Macworld Conference & Expo is Now the Second Most Attended IT Event in New York

New York, NY – July 26, 2000 – Macworld Conference & Expo/New York, which is now the second most attended IT Event in New York, set a new all-time attendance record for an East Coast Macworld by attracting more than 60,000 Mac enthusiasts from around the world to the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, July 18-21, 2000.

 

The world’s most comprehensive Macintosh OS Event, Macworld Conference & Expo featured nearly 400 leading companies showcasing the latest hardware, software and Internet solutions on more than 294,000 gross square feet of exhibit space, and also featured a variety of jam-packed conference sessions, special events and forums designed to educate and inform both professional and home Macintosh users.

The final total of 61,250 attendees represents a dramatic increase of more than 33% over last year’s New York total of 45,000, and comfortably sets a new all-time attendance record for a Macworld Conference & Expo on the East Coast. Macworld Conference & Expo/San Francisco has already positioned itself as the #1 IT Event on the West Coast.

According to IDG World Expo, owners and producers of the show, Macworld Conference & Expo/New York 2000 was doubtlessly the most successful East Coast event ever.

"With the new record for attendance and the 25% increase in exhibit space over last year, Macworld Conference & Expo is now the second most attended IT event in New York," said Rob Scheschareg, Vice President, Events for IDG World Expo. "Macworld Conference & Expo has been growing dramatically during the last couple of years while other East Coast IT Events have been declining. We expect this excitement and momentum to carry over to Macworld Conference & Expo in San Francisco in January, 2001."

Representing every segment of the Mac Platform, the 294,000 gross square foot Macworld Conference & Expo is the largest event of its kind on the East Coast. Special highlights of Macworld Conference & Expo/New York 2000 included:

– A stimulating keynote presentation by Steve Jobs.

– The IT industry’s most successful educational conference program that attracted more than 4,000 attendees to the more than 110 sessions featuring the most up-to-date Macintosh training.

-A variety of Special Interest Areas for every segment of Mac user, including a new Music & Audio Area, a new Assistive Technology Area, a new Quicktime Multimedia Studio, an Education District, Consumer Showcase, Sci-Tech Area, Net Innovators Area and Developer Central.

Macworld Conference & Expo/San Francisco, which set a new all-time attendance record of 85,000 attendees in January 2000, and is already the largest IT event in San Francisco, is in position to continue this phenomenal growth in January 2001. Much of this growth can be attributed to the interest in the hundreds of new products introduced by the more than 500 exhibitors participating in the San Francisco event– another all-time Macworld Conference & Expo record.

The next semi-annual Macworld Conference & Expo will be held at San Francisco’s Moscone Center, January 9-12, 2001.

About Macworld Conference & Expo

Macworld Conference & Expo is the world's most comprehensive Macintosh OS event. Macworld Conference & Expo is the showcase for products and services geared to professionals involved in media and creative content development for corporate and home applications, and consumers using the Mac at home. Macworld Conference & Expo brings together the loyal base of Mac OS audiences in creative services, education, application development, entertainment, small office/home office and Internet-based environments. Macworld Conference & Expo offers professionals and consumers alike the opportunity to discover the latest developments and hottest products these markets offer. Multiple conference programs cover beginning and advanced uses of the Mac. Macworld/Pro Conference sessions offer a technology-intensive professional development series for Macintosh design, management and networking professionals. The Macworld/Users Conference program covers beginning and advanced uses and techniques in areas such as Internet, design, integration with NT systems, education, content asset management, entertainment, and more. Macworld Conference & Expo is sponsored by Mac Publishing, LLC, a joint venture between International Data Group and Ziff Davis, and publishers of Macworld Magazine, Macworld.com, MacBuy.com, iMacworld.com, MacCentral.com, MacWEEK.com, and MacGaming.com. For more information on Macworld Conference & Expo visit the Web site at www.macworldexpo.com.

About IDG World Expo

IDG World Expo (www.idgworldexpo.com) produces world-class tradeshows, conferences, and events for emerging IT markets around the globe. As the leading IT event management company, IDG World Expo leverages its unsurpassed experience and knowledge of IT-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 ASPWorld Conference & Expo, ComNet, Internet Commerce Expo (ICe), LinuxWorld Conference & Expo, and Macworld Conference & Expo. IDG World Expo is a subsidiary of International Data Group (IDG), the leading global provider of IT media, research, conferences, and expositions.

IDG World Expo is a business unit of IDG, the world's leading IT media, research and exposition company. IDG publishes more than 300 magazines and newspapers and 4,000 book titles and offers online users the largest network of technology-specific sites around the world through IDG.net (http://www.idg.net), which comprises more than 270 targeted Web sites in 70 countries. IDG is also a leading producer of 168 computer-related expositions worldwide, and provides IT market analysis through 50 offices in 43 countries worldwide. Company information is available at http://www.idg.com.