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MACWORLD NY Best East Coast MACWORLD & #2 IT Event

MACWORLD NY Best East Coast MACWORLD & #2 IT Event

by , 5:40 PM EDT, July 26th, 2000

IDG Expos has announced that the Macworld Conference & Expo/New York has set some new records. Attendance was up a staggering 33% over last year and the show has become the most heavily attended MACWORLD Expo ever. In addition, the company says that last week's show was the #2 IT (Information Technology) oriented event in New York history. Not bad for a bunch of Macheads. According to IDG Expos:

Macworld Conference & Expo/New York, which is now the second most attended IT Event in New York, set a new all-time attendance record for an East Coast Macworld by attracting more than 60,000 Mac enthusiasts from around the world to the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, July 18-21, 2000.

The world's most comprehensive Macintosh OS Event, Macworld Conference & Expo featured nearly 400 leading companies showcasing the latest hardware, software and Internet solutions on more than 294,000 gross square feet of exhibit space, and also featured a variety of jam-packed conference sessions, special events and forums designed to educate and inform both professional and home Macintosh users.

The final total of 61,250 attendees represents a dramatic increase of more than 33% over last year's New York total of 45,000, and comfortably sets a new all-time attendance record for a Macworld Conference & Expo on the East Coast. Macworld Conference & Expo/San Francisco has already positioned itself as the #1 IT Event on the West Coast.

According to IDG World Expo, owners and producers of the show, Macworld Conference & Expo/New York 2000 was doubtlessly the most successful East Coast event ever.

"With the new record for attendance and the 25% increase in exhibit space over last year, Macworld Conference & Expo is now the second most attended IT event in New York," said Rob Scheschareg, Vice President, Events for IDG World Expo. "Macworld Conference & Expo has been growing dramatically during the last couple of years while other East Coast IT Events have been declining. We expect this excitement and momentum to carry over to Macworld Conference & Expo in San Francisco in January, 2001."

Representing every segment of the Mac Platform, the 294,000 gross square foot Macworld Conference & Expo is the largest event of its kind on the East Coast. Special highlights of Macworld Conference & Expo/New York 2000 included:

  • A stimulating keynote presentation by Steve Jobs.
  • The IT industry's most successful educational conference program that attracted more than 4,000 attendees to the more than 110 sessions featuring the most up-to-date Macintosh training.
  • A variety of Special Interest Areas for every segment of Mac user, including a new Music & Audio Area, a new Assistive Technology Area, a new Quicktime Multimedia Studio, an Education District, Consumer Showcase, Sci-Tech Area, Net Innovators Area and Developer Central.

Macworld Conference & Expo/San Francisco, which set a new all-time attendance record of 85,000 attendees in January 2000, and is already the largest IT event in San Francisco, is in position to continue this phenomenal growth in January 2001. Much of this growth can be attributed to the interest in the hundreds of new products introduced by the more than 500 exhibitors participating in the San Francisco event- another all-time Macworld Conference & Expo record.

You can find more information in our own MACWORLD Expo New York 2000 reportThe Mac Observer Spin:You know, it seemed like the show was bigger than 61,000 people, but that's just us. For those just now keeping score, the East Coast show has always been smaller than the West Coast event. It must be the gagillion people who live within spittin' distance of the Javitz Center, but once again, that's just us. The show was packed for our entire stay, and we saw an awful lot of happy (and exhausted) vendors and customers. With a 33% increase over last year's show, which was itself much bigger than the year before, it is clear that the Mac is certainly reaching out to a larger user base. Kick butt!

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