Dan Hotel Jerusalem
Lekhi St 32, Jerusalem

Located in the heart of Jerusalem, Dan Jerusalem is accessible by car, bus or train (from Tel Aviv or Ben Gurion International Airport). It is only a short distance away from the historical sites, attractions, and cultural and pastime activity offered by the world’s most special city.


The official language of the Meeting is English.


At Registration desk, you will receive your conference kit and name badge. A name badge is required for admittance to all official conference sessions and events according to the type of registration. Name badge must be collected by the registered person during the Registration desk opening hours. A proof of identity will be needed eg. passport or any photo ID). It cannot be collected or used by anyone other than the person registered and named on the badge. If you are prevented from attending, you will be given the opportunity to send a colleague in your place. Name changes should be notified in writing to Conference Secretariat. A handling fee of €20 will be charged for each name change. Lost badges will be replaced for registered participants presenting an ID, at a replacement fee of €20.


The dress code in Israel is quite informal. An acceptable dress code for the SWIM Meeting is “ Casual” , no jacket and tie are required. The field trip will require light hiking shoes and hats. It might be helpful to travel with a spare set of shoes as the hiking shoes could get dirty.


Photographs and/or video will be taken at the event. By taking part in this event, all the participants grant the event organizers full rights to use the images resulting from the photography/video filming, and any reproductions or adaptations of the images for publicity. This might include (but is not limited to), the right to use them in their printed and online publicity, social media and press releases.


All event activities (including educational sessions, meal functions, exhibit hall, etc.) are exclusively reserved for registered attendees. Non-registered guests (including children, family members, colleagues, etc.) are not allowed in any of the event areas. Badges provided at registration are required for entrance into all functions and will be strictly enforced.


The Conference organizer shall not be held liable for personal injury or any loss or damage to the belongings of conference participants, either during or as a result of the conference. Please check the validity of your own insurance.


Official letters of invitation designed to facilitate travel arrangements will be sent on request. It must be understood that such letters do not represent a commitment for the part of the Organizing Committee or Conference to provide any financial assistance. All requests for invitations should be sent on the official letterhead of the applicants’ company or organization.  An official invitation letter will be created and sent to you by e-mail within 72 hours. Please contact the Secretariat for further assistance.


The unit of currency in Israel is the New Israeli Shekel (NIS) commonly known as the Shekel.
For currency exchange rates please click here.

All major international credit cards are accepted in shops, hotels, and restaurants. Foreign exchange services are also available at hotels as well as upon arrival at Ben Gurion Airport and in numerous locations throughout the country.
Most banks are open weekdays from 9:00 – 13:00 ATMs (Automatic Teller Machines) are available 24/7 and located throughout the city. Almost all ATMs have a language key which enables you to follow the instructions in English.


Electricity in Israel is supplied at 220V, 50Hz and has a three-pin connecting plug (type C and type H).


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 Israel Tax Authority 


All international symposium participants are eligible to enter Israel. Citizens of North American, Western European and many Asian and South American countries need only a valid passport in order to be admitted entry to Israel. Please note that your passport must have a minimum of 6 months validity prior your arrival to Israel.
To find out if you require a visa to travel to Israel from your country, please click here.

Individuals residing in countries without diplomatic relations with Israel should write to the Secretariat no later than three months prior to the Conference, giving their full name, date and place of birth, nationality, passport number, dates of issue and expiry, place of issue, flight number, point of departure and arrival date and time.