General Information

Foreign participants
During check in when you present your passport and the B2 entrance card which you receive at the airport (which indicates your exemption for paying vat), the rate of the accommodation will be reduced accordingly.

Transportation – Arrival to the Technion
by public transportation:
Haifa has two main bus-train terminals:
* Hof HaCarmel – The number 11 bus is a direct bus to the Technion. It leaves from platform 16 and runs only once or twice an hour. Otherwise take the 123 from platform 15; you will have to change at Ziv center (ask the driver where to get  off) to any bus going to the Technion (11, 17, 19, 31).
* Merkazit HaMifratz – The 142 reaches the Technion. It leaves from platform 21 and runs a few times a day. Otherwise take the 16 from platform 23; you will have to change at Ziv (ask the driver where to get off) to any bus going to the Technion (11, 17, 19, 31).

For further information and updated timetables please look up the Egged’s (the bus company’s) website.

For information on trains to and from Haifa, click here.

Arriving to the Technion by car:
If you wish to enter with your private vehicle to the Technion, tell the guard and the gate the name of the conference (“Catalysis: Small Molecules, Big Challenges”). Please do not to park in places marked “Parking for vehicles with red stickers”; It is recommended to park at the entrance near the “Nesher Gate”.

Entry Visa
Passport holders of EU countries, the USA and Canada, do not require entry visas to Israel. For participants from other countries we suggest you check the website of the Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs at the following links or check with your local Israeli embassy, consulate or travel agent.
Tourist Visa Information for Each Country
Application Form for Entry Visa to Israel

A letter of invitation
A letter of invitation from the “Catalysis: Small Molecules, Big Challenges”  conference will be issued upon request. This invitation is prepared solely to assist with visa application or participation requirements, and is not a commitment on the part of the organizers to provide any financial support or confirmation of inclusion in the Scientific Program.
To apply for a letter of invitation from the conference, Please send an email to Ms. Meital Gotfried: and she will send you the details required to fill the order.

Climate and Clothing
The average temperature at Haifa area in September ranges between 33°C-22°C.
The daytime weather is expected to be sunny, hot and dry, nighttime weather is expected to be cooler, thus, it is recommended to pack warm clothes as well.
Casual dress is appropriate for all conference occasions.
Comfortable walking shoes, sunglasses, hats, suntan lotion and swimsuits are recommended for tours.

The Israeli power supply is single phase 220 volts at 50 Hertz. Most power sockets in Israel have three pin holes, but many of them will work with double-pin European plugs. Visitors who want to use shavers, traveling irons and other small appliances may need both transformers and adaptor plugs.

Currency / Exchange
The currency unit in Israel is the New Israeli Shekel (NIS – “Shekel” in short). International credit cards are accepted for payment in most hotels, restaurants and shops. Exchange offices and ATM machines are easily available throughout the city and at Ben-Gurion International Airport. We recommend that you change some of your money at the airport for immediate needs.

Participants are advised to purchase comprehensive travel insurance coverage. The workshop organizers  will not be liable for any loss or damage to property belonging to conference participants nor for personal injuries sustained during the workshop or during tours.