IDG World Expo Statement About Macworld Conference & Expo

FRAMINGHAM, MA – December 16, 2008 – While we are obviously disappointed by Apple’s decision not to participate in Macworld 2010, we are on track for a terrific show this year, with strong attendance numbers and nearly 500 exhibitors showcasing their products at the January event. Macworld Conference & Expo has thrived for 25 years due to the strong support of tens of thousands of members of the Mac community worldwide who use Macworld as way to find great products, partake in professional development training, and cultivate their personal and professional networks. We are committed to continuing to serve their interests at Moscone Center, January 4 – 8, 2010. Future events will continue to provide quality education, dynamic product viewing and will additionally focus on the amazing ways people are putting Apple products to work across all endeavors, from desktops to iPhones to games to music. We look forward to many more successful years of Macworld to come.

Paul Kent

Vice President and General Manager

Macworld Conference & Expo

About Macworld Conference & Expo

Owned and produced by Framingham Mass.-based IDG World Expo, Macworld Conference & Expo showcases products and services for professionals involved in media and creative content development for corporate and home applications, as well as prosumers using the Mac at home.

Macworld Conference & Expo brings together audiences in creative services, education, application development, entertainment, small office/home office and Internet-based environments. Macworld Conference & Expo offers professionals and prosumers alike the opportunity to discover the latest developments and hottest products these markets offer. For more information or to register for the event, please visit the website at www.macworldexpo.com, or call (800) 645-EXPO. For exhibiting opportunities, please contact Annie McKnight at (508) 424-4839 amcknight@idgworldexpo.com or Ron Moreau at (508) 424-4804 or rmoreau@idgworldexpo.com. For sponsorship opportunities contact Ellen Moorehead at (508) 988-7830, or eboland@idgworldexpo.com.

About IDG World Expo

IDG World Expo (wdgworldexpo.com) is a leading producer of tradeshows and events for professionals and consumers seeking world-class education, strategic business relationships, and access to industry-leading products and services. IDG World Expo's portfolio of conferences and events includes Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3), OpenSource World™, Macworld Conference & Expo®, Next Generation Data Center™ (NGDC™) and REVEAL Los Angeles…The Fashion & Design Event™. IDG World Expo is a business unit of IDG, the world's leading technology media, research and event company.

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