|January 6, 2006 - Two large events - MacWorld Conference and Expo and
the Winter Fancy Food Show - will bring a combined 46,500 people
and $44.3 million in economic impact to San Francisco in January, according
to the San Francisco Convention & Visitors Bureau (SFCVB).
"These groups consistently provide a strong kick-off to the new year,"
said SFCVB Vice President Conventions Mark Theis. "We feel fortunate
to host these prestigious shows year after year."
MacWorld Conference and Expo, the world's most comprehensive event for
the Mac operating system will be held January 9-13 at San Francisco's Moscone
Center. Over 30,000 attendees are expected to attend. This
first major convention of 2006 will bring an economic impact of $28.6 million,
as estimated by the SFCVB.
More than 300 exhibitors will combine in-depth educational sessions
with displays of innovative products and solutions on the exhibit floor.
Among the new exhibits will be:
Macworld Auto Show: an exciting new Exhibit Hall attraction that will feature
several custom cars from leading manufacturers - highlighted by the latest
in iPod integration, among other Mac computer integrations. A Volkswagen
GTi and a Porsche Cayenne will display the latest in vehicle-specific iPod
docks; a vintage Buick Riviera will be custom fitted with a Mac mini; plus
many more Mac-auto integrations from leading companies Alpine, Dension
Audio Systems, 2point5, and Schosche.
The 31st Winter Fancy Food Show will be held at Moscone Center on
January 22-24. The statistics for this event are mouthwatering:
The John Lennon Educational Tour Bus: a unique non-profit state-of-the-art
mobile recording and multimedia studio. Attendees can learn how artists
like the Black Eyed Peas have used the bus to work with students and record
their own hit music with the products and solutions found on board.
For more information, visit www.macworldexpo.com.
Since 1955, the National Association for the Specialty Food Trade's Fancy
Food Shows have been the premier marketplace for specialty foods, where
specialty food retailers, restaurateurs, supermarket and department store
buyers, gift shop owners and others discover distinctive, profitable new
food products to grow their businesses. Attendees are required to
show proof of eligibility as a member of the specialty food trade.
The show is not open to the public. For more information, visit www.fancyfoodshows.com.
More than 16,500 specialty food professionals scouting out inventive and
traditional food products.
$15.7 million in economic impact for San Francisco, as estimated by the
1,100 exhibiting companies.
80,000 innovative specialty food products from as close as Sonoma and as
far away as Indonesia.
170 new exhibitors with products 1,000 items never before seen nationally.
1,500 items in the Focused Exhibits Showcase-Asian Foods, a new category,
will join What's New?, Natural and Organic Foods, Gift Avenue, and Foodservice
Spoken Here, as well as the Product Awards Competition Finalists and Winners
300 products to comparatively taste in three growing categories-non-alcoholic
beverages, dessert sauces and crackers-in Focused Tastings
An expanded Educational Program offering 17 seminars, workshops, tours
and special events to increase your knowledge about succeeding in the specialty
The San Francisco Convention & Visitors Bureau is a private, not-for-profit
organization that markets the City as a leisure, convention and business
travel destination. With nearly 1,700 member businesses, the SFCVB
is the largest membership-based tourism promotion agency in the country.