Macworld returning to Boston :)

This is really good news for Boston, I live and work within the Boston area so it's gonna be good to have such a great show as MacWorld come back to the "hub"!

Boston has beat out the Big Apple for the blockbuster 2004 Macworld show, which could pump tens of millions into the city's hard-hit economy. Sources say IDG World Expo will bring the show back to the Hub from New York in a comeback win for Boston, which lost the show in a devastating pullout in 1998.

The return of one of the nation's top technology shows is expected to give a major lift to the city as it launches a giant $800 million exhibition center that has booked only a handful of shows so far. Macworld is expected draw more than 64,000 tech experts and consumers and likely would be the city's largest convention.

With the decision now made, Greco and IDG are planning an Oct. 17 press conference in the North End - where the Macworld chief hails from and family still lives - to publicly announce the move, sources say.

The agreement calls for Macworld to move into the convention center shortly after it opens in the summer of 2004 and to come back in 2005 and 2006. The agreement also includes a clause allowing for a two-year extension.

News source: BostonHerald and BusinessToday

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