TBEX INTERNATIONAL 2017


Jerusalem, Israel

March 20-22, 2017

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The Jerusalem Development Authority

The Jerusalem Development Authority

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One of the oldest cities in the world, Jerusalem is a city rich with over 5,000 years of history. It is a city that over 3 billion people of faith from around the world look to for inspiration. Jerusalem is a city of overwhelming emotions, a city that promises a religious and spiritual experience, excitement and pleasure, interesting tours and entertaining adventures. Here, alongside Jerusalem’s fascinating historic and archeological sites, there are amazingly modern tourist attractions for anyone seeking culture, the arts, theater and music, architecture and culinary delight. The city’s unique history contrasted with its modern infrastructure, position Jerusalem as a magnet for millions of tourists each year. Over the past few years, Time Magazine, Conde Nast, Entrepreneur, and Trip Advisor have ranked Jerusalem as a global leader for its roles in the fields of innovation and intellectual capital, food, culture and art. The city’s position as a leader in virtually every industry has inspired many global conferences to host their next event in the city with help of the Jerusalem’s Convention and Visitor’s Bureau. Jerusalem’s rich historical heritage, its sophisticated cultural scene and vibrant nightlife serve as the perfect canvas for any tourist and traveler to explore Jerusalem, a city undergoing an inspiring renaissance.


Presenting Sponsors

Israel Ministry of Tourism

Israel Ministry of Tourism

View Sponsor Profile Visit Sponsor Website The Israel Ministry of Tourism is the government office responsible for marketing Israel as a tourism destination as well as building tourism infrastructure and making sure that the experience you have here is an unforgettable one! . Over the past few years, Israel has become a top international travel destination. It is a varied and fascinating country, with attractions for visitors of all interests – from adventure travelers to food and wine connoisseurs, from spiritual seekers to beach lovers, and everyone in-between. The Israel Ministry of Tourisms website www.goisrael.com provides information on sites, suggested itineraries, digital maps and contact information for travel agents and tour companies selling travel to Israel. Virtual Information Center is available 24\7. You can also check out some great videos of Israel on our YouTube page, and on our Flickr account. Looking forward to seeing you in Israel! The Land of Creation’s team. Virtual@goisrael.gov.il  


Platinum Sponsors

Inbal Hotel

Inbal Hotel

View Sponsor Profile Visit Sponsor Website The Inbal Jerusalem Hotel is an award winning five-star deluxe resort and spa situated in Jerusalem's Talbiah neighborhood overlooking the Old City walls, and minutes away from all of the city's major historical and cultural sites. The 283-room hotel is known for its intimate authentic Jerusalem character and impeccable world-class service. Since opening its doors over three decades ago, it has become a favorite among heads of state, celebrities, tourists and native Israelis. The hotel was recently voted best hotel in Israel and fourth best hotel in the entire Middle East by readers of the influential Condè Nast Traveler magazine. The Inbal Hotel offers a food experience that takes modern elegant cuisine to the highest standard, with flavors that are both inventive and comforting. The hotel Executive Chef Nir Elkayam highlights the savory cooking that is endemic to Jerusalem, with farm fresh produce, Middle Eastern ingredients and polished techniques. The hotel’s collection of Jerusalem suites offers exclusivity, space and deluxe amenities as well as all-day access to the exquisite Executive Lounge. Take in the views of the Old City or the New City of Jerusalem and relax in a gracious living room area or luxurious private bedroom, with sliding doors that provide flexibility and create a stylish, harmonious space with a spacious balcony. Visit https://www.inbalhotel.com/ to learn more about the hotel. #inbaljerusalemhotel Facebook Twitter Instagram Youtube

