Macworld Expo show organiser IDG World Expo has confirmed the event's returning to Boston in 2004.

The event ran in Boston for 13 years before moving to New York in 1998. The Expo will return to the city on completion of the new Boston Convention and Exhibition Center.

IDG World Expo will announce further details of the move tomorrow (Thursday) at a press conference at 4pm (BST). The conference will feature comment from those responsible for the move, as well as further detail regarding the 2004 event.

Speakers will include IDG World Expo president and CEO Charlie Greco, Boston Mayor Thomas Menino, president of the greater Boston convention and visitors Bureau Pat Moscaritolo, and Gloria Larson, chairman of the Massachusetts Convention Center Authority.

The news first emerged through The Boston Herald on October 9, but had not been confirmed by the organisers.

Last week, the Boston Herald said the city had beaten a “determined” attempt by New York to keep the show. New York had even promised appearances by Broadway stars.