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Israel Tech Tour, 17.1.19

The Best Tech Conferences in Israel To Attend in 2019

Whether you're interested in cyber, digital health, fintech or meeting Israel's tech leaders, we've got that covered for you with the ultimate guide for tech conferences in Israel in 2019.

Tech Conferences in Israel

There are countless reasons to visit Israel: The beaches, the food, the sacred places, the Dead Sea, or even Oved’s Sabich, but what brings the most interesting crowds to this tiny Middle Eastern country is the simple fact that Israel is known worldwide as the Startup and Tech Nation.

Israel Tech Tour, a new project by GKI Group, is offering international delegations a tailor-made tech tour in Israel to explore and study the StartUp Nation. To give you another reason to come visit, we’ve mapped out some of the best tech conferences in Israel that you should attend in 2019.
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January

Microsoft Ignite
When: January 22nd-23rd
Where: Expo Tel Aviv
What: Microsoft Ignite is landing in Tel-Aviv to teach developers new ways to code, learn from experts, and explore the latest developer tools and cloud technologies. Over 100 Microsoft-related sessions and workshops and more than 350 experts are waiting.
Price: FREE

Cybertech Israel
When: January 28th-30th
Where: Expo Tel Aviv
What: Cybersecurity is one of the most promoted and successful tech sectors in Israel. It’s no wonder Cybertech is coming to Tel Aviv for a third time. The event features top executives, government officials, and leading decision-makers from a wide range of sectors, all revolving around cybersecurity. Among the speakers: Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Saulius Skvernelis PM of Lithuania, Founder of Checkpoint Gil Shwed, Yossi Vardi, and more.
Price: From $0 to $810. Details on the website.

 

Digital Health IL
When: January 30th
Where: Hilton Hotel, Tel-Aviv
What: The 5th Digital Health IL conference, organized by EY, IATI, and Startup Nation Central, will focus this year on “Tech Giants are Entering Healthcare,” among other regular issues of health IT, healthcare systems, analytics, and other digital health content.
Price: 450 NIS

February

Axis Tel Aviv
When: February 14th 
Where: Peres Center for Peace & Innovation, Tel Aviv
What: A boutique conference (only 250 attendees) connecting Israeli startups with international investors and corporates. This year, 20 Israelis will compete in 5 different challenges: Mastering the Customer Experience, Reinventing Agriculture, Automating Digital Health, Fintech for Mobility, and Future of Work and Business. If you’re an investor, this is a great chance to meet top-selected startups.
Price: Startup - 850 NIS, Investor/Corporate - 1,050 NIS

Biomedical Engineering 2019
When: February 25th-26th
Where: International Convention Center, Haifa
What: The goal for the Israeli Medical and Biological Engineering Society (ISMBE) is to promote and stimulate professional interconnections and communication among Israeli engineers, physicians, and scientists specializing in a variety of areas of Biomedical Engineering. The conference will cover aspects of Biomedical Engineering, R&D and recent breakthroughs in the field. Price: From 400 NIS for a student to 750 NIS for participant

Muni World
When: February 26th-28th
Where: EXPO Tel Aviv
What: The 2019 Muni World is a three-day event attended by over 8,000 mayors and municipality leaders, government officials, corporates, city planners, architects, startups and more to brainstorm and discuss Smart Cities challenges. This year’s topic will be Urban Security, along with the annual Innovation Exhibition at Muni Expo and a guided visit at municipal accelerators. Price: FREE

Tech Conferences in Israel

March

BrainTech 2019
When: March 4th-5th, 2019
Where: Tel Aviv
What: The name is pretty self-explanatory: BrainTech is a showcase of the latest innovations and breakthroughs in brain health. This year’s program will include Neurowellness, Digital Brain Health and Therapeutics, Brain Stimulation and Neuromodulation, and the Computational Brain. The ultimate conference for more than 750 entrepreneurs, scientists, investors, and decision-makers interested in brain technology.
Price: From $175 to $1700 (Premium package)

Fintech Week TLV
When: March 4th - 6th, 2019
Where: Tel Aviv Stock Exchange
What: A series of events about Fintech. The first is all about Crypto, Blockchain, and ICOs. The second is all about Fintech, from disrupting technologies, to security. The third event is a Hackathon aimed to involve more women in Fintech, and will take place in Rise TLV.
Price: From $89 a day for startups/students to $349 for the 3-day conference

