IDG today confirmed that Apple will be attending Macworld Expo San Francisco in January 2003, and also said that the two companies are in discussions regarding Apple’s role in
upcoming Macworld Expos. “On Monday, October 21, Apple and IDG World Expo confirmed that Apple will indeed participate in Macworld Conference & Expo in San Francisco in January 2003 as originally planned, with a presence on the show floor as well as the keynote presentation from Steve Jobs,” IDG said in a statement it sent to MacMinute. “IDG World Expo and Apple have also agreed to hold ongoing discussions about Apple’s role in upcoming East Coast Macworld events. IDG World Expo will issue an update when more details become available.” This statement comes after IDG CEO Charlie Greco hinted that he would ban Apple from participating in Macworld San Francisco. Greco’s harsh words were in response to Apple’s original statement that it would not follow Macworld to Boston in 2004.