Steve Jobs to keynote Macworld Expo

Long-time Expo goers won’t be surprised to hear it, but on Thursday IDG World Expo confirmed that Apple CEO Steve Jobs will headline the 2006 Macworld Conference & Expo with his trademark keynote address.

The keynote address takes place on Tuesday, January 10, 2006 at 9:00 AM. Macworld Expo itself takes place from January 9 - 13, 2006, at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, Calif.

“Steve’s keynote is always a great way to kick off the biggest Mac event of the year,” said David Korse, CEO of IDG World Expo.

IDG World Expo noted that the 2005 San Francisco Macworld Expo saw an 11 percent year-over-year increase in overall attendance, with a 13 percent increase in paid conference attendees, a 10 percent increase in exhibitors, and a 31 percent increase in the average number of hours spent on the show floor by attendees.

Korse said that the show management has added some new features to the January gathering, and is “working hard to make this the most entertaining and informative Macworld ever.”

IDG World Expo and Macworld are both owned by International Data Group (IDG).

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