IDG World Expo has confirmed plans to take Macworld Conference and Expo to the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center (BCEC) July 12-15, 2004.

The event spent 13 of its 19 years in Boston before relocating to New York in 1998. On October 17, 2002, IDG World Expo announced plans for the event to return to Boston in 2004.

IDG World Expo president David Korse said: "After research and discussions with key stakeholders, including vendors, consultants and attendees, it is clear that Macworld Conference and Expo in Boston will provide great value to the Mac community. We are excited to move ahead with our plans to present a Macworld event in Boston that will provide valuable education and networking opportunities for Mac enthusiasts."

Korse continued, "While there was some uncertainty about the event coming to Boston after the successful launch of Macworld CreativePro in New York this summer, we have decided to continue the Macworld tradition on the East Coast as originally planned. We look forward to the Macintosh community gathering in Boston."