Macworld Conference and Expo, New York, set an all-time attendance record, attracting 61,250 Apple fans from around the world – a 33 per cent increase on attendance at the Expo last year.

The Expo has become the second most well-attended IT event in New York. It featured nearly 400 companies - showing the latest hardware, software and Internet solutions - filling over 294,000 square feet of exhibition space.

In a statement, Rob Scheschareg, vice president of events, IDG World Expo, said: "Macworld Conference and Expo has been growing dramatically during the last couple of years, while other East Coast IT events have been declining." For coverage by Macworld reporters as it happened at Macworld Expo, New York, visit Macworld’s Expo News pages.

Macworld Conference and Expo San Francisco also set a new attendance record earlier this year, attracting 85,000 visitors and over 500 exhibitors.

Apple Expo, 2000, in Paris, France takes place September 13 – 17 in the Porte de Versailles, Hall 4.