Dan Hotels

Dan Hotels

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As the oldest, most prestigious and luxurious hotel chain in Israel, Dan Hotels has blazed the trail as the pioneer in the country's tourism and hospitality industry. In 2017, we are celebrating 70 years and are proud to have come a long way from the 21-room guest house on the Tel Aviv seashore in 1947 to reach almost 4,000 rooms in 14 hotels in 7 cities today. Dan Hotels has adapted not only with the times but ahead of them, and ahead of the competition, with a prolific and active presence on social media. With an English and Hebrew Facebook page, a strong presence on Instagram and a popular blog, these efforts have helped Dan Hotels to remain the gold standard and the most recognized name in the hotel industry in Israel. Three of its hotels claimed a spot in tripadvisor's top 25 luxury hotels in 2016 in Israel, more than any of their peers. Each Dan Hotel retains its individual character and is as committed to perfection and luxury in its rooms and facilities as it is dedicated to high quality service by our staff who work there. Having won a string of industry awards for its quality and service, the Dan Hotels chain takes nothing for granted and its devotion to excellence is further showcased by the Dan Gourmet Tel Aviv, our vocational school focused on the highest standards of hotel service and culinary skills. The large number of luxurious hotels includes the outstanding Dan Panorama Jerusalem, the cool and sophisticated Dan Boutique Jerusalem Hotel, the breathtaking and idyllic Dan Jerusalem Hotel, and the iconic flagship of the group, the King David Jerusalem Hotel. The Dan Tel Aviv and the Dan Panorama Tel Aviv both overlook the sea and magnificent beaches, providing guests with a centrally located experience of unrivaled luxury. There is true glamor at the Dan Eilat Hotel, a self-contained vacation paradise, while the Dan Panorama Eilat Hotel blends rest and relaxation alongside the southern city's tranquil lagoon. The Dan Carmel Haifa and Dan Panorama Haifa offer panoramic views of the north and excellent base from which business travelers and tourists explore the fascinating Galilee. Since its founding, Dan Hotels has always created and strived for the highest standards to provide all guests with a service exceeding their expectations. The Dan Hotels are uncompromisingly committed to attention to detail and professionalism, which are of vital importance in winning the trust of guests, nurturing its employees and attracting business partners and suppliers. Such values have been the cornerstone of the Group's past and present success and will continue to be a major part of its future.

Alrov

Alrov

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Alrov is a leading real estate company, investing in, developing and operating luxury projects. Alrov has a proven track record of developing unique high-profile landmark buildings, embracing the cultural heritage of each site to deliver beautifully designed, professionally realized and incredibly well managed luxury establishments. Alrov sets high standards for the design and realization of developments and then deliver on those standards from conception to completion. All projects are characterized by a unique concept, leading international vision, innovation and uncompromising quality. Prestigious development sites are strictly selected. World leading architects use exceptional quality materials that allow the materialization of a fascinating and innovative architectural vision: excellent materials, quality construction, rigorous inspection, top working standard and unmatched managerial quality. Other activities are investing in stable income generating properties, with solid return on investment. Alrov is listed on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange and currently owns property in Israel the UK, France, Switzerland and The Netherlands. Alrov was founded in 1978 by Mr. Alfred Akirov, the Company’s Chairman. Milestones 1978 Alrov Israel (the parent company) is founded by Alfred Akirov. 1983 Alrov Israel (the parent company) is floated on the Tel-Aviv Stock Exchange at a valuation of $8 million. The Company is traded and is part of the Tel-Aviv 100 Index. 1993 Alrov Properties and Lodgings, which coordinates the Group’s income-generating Properties and Lodgings operations is floated at a value of $18 million. 2001 Overseas operations are started, via Property Investment Holdings (PIH) in which there is a 76.0% holding. 2006 The decision is made to create a portfolio of luxury hotels in Europe and in Israel. 2010 Alrov Properties and Lodgings enters the Tel-Aviv 100 Index following an increase in the public’s holdings. 2016 Alrov israel merged into Alrov Properties and Lodgings


Gold Sponsors

Abraham Hostels

Abraham Hostels

View Sponsor Profile Visit Sponsor Website Started by a group of international travelers and backpackers, Abraham Hostels & Tours was founded in Jerusalem in order to create a home for independent travelers in Israel and the Middle East. Our vision is to provide an exceptional traveling experience for independent travelers - from backpackers to couples, families and small groups. We aim to meet all needs of backpacking globetrotters, from an affordable bed and trustworthy tours to travel information, language classes, bike rentals and memorable in-house events. Today we offer 3 wonderful location in 3 magnificent cities showcasing the natural and cultural variety of Israel – Jerusalem, Tel-Aviv and Nazareth.

