FileMaker yesterday announced its plans for MacExpo 2002 at Islington's Business Design Centre, November 21-23.

As expected, the company will be demonstrating FileMaker Pro 6.0, its flagship databasing and information-management solution.

The company is also offering visitors to the stand the chance to enter a competition with prizes of nearly £3,000 worth of software prizes, including FileMaker Server and copies of FileMaker Pro.

FileMaker's active developer community will join the company at Stand 30 of the show to demonstrate applications built in FileMaker. "Many organizations are now using FileMaker to effectively act as their core business-application platform, and help them to develop real growth and profitability in a tough economic climate," the company claims.

One Mac OS X-only feature in FileMaker Pro 6 is the ability to import images directly from cameras. The product also integrates support for XML (Extensible Markup Language). This means FileMaker can exchange data with a wide variety of applications.

Tony Speakman, FileMaker's regional manager for Northern Europe, said: "Attendees at MacExpo 2002 will be able to see how we’ve made it even easier for workgroups to manage data with solutions ranging from digital-image catalogues to accounting systems to engineering projects."