Special Interest Areas On Expo Floor Expanded For Macworld New York

FRAMINGHAM, MA and WESTLAKE VILLAGE, CA – JUNE 18, 2002 – IDG World Expo, the leading producer of world-class tradeshows, conferences and events for IT markets around the globe, and Xplain Corporation, the leader in pavilion management, announced today that the upcoming Macworld Conference & Expo will feature six special interest areas on the expo floor, including a new pavilion for Enterprise, Networking and Server Solutions, as well as newly-expanded Digital Media and Education pavilions. The MacTech Central, SciTech and Small Business pavilions will also return for the upcoming event.


Macworld Conference & Expo is the world's most comprehensive Macintosh OS event. The upcoming Macworld Conference & Expo will take place July 15-19, 2002 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City.

Macworld's special interest areas will offer attendees with particular interests hands-on access to the latest Macintosh technology for specific market segments, while providing exhibitors with an opportunity to meet face-to-face with their target audience.

"These pavilions have been designed to reflect some of the hottest areas of Mac technology today," said Neil Ticktin, CEO of Xplain Corporation. "Macworld attendees looking for specific solutions in areas ranging from digital media to education to scitech will find what they need in the Macworld special interest areas."

Special interest areas at Macworld Conference & Expo/New York 2002 will include:

Enterprise, Networking and Server Solutions Pavilion, which will include developers showcasing industrial strength wireless technologies, Bluetooth, mobile computing and enterprise level networking. Exhibitors include Sybase, Inc. and Dartware.

Digital Media Pavilion, which will feature innovative companies exhibiting cutting-edge applications and solutions for creating, editing, storing, and delivering digital media content. Exhibitors here include Eskape Labs and Toshiba.

Education and Assistive Technologies Pavilion, which will showcase software, Internet tools, curriculum building solutions, multimedia and training solutions for schools, training, K-12 and higher education. Exhibitors include Pitsco LEGO and Apple's PowerSchool.

MacTech Central, which will showcase developer tools and technical products, including scripting solutions, desktop innovations, Java 2 implementations, and the latest applications and custom solutions for Mac OS X. Exhibitors include Borland, REAL Software, Runtime Revolution, Metrowerks and Prosoft Engineering.

SciTech Pavilion, which will feature a broad collection of hardware and software for mathematics, the pure sciences, engineering, and data visualization. Exhibitors include ISI Researchsoft, Wolfram, JMP and National Instruments Corp.

Small Business Solutions Pavilion, which will showcase products designed for small businesses, spanning everything from inventory control applications to medical office management solutions. Exhibitors include Drive Savers and REAL Software.

Station packages start at $2,995 and vary according to area and applicable discounts. For more information on exhibiting in Macworld's special interest areas, contact Susan Worley at 805-435-1004 or reservations@xplain.com.

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

About Xplain Corporation

Xplain Corporation has three divisions — publishing, mail order and custom services. The publishing division includes MacTech(r) Magazine, and THINK Reference(tm). The mail order division operates DevDepot(r) and RadGad(sm). Custom Services provides turnkey production services for publishers, and tradeshow services including turnkey pavilions and onsite management. Founded in 1984, the company has its offices in Westlake Village, CA. See http://www.xplain.com for more information.

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.idg.net), 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.