General Information


Hilton Tel Aviv, located in the beautiful Independence Park, has direct access to the Hilton Public Beach and the Tel Aviv Promenade.
TEL: +972-3-520-2222


The official language of the meeting is English.


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

Climate and Clothing

The average daytime temperature in October in Israel is 20°C (70F°). Average night time temperatures is 15°C (60F°).
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 (January 2017) exchange rate is
1 US Dollar= 3.80 NIS and 1 Euro= 4.07 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


The country code for Israel is +972


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.


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.


The Conference Secretariat and Organisers cannot accept liability for personal accidents or loss of or damage to private property of participants. Participants are advised to take out their own personal travel and health insurance for their trip.

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

Getting to and from Ben Gurion Airport

Getting to and from Ben Gurion Airport, Israel’s main international airport is generally an easy task with many options available including the train, shuttles, taxis, and car rental. Click Here for more information

Conference Secretariat

STC 2017 Secretariat
Telefax: +972-3-5767714