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The largest airshow and conference ever to be held in Israel, International Aerospace 2010, will take place in November 2010 at one of Israel's airports, the Israel-based Technologies magazine has announced.

The announcement was released with the convening of the conference's steering committee. The conference and exhibition are expected to attract the world's top aeronautics and aerospace corporations.

The steering committee itself is comprised of Israel's top military, aviation industry and air force brass. "Israel has a wide variety of technologies that have piqued the interest of the global aviation industry, particularly in the area of military applications," says Colonel (res.) Amnon Ben David, who is heading up the conference and exhibition. He hopes that the conference will help attract investment, expand knowledge-based industry and establish Israel's position as an important power in the world of technology.

Technologies' vice president Dorit Aldubi Roffe says that the Aerospace conference will be one of the largest and most ambitious such events held in Israel. "Many in the technology industry, defense systems and public office view the air show for innovative technologies in Israel as a crucial milestone in the process of establishing Israel's position as an industry powerhouse. The broad support and encouragement that we are receiving from important organizations points to a huge demand for a conference of this type in Israel."

Aldubi notes that in recent years there has been declining attraction to large-scale aeronautics conferences like the Paris Air Salon, and simultaneously, aeronautics and aerospace conferences of a more focused nature have become more popular.