Apple's next major European Mac-focused event, Apple Expo, Paris takes place September 20-24 this year.

The show will feature Apple along with 250 third-party partners. Attendees will be able to explore dedicated Solutions Centres, professional conferences and a variety of p[roduct demonstrations and workshops.

With the company's focus on podcasting in iTunes 4.9, it's no great surprise Apple intends using blogs as a "new communication tool to provide a real-time report of the exhibition’s highlights using all the latest weblog functions: articles and calendar as well as moblogging and podcasting live from the exhibition."

Information on the Apple Expo website also promises the keynote will be "one you don't want to miss", but refrains from saying who will deliver the keynote.

UK Mac users who can'[t attend the Paris event have another opportunity just weeks later, London's home-grown MacExpo 2005 takes place at Olympia's National Hall in Kensington, London between October 27-29.