January’s Macworld Expo in San Francisco
broke all previous records with 93,000 people in attendance for the show. IDG World Expo, producers of the expo, say this bodes extremely well for July’s shindig in the Big Apple.
“Macworld Conference & Expo has once again claimed its rightful place as the dominant technology event on the West Coast,” said Charlie Greco, president and CEO, IDG World Expo. “The show is thriving because it brings together leading industry experts, bold new conference elements, and the hottest products and services for the Mac. Other IT shows are seeing their attendance numbers drop off. Ours are exploding.”
The momentum from San Francisco means great things for Macworld Conference & Expo when it comes to New York this summer, he added.
“Among other things, we expect a surge in first-time exhibitors, who have now seen firsthand why the show is the ultimate stage for Mac-based companies,” said Greco.
Macworld New York should be the “Mac OS X” show. With the next generation operating system going on sale March 24, this summer is expected to see a landslide of X compatible products rolling out. During his keynote, Jobs said that 400 developers are committed to bringing 1,200 “brand name” apps to Mac OS X. Meanwhile, there was certainly no lack of OS X announcements and interest at the January show itself.
“The Mac OS X conference sessions were literally overflowing,” said Rob Scheschareg, vice president of events, IDG World Expo. “Interest in the Mac OS X was so high, we plan to offer even more conference sessions for the OS X in New York.”