WHAT WE DO:
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.
Lior started his PCO career as a junior travel agent at ORTRA, following his father Zvi Gelfand (1922-2004), one of Israel's congress industry veterans. After years of managing ORTRA'S different operation departments, he stepped up to the role of CEO in 2002 and since then has been leading ORTRA to become Israel's top PCO and DMC with members of the ICCA. Lior is well involved in the Israeli tourism and MICE industry, acts as a board member and treasurer of ITTOA (Israel tour operators association) and a MICE industry advisor to various local governmental and cities bodies.
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OUR CLIENT FEEDBACK...
Professor Raanan Shamir, Chairman Institute of
Gastroenterology, Nutrition and Liver Diseases,
Schneider Children's Medical Center of Israel
47th Annual Meeting of The European Society for Paediatric
Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition (in collaboration with MCI-UK)
"I wanted to thank you all for the help and support I received throughout the congress preparations. This represented unmatched professionalism, total devotion, and phenomenal performance by each and every one of you, especially the CEO, who was not afraid to roll up his sleeves and take care of every small detail.
You helped me make this congress the most successful one our organization has had in many years. I am thankful to you all, and filled with appreciation for your work."