Over 200 exhibiters are booked for Macworld Conference & Expo, held at the Moscone Center in San Francisco from January 7 to 11.

They include Apple, Adobe, Canon, Kodak and Microsoft.

Conferences begin on January 7, with the Expo floor opening on January 8. The New York Macworld Expo held July 17 to 20, 2001 attracted 64,000 participants.

Kevin Burr, vice president of corporate communications, Adobe Systems said: "We're looking forward to exhibiting at Macworld San Francisco 2002, since it offers the opportunity to highlight our newest Mac products and connect with key customers."

Anna Chagnon, president, MyFonts.com said: "We're very excited to be exhibiting at Macworld San Francisco 2002 because it's the premier event for us to interact with design-savvy Mac users.

"We're looking forward to the visibility that this show will provide. Macworld Conference & Expo offers a choice venue for attendees and exhibitors to network with other loyal members of the Mac community at dozens of educational and informative conference sessions, special events and forums."

MacBeginnings will be held for the first time. These are educational sessions that present tips, techniques and opinions for Mac learners. All sessions will be taught by experts in the field and are open to Macworld attendees.