Exhibitors Sign on to Spotlight Creative Arts Solutions at Macworld CreativePro Conference & Expo

FRAMINGHAM, MA – MAY 13, 2003 – IDG World Expo, the leading producer of world-class tradeshows, conferences and events for technology markets, today announced that the industry's leading developers of technology solutions for the creative arts are signing up to exhibit at Macworld CreativePro Conference & Expo(TM). Taking place July 14-18, 2003 at New York City's Javits Center, Macworld CreativePro Conference & Expo will address the needs of creative professionals in design and publishing, video and music.

 

The event will attract filmmakers, directors, graphic designers, photographers, broadcast journalists, publishers, musicians, music executives, producers and others driven by a desire to learn the latest creative techniques and to exchange new ideas with their peers.

Led by Apple's large presence, a sampling of the companies planning to showcase products and services on the exhibit floor include:

@ Last Software/Sketchup

Anark

Avid Technology

ATI Technologies Inc.

Belkin Components

EazyDraw

El Gato Software

EPSON America, Inc.

eZedia Inc.

Guitar Center

Harman Multimedia

HP

High End Communications

Loud by Design

Maxtor

Musitek

Nikon Inc.

Oki Data America's Inc.

O'Reilly & Associates

Photo Control Corporation

Sony Electronics

Sorenson Media

Vectorworks by Nemetschek

Xerox Corporation

Macworld CreativePro Conference & Expo's exhibit floor, open from July 16-18, will feature products that complement the event's educational content and emphasize technology for the creative arts. Attendees will also experience art created using Mac technology first-hand in special programs and attractions on the exhibit floor. Among those planned include a film theater sponsored by the Final Cut Pro User Group, a concert series and the ever-popular Digital Art Gallery. The Digital Art Gallery is supported once again by long-standing sponsor Xerox Corporation, joined this year by HP.

"HP is excited to be a part of Macworld CreativePro Conference & Expo," said Hugh Amick, vice president of Mac-connect marketing for HP's Imaging and Printing Group. "We have a tremendous depth and breadth of products designed to help creative Mac users express and communicate their ideas. HP is also proud to be a sponsor of the event's Digital Art Gallery and Contest to showcase the talent of Mac users from around the world."

"I'm excited to see that print publishing is becoming a more dominant focus of the event," said Joshua Stevens, CTSM, tradeshow manager for Xerox Corporation. "This has been one of our key shows for several years because we generate hundreds of quality sales leads, and it's great to see that Macworld CreativePro is moving in a direction which is more strategically aligned with Xerox's needs within this market."

"Given the importance of music and audio to the Macintosh creative community, we are pleased to participate in Macworld CreativePro Conference & Expo," said Joe Milano, director of strategic accounts, Harman Multimedia. "We plan to use this unique event to launch new multimedia speaker products and we expect the audience to be extremely receptive."

"Our customers use their Macs for everything from digital photography and movie production to creative writing and architectural design," said Avery Z Chipka, senior partner at High End Communications. "A show devoted entirely to the creative side of computing is exactly what our clientele needs. We expect to see many of our customers at the show. With the departure of Seybold on the East Coast we feel that Macworld CreativePro will fill the needs that where once meet by Seybold."

Macworld CreativePro Conference & Expo is presented by IDG World Expo and Apple. Additional information about Macworld CreativePro Conference & Expo is available at www.macworldexpo.com.

About IDG World Expo

IDG World Expo (www.idgworldexpo.com) produces technology-focused tradeshows, conferences and events for professionals seeking world-class education, peer-to-peer networking and one-stop comparison shopping. As the leading technology event management company, IDG World Expo leverages its experience and knowledge of technology-focused events and conferences, enabling technology companies to capture the attention and loyalty of influential buyers. IDG World Expo's portfolio of conferences and events includes Macworld Conference & Expo(R), LinuxWorld Conference & Expo(R), Bio-ITWorld Conference & Expo(TM), COMNET Conference & Expo(R), Integrated Security Conference & Expo(TM), BiometricsWorld Series and Portable Power Conference & Expo(TM). IDG World Expo is a business unit of IDG, the world's leading technology media, research and event company.

About IDG

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