IDG World Expo noted today that next week’s
Macworld Conference & Expo
will feature more than 325 exhibitors who plan to showcase their latest product offerings aimed at Macintosh users.
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Product introductions scheduled for the show, according to IDG, include Arboretum System’s new Montage, a Mac OS X video editing software package featuring a “trackless” workspace; Extensis’ Portfolio 6.1 digital asset management software; Intuit’s long-awaited Mac OS X-native version of QuickBooks; M-Audio’s Ozone, a “complete personal mobile studio” about the size of a laptop featuring keyboard, MIDI control surface, mic preamp, USB audio interface and MIDI interface; three new video encoding products from Sorenson Media, and more.
Events scheduled for Macworld Expo include a special “Move to Mac OS X” panel presentation featuring Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak, on Tuesday, January 7 at 2:00 pm. The “MacBraniac Challenge” is a game show-style event that will pit the skills of Mac luminaries against each other in a test of knowledge to take place at 12:30 PM on Thursday, January 9.
The Hands-On MacLabs will return to the Expo, for the first time in San Francisco. The labs are hosted by experts in their fields, and give Mac users hands on experience with PDF production, Flash 5 work and wireless networks (attendees must bring their own laptops).
Steve Jobs’ opening keynote presentation takes place at 9:00 am Tuesday, January 7, while Apple senior vice president of Worldwide Product Marketing Phil Schiller will take the stage for his “The Power of X” presentation on Wednesday, January 8 at 9:30 am. The Final Cut Pro User Group Film Theater will show movies made by FCP users, while Special Interest Areas will offer showgoers focused areas in categories like digital media, enterprise solutions and wireless technology. The Digital Art Gallery will highlight 32 digital creations from Mac-using artists.
Macworld Conference & Expo runs from Tuesday, January 7, 2003 to Friday, January 10, 2003 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, Calif.