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10/25/2000

Macworld Conference & Expo to Shatter All-Time Attendance Record

FRAMINGHAM, MA — OCTOBER 25, 2000 — IDG World Expo announced today that it expects to smash all previous attendance records at the upcoming Macworld Conference & Expo, slated for January 9 – 12, 2001 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, California.

 

"Macworld Conference & Expo is exploding," says Charlie Greco, president and CEO, IDG World Expo, owners and managers of the event. "Every day, there are new Mac converts out there. We know because we blew out existing attendance records last year in San Francisco. 85,000 people packed that show! Then we broke records again with the East Coast Macworld Conference & Expo, which is now the second most widely-attended IT event in New York. Other IT events are seeing their attendance numbers decline. Not ours. Macworld Conference & Expo is taking on a life of its own on both coasts," he said.

For more than 16 years considered the world's most comprehensive Macintosh OS event, leading companies from around the world use Macworld Conference & Expo to showcase their latest hardware, software, and Internet solutions. They also network with members of the Mac community at educational and informative conference sessions, special events, and forums.

"We had an amazing turnout at Macworld Conference & Expo/San Francisco last year," says Rob Scheshareg, VP of events for IDG World Expo. "We're confident the growth will continue. Each year, our exhibitors unveil hundreds of new Mac products at the show. It's also the place to be if you want to make an important business connection, or be first to know about hot new hardware or software for the Mac. Macworld Conference & Expo is where it all happens."

Greco agrees. "Macworld Conference & Expo is a speeding train. Get on board, or get off the tracks," he says. "The Expo floor will be sold out by the time the show opens. We're advising companies to act quickly to guarantee they can get the space they want."

For more information, visit the Macworld Conference & Expo Website at www.macworldexpo.com.

About Macworld Conference & Expo

Macworld Conference & Expo is the world's most comprehensive Macintosh OS event. Macworld Conference & Expo is the showcase for products and services geared to professionals involved in media and creative content development for corporate and home applications, and consumers using the Mac at home. Macworld Conference & Expo brings together the loyal base of Mac OS audiences in creative services, education, application development, entertainment, small office/home office and Internet-based environments. Macworld Conference & Expo offers professionals and consumers alike the opportunity to discover the latest developments and hottest products these markets offer. Multiple conference programs cover beginning and advanced uses of the Mac. Macworld/Pro Conference sessions offer a technology-intensive professional development series for Macintosh design, management and networking professionals. The Macworld/Users Conference program covers beginning and advanced uses and techniques in areas such as Internet, design, integration with NT systems, education, content asset management, entertainment, and more. Macworld Conference & Expo is sponsored by Mac Publishing, LLC, a joint venture between International Data Group and Ziff Davis, and publishers of Macworld Magazine, Macworld.com, MacBuy.com, iMacworld.com, MacCentral.com, MacWEEK.com, and MacGaming.com. For more information on Macworld Conference & Expo visit the Web site at www.macworldexpo.com.

About IDG World Expo

IDG World Expo (www.idgworldexpo.com) produces world-class tradeshows, conferences, and events for emerging IT markets around the globe. As the leading IT event management company, IDG World Expo leverages its unsurpassed experience and knowledge of IT-focused events and conferences, enabling technology companies to capture the attention and loyalty of influential buyers. IDG World Expo's portfolio of conferences and events includes ASPWorld Conference & Expo, ComNet, Internet Commerce Expo (ICe), LinuxWorld Conference & Expo, and Macworld Conference & Expo. IDG World Expo is a subsidiary of International Data Group (IDG), the leading global provider of IT media, research, conferences, and expositions.

IDG World Expo is a business unit of IDG, the world's leading IT media, research and exposition company. IDG publishes more than 300 magazines and newspapers and 4,000 book titles and offers online users the largest network of technology-specific sites around the world through IDG.net (http://www.idg.net), which comprises more than 270 targeted Web sites in 70 countries. IDG is also a leading producer of 168 computer-related expositions worldwide, and provides IT market analysis through 50 offices in 43 countries worldwide. Company information is available at http://www.idg.com.

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