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Macworld/iWorld Goes on Hiatus – No Show For 2015

Macworld/iWorld Goes on Hiatus – No Show For 2015

IDG World Expo has announced that the long-running Apple-oriented trade show, Macworld/iWorld has been put on hiatus, and will not be held in 2015.

Macworld iWorld
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The statement is as follows:

“We are announcing today that Macworld/iWorld is going on hiatus, and will not be taking place as planned in 2015. Our MacIT event, the world’s premiere event for deploying Apple in the enterprise, will continue next year with details to be announced in the coming weeks.

Since 1985, Macworld events have brought together a community to celebrate the incredible innovations that Apple has brought into the world, shining a spotlight on the developers who add value to the user’s experience in infinite ways. As Apple products and the related ecosystem have changed, so has the marketplace, and we are proud to have played a part in that evolution. Literally thousands of companies and hundreds of products have come to market at Macworld, and countless professional relationships have been forged. We’d like to take this opportunity to thank the Apple community for allowing us to host these events and be a part of the incredible story that is the Apple market.

We are committed via our MacIT event to bringing together the product developers innovating with enterprise iOS and OS X based solutions, and the growing legion of professionals empowering their organizations through these tools. We are exploring exciting new partnerships, venues, and delivery opportunities through which MacIT can continue to serve this market, and we look forward to announcing our plans for this event within the next few months.”

While the January Macworld event remained popular, the conference has seen dwindling attendance numbers since Apple terminated its affiliation with the conference back in 2009.

Today’s announcement follows the decision by IDG to discontinue publishing of Macworld magazine. Hopefully the hiatus for the Macworld/iWorld conference will prove to be a short one, and the conference will carry on in 2016.