A mammoth 86 per cent of Macworld Online readers will not be attending Apple Expo Paris.

Readers were asked in a poll "Are you going to Macworld Paris next month?" Seven per cent of respondents said "oui", while a further eight per cent said "je ne sais pas".

Apple Expo Paris will take place from September 10 to 14 at the Porte de Versailles, Paris, France.

Explanations for the massive no show include "too expensive". One reader chided: "When will Apple learn that Europe is not like the US – it's simply too expensive to travel and stay. Local shows in each country are a must."

Another suggested relocating the event: "I vote for a Mac Expo in Prague. I bet it would go swimmingly."

"Poncy Paris for poncy iMac owners, Apple Expo should be in Edinburgh," was one reader's disparaging comment.

Last year's Apple Expo Paris was cancelled following the US terrorist attacks of September 11.

Apple CEO Steve Jobs will deliver the opening keynote address at Apple Expo Paris 2002 on Tuesday, September 10, Apple has confirmed.

The speech takes place at 10am local time at the Palais des Congrès.

This is Jobs' first public appearance at a European Mac event since 2000.