Cupertino, Calif. and Framingham, Mass. – December 12, 2001 – Apple and IDG
World Expo today announced that Steve Jobs, Apple’s CEO, will kick off
Macworld Conference & Expo/San Francisco 2002 with the opening keynote
presentation on Monday, January 7, 2002 at 9:00 a.m. Macworld will be held
at San Francisco’s Moscone Center, January 7-11, 2002.

“We’re working hard to make this January’s Macworld the most exciting
ever,” said Steve Jobs, Apple’s CEO. “Attendance hit new records at
Macworld in July, and we’re hoping to break the record this January too.”

“Steve’s keynote is a great way to start what will be a very exciting and
informative week for all Macworld attendees,” said Charlie Greco, president
and CEO of IDG World Expo. “We’re thrilled to move the keynote up to
Monday, and begin the excitement a day sooner.”

Additional event highlights and registration information are available on
the Macworld Conference & Expo Web site at

About Macworld Conference & Expo
Owned and produced by Framingham Mass.-based IDG World Expo, Macworld
Conference & Expo is the world’s most comprehensive Macintosh OS event.
Macworld Conference & Expo showcases products and services for
professionals involved in media and creative content development for
corporate and home applications, as well as 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. For more information, please visit the Web site at

About IDG World Expo
IDG World Expo ( produces IT-focused tradeshows,
conferences and events for professionals seeking world-class education,
peer-to-peer networking and one-stop comparison shopping. As the leading IT
event management company, IDG World Expo leverages its 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 Macworld
Conference & Expo, LinuxWorld Conference & Expo, BioITWorld Conference &
Expo and COMNET Conference & Expo, which features COMNET Wireless,
Enterprise Application Summit and ESPWorld. IDG World Expo is a business
unit of IDG, the world’s leading technology media, research and event

About IDG
IDG publishes more than 300 magazines and newspapers and offers online
users the largest network of technology-specific sites around the world
through (, which comprises more than 300 targeted Web
sites in 70 countries. IDG is also a leading producer of 168
computer-related events worldwide, and provides IT market analysis through
51 offices in 43 countries worldwide. Company information is available at

About Apple
Apple ignited the personal computer revolution in the 1970s with the Apple
II and reinvented the personal computer in the 1980s with the Macintosh.
Apple is committed to bringing the best personal computing experience to
students, educators, creative professionals and consumers around the world
through its innovative hardware, software and Internet offerings.