The dates for Macworld Tokyo 2002 are being changed from February to March 21-23, and the location changed to the Tokyo Big Sight convention center.
“Apple had wanted to have the Macworld Tokyo in the Tokyo Big Sight because it is near Tokyo downtown, compared to the Makuhari Messe,” Kimiko Niwa of IDG Japan, told MacCentral. “Apple, IDG and NIhon Kogyo had talked on the location issue for the last few years and we could secure the venue at this timing for 2002 show. The show management expects more attendees in March, compared to February.”
This means that there will be three Apple shows in the first three months of 2002. Macworld San Francisco in January, the rescheduled QuickTime Live! in February and Macworld Tokyo in March.
Macworld Tokyo 2001 drew almost 181,000 attendees. This figure kept pace with previous year’s attendance figures.
Dates have also been set for the following two Macworld Expos being held in Tokyo. The 2003 Expo will be held from March 27-29 at West Hall No. 1, 2 and 4; and the 2004 show will be March 25-27 at East Hall No. 1, 2 and 3