David InterContinental Hotel
12 Kaufman Street
P O Box 50155
Tel Aviv 61501, Israel
Tel: +972 3 795 1111
Fax: +972 3 795 1112
Dan Panorama Hotel
10 Kaufman Street
P O Box 50252
Tel Aviv 68012, Israel
Tel: +972 3 519 0190
Fax: +972 3 517 1777
English is the official language of the conference.
Conference Registration / Hospitality Desk
Registration desks will be at the David InterContinental Hotel (Lobby level)
Desks will operate as follows:
Monday, May 23
Tuesday, May 24
Wednesday, May 25
Conference Kit and Name Tag
Upon registration you will receive your conference kit containing the printed material of the conference, name tag,
voucher(s) for lunch and ILSI's Get-Together invitation. Please wear your name tag to all sessions and social events.
Speakers Ready Room
The Speakers' Ready Room, situated on the Lower Level, is available for speakers every day during meeting hours. Speakers are requested to check their presentation at least half an hour prior to the start of their session.
Exhibition Opening Hours
All participants are invited to view the exhibition at both Dan Panorama (Start up) and David InterContinental Hotels. Opening hours are as follows:
Monday, May 23:
Tuesday, May 24:
Wednesday, May 25:
Ben Gurion International Airport is the main international gateway to and from Israel. It is situated approximately 25km (16 miles) south-east of Tel Aviv.
Journey to Tel Aviv is approximately 30 minutes.
Transportation to Tel Aviv
For information on schedules and fares: Israel Railways website - Schedules and Fares
The train station is located on Level S of the Landside Building. Train tickets can be purchased through automated ticket dispensers on Level G of the terminal.
To leave Ben Gurion Airport by train, from the arrivals section you need to descend from the Greeters' Hall (located on Level G), to the railway station (located on Level S). It is recommended to get off the train at Azriely station(Hashalom) or Arlozorov station (Central)and to take a taxi to the hotel.
Upon exit from customs, take either the elevator or escalator to the 2nd floor. Exit the terminal either by gate number 21 or 23. Cross over the road for Egged bus number 5 which serves as an internal transport line from Ben Gurion International Airport to El Al Junction. The price today is NIS 5 (USD 1.20).
You need to take line 475.
Buses arrive at Tel-Aviv Central Bus Station.
From here it is another 15 minutes by car/taxi to the Intercontinental Hotel.
Note: Buses do not run on Saturday (Shabbat) - from half hour before sunset on Friday till one hour after sunset on Saturday.
By Private Taxi
The Taxi Stations and dispatcher's counter at Terminal 3 are located on Level G of the Multi Level Road.
Cost is NIS 130 (USD 37).
It is recommended not to use random Taxi services.
Rate 2 (25% extra) will apply in the following cases:
Night journeys between 21:00 and 05:59 hours the next day.
An additional NIS 2.7 will be applicable for each piece of luggage.
Will take place on Monday, May 23, 2011 at 18:30 hours.
Both the David InterContinental and Dan Panorama Hotel are equipped with wireless. Details regarding rates will be advised closer to the time of the event.
Cost as at December 16, 2010:
At the David InterContinental Hotel:
For guests staying at the hotel cost is USD 22 per day (consecutive time, starting from the minute you logon).
For persons not staying at the hotel, you can connect to the Internet from the hotel’s business center at a cost of USD 4 for 15 minutes, USD 6 for 30 minutes or USD 10 for an hour.
At the Dan Panorama Hotel:
One day is NIS 70 (approximately USD19)
One hour is NIS 33 (approximately USD9)
Please note: Israelis who purchase wireless will need to add VAT in both hotels.
Lunch will be served on the meeting level.
Climate and Clothing
Weather in Tel Aviv mid of May is approximately 26°C. Clothing is informal for all occasions. Sunglasses, sunscreen and walking shoes are highly recommended.
The conference secretariat and organizers cannot accept liability for personal accidents or loss of or damage to private property of participants and accompanying persons. Participants are advised to take out their own personal travel and health insurance for their trip.
Safety and Security
Please do not leave bags and suitcases unattended at any time.
This is a non-smoking event. Kindly use the hotel designated smoking areas only.