Apple is accepting advance registrations for Apple Expo Paris.

The 20th Apple Expo Paris runs from September 16-20 at Porte de Versailles. The company will open the event with a keynote at the Palais des Congres on September 16 at 10am (9am GMT). Apple CEO Steve Jobs delivered the keynote last year but Apple hasn't yet announced details for this year's event.

Over 250 exhibitors are set to attend, with special-interest areas dedicated to business, video, audio, health, education, as well as a dedicated games arcade.

The inclusion of an area for Mac-using health professionals has been explained by Apple, which said: "Statistics show that in France alone, the Mac is being used by up to 25 per cent of doctors, 15 per cent of dentists and 12 per cent of physiotherapists and nurses."

The education area offers a Mac OS X lab, a mobile-computing area and a teachers' room. Apple's Web site says: "The Expo promises to be a fascinating experience for everyone using new technology in the classroom. This is a great opportunity to discover more about Apple and its mission to bring the best to education. At Apple we dream about a world where all students reach beyond their potential to discover their own special genius."

Apple Expo 2003 also promises free conferences on photography, video, games and music. The company is now accepting registrations for the show.