GENERAL INFORMATION

Venue

International Convention Center
Sderot Shazar 1, Jerusalem, Israel
Tel: 972-2-655-8558
Fax: 972-2-5376448

Traveling to Jerusalem
Most international flights land at Ben Gurion Airport, which is located near the town of Lod – approximately a 30 minute drive from Tel Aviv and 50 minutes from Jerusalem (outside rush hours).

Options for getting to and from Ben Gurion Airport include: private car/van services; railway; taxi; rented car and limousine. For details regarding transportation depots and general airport information, please visit the Israel Airport Authority website here.

By Train
The train station is located on Level S (the lowest floor) at Ben Gurion Airport. Tickets may be purchased from automatic machines located on Level G.

Israel Railways Information: +972-3-577-4000 or *5770 (in Israel)
Railway Website

By Bus
Public transportation depots are located in the three-story bridge on the second floor, near Gates 21 and 23. Busses leave from there to the Egged station at nearby Airport City where one can transfer to regular Egged bus lines. Various Egged lines run between the Airport City station and central points in Israel at frequent intervals throughout the day.

Egged Information: +972-3-694-8888 or *2800 (in Israel) from any telephone
Egged Website

By Taxi
The taxi companies based at Ben Gurion Airport are under the supervision of the Israel Airports Authority. We recommend that you only use these licensed taxis, operated by on-site dispatchers, rather than those which do not belong to these companies. The taxi stands and dispatcher’s booth are located at Terminal 3 on the ground level (G) of the multi-level road. Private-taxi (called “special”) and shared-taxi services (called “sherut”) are available.

Licensed taxis:

Hadar Lod – transportation to all parts of the country.
Tel.: +972-3-9711103

Nesher Tours – transportation to and from Jerusalem.
Tel.: +972-2-6257227

Taxi drivers are required by law to use the meter on all trips. Unless you know the accepted rates, do not be tempted to set a price beforehand. For long trips, the driver must charge passengers according to the Ministry of Transport price list posted in all taxis.

By Car
The car rental companies’ counters are on the first floor of the East Gallery in the Greeters’ Hall and are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Getting Around Jerusalem
Israel is a small country, and it is therefore easy to get from one place to another in a relatively short time.
Israel Railways operates convenient, inexpensive train service.
Buses are the most popular form of public transport in Israel for both local transport and intercity trips. The Egged bus company operates most of the intercity bus lines, as well as the local service in most of the large cities and towns. Local and intercity transport in the Gush Dan area (Tel Aviv and the surrounding suburbs) is provided by the Dan bus company.

For more information, please click here.

Jerusalem by Bus
Jerusalem’s inner city bus system is run by bus company, Egged. Buses are identified by a number displayed in the front window. Most buses depart from Jerusalem’s Central Bus Station just near the city entrance, and a 15 minute walk from city center.
Tickets can be purchased at the ticket booths in the central bus station, or from the driver.

Egged Information: +972-3-694-8888 or *2800 (in Israel) from any telephone
Egged Website

Jerusalem Light Rail
The Jerusalem Light Rail stretches from Pisgat Ze’ev in the North (Heil Ha’avir Station) to Mount Herzl in the West, with 23 stops altogether.
Ticket machines are in English, Hebrew and Arabic only. Purchase your ticket at the ticket machine before getting on the train, validate it when you board the train by swiping it and then keep it for possible (and regular) ticket inspection. Those without proof of valid tickets are fined on the spot. Tickets are valid for 90 minutes from the time of first validation.

Important – Public transportation do not run on Saturday (Shabbat) or on Jewish holidays. Service ends on Friday afternoon and resumes Saturday evening.

For more Information on Jerusalem click below:
Israel Ministry of Tourism
City of Jerusalem

Language

The official language of the meeting is English.

Registration & Hospitality Desk

The Registration desk will operate throughout the meeting in the Conventions Center of the hotel at the following hours:
Sunday, December 2, 2018 18:00-19:30 hrs
Monday, December 3, 2018 07:30-19:00 hrs
Tuesday, December 4, 2018 08:00-17:00 hrs

The Cardiovascular Technology Parade

The Cardiovascular Technology Parade is the central theme of this meeting!
For more details please click here

Digital Health Day- 2 December

Digital Health Day

Academy of Innovations - 2 December

The Academy of Innovations will take place on December 2, 2018 and will be dedicated to education and training about the process of biodesign and innovation.

Exhibition

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

Get Together Reception - 2 December

A reception will be held on the evening of December 2. The reception will be open to all the overseas attendees and to the international and National Faculty members and Committees.
Accompanying Persons: All registered accompanying persons are invited to join us at the Get Together Reception.

Gala Dinner Sponsored by TBA - 3 December

Tickets may be purchased the registration desk upon availability.

Climate and Clothing

The average daytime temperature in December 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 (March 2018) exchange rate is
1 US Dollar= 3.44 NIS and 1 Euro= 4.24 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.

Insurance

The meeting 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 meeting.

Letter of Invitation

The letter of Invitation meant to help participants raise travel funds or obtain a visa, and does not represent a commitment on the part of the organizers to provide any financial support.

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.
For more information click here

Name Badge

Kindly wear your name badge during all the conference days and social events!
Please note that a charge of 30 USD will be made on site in case of losing your name badge!

Congress Secretariat

ICI 2018 Secretariat
Telefax: +972-3-5767739/05
Email: secretariat@icimeeting.com