The official language of the Conference is English.
Ben Gurion International Airport (BGIA), located just off the road linking Jerusalem and Tel Aviv, is one of the busiest airports in the Middle East. Many major international airlines arrive at and depart from BGIA with increasing frequency.
Israel’s northern and coastal regions are classified as Mediterranean climate characterized by hot and dry summers and cool rainy winters; whereas the southern and eastern areas of Israel are characterized by an arid climate. July is midsummer in Israel and temperatures in Tel Aviv range between 23 - 29.4⁰ C /73.4 - 85⁰F
The unit of currency in Israel is the Israeli Shekel (ILS) commonly known as the Shekel.
Approximate currency rates as of January 2014 are as follows:
US $ 1 = ILS 3.48 Euro € 1 = ILS 4.76
There is no restrictions on transfer and use of foreign currencies in Israel.
Most international credit cards are accepted.
Electricity in Israel is supplied at 220V, 50Hz and has a three-pin connecting plug.
Value Added Tax Reimbursement
According to the Value Added Tax (VAT) Law, a foreign tourist is able to benefit from a zero rate of VAT on a vast array of services obtained during a stay in Israel. In addition, a special arrangement exists whereby a tourist may also request a VAT refund on purchases made during a stay.
For more details please visit the official website of the Ministry of Finance, Israeli Department of Customs and VAT.