Apple has confirmed that Apple CEO Steve Jobs will open the company's Worldwide Developer's Conference (WWDC) with a keynote address.

Jobs will deliver the keynote on Monday June 23 at 10am (6pm GMT). The event takes place at San Francisco's Moscone Center. Apple will provide developers attending the show with their first look at the next major upgrade to Mac OS X, Panther, at the show.

WWDC runs from June 23-27. It features 170 sessions devoted to topics of interest to the company's developer community. Topics covered include QuickTime, Java, enterprise tracks and lab sessions. The Apple Design Awards will also be presented during the show.

Apple's decision to shift the show from San Jose to San Francisco reportedly cost original venue's economy an estimated $2.3 million, reported Silicon Valley Biz Ink in April.