Steve Jobs Keynote to Kick Off MACWORLD New York 2000

FRAMINGHAM, MA – MAY 1, 2000 – Steve Jobs, Apple's CEO, will kick off MACWORLD New York 2000 with a keynote presentation on July 19, 2000, at 9:00 a.m. at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City.

"Steve has told us this will be a keynote that you won't want to miss," said Rob Scheschareg, Vice President of IDG World Expo, the show's producer.

MACWORLD Conference & Expo is the world's most comprehensive Macintosh OS event, attracting more than 750 exhibiting companies and more than 130,000 attendees annually in the United States alone. As the premier showcase for Macintosh-related products and services, the semi-annual MACWORLD Conference & Expo provides industry professionals and consumers alike the opportunity to discover the latest developments and newest products for all aspects of the Mac Market. Two conference programs plus full-day workshops cover beginning through advanced level topics for all Mac Users.

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 offers professionals and consumers alike the opportunity to discover the latest developments and hottest products for creative services, education, application development, entertainment, small office/home office and Internet-based environments. 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.

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, MACWORLD Conference & Expo, and Windows 2000 Conference & Expo. IDG World Expo is a subsidiary of International Data Group (IDG), the leading global provider of IT media, research, conferences, and expositions.