German MacLive Expo Postponed Until November

by Jochen Wolters

With only six weeks to go until the originally scheduled date, MacLive Expo Cologne, Germany's biggest Apple-related trade show, has been postponed to 15-17 November. According to the press release from Expomedia Events, the show's organizers, the new date was chosen after consulting with "industry deciders," but no specific reason for moving the event on such short notice was given.

However, I guess it wouldn't be too far-fetched to say that the delay of the release of Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard from "spring" to October has at least played some role in the decision: if exhibitors were planning to present new products for Leopard, they wouldn't have all that much to show next month. The new date in November should ensure that Leopard will have been released by then, and it is also perfectly timed for the holiday season.

Also scheduled for later in the year are Apple-Expo Paris from 25 until 27 September and MacLive Expo London following from 25 until 27 October. Three trade shows in three months and Leopard being unleashed, this autumn promises to be a packed trade-show season for European Mac-heads.