IDG World Expo today announced the official attendance for last week’s Macworld Expo and Conference held in San Francisco. The show attracted 87,890 attendees from nearly 100 countries and approximately 350 exhibitors.
“The tradeshow industry at large was watching Macworld in San Francisco closely for indicators of the business coming back,” said Charlie Greco, president and CEO of IDG World Expo. “By all accounts, Macworld San Francisco was a home run this year. It’s a good sign to see so many exhibitors doing business and a show floor packed with eager buyers.”
Macworld Expo started a day early this year as Apple CEO Steve Jobs introduced the much-anticipated iMac. Apple also showed the keynote crowd the company’s new iPhoto software product, which Jobs said filled the gap in their “digital hub” iapplications.
“The enthusiasm at Macworld for the new iMac, our incredible iPhoto software, and Mac OS X was fantastic,” said Philip Schiller, Apple’s vice president of Worldwide Product Marketing. “Tens of thousands of great customers packed into Apple and third party booths to see all the latest innovations; it was a great show.”