IDG World Expo says the upcoming
Macworld Conference & Expo
will be a show people remember for years to come. Held at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, Calif. Macworld Expo will be in one hall this year instead of the two halls the show normally occupies. Despite this show organizers say they are on track to have more exhibitors than last year.
“There is such a buzz that continues the momentum this year,” IDG World Expo group vice-president Warwick Davies, told MacCentral. “We have added so many more features than last year — this is going to be a really memorable event.”
In previous years, Macworld Expo has occupied both the North and South Halls of the Moscone Center. The South Hall, where Apple, Adobe and other big name companies typically have their booths was not filled to capacity, so this year show organizers decided to fill one hall and bring all of the exhibitors together.
“This year we are going to be wall-to-wall in the South Hall,” said Davies. “In total it will equal or be bigger than last year.”
Last year the West Coast Macworld Expo had approximately 265 exhibitors attend the show in two halls. For 2005 the exhibitor list is over 250 and Davies says he expects to beat last year’s number by the time the show starts.
Some of the events slated for Macworld Expo include:
Live on Stage training; the
John Lennon Educational Tour Bus;
the Games Pavilion;
MacLab sessions; a
Mac IT event
that will focus on Apple’s Mac OS X Tiger Server; and of course, Steve Jobs’ opening keynote address.
Davies said that with all of the conference sessions and exhibitors at the show, this will be a Macworld to remember.
“At Macworld people always remember things from different shows,” said Davies. “I really get a sense from the feedback we’ve received that this is going to be a very memorable event.”
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