ShukTech in Jerusalem: Bridging the City’s Conference Industry and Local Culture
Conferences are what participants make of them. After a long day of lectures, sessions, and presentations, conference participants want to relax and enjoy the cultural aspects of the host city.
Jerusalem is brimming with culture and is also at the forefront of global innovation, with over 600 startups based in the city.
Over the past few years, ShukTech, is turning into a strong cultural program complementing the conference scene, enabling participants to experience the vibrant nightlight of Jerusalem and engaging with the city’s ecosystem of entrepreneurs.
In previous ShukTech events, Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat has stated that“ShukTech celebrates the cultural and hi-tech renaissance in our city.”
During the day, Jerusalem’s Machane Yehuda marketplace (in Hebrew shuk) is a traditional bustling market with colorful stalls, vendors and fresh fruits and vegetables. At night, the market transforms into a vibrant scene with bars, restaurants, and clubs flanking the streets of the market.
ShukTech meshes the power of the tech ecosystem with the amazing culinary and social experiences of Shuk Machane Yehudah Market– the hottest cultural destination in Jerusalem.The night brings the city’s best aspects, tech, innovation, and culture, to the forefront. Conference participants can enjoy live music, street art, video installations and networking all in the unique setting of a classic Middle-Eastern market.
The ShukTech experience offers conference participants the opportunity to taste, smell the flavors of the market while experiencing innovative products and hearing unique stories from founders.
Earlier this month, following a full day of sessions at the 2018 OurCrowd Global Summit, participants have a chance to experience a night of informal pitches, CEO meetups, delicious food, craft beers, live music, and video art in the heart of the bustling market.
It’s no secret that a strong social and cultural program can enhance the traditional conference setting. A strong cultural program inspires knowledge sharing, stimulates conversations, and produces informal opportunities for business growth.