business School

AACSB, EQUIS and AMBA accredited, Kedge is a French management school with 4 campuses in France (Paris, Bordeaux, Marseille and Toulon), 3 abroad (2 in China, and 1 in Africa). The KEDGE BS community counts 12,600 students (25% foreign students), 520 permanent staff, 183 fulltime faculty members, and 54,000 alumni across the world.

KEDGE, is recognized as a key player in the field of sustainable development and CSR by its viral approach combining "excellence & coherence ". For the school, it's not just a question of adding best practices, but of having coherent actions between research, pedagogy, campus social and environmental management and governance.

Through its commitments and its network of experts, the school participates in the evolution of higher education through the lens of CSR.
By hosting this international event, Kedge is proud to contribute to build a sustainable future.


campuses in France


abroad (2 in China and 1 in Africa)

12 600

students (25% foreign students)


permanent staff


fulltime faculty members

54 000

alumni across the world

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