Jobs To Keynote MACWORLD Tokyo

IDG Expos has officially announced that Steve Jobs will be offering the keynote presentation for this monthis MACWORLD Tokyo. The show starts on March 21st, and concludes on March 23rd. IDG Expos is estimating that 180,000 people will attend the show. Japan is a strong market for Apple though the economy in that country has taken its toll on Mac sales. From IDG Expos:

IDG today announced that Steve Jobs, Appleis CEO, will deliver the opening keynote address at Macworld Tokyo 2002, the largest Macintosh event in Japan. This yearis Macworld Tokyo will take place at Tokyo Big Sight March 21-23, 2002, and the keynote is scheduled for Thursday, March 21 at 9:30 a.m.

Macworld Tokyo will build on the great success of Macworld San Francisco, which was held in January 2002 and attracted the most attendees ever to that venue. At Macworld San Francisco, Apple unveiled the stunning new iMac, featuring a 15-inch LCD flat screen that appears to float in mid-air, allowing users to effortlessly adjust its height or angle with just a touch, and iPhoto, new software that makes it incredibly easy to save, organize and share digital photos.

As the center of Appleis Digital Hub strategy, the new iMac enables users to turn their computer into a hub for creating, editing, storing and sharing digital photos, movies and music with family and friends. Combined with Appleis own award-winning iTunes 2, iMovie 2, iDVD 2 and the new iPhoto, the new iMac is the ultimate computer for todayis digital lifestyle. Whether itis ripping CDs, playing or burning CDs and DVDs, or sending digital photos via the Internet, everything is easier with a Mac.

Now in its 12th year, Macworld Tokyo is the only comprehensive event for Macintosh users and creators in Japan and features:

  • more than 60 conference sessions covering design & publishing, digital video, music & audio, streaming, developer tools and more;
  • special lectures by third party software developers such as Adobe Systems Incorporated and Macromedia, Inc., and;
  • special user group sessions.

You can find more information on the show at the MACWORLD Tokyo 2002 Web site (English & Japanese available). The Mac Observer will have reporters on hand covering the event. Stay tuned for more information.