Venue

ICC Jerusalem International Convention Center
PO 6001 Jerusalem 91060
Tel :(972) – 2-6558558
Fax :(972) – 2-5376448

Credit cards

Credit cards are widely accepted in Israel. Registration for the congress can be by Mastercard, Visa and American Express.

Language

The official language of the meeting is English

Exhibition

A commercial and professional exhibition will be take place during the meeting, parallel to the Congress hours.

Visas

Many countries have reciprocal agreements with Israel which relieve one of a need for a visa. It is up to each individual, depending on his/her passport, to check in advance if a visa will be necessary. A number of links to websites are given below but you are advised to check with the local consulate. The congress organisers cannot be held responsible for entry permits. A letter of invitation is available for registered delegates and their accompanying persons but it should be noted that this letter does NOT carry any financial or other obligation by the organisers.

Following is a link for application details from the Ministry of Tourism. It is also a useful website of different bits of information relating to visiting Israel.

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Disclaimer

The program overview is correct at the time of printing, but the organisers reserve the right to alter the program if necessary. In this instance, the Congress Organisers cannot be held responsible for any losses incurred by delegates.

Liability

The Organising Committee and/or Congress Organiser shall not be held liable for personal accidents, losses or damage to the private property of registered delegates of the Congress Delegates

Travel and Time Zone

Israel is currently on Daylight Saving Time (GMT/UTC +2 hours)

For international passengers, we suggest that you try to allow yourself at least one-two days to adjust to the time difference and relax after your flight, before the Congress begins. Travellers flying westward across the Pacific Ocean are reminded that they will lose a day by crossing the International Date Line.

Insurance

The Congress organizers cannot accept liability for personal injuries sustained, or for loss or damage of property belonging to Congress participants (or their accompanying persons), either during, or as a result of the Congress. Delegates and their accompanying guests are strongly advised to purchase adequate travel insurance for the duration of their travel, the Congress and tours.

Banking and Exchange

The official currency in Israel is New Israeli Shekel (NIS, also abbreviated as ILS). A representative rate of exchange against a number of currencies can be found at: www.xe.com

$1 = 3.6-3.7 nis and varies daily

Weather

The average day time temperature for October in Israel is between 15-25 degrees Celsius.Evenings get cool in Jerusalem and can be chilly. Have a light weight sweater/cardigan available.

Electricity

Electrical equipment in Israel is 220 volt A.C., single phase, 50 cycles. Some appliances may require a plug adapter that can be purchased locally.

Dietary

Food in the hotel and in most restaurants is kosher which means, on a practical level that meat dishes and dairy dishes are not served together (e.g. with a meat meal coffee will be served without milk etc.)For specific dietary needs please notify the congress secretariat in advance. We cannot guarantee to supply specific diets but shall do our best to accommodate individual needs.

Special needs

If you have any special needs, please notify the secretariat by indicating this on your registration form

Tipping

Tipping is widespread and regulated in Israel. An indicative amount is 10% of the total bill. With few exceptions, no service charge is automatically added to restaurant or hotel bills. In most cases it is NOT possible to add a tip to a credit card bill and it should be added in cash.

Health

Israel has a high standard of hygiene and medical care, comparable to any Western standard. Doctors and dentists are highly trained and hospitals are well equipped. In the event of illness, hotel staff can arrange a doctor for you or speak to any member of the organizing committee.

Telephones 

The country code for Israel is +972

PDF Map of Israel is available here:  Map Of Israel