Macworld Conference & Expo Promises to be the Apple of Mac Enthusiasts’ Eyes in July; First-time Exhibitors Abound, While Veteran Macworld Exhibitors Return for More

FRAMINGHAM, MA – MAY 13, 2002 — IDG World Expo, the leading producer of world-class tradeshows, conferences and events for IT markets around the globe, today announced that its upcoming Macworld Conference & Expo promises to welcome many first-time exhibitors and brand-new products for Mac enthusiasts, as hundreds of companies line up to exhibit at the event. Macworld Conference & Expo, the world's most comprehensive Macintosh OS event, will take place July 15-19, 2002 at New York City's Jacob K. Javits Convention Center.

 

Macworld Conference & Expo will feature hundreds of companies showcasing the latest Mac-based hardware, software and Internet solutions to an audience of eager and highly qualified Mac professionals and enthusiasts.

"Macworld New York is for people who are passionate about their computing experience," said Mark Lemmons, Director, Creative Software Group, Creo. "This makes it the perfect venue to show off the products we're passionate about, like Six Degrees for Mac OS X."

Veteran Macworld exhibitors such as Creo will be joined by many companies making their first appearance on the Macworld show floor. First-time exhibitors include Celartem Technology USA, Dynamic Graphics, Oxford Semiconductor and Techknowsphere.

"We're looking forward to exhibiting at Macworld for the first time at Macworld New York 2002," said Osamu Ikeda, CEO of Celartem Technology USA. "It gives us a chance to showcase our image resolution enhancement software, Vector Format for Zooming, to the loyal base of Mac users in the creative and publishing industries."

Exhibiting companies also include: -O-

Apple

Canon USA

Canto Software

Connectix Corporation

EarthLink, Inc.

Eovia

EPSON

Filemaker, Inc.

Harman Multimedia

Hewlett-Packard

IBM

Iomega Corporation

Microsoft

Mindavenue

NewTek, Inc.

Procreate

SmartDisk Corporation

Sonnet Technologies, Inc.

As the world's largest event for the Mac platform, Macworld Conference & Expo offers an important opportunity for Mac enthusiasts – both professionals and consumers – to experience the latest products and services for the Mac hands-on, as well as meet the experts behind their favorite technologies.

"We are very excited about exhibiting at Macworld NY as the show consistently presents the best opportunity for Mac-centric businesses and customers to interact with each other," said Avery Chipka, event manager at Techknowsphere.

Macworld Conference & Expo will also showcase up-and-coming developers through its newly expanded Special Interest Pavilions, which showcase hot technology spaces such as Bluetooth, Linux/Unix porting to Mac, Java and Internet services. These pavilions provide new exhibiting companies with a cost-effective, turnkey method to reach their target audiences face-to-face without requiring a large staff or display.

Macworld's Conference & Expo show floor will also feature:

The Digital Art Gallery, highlighting winning masterpieces from the 2002 Digital Art Contest, which draws hundreds of entries from students, professionals and hobbyists

The Macintosh Gaming Area, which features top game publishers revealing the best new titles for Mac OS X, as well as the Hands-on Games Arcade and the Mac Gaming Theater

MacTech Central, the headquarters for technical products relating to programming and development, Web development, network administrator tools and services, and other related products

MacBeginnings, free educational classes open to all Macworld attendees to help them get the most out of the Mac

The official Macworld Conference & Expo store, a one-stop shopping location for Mac-related merchandise at special show rates

For a complete list of exhibiting companies or to register for the event, visit www.macworldexpo.com.

About Macworld Conference & Expo

Owned and produced by Framingham Mass.-based IDG World Expo, Macworld Conference & Expo is the world's most comprehensive Macintosh OS event. Macworld Conference & Expo showcases products and services for professionals involved in media and creative content development for corporate and home applications, as well as 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. For more information, please visit the Web site at www.macworldexpo.com.

About IDG World Expo

IDG World Expo (www.idgworldexpo.com) produces IT-focused tradeshows, conferences and events for professionals seeking world-class education, peer-to-peer networking and one-stop comparison shopping. As the leading IT event management company, IDG World Expo leverages its 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 Macworld Conference & Expo, LinuxWorld Conference & Expo, BioITWorld Conference & Expo and COMNET Conference & Expo. IDG World Expo is a business unit of IDG, the world's leading technology media, research and event company.

About IDG

IDG publishes more than 300 magazines and newspapers and offers online users the largest network of technology-specific sites around the world

through IDG.net (www.), which comprises more than 330 targeted Web sites in 80 countries. IDG is also a leading producer of 168 computer-related events worldwide, and IDG's research company, IDC, provides global market intelligence and advice through 51 offices in 43 countries. Company information is available at www.idg.com.