Forum Venue

The 3rd edition of the MENA Economic Forum will be held on November 7-8, 2013 at:

Villa Méditerranée

Esplanade du J4
Quai de la Tourette
13002 Marseille—France

Phone. +33 (0) 4 95 09 44 23

Weather in Marseille

In November, the average temperature in Marseille is 13°C to 18°.

Dress code

A business suit or smart casual wear is appropriate throughout the meeting, including the Cocktail and Gala Dinner.

Flying to Marseille

Participants should make their own travel arrangements.

Check that you have a valid passport and whether a Schengen visa is required.

For information, contact your local French consulate or embassy.
If necessary, please note that your confirmation letter for the meeting serves as the required official invitation.

From Northern Africa & Europe

Please find below all available airlines operating direct fligths to Marseille (MRS) from:

Aigle Azur
From Alger, Annaba, Bejaia, Chlef, Oran, Setif, Tlemcen to Marseille (MRS)
Air Algérie
From Alger, Annaba, Batna, Bejaia, Chlef, Oran, Setif, Tlemcen to Marseille (MRS)
Air France
From Alger to Marseille (MRS)
Royal Air Maroc
From Casablanca, Marrakech, Oujda to Marseille (MRS)
Air France
From Casablanca to Marseille (MRS)
From Djerba, Monastir, Tunis to Marseille (MRS)
Air France
From Tunis to Marseille (MRS)
Air France
From France: Ajaccio, Bastia, Biarritz, Bordeaux, Brest, Calvi, Figari, Lille, Nantes, Paris, Rennes to Marseille (MRS)
From outside of France: Amsterdam, Athènes, Berlin, Copenhague, Milan, Moscou, Prague, Rome, Venise to Marseille (MRS)
From Roma, Milano, Venezia to Marseille (MRS)
British Airways
From London to Marseille (MRS)
From Barcelona, Ibiza, Madrid to Marseille (MRS)
From Amsterdam to Marseille (MRS)
From Frankfurt, München to Marseille (MRS)
Air France
From Beyrouth to Marseille (MRS)
Turkish Airlines
From Istanbul to Marseille (MRS)
Air France
From Istanbul to Marseille (MRS)

From the Middle East & the USA

There is no direct flight from the Middle East or the United States of America to Marseille, but to Nice airport (NCE), which is 200 km away from Marseille city center (2h by car or train).

From Dubai to Nice (NCE)
Delta Air Lines
From New York to Nice (NCE)

Your accommodation in Marseille

The MENA Economic Forum is partnering with hotels in Marseille to handle accommodation for registred participants.

Keep in mind that the rooms are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Please do not hesitate to coordinate yourself with the Organizing Committee if you are interested.

Please find below some accommodation solutions in Marseille:

1 Place Daviel
13002 Marseille

Phone. +33 (0)4 13 42 42 42
Fax. +33(0)4 93 38 20 91

InterContinental Marseille – Hotel Dieu is perfectly located overlooking the Vieux Port, adjacent to the oldest district in Marseille known as the Panier. The hotel is housed in a listed historical monument dating back to the 18th century and features a spectacular terrace, where you can relax while admiring the Vieux Port. Nearby the Calanques must be seen. Marseille is the vibrant Mediterranean’s capital of Provence.

22 suites | 194 rooms

36, boulevard Charles Livon
13007 Marseille

Phone. +33 (0)4 91 15 59 00
Fax. +33 (0)4 91 15 59 50

In the heart of this charming French city’s ancient harbor area, Sofitel Marseille Vieux Port is a luxury 5-star Marseille hotel which blends rich history with contemporary design. Inspired by the city’s history and by marine treasures, architects Marc Hertrich and Nicolas Adnet have left touches of the sea throughout this Marseille hotel.

3 suites | 134 rooms

38-40 quai de Rive Neuve
13007 Marseille

Phone. +33 (0)4 88 44 52 00
Fax. +33 (0)4 88 44 52 01

Embodying the vibrant spirit of the Vieux Port, the chic Radisson Blu Hotel, Marseille offers exceptional accommodation. Ideally located in the city centre, this Marseille hotel is spread over two buildings and houses stylish guest rooms, a gourmet restaurant, cafe and bar, an elevated swimming pool, a fully equipped fitness centre and flexible meeting facilities.

12 suites | 177 rooms

200 Corniche J.F. Kennedy
13007 Marseille

Phone. +33 (0)4 91 16 19 00
Fax. +33(0)4 91 16 19 39

160 rooms and suites with breathtaking views of Prado Bay, the Pullman Marseille Palm Beach is located by the sea, 10 minutes from the city centre and 28 km from the airport. Our Mediterranean restaurant specialises in delicious fish dishes. Our swimming pool with sauna and Jacuzzi offers total peace and relaxation. Guests can also enjoy jogging, tennis, water sports and golf nearby.

10 suites | 150 rooms

For more information on your stay in Marseille please contact directly:

Leisure Sales Department
4, la Canebière
13001 Marseille

Fax. + 33 (0)4 91 13 89 23

Arriving in Marseille

There is no transportation service provided.

Participants should make their own travel arrangements from Marseille-Provence airport, which is located about 25km from the city center, or Saint-Charles train station.

From Marseille-Provence airport

All flights to Marseille arrive at Marseille-Provence Airport. The city center is easily reachable from the airport by public transportation in 25 minutes:

Bus shuttle service connects the airport (platform 3) and Marseille Saint-Charles train station in 25 minutes.
Connections at Marseille Saint-Charles train station (underground: lines 1&2 / Bus: line 52)

Departures every 20 minutes, every day (including public holidays)
Journey length: direct route by motorway in 25-35 minutes (subject to traffic conditions)
Schedule: 5:10am-0:10pm / from Platform 3
Fare: 8.50 €

Marseille-Provence Airport bus station: Phone. +33 (0)4 42 14 31 27
Marseille Saint Charles bus station: Phone. +33 (0)4 91 50 59 34

A bus shuttle connects the airport and the train station in 5 minutes (from platform 2). Marseille Saint-Charles train station is 15-25 minutes away from the airport. Connections at Marseille Saint-Charles train station (underground: lines 1&2 / Bus: line 52)

Departures depend on schedule (see below), every day (including public holidays)
Journey length: 15-25 minutes
Schedule: 6:08am-10:40pm
Fare: 4.80 €


Marseille city center is 25-35 minutes away from the airport by taxi.

Journey length: direct route by motorway in 25-35 minutes (subject to traffic conditions)
Fare: around 40 € (day), 50 € (night)

Phone. +33 (0)4 42 14 24 44
Fax. +33 (0)4 42 88 04 77

From Marseille Saint-Charles train station

Marseille Saint-Charles train station is located at the very center of the city. Connections at Marseille Saint-Charles train station (Metro: lines 1&2 / Bus: line 52 / Taxi)