Meet with the leaders of Israel's agritech revolution
Visit leading Israeli agriculture research facilities
Participate in the 2nd Annual Agrivest Conference, highlighting some of the country's most exciting young agritech companies and providing a unique opportunity to network with Agritech industry executives
Get a brief introduction to this unique country, its culture, and history
10 nights accommodation + a late checkout using the hotel plan listed below
Following the success of
last year's Agrivest Conference in Israel, The Trendlines Group and Mofet
Venture Accelerator have now turned Agrivest™ into an annual event. This year,
participants from abroad have the unique opportunity to turn a one-day
conference into a six-day intensive introductory tour into the Israeli agtech
and investment ecosystem.
This unique four-day
intensive itinerary is intended to give participants an overview of Israel's
world-leading agritech industry. With more than 200 agricultural research
groups, Israel leads in areas as diverse as water management, crop protection,
dairy barn management, and more. Israeli agriculture technologies have been
adopted around the world, and new developments from Israel continue to
contribute to the progress of agriculture.
*Updated prices will follow soon.
DAY ONE December 2, 2013 MAKING THE DESERT BLOOM
Visit the Volcani Center - Agricultural Research Organization of the
Israeli Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development
Drive south to the Negev.
Visit Makhteshim Agan Agrochemical plant
The Challenge of Agriculture in the Desert: Special program with Ben
Gurion University staff at the Desert Research Center.
Visit the gravesite of Israel's first Prime Minister, David Ben Gurion,
located on Kibbutz Sde Boker overlooking the Wilderness of Zinn in the Negev
Drive back to Tel-Aviv
Dinner on own
Overnight: Tel Aviv
DAY TWO, December 3, 2013 AROUND TEL AVIV
Breakfast at the hotel.
Visit the Faculty of Agriculture of The Hebrew University in Rehovot and
meeting with a representative of "Yissum" - The Hebrew University's Technology
A visit and tour of The Eretz Israel Museum in Tel Aviv
Presentations by industry leaders from Israel and overseas
Presentations by exciting young agritech companies
Networking with industry leaders
Cocktail dinner and wine reception
Overnight: Tel Aviv
DAY THREE, December 4, 2013 ALONG THE JORDAN VALLEY
Breakfast at the hotel.
Visit Maagan Michael Aquaculture Hatcheries
Visit Kaiima, developing a novel non-GMO seed and breeding technology
Visit Bio-Bee Biological Systems in Kibbutz Sde Eliyahu, a unique company
which mass produces and implements beneficial insects and mites for
Visit Capernaum on the shores of the Sea of Galilee
Drive to Jerusalem
Dinner on own.
DAY FOUR: Thursday, December 5, 2013 A MOSAIC OF JERUSALEM
Breakfast at the hotel.
Depart Jerusalem and drive south to Migdal Oz for a field visit at the
Mofet Venture Accelerator, Israel's leading early-stage agritech investor.
Return to the city and meet with an Israeli Senior Government Official.
Visit the Old City of Jerusalem,walk through Jerusalem's famous Old City
Market (shuk) and visit the Western Wall.
Festive Farewell dinner with keynote address
Da'at Educational Expeditions itineraries may contain suggestions for activities for your leisure time; these suggestions do not constitute a recommendation nor an endorsement of any specific service provider and the decision to participate in any such activities should be made independently.
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Tel Aviv's Carlton Hotel is for tourists who want to fully experience the dynamic city of Tel Aviv. Centrally located in the heart of the city, and a short walk from the city's expansive Mediterranean beaches, many of its guestrooms offer a gorgeous view of the sea.
The Inbal Jerusalem Hotel provides its guests with the most luxurious
facilities, pampering services and discerning cuisine. Overlooking Jerusalem's
Liberty Bell Park, on the corner of King David Street, the Inbal's rooms and
suites are within walking distance of the city's main cultural venues and the
Group rates are per person based on double occupancy and a minimum of 15 full paying participants per bus. Should the number of participants drop below the minimum listed above, we will adjust the cost of the trip to reflect the additional expense of operating the program.
Tour prices are per person in U.S. dollars. All hotel accommodations, motor coach transportation, special dinners, sightseeing, admissions, luggage handling and the services of local guides, drivers, and the tour guide/educator are included.
Hotel Accommodations: The tour price includes all hotel accommodations, in hotel rooms with private baths. Our standard is to provide the best available hotels while considering value. Although the level of the accommodations may differ slightly from hotel to hotel, we are committed to your comfort. Two-bed rooms are reserved in most hotels. Triples are two-bed rooms with a rollaway cot where available and are not recommended when considering the comfort of those in the room. King-size beds are not available in most hotels; what is considered king-size usually consists of two single beds pushed together and made up separately, but with one headboard. Some two-bed rooms may have two twin - not full- or queen-size - beds.
Meals are included as specified in the itinerary.
Expedition Director / Tour Educator or Guide: All trips are conducted by our tour educators or local guides who remain with the group throughout the tour.
Gratuities Included: All gratuities for restaurant staff are included.
Baggage: All tour packages / group tours allow one piece of luggage per person and one carry-on bag. Excess luggage will be subject to charge of up to $100 per piece. The Travel Agent and/or Tour Operator, shall not be held responsible for any damage to or loss of luggage/personal items. All damage/loss must be reported at time of incident and documented in writing by local authorities for submission to the insurance company. With regard to airline baggage allowance, different carriers have different regulations for business and coach, please check with your individual carrier with regard to permitted number of pieces, weights and dimensions. The tour operator is not responsible for fees levied by any air carrier for the transport of personal belongings of any kind.
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Personal Expenses: All personal expenses such as: laundry, valet service, cables, telephone calls and postage are not included.
Guide and Driver Gratuities: In keeping with normal standards in international tourism, we recommend the following for tipping:
10-19 passengers: Guide $10, driver $5 - per participant per day
20 passengers and more: Guide $8, driver $4 - per participant per day
Airline Security Measures: In the U.S., you must provide identification in the form of a passport at the time of airport check-in for travel to international destinations. Your passport name must match the name on your tour reservation and airline ticket or you may be denied boarding.
If you are traveling from an airport outside the jurisdiction of the U.S, you will need to determine what travel documentation and identification is required for that particular airport.
Due to heightened security regulations, certain items such as a metal nail file, pocketknife, cigarette lighter or tweezers, and some liquid, gel, or aerosol items may not be permitted in your carry-on luggage. Please call your airline prior to departure to obtain current information on non-permissible carry-on items and recommended airport check-in times. You may also wish to visit the Transportation Security Administration website atwww.tsa.govto obtain more information on acceptable identity documentation and prohibited luggage items.
Air Services: Once issued, tickets are non-refundable. Airline schedules and flights are subject to change without notice. We will not be responsible for penalties incurred for tickets, international or domestic, not issued by us due to schedule and/or flight changes. Airlines reserve the right to demand immediate issuance of tickets whenever they determine that specific flights are heavily booked even when normal ticketing rules do not require tickets to be issued until a later date. In this instance, we will require immediate and full payment of the airfare and airport taxes and fees as itemized on the invoice. This situation overrides invoice terms and conditions and payment due dates. If full payment is not received, seats will be cancelled by the airline and may not be available to be rebooked on the same flights or at the same airfare. Any replacement air arrangements and airfare will be the sole responsibility of the passenger. We suggest you contact your travel agent or the carrier several weeks prior to departure for seat assignments. Passengers are responsible to reconfirm their flights 72 hours prior to departure for all flights. Package is based on discount fares for group travel. Group members deviating from group dates will be charged a $75 deviation fee per person.
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