Sponsors

Host Sponsors

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

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The Israel Government Tourist Office for the Nordic countries in Europe is located in Stockholm, Sweden, and operates under the umbrella of the Israel Ministry of Tourism. Our office works in Sweden, Finland, Norway and Denmark to promote Israel as a travel destination and as a resource for those interested in traveling to Israel. 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. Only about 4 hours away with direct flights from the Nordics. Get inspired by following our Instagram account@wonderful_Israel and #wonderful_Israel! 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. We also print a number of brochures on Israel that travelers can have sent to them free of charge. Our staff is available giving service to individuals and groups with questions about Israel travel. We also assist media and journalists with information and press trips. You can stay up to date on the latest news from Israel through the Israel Ministry of Tourism’s Facebook Page. You can also check out some great videos of Israel on our YouTube page, and pictures on our Flickr account. info-se@goisrael.gov.il 0046-8-213386


Platinum Sponsors

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 and 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


Silver Sponsors

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

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

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 and 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

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The Israel Government Tourist Office for the Nordic countries in Europe is located in Stockholm, Sweden, and operates under the umbrella of the Israel Ministry of Tourism. Our office works in Sweden, Finland, Norway and Denmark to promote Israel as a travel destination and as a resource for those interested in traveling to Israel. 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. Only about 4 hours away with direct flights from the Nordics. Get inspired by following our Instagram account@wonderful_Israel and #wonderful_Israel! 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. We also print a number of brochures on Israel that travelers can have sent to them free of charge. Our staff is available giving service to individuals and groups with questions about Israel travel. We also assist media and journalists with information and press trips. You can stay up to date on the latest news from Israel through the Israel Ministry of Tourism’s Facebook Page. You can also check out some great videos of Israel on our YouTube page, and pictures on our Flickr account. info-se@goisrael.gov.il 0046-8-213386

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.