General Information

Language

The official language of the congress is English.

Exhibition

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

Climate and Clothing

The average daytime temperature in October in Israel is 19°C (66F°). Average night time temperatures is 11°C (51F°).
Clothing is informal for all occasions.

Currency and Money Exchange

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 (February 2016) exchange rate is
1 US Dollar= 3.90 NIS and 1 Euro= 4.29 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.

Visas

All visitors entering Israel must have a passport that is valid for at least 6 months from the date they will leave Israel. Visitors are allowed to remain in Israel for up to 3 months from the date of their arrival. Please check to see if your country of origin belongs to the Visa Waiver Program which entitles citizens of certain countries to enter Israel without having to arrange a visa ahead of time. To see the list of countries click here.
Visitors from countries that are not members of the Visa Waiver Program must make a request for an entry permit/visa from the Israeli consulate in their country or region before they arrive to Israel.

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.

Insurance

The congress organizers cannot accept liability for personal injuries sustained, or for loss or damage of property belonging to meeting participants (or their accompanying persons), either during, or as a result of the congress.

Discover Israel

Visiting Israel is a life changing experience. The country features an abundance of history, religious significance for many different faiths; 21st Century amenities and infrastructures, advanced innovations, high-tech technologies, and unique landscapes.
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