Abraham Tours

Abraham Tours

View Sponsor Profile Visit Sponsor Website Abraham Tours provides quality tours designed for the needs and interests of independent travelers. We offer a variety of tours around the whole region leaving every day, including Israel, the West Bank, Jordan and Egypt. We believes strongly in providing travelers with the knowledge and services necessary to reach all the sites and attractions worth visiting, even those off the beaten track. Our tours are unique, they feature small groups and are designed in order to allow travelers to make the most out of their day.


Silver Sponsors

Czech Republic

Czech Republic

View Sponsor Profile Visit Sponsor Website In this small country at the heart of Europe, you will always have a copious wealth of natural and cultural treasures within reach! Nowhere is too far for you to be able to set out for. Discover the most interesting castles and chateaux, UNESCO monuments and also the fascinating atmosphere of medieval towns. Treat yourself to a stay in the Czech spas and allow yourself to be pampered, body and mind. But don’t forget the mountains and national parks. In short, stay in the places you like and make time for unusual experiences according to your taste and inclination! Facebook Twitter Instagram #visitcz

Discover Central Europe

Discover Central Europe

View Sponsor Profile Visit Sponsor Website In a land of medieval walled towns and timbered villages, Old World charm and ancient folklore meet in Europe’s quartet of cultural capitals – Prague, Budapest, Warsaw and Bratislava. Forever linked by their shared heritage and unique geography in the heart of Europe, the easily navigable nations of Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia each tell their own stories of the past in every moment of the present. Countless castles, wine routes that wend past ancient vineyards and restaurant menus featuring time-honored recipes underscore this sentiment of nostalgia.

TripAdvisor

TripAdvisor

View Sponsor Profile Visit Sponsor Website TripAdvisor® is the world’s largest travel site, enabling travelers to plan and book the perfect trip. TripAdvisor offers advice from millions of travelers and a wide variety of travel choices and planning features with seamless links to booking tools that check hundreds of websites to find the best hotel prices. TripAdvisor branded sites make up the largest travel community in the world, reaching 350 million unique monthly visitors, and 320 million reviews and opinions covering 6.2 million accommodations, restaurants and attractions. The sites operate in 47 countries worldwide.

Hashtracking

Hashtracking

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Everywhere you look, Hashtags are being used to curate content, build community and amplify campaigns. Understanding hashtags and hashtag trends associated with your brand can help you connect & engage with your audience, quantify the impact of your marketing efforts, and identify important influencers. Hashtags can be funny, they can be newsworthy, and they can have a lasting impact on your business. We’re here to help measure and support your success.


Media Partners

Hospitality21

Hospitality21

View Sponsor Profile Visit Sponsor Website Hospitality21 is a cutting-edge digital publication written for the affluent, curiosity-driven, sophisticated, intrepid world traveler. Our articles are diverse, covering a broad range of topics which our discerning readers crave. Editorial coverage includes travel, business, luxury goods, food and drink, global culture, and industry updates. At Hospitality21, we are bridging the gap between the hospitality industry and the ever progressing digital world in the 21st century. Our cutting edge publication provides relevant inspirational information to your fingertips 24/7 using a trendy and inviting platform. At times, a photo says it better; that's why you will find stunning media throughout Hospitality21." Social Media Links: Facebook Twitter Instagram

Travel Massive

Travel Massive

View Sponsor Profile Visit Sponsor Website Travel Massive’s Mission is to unearth and connect travel insiders in every city in the world in order to empower change in travel. We are the world’s largest open community of travel industry insiders, leaders and innovators. We connect thousands of professionals to meet, learn and collaborate at events in over 100 cities world wide.

