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Tel Aviv | March 15th - 18th, 2020


When it comes to the topics of artificial intelligence, blockchain solutions, FinTech and cyber security, the Israeli startup scene is worth a closer look. Neither Silicon Valley, New York, London or Chinese metropolises have such a high per capita density of startups as Tel Aviv. Israel has become one of the international hotspots of the tech industry.

Join us on the “VDZ Digital Tour Israel” from March 15th to 18th, 2020 and immerse yourself with us in the unique digital ecosystem. In addition to visits to startups that are relevant to the publishing industry, deep-dive sessions and panel discussions with experts are on the agenda to get to know the current core areas of the booming Israeli startup scene.

An investment-friendly government and an excellent education system, particularly in Tel Aviv, are creating an innovative digital infrastructure that is characterized by a strong entrepreneurial spirit, a multicultural society and a tolerant culture of error. The communicatively closely networked companies in the tech oasis maintain close exchanges with international tech giants, especially US corporations such as Apple or Amazon. This production, which is geared towards the global market, meant that Israel had 19 startup exits beyond the 100 million mark between 2012 and 2018. Reason enough to take a closer look at the prevailing mood of founders in Tel Aviv's start-up scene and its importance for German media companies.



Early-Bird-Rate until Feb. 7th, 2020
VDZ members
2.990,- Euro (plus VAT)


none members
3.390,- Euro (plus VAT)




               VDZ members
               3.500,- Euro (plus VAT)




               none members
               3.900,- Euro (plus VAT)




What topics will we cover?

The participants will be introduced to field tested innovations,
initiated by successful digital companies as well as to system
solutions of highly creative startups. The scope of topics for the
trip reaches from Digital Publishing Trends, Data Management,
Targeting Tools & Innovative Data Tools, Ad-Technology, Cooperation
Platforms, Paid Content/Services, Social Networks/Communities,
Online Advertising and E-Commerce.

       What do I get?

Companies - to be confirmed

The tour is organized in conjunction with the Trade Center of the Israeli Embassy and Israel Export Institute. The program is in consultation with the partners. We are aiming for appointments with technology and media companies with innovative business ideas and future prospects. You will meet experts and experience first-hand an insider´s view of innovative media, tech and online startups. Further information on the program and selected stations will follow shortly.

Who else goes?

Our tours offer an exclusive, intimate opportunity for up to 15 senior level
international delegates in media to join. Previous attendees are from
companies such as:



The people we will target at these organizations include entrepreneurs,
founders, thought leaders and senior managers who are taking on the digital
challenges of tomorrow.

Why Israel?

Israel is a startup nation and breakthrough country. Tel Aviv is a high-tech mecca, economic center of Israel and maintains an intensive exchange with all industrialized nations. The city attracts the best high tech specialists from around the world. Many of today’s commonplace digital technologies were developed or pioneered in Israel. Best examples of how this ecosystem is promoting founders are Taboola and Outbrain, both originating in Tel Aviv. Learn from the best, get inspired and experience the culture of innovation, media topics and technology drivers personally on our study tour.



Early-Bird-Rate until February 7th, 2020
2.990,- Euro (plus VAT) for VDZ members
3.390,- Euro (plus VAT) for none members

3.500,- Euro (plus VAT) for VDZ members
3.900,- Euro (plus VAT) for none members

For further information and questions please contact Jennifer Panse:
+49 30 72 62 98 113


Services included:

  • Organisation of all company visits
  • Joint lunches and dinners at selected restaurants included
  • 3 nights accommodation included
  • Personal guidance onsite
  • Meeting presentations (where made available)

Not included is your flight to and from Tel Aviv or individual airport transfers.

If you need additional accomodation we are happy to assit.

Space on the tour is limited, please register as soon as possible. An invoice will be sent separately after registration. In the event of cancellation, participant costs will not be refunded.

Please note that the program is subject to change.

The tour is limited to 15 participants. In case of overbooking we sort registrations according to date of receipt. Registrations from VDZ members have priority. The invoice will be send separately to the confirmation letter. The VDZ cannot guarantee a refund in case of a participant’s no-show.

The VDZ reserves the right to cancel the tour if participant numbers are too low. In case the tour must be cancelled or discontinued due to act of God which include for example order by government agency, riots, airplane hi-jacking, terrorist attacks, fire, floods, natural disasters, power breakdown, accidents, storms, strikes, lockouts or other labour disputes, the VDZ cannot guarantee a refund of the tour fee.

Cancellation of the tour can be made up to 10 weeks prior to the tour start. However, costs that may have incurred already (i.e. hotel accommodation, catering) will be invoiced to the participant. Further, a processing fee of EUR 100 will be applied as well.

The VDZ General Terms and Conditions apply.

For further information and reservation you can contact Jennifer Panse:

Jennifer Panse
Senior Project Manager
VDZ Akademie

Haus der Presse
Markgrafenstraße 15
10969 Berlin

Telefon: 030.72 62 98 – 113
E-Mail: j.panse@vdz.de