Macworld Expo may be moving from New York to its old home in Boston.

IDG World Expo, organizers of the event, are fed up with the rising prices at New York's Jacob Javits Centre, reports the New York Post. They are said to be considering an offer from a Boston business, which expects to open a new conference centre in 2004.

Many vendors have complained of the cost of labour and exhibit set up in New York. It's thought that, in the current economic climate, these costs have prevented some major exhibitors appearing at Apple's New York event.

“Macworld is the largest tech event in New York City,” said Charlie Greco, CEO of show management for IDG World Expo.

Facing falling attendance and rising costs at the Javits, its thought the organizers are hoping to secure discounted hall-hire rates in Boston, the report claims.