Military & Aviation Exhibition 2019
When: March 5th, 2019
Where: Expo Tel Aviv
What: Israel’s leading annual conference for the Military & Aviation industries, where tens of electronics and technology companies in the field will exhibit their most advanced products and innovations. Sounds interesting? Look at the price!
Price: FREE

OurCrowd Global Investor Summit
When: March 7th, 2019
Where: ICC - The International Convention Center, Jerusalem
What: OurCrowd, a leader in equity crowdfunding, is holding one of the most significant tech conferences in Israel. For one week in March, everyone is invited to network, learn, do business, and explore the Startup Nation in a series of fascinating events around the main summit such as ShukTech at the Machane Yehudah Market.
Price: FREE

Tech Conferences in Israel

IMVC 2019
When: March 18th, 2019
Where: EXPO Tel Aviv
What: The 10th annual Israel Machine Vision Conference and Exhibition on computer vision and machine learning. This year, the conference will focus on Deep Learning, AR/VR and Automotive. Agenda and speakers to be announced.
Price: Student 370 NIS, Participant 725 NIS

MED In Israel
When:
 March 25th-28th, 2019
Where: Avenue Convention Center, Airport City
What: The flagship event of the Digital Health industry in Israel is returning for the 5th time. During the four-day event, they will present the newest developments in the field, discuss best practices in medicine and health care, and visit hospitals and hubs. 
Price: $350 (For international visitor)

 

Future of AI
When: March 26th-27th, 2019
Where: Lago, Rishon LeZion
What: Israel’s leading conference on AI. AI is one of the hottest topics in the world, and the Israeli ecosystem has so much to offer. The conference will showcase the latest innovations, technology, and business models in the field. After 1,250 AI experts and 95 speakers from 20 countries joined last year’s conference, Future of AI is hoping for a bigger, better event this year.
Price: Students - $50, Startups - $140, Investors - $200

April

Oasis 7
When: April 1st-2nd, 2019
Where: David InterContinental Hotel, Tel Aviv
What: OASIS (Optical Engineering and Science in Israel) of ILEOS (The Israel Lasers and Electro-Optics Society) will be held on the first day of April for the 7th time to present the latest advances in the field of electro-optics, laser research, and technologies. This year’s conference will focus on encouraging interdisciplinary research and international cooperation. Join more than 1,000 attendees and a hundred lectures from world-famous speakers such as Nobel Prize winner Professor Gérard Mourou.
Price: From 35€ (Exhibition only) to 282€ (Two days event)

NOAH Conference 2019

When: April 10th-11th, 2019
Where: Hangar 11, Tel Aviv
What: NOAH is coming to Israel for the second time to connect Israel’s Startups with Large Corporates and Investors. Over 1,200 attendees, 300 startups and 150 investors will gather for an event of networking and opportunities.
Price: From 290€ for a startup to 1,990€ for investment banker

May

ChipEx 19
When: May 13th, 2019
Where: Tel Aviv
What: The largest annual event of the Israeli microelectronics industry. The conference is aimed for engineers, R&D managers, experts, VCs, students, professors and anyone else involved with microelectronics. ChipEx will introduce over 100 vendors in the exhibition, offer technical lectures at the conference, and have an executive summit for C level executives.
Price: Free admission to the exhibition, 600 NIS + Vat for the Technical Conference

 

MIXiii-BIOMED Conference
When: May 14th-16th, 2019
Where: David Intercontinental Hotel, Tel Aviv
What: Interested in healthcare and Biomed? This year’s conference subject is The Full Spectrum of Healthcare: From Prevention to Rehabilitation and Everything in Between. The 18th MIXiii-BIOMED Conference is where over 1,000 participants from 45 different countries and more than 150 exhibitors and speakers will meet to discuss and showcase gene editing, AI in medicine, digital health, cancer therapies, and more.
Price: From $385 USD to $500

Tech Conferences in Israel

 

New Tech 2019 Exhibition
When: May 28th-29th, 2019
Where: EXPO Tel Aviv
What: One of the largest tech exhibitions and conferences in Israel, with more than 150 companies exhibiting. During this event, New Tech is organizing a series of other big events about AI, Robotics, Meditech, Autotech, Machine Vision, Machine Learning, Smart Factory, RF & Microwave, and the Israeli Startup Conference; Definitely the place for everyone to visit.
Price: All the conferences are FREE

