GBSN 2013 Annual Conference: Education, Employment and Entrepreneurship


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June 10:GBSN Members Meeting
(Members Only)
Location: Mediterranean School of Business

June 11 - 12: GBSN Conference
(Open to all)
Location: The Residence Tunis


Many thanks to our Conference Sponsors




IFC 4 Arab Youth




Goldman Sachs 10,000 Women




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"It is just a wonderful experience to speak with individuals from so many different nations and cultures, and getting information from other business schools on their way of working with clients in different countries."

- 2012 Conference Participant


This section includes information about the conference location, getting around and visas.


Residence TunisThe Residence Tunis
Boite Postale 697, 2070 La Marsa
Les Côtes de Carthage - Tunisie
Tel : +216 71910 101
Fax : +216 71910 144

The Residence is currently sold out of rooms.



The Ramada Plaza
Les Côtes de Carthage Gammarth - Tunisie
Tel : +216 71 911 100
Fax : +216 71 910 041

The Ramada Plaza is less than 10 minutes away from the conference venue at The Residence. They have available rooms at 200 TND per night including breakfast. GBSN will be providing transportation to and from The Ramada Plaza and The Residence. To reserve your room click on the link, email or call the number above.

About Tunis

TunisiaThe Capital city of Tunisia, Tunis is a fascinating mix of North African, French and Middle Eastern influences. Things to see and do include visits to the city's many museums, markets and green spaces. In particular, it is worth heading to a high vantage point to enjoy stunning views over the city and the sea. The Residence is situated on the seafront in Gammarth, close to the ancient city of Carthage and the famous artist’s colony Sidi Bou Said. Just 30 minutes from the centre of Tunis. It is in close proximity to several shopping malls, restaurants, museums and monuments.

For further details about the city, booking tours etc. please see the Tourism Options document from our travel partner, TRICAR X and contact Ferjania at + 216 98 369 549 or email to book.

Getting Around

Once you land at the Tunis Carthage Airport, you have several options of getting to the Hotel, and then getting around Tunis should you decide to do so during your leisure time.

On your way home, please plan a MINIMUM of two hours to check-in at the international airport, and a minimum of thirty minutes to travel to the airport. If you are traveling during rush hour, please plan to give yourself a minimum of 45 minutes.

Hire a Car

The Residence Hotel offers a Private Chauffer service. An airport transfer costs 60 TnD – Around $39 for maximum 3 passengers. Please contact the Residence for more details. You may bill the Private Chauffer to your room.


Taxis in Tunisia are considered safe. The airport terminal has a main taxi counter outside to your left upon exiting the airport. Day tariffs should be around 10 to 20 dinars – Around $6 to $12 USD from the airport to the hotel. Cabs will have an electronic meter with the rate. If the taxi driver doesn’t do so, please ask them to turn the meter on. When entering the taxi try to remember to write down the number of the car (found on the rooftop). In case you forget anything in the Taxi it will then be easier to identify the car. For travel within Tunis, you may opt to take one of the hotel cabs or call a local cab. Here are two well-known local cab companies:


Name of Company

Phone Number

Tunisie Taxi
Allô Taxi

+216 22 625 713
+216 71 781 010

Who Requires a Visa?

Countries that DO NOT NEED a visa:

You do not need a tourist or business visa if you belong to one of the following countries: Algeria, Andorra, Antigua, Argentina, Austria, Bahrain, Barbados, Belgium, Bermuda, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, Croatia, Commonwealth of Dominica, Denmark, Fiji, Finland, France, Gambia, Germany, Greece, Guinea, Honduras, Hong Kong, Hungary, Ivory Coast, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Kiribati, Libya, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Malaysia, the Maldives, Mali, Morocco, Mauritius, Mauritania, Monaco, Montenegro, Niger, Norway, Netherlands, Netherlands Antilles, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Saint Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, Salmon Island, Senegal, Serbia, Seychelles, Slovenia, Sweden, Sultanate of Oman, Switzerland, South Korea, Spain, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, United States, United Kingdom

Your passport must be valid for at least six months after you enter Tunisia. You will get a stamp in your passport upon entry into the country (make sure you get it), which will allow you to stay for 3 months. No entry fees are charged.

Countries that NEED a visa PRIOR to arrival:

Participants from all other countries must apply for a tourism visa. Tourist visa holders are not allowed to engage in any paid activity in Tunisia. Typically, a visa takes anywhere from 2 days to 15 days to process but may take longer depending on your local embassy or consulate.

Countries that NEED a visa and can obtain UPON arrival:

Nationals of Australia & South Africa can obtain a visa on arrival.

Please contact your local embassy or consulate for details regarding your visa requirements.