Reed Exhibitions will not hold Apple Expo Paris in 2009. The show organizers confirmed its plans for Macworld on Wednesday.
Apple has slowly been moving away from the Paris expo for the last several years. In 2005 Apple cancelled Steve Jobs’ keynote in Paris, although Apple, and Jobs, still attended the show. That was Jobs’ first appearance in Paris since undergoing pancreatic cancer in August 2004.
In 2008, Apple said it would not participate in the Paris expo at all, saying they were participating in fewer trade shows.
Of course, on Tuesday Apple announced that 2009 would be its last year at the largest Mac gathering, Macworld Conference & Expo, held in San Francisco, Calif. Steve Jobs will also not be giving the keynote address at the company’s last appearance at the show.
In addition to Apple Expo Paris and Macworld Expo San Francisco, Apple has also pulled out of Macworld Expo Boston and the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) trade shows in recent years.
Macworld Expo organizers, IDG World Expo, vows to keep the San Francisco show going in the future.