TravelMedia.ie

TravelMedia.ie

View Sponsor Profile Visit Sponsor Website TravelMedia.ie is a travel specialist full service PR, marketing, SEO, events, communications, content marketing and representation company, founded in 2006, and managed by Michael Collins. TravelMedia.ie started as an Ireland market only traditional PR company. In 2012 TravelMedia.ie pivoted to become a digital first travel specialist PR agency, focused on the European market. TravelMedia.ie is still based in Dublin (via London and Paris), but services clients throughout Europe and further afield, e.g. TUI, Phocuswright, Atout France, SAS, Interhome, and Greenlife Tours.

IGLTA

IGLTA

View Sponsor Profile Visit Sponsor Website The International Gay & Lesbian Travel Association is the leading member-based global organization dedicated to LGBT tourism and a proud Affiliate Member of the United Nations World Tourism Organization. In 2013, the association signed on to ECPAT’s Tourism Child Protection Code of Conduct to prevent child exploitation. The association’s membership includes LGBT and LGBT-friendly accommodations, destinations, service providers, travel agents, tour operators, events and travel media in more than 75 countries. Each year, IGLTA hosts its Annual Global Convention, the premier educational and networking event in LGBT tourism. The event has multiple components, including an appointment-driven buyer-supplier marketplace; a media trade show to connect businesses with global LGBT media and marketing outlets; and a consumer event. Join us in 8-11 April 2015 in Los Angeles for the 32nd Annual Global Convention.


Speed Networking

Czech Republic

Czech Republic

View Sponsor Profile Visit Sponsor Website In this small country at the heart of Europe, you will always have a copious wealth of natural and cultural treasures within reach! Nowhere is too far for you to be able to set out for. Discover the most interesting castles and chateaux, UNESCO monuments and also the fascinating atmosphere of medieval towns. Treat yourself to a stay in the Czech spas and allow yourself to be pampered, body and mind. But don’t forget the mountains and national parks. In short, stay in the places you like and make time for unusual experiences according to your taste and inclination! Facebook Twitter Instagram #visitcz

Abraham Hostels

Abraham Hostels

View Sponsor Profile Visit Sponsor Website Started by a group of international travelers and backpackers, Abraham Hostels & Tours was founded in Jerusalem in order to create a home for independent travelers in Israel and the Middle East. Our vision is to provide an exceptional traveling experience for independent travelers - from backpackers to couples, families and small groups. We aim to meet all needs of backpacking globetrotters, from an affordable bed and trustworthy tours to travel information, language classes, bike rentals and memorable in-house events. Today we offer 3 wonderful location in 3 magnificent cities showcasing the natural and cultural variety of Israel – Jerusalem, Tel-Aviv and Nazareth.

Abraham Tours

Abraham Tours

View Sponsor Profile Visit Sponsor Website Abraham Tours provides quality tours designed for the needs and interests of independent travelers. We offer a variety of tours around the whole region leaving every day, including Israel, the West Bank, Jordan and Egypt. We believes strongly in providing travelers with the knowledge and services necessary to reach all the sites and attractions worth visiting, even those off the beaten track. Our tours are unique, they feature small groups and are designed in order to allow travelers to make the most out of their day.

Discover Central Europe

Discover Central Europe

View Sponsor Profile Visit Sponsor Website In a land of medieval walled towns and timbered villages, Old World charm and ancient folklore meet in Europe’s quartet of cultural capitals – Prague, Budapest, Warsaw and Bratislava. Forever linked by their shared heritage and unique geography in the heart of Europe, the easily navigable nations of Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia each tell their own stories of the past in every moment of the present. Countless castles, wine routes that wend past ancient vineyards and restaurant menus featuring time-honored recipes underscore this sentiment of nostalgia.

