INCON BEST PRACTICE CASE STUDY: ORTRA
‘Science on the Red Sea’
Federation of Israeli Societies for Experimental Biology (ILANIT/FISEB) Conference
BY INCON PARTNER: ORTRA
ILANIT/FISEB (Federation of Israeli Societies for Experimental Biology) is a federation of 31 Israeli societies of experimental biology. The ILANIT/FISEB Conference is held every three years in Eilat with attendance by both researchers and students. The 8th ILANIT/FISEB Conference was held in February 2017 and brought together the most exciting research emerging from Israel within the field of experimental biology.
INCON Partner ORTRA was responsible for organising the event which hosted approximately 2,500 participants spanning 3 hotels in Eilat on the Red Sea, all scientists in experimental biology. The conference featured the largest e-Poster presentation session in Israel with over 700 interactive e-Posters presented.
WHAT IS FISEB?
The creation of the Federation of the Israel Societies for Experimental Biology (FISEB) was founded by members of the Israeli Society for Biochemistry in the early-mid 90's. President of the Israel Society of Biochemistry, Professor Meir Wilchek and Secretary, Professor Yosef Yarden, joined other leaders in the field in establishing a federation of all Israeli societies of experimental biology.
The first meeting of the Society was held in Eilat in 1996 and determined some of the guiding principles that now have defined the Conference:
Major support for students who present posters
No reimbursement for speakers and session chairs
The overall scientific structure of the conference (i.e. parallel sessions, plenary lectures)
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ORTRA's biggest challenges in organising the ILANIT conference were managing accommodation, transport and flights for approximately 3,000 participants as well as implementing the new e-poster technology within a strict budget in time for the event.
The e-Poster new technology enabled a user-friendly search of the requested e-poster using tablets connected to the plasma screen as well as showing not only a PDF e-poster but also playing video and sound files. The e-Poster sessions included 52 plasma screens & tablets and took place in a happy-hour atmosphere and the event featured the largest e-Poster presentation session in Israel with over 700 posters presented.
The Scientific Organizing Committee and the ILANIT/FISEB Board considered the conference to be a great success with a high attendance rate combined with the variety and breadth of activities available for the delegates. In 2018 ORTRA won the bid to organize next ILANIT conference in 2020.
“Special thanks go to our good friends at ORTRA, who enabled all of these activities, efficiently, smoothly, and very professionally.”
– The Scientific Organizing Committee of ILANIT 2017 and the ILANIT/FISEB Board
ABOUT INCON PARTNER
ORTRA is Israel’s leading Professional Conference Organizer (PCO) and Destination Management Company (DMC). Founded in 1982 by the late Zvi Gelfand, one of the architects of Israel’s Events and Tourism industry, ORTRA has organized and produced the most important and multi-participant international conferences held in Israel.
The management of ORTRA is actively involved in the Israeli Tour Operator Association and we are proud of our robust and solid economic foundation. We have been recognized by Dunn & Bradstreet (Israel) as the most successful and lucrative event Management Company in Israel. We are assisted in our services by the sector’s finest sub-suppliers and professional bodies and are equipped with the latest technological means, including unique dedicated computerized arrays for conferences, tourism and events.
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