Israel’s competitors in the field of Judo have made great progress throughout the years, and more recently have received international recognition for their great successes. Both mens and womens teams are achieving unparalleled triumphs in EJU and IJF tournaments globally. Following the resounding success when Israel hosted the U23 European Championships in 2016, we are proud to announce that Israel will host The Senior European Judo Championships, 26-28 April, 2018, to be held at The Tel Aviv Convention Center. We anticipate around 400 athletes from 50 countries to compete in this prestigious event.Together with The Israel Judo Association led by its President, Moshe Ponte, former Olympic sportsman and coach, Comtecgroup are honoured to be producing this renowned sporting event.
"We firmly believe that Judo tournament should be a positive experience for all participants sportsmen, coaches, staff and audience alike."
Tel Aviv is the second-most populous city in Israel after Jerusalem. Situated on the Mediterranean coastline in central-west Israel, Tel Aviv has a population of 426,138. The city is the focal point of the larger Tel Aviv Metropolitan Area, which contains over 3.7 million residents, 42% of the country's population.
The city was founded in 1909 by Jewish immigrants on the outskirts of the ancient port city of Jaffa. The modern city's first neighborhoods had already been established in 1886, the first being Neve Tzedek.
Immigration by mostly Jewish refugees meant that the growth of Tel Aviv soon outpaced Jaffa's, which had a majority Arab population at the time. Tel Aviv and Jaffa were merged into a single municipality in 1950, two years after the establishment of the State of Israel. Tel Aviv's White City, designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2003, comprises of the world's largest concentration of International Style buildings (Bauhaus and other related modernist architectural styles).
Tel Aviv is a global city, and is one of the most important financial center in the world. Tel Aviv has the third-largest economy of any city in the Middle East after Abu Dhabi and Tehran. The city receives over a million international visitors annually. Known as "The City that Never Sleeps" and a "party capital", it has a lively nightlife, dynamic atmosphere and a famous 24-hour culture.
The Israel Trade Fairs Center in Tel Aviv is a living entity gathering within it the past, present and future. Nostalgia and history are what outlines our path; the present day allows for all dreams to come true and our incessant search for technological improvements and innovative projects are those pushing the Center beyond its boundaries. Pavilion 2 represents the vision of the Israel Trade Fairs Center in Tel Aviv complex, which believes in investing in both large and small details; forward strategic thinking, expanding the world of possibilities for the presenters and the visitors, and ensuring uncompromising standards every single day