Venue
Dan Panorama Hotel, Tel Aviv
Charles Clore Park, Tel Aviv 68012

Cross the road fronting this Tel Aviv hotel and you’re on the Mediterranean where great beaches and soft sands greet you. A stroll along the coastal promenade takes you to the flea market and scenic harbour of ancient Jaffa, or to the outdoor cafés of Tel Aviv. A fascinating walk through the adjoining historic neighborhood leads to Israel’s major corporate and financial headquarters.

Language
The conference will be held in English and Hebrew. Simultaneous translation will be available.

Weather
The weather in Tel Aviv during July is hot and humid – with average temperatures of 30-33 degrees Celsius.

Currency
The currency in Israel is the New Israel Shekel (NIS). We recommend using the local currency although most expenses in Israel may be paid with major credit cards. The current exchange rate is
1 US Dollar= 3.47 NIS and 1 Euro= 4.65 NIS.
Most ATMs accept all major credit cards such as Master Card, Visa, Diners, and American Express.

Local Time
Israel time zone is Standard time zone: UTC/GMT +2 hours

Telephones
The country code for Israel is +972

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

Credit Cards
All major establishments accept American Express, Mastercard and Visa cards.

Visas
All visitors are required to have a valid passport, and for some countries, a visa is required. For more information please contact your nearest Embassy, Consulate or local travel agency well in advance. It is the responsibility of the participant to obtain a visa if required.

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.

Visa / Passport

Letter of Invitation
The organizers will be pleased to send a letter of invitation to any pre-registered and paid participant requesting one. It is to be understood that such an invitation is intended to help potential participants raise travel funds or obtain a visa. It is not a commitment on the part of the meeting to provide any financial support.
You may request such a letter from the Conference Secretariat. Please note that this letter can only be issued if participant’s registration is paid.

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.