Expo: Community discussion planned to discuss Expo

IDG World Expo, organizers of the Macworld Conference & Expo, on Tuesday announced plans to hold a Town Hall Meeting at next week’s show. The Town Hall meeting will be held on Wednesday, January 7, 2009, at 5 PM PT in Moscone’s Gateway Ballroom, room 102.

Open to all attendees, the purpose of the meeting is to help shape future Macworld Expos. The company said future shows “will have a sharpened focus on the Mac community.”

“While there is no question that Macworld is going to evolve and change in 2010, the fundamental importance of the event remains the same: the unique ability to put exciting new Apple-related products directly into the hands of users and to inspire those users to put their products to work in new and innovative ways,” said Paul Kent, vice president and general manager, Macworld Conference & Expo.

In mid-December Apple announced that it would not participate in Macworld Expo beyond the 2009 show. The company also said that Steve Jobs would not deliver his traditional keynote address at the show.

“Macworld will continue to foster the deep sense of community that has been at the heart of the show for the last 25 years,” said Kent. “As part of this commitment to the community, we look forward to sharing our thoughts and ideas for future Macworld events, as well as hearing ideas and suggestions from the community.” 

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