MacExpo 2003 kicked off today at the Business Design Centre in Islington, London, England. It’s the UK’s biggest Mac-only trade show, and Macworld UK is there covering news and events. The publication also listed its
Macworld Best of Show Awards, which it doles out every year to the most exciting hardware and software products announced at the event.
Like the Best of Show awards given by Macworld UK’s sister US publication Macworld Expo events, candidates for the award must either make their public debut at the show or generate excitement on the show floor.
Apple’s new 20-inch iMac, just introduced earlier this week, won the honor, along with Adobe’s recently introduced Creative Suite. Epson’s Stylus Pro 4000 large format color inkjet printer grabbed an award, as did FileMaker Meetings and Tasks, a vertical market application developed by FileMaker Inc. using its FileMaker Pro database software. Griffin’s RadioShark (identified in Macworld UK’s press release as the iShark) also was recognized — it’s an AM/FM radio receiver for the Mac. HP’s ScanJet 4000 flatbed scanner also took a spot.
Creo was named for its recently introduced Creo Tokens technology, which enables a more secure, reliable and efficient method of transferring files by e-mail. Microsoft was also named, for its Wireless Optical Desktop 2.0 Elite Keyboard and mouse. Rounding out the list was Disney Interactive’s Finding Nemo game, which Macworld UK noted was sold out by the end of the first day of the show.