June

Token Fest - The Business of Blockchain
When: June 3rd-4th, 2019
Where: David Intercontinental Hotel, Tel Aviv
What: No 2019 conference list is complete without a summit all about blockchain. This one major event about tokenization, cryptoeconomics, ICOs, digital commerce, and other blockchain-related topics brings together more than 3,000 professionals from all around the globe, from developers to enterprises.
Price: From $316 to $738

 

ISDEF Expo
When: June 4th-6th, 2019
Where: Tel Aviv
What: ISDEF, the largest defense, Homeland Security and Cyber exhibition, is returning for the 10th time. It’s your perfect chance to network with government and military officials, exhibit your company to interested buyers or just join 15,000 participants and 300 exhibitors and officials from more than 90 countries.
Price: Only open to relevant visitors and professionals

Tech Conferences in Israel

 

Israel Edtech Summit
When: June 4th-5th, 2019
Where: Yitzhak Rabin Center, Tel Aviv
What: After last year’s success, with more than 900 visitors from 16 countries, Israel Edtech Summit returns for the 4th time. It’s a one-of-kind-conference all about EdTech that brings together dozens of speakers, industry experts, academy members, and many exhibiting startups.
Price: TBD

 

ReactNext
When: June 11th, 2019
Where: David Intercontinental Hotel, Tel Aviv
What: A one-day event all about React: React Native, Redux, MobX, and everything else. 750 attendees joined the sold-out conference last year, and this year it’s expected to be the same.
Price: From €155 to €235

 

Israel Mobile Summit
When: June 12th, 2019
Where: EXPO Tel Aviv
What: One of the largest events in Israel about mobile technology, with a satellite event before and after. More than 2,000 participants will attend this year’s summit to discuss and meet about mobile apps and gaming. Don’t forget to join the cocktail party the day before, as well as the startup contest and the party at the evening of the summit.
Price: TBD

 

Cyber Week
When: June 23rd-27th, 2019
Where: Tel Aviv University
What: One of the top cybersecurity events in the world, with more than 8,000 attendees from over 60 countries and important keynote speakers. This five-day event is filled with roundtables, panels, workshops, and competitions related to the local cyber ecosystem.
Price: TBD

 

Fintech Junction
When: June 26th-27th
Where: TBD
What: One of Israel’s largest and leading conferences on technology and innovation in the financial industry: blockchain, open banking, regulation, cybersecurity, and more. The event, organized by People & Computers, draws more than 1,500 visitors from Israel and around the world.
Price: From $140 to $310

Tech Conferences in Israel

September to December

DLD Tel Aviv 2019
When: September 16th-19th, 2019
Where: Multiple locations in Tel Aviv
What: No need to introduce you to DLD, one of the biggest and most important tech events in Israel. A celebration of startups and innovations all across the city with representatives from all the largest multinational and promising local startups. DLD is built from one major event, the Digital Conference, and smaller events spread around Rothschild Boulevard during the Innovation Festival.
Price: Some events are free (requires registration), for the main event the price is yet unknown.

 

ISPrint
When: October 29th-31st, 2019
Where: EXPO Tel Aviv
What: ISPrint is the largest exhibition for printing, digital printing, graphics, signage, publishing, and more. The event attracts about 7,000 visitors, from the experts in the printing industry to graphic and web designers, all coming to see the latest trends and technologies from printing houses in Israel.
Price: TBD

 

IEEE Comcas 2019
When: November 4th-6th
Where: David Intercontinental Hotel, Tel Aviv
What: The International Conference on Microwaves, Communications, Antennas & Electronic Systems (Yes, a pretty long name) will gather more than 1,500 scientists, engineers, managers, and experts for a 3-day conference and sessions. This year’s conference will focus on burning subjects such as Digital AESA Radar, Space Oriented technology, Thermal Management, 5G, IoT, and more.
Price: From $255 to $755

 

Watec Israel
When: November 18th-21st
Where: David Intercontinental Hotel, Tel Aviv
What: Are you interested in water technologies? Well, how about one HUGE conference all about it? In 2017, Watec saw 10,000 visitors from 90 countries, introduced 60 speakers, and hosted 140 exhibitors, and we bet the numbers will grow this year. Besides the regular conference and exhibition, the event has a networking system and organized site visits.
Price: TBD

 

Although we’ve only mapped a small percentage of the tech conferences in Israel, we picked only the best and biggest ones that attract an international audience. Yet, there are more events to come, like the TAU Innovation and others that might pop up later this year. We’ll keep this blog post updated continuously all year long to give you more information and guide you through the best tech and professional events in Israel.

We are hoping to see you soon. Israel Tech Tour.

 

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