The stock market rises, the stock market falls. Tech company after tech company reports lower than expected revenues or mind-boggling losses, quarter after quarter (except Apple). These days, the high tech sector is pretty bleak, but there’s good news: IDG World Expo reported that early registration for January’s
Macworld Expo San Francisco 2002
is good — very good. Hopefully the news will help reassure Mac users amidst other market instability.
Attendee registration — which is comprised of people signing up for conferences and exhibits only — is 161 percent over where it was this time last year, the event’s coordinators, IDG World Expo, told MacCentral.
During the weeks of September 10 and September 17, IDG World Expo saw — as you might expect, given the events that took place on September 11 — a “significant dip” in registration. But that was followed by a “big spike” for the week of September 24, and IDG World Expo reports that registration numbers since then have been “pretty strong.”
Those numbers are so strong, in fact, that the new registrations just from September 12 through October 29 have been more than the total number of registrations to this point last year.
Macworld Conference & Expo happens January 7-11, 2002 at the Moscone Convention Center in San Francisco, Calif. For more details, visit the
Macworld Conference & Expo