Apple CEO Steve Jobs will deliver the opening keynote address at Apple Expo Paris 2003 on Tuesday September 16, Macworld has confirmed.

Apple this morning announced that Jobs will deliver the keynote speech launching the twentieth Apple Expo Paris at the Palais des Congres at 10am (9am GMT). The exhibition runs September 16-20 at the Porte de Versailles.

Speculation exists that Apple will reveal further details of its forthcoming operating system upgrade, Mac OS X 10.3 (Panther). Sources within the Mac industry also predict new PowerBooks will be announced at or near the show.

Last year's keynote was essentially a recap of announcements made at Macworld Expo, New York. The company also announced some software there, including iCal and iSync.

It is not known if the keynote speech will be broadcast online using QuickTime, or if it will be beamed worldwide using satellite.