Macworld Conference & Expo New York On Record-Setting Pace For 2000 Event

FRAMINGHAM, MA – JULY 17, 2000 – IDG World Expo, owners and producers of the annual Macworld Conference & Expo taking place at NY's Jacob Javits Convention Center, July 18 – 21, announced record-breaking results and revealing statistics from pre-show attendee registration and exhibitors today.

 

As Apple and the Macintosh operating system prepare to take the center stage of the IT industry, tens of thousands of top executives from Fortune 1000 companies and home users alike have registered to attend Macworld Conference & Expo. These attendees have the opportunity to try out the latest Macintosh products, software and services from leading Internet and technology suppliers and service providers.

Some key points revealed by attendee pre-registration and exhibitor survey results:

–Pre registrations are up more than 133% over last year at this time, with the strongest local promotional program beginning the week of July 17.

–Exhibit space is up 25% over last year's record-setting event.

–Approximately 400 leading information technologies suppliers, such as Apple, Microsoft, IBM, Canon, Hewlett-Packard, EPSON, Kodak, Nikkon are exhibiting.

–More than 50 companies will be exhibiting for the first time this year.

–Attendees represent more than 70 different countries.

–Major Internet players converging at the show – Netscape's new sponsorship partnership with Macworld; Earthlink increased their presentation area by TWENTY-FIVE TIMES; and the first time presence of E*Trade

–More than half of pre-registered attendees are from outside of New York.

–Large representation from Graphic Design/Creative Services, Printing/Publishing, Education and Arts & Entertainment industries.

–25% of pre-registrants are CxO-level or department heads.

–More than 33% of all pre-registered attendees are from companies with more than 100 people; 21% from organizations with 500 employees+.

"We are thrilled with the pre-show response we have gotten, as all indicators point to the largest and most influential East Coast Macworld event ever. We are seeing that the event has evolved from a local Mac-user show into a major IT event with international appeal," stated Rob Scheschareg, Vice President of Events, at IDG World Expo. "I definitely believe that it is now

one of NY's most exciting annual events. Anytime you bring both first time computer users and corporate executives together with educators and creative professionals to learn from and network with their peers, suppliers, and experts, I guarantee everyone will benefit in many ways."

For a complete description of Macworld Conference & Expo/New York 2000 along with show highlights, updates and continuous announcements and an exhibitor list, go to www.macworldexpo.com.

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 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.