Inbal Hotel

Inbal Hotel

View Sponsor Profile Visit Sponsor Website The Inbal Jerusalem Hotel is an award winning five-star deluxe resort and spa situated in Jerusalem's Talbiah neighborhood overlooking the Old City walls, and minutes away from all of the city's major historical and cultural sites. The 283-room hotel is known for its intimate authentic Jerusalem character and impeccable world-class service. Since opening its doors over three decades ago, it has become a favorite among heads of state, celebrities, tourists and native Israelis. The hotel was recently voted best hotel in Israel and fourth best hotel in the entire Middle East by readers of the influential Condè Nast Traveler magazine. The Inbal Hotel offers a food experience that takes modern elegant cuisine to the highest standard, with flavors that are both inventive and comforting. The hotel Executive Chef Nir Elkayam highlights the savory cooking that is endemic to Jerusalem, with farm fresh produce, Middle Eastern ingredients and polished techniques. The hotel’s collection of Jerusalem suites offers exclusivity, space and deluxe amenities as well as all-day access to the exquisite Executive Lounge. Take in the views of the Old City or the New City of Jerusalem and relax in a gracious living room area or luxurious private bedroom, with sliding doors that provide flexibility and create a stylish, harmonious space with a spacious balcony. Visit https://www.inbalhotel.com/ to learn more about the hotel. #inbaljerusalemhotel Facebook Twitter Instagram Youtube

TripAdvisor

TripAdvisor

View Sponsor Profile Visit Sponsor Website TripAdvisor® is the world’s largest travel site, enabling travelers to plan and book the perfect trip. TripAdvisor offers advice from millions of travelers and a wide variety of travel choices and planning features with seamless links to booking tools that check hundreds of websites to find the best hotel prices. TripAdvisor branded sites make up the largest travel community in the world, reaching 350 million unique monthly visitors, and 320 million reviews and opinions covering 6.2 million accommodations, restaurants and attractions. The sites operate in 47 countries worldwide.

Hashtracking

Hashtracking

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Everywhere you look, Hashtags are being used to curate content, build community and amplify campaigns. Understanding hashtags and hashtag trends associated with your brand can help you connect & engage with your audience, quantify the impact of your marketing efforts, and identify important influencers. Hashtags can be funny, they can be newsworthy, and they can have a lasting impact on your business. We’re here to help measure and support your success.

Dan Hotels

Dan Hotels

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As the oldest, most prestigious and luxurious hotel chain in Israel, Dan Hotels has blazed the trail as the pioneer in the country's tourism and hospitality industry. In 2017, we are celebrating 70 years and are proud to have come a long way from the 21-room guest house on the Tel Aviv seashore in 1947 to reach almost 4,000 rooms in 14 hotels in 7 cities today. Dan Hotels has adapted not only with the times but ahead of them, and ahead of the competition, with a prolific and active presence on social media. With an English and Hebrew Facebook page, a strong presence on Instagram and a popular blog, these efforts have helped Dan Hotels to remain the gold standard and the most recognized name in the hotel industry in Israel. Three of its hotels claimed a spot in tripadvisor's top 25 luxury hotels in 2016 in Israel, more than any of their peers. Each Dan Hotel retains its individual character and is as committed to perfection and luxury in its rooms and facilities as it is dedicated to high quality service by our staff who work there. Having won a string of industry awards for its quality and service, the Dan Hotels chain takes nothing for granted and its devotion to excellence is further showcased by the Dan Gourmet Tel Aviv, our vocational school focused on the highest standards of hotel service and culinary skills. The large number of luxurious hotels includes the outstanding Dan Panorama Jerusalem, the cool and sophisticated Dan Boutique Jerusalem Hotel, the breathtaking and idyllic Dan Jerusalem Hotel, and the iconic flagship of the group, the King David Jerusalem Hotel. The Dan Tel Aviv and the Dan Panorama Tel Aviv both overlook the sea and magnificent beaches, providing guests with a centrally located experience of unrivaled luxury. There is true glamor at the Dan Eilat Hotel, a self-contained vacation paradise, while the Dan Panorama Eilat Hotel blends rest and relaxation alongside the southern city's tranquil lagoon. The Dan Carmel Haifa and Dan Panorama Haifa offer panoramic views of the north and excellent base from which business travelers and tourists explore the fascinating Galilee. Since its founding, Dan Hotels has always created and strived for the highest standards to provide all guests with a service exceeding their expectations. The Dan Hotels are uncompromisingly committed to attention to detail and professionalism, which are of vital importance in winning the trust of guests, nurturing its employees and attracting business partners and suppliers. Such values have been the cornerstone of the Group's past and present success and will continue to be a major part of its future.

Alrov

Alrov

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Alrov is a leading real estate company, investing in, developing and operating luxury projects. Alrov has a proven track record of developing unique high-profile landmark buildings, embracing the cultural heritage of each site to deliver beautifully designed, professionally realized and incredibly well managed luxury establishments. Alrov sets high standards for the design and realization of developments and then deliver on those standards from conception to completion. All projects are characterized by a unique concept, leading international vision, innovation and uncompromising quality. Prestigious development sites are strictly selected. World leading architects use exceptional quality materials that allow the materialization of a fascinating and innovative architectural vision: excellent materials, quality construction, rigorous inspection, top working standard and unmatched managerial quality. Other activities are investing in stable income generating properties, with solid return on investment. Alrov is listed on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange and currently owns property in Israel the UK, France, Switzerland and The Netherlands. Alrov was founded in 1978 by Mr. Alfred Akirov, the Company’s Chairman. Milestones 1978 Alrov Israel (the parent company) is founded by Alfred Akirov. 1983 Alrov Israel (the parent company) is floated on the Tel-Aviv Stock Exchange at a valuation of $8 million. The Company is traded and is part of the Tel-Aviv 100 Index. 1993 Alrov Properties and Lodgings, which coordinates the Group’s income-generating Properties and Lodgings operations is floated at a value of $18 million. 2001 Overseas operations are started, via Property Investment Holdings (PIH) in which there is a 76.0% holding. 2006 The decision is made to create a portfolio of luxury hotels in Europe and in Israel. 2010 Alrov Properties and Lodgings enters the Tel-Aviv 100 Index following an increase in the public’s holdings. 2016 Alrov israel merged into Alrov Properties and Lodgings

Israel Ministry of Tourism

Israel Ministry of Tourism

View Sponsor Profile Visit Sponsor Website The Israel Ministry of Tourism is the government office responsible for marketing Israel as a tourism destination as well as building tourism infrastructure and making sure that the experience you have here is an unforgettable one! . Over the past few years, Israel has become a top international travel destination. It is a varied and fascinating country, with attractions for visitors of all interests – from adventure travelers to food and wine connoisseurs, from spiritual seekers to beach lovers, and everyone in-between. The Israel Ministry of Tourisms website www.goisrael.com provides information on sites, suggested itineraries, digital maps and contact information for travel agents and tour companies selling travel to Israel. Virtual Information Center is available 24\7. You can also check out some great videos of Israel on our YouTube page, and on our Flickr account. Looking forward to seeing you in Israel! The Land of Creation’s team. Virtual@goisrael.gov.il  

The Jerusalem Development Authority

The Jerusalem Development Authority

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One of the oldest cities in the world, Jerusalem is a city rich with over 5,000 years of history. It is a city that over 3 billion people of faith from around the world look to for inspiration. Jerusalem is a city of overwhelming emotions, a city that promises a religious and spiritual experience, excitement and pleasure, interesting tours and entertaining adventures. Here, alongside Jerusalem’s fascinating historic and archeological sites, there are amazingly modern tourist attractions for anyone seeking culture, the arts, theater and music, architecture and culinary delight. The city’s unique history contrasted with its modern infrastructure, position Jerusalem as a magnet for millions of tourists each year. Over the past few years, Time Magazine, Conde Nast, Entrepreneur, and Trip Advisor have ranked Jerusalem as a global leader for its roles in the fields of innovation and intellectual capital, food, culture and art. The city’s position as a leader in virtually every industry has inspired many global conferences to host their next event in the city with help of the Jerusalem’s Convention and Visitor’s Bureau. Jerusalem’s rich historical heritage, its sophisticated cultural scene and vibrant nightlife serve as the perfect canvas for any tourist and traveler to explore Jerusalem, a city undergoing an inspiring renaissance.