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LinuxPlanet: LinuxWorld Expo--More Suits, But Plenty Of Sandals

Aug 15, 2002, 22:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jacqueline Emigh)

"With only the Day One figures fully calculated, LinuxWorld looks likely to come close to--and possibly to exceed--last year's attendance of around 18,000, according to Rob Scheschareg, VP of sales, marketing & product development for IDG World Expo. "This is at a time when some other shows are losing a lot of attendance," Scheschareg maintains.

"For trade shows like LinuxWorld and MacWorld, he says, IDG uses advisory boards to keep a close eye on the interests of the development community. Statistically, though, corporate attendees represent the fastest growing attendee segment at LinuxWorld.

"'This is a reflection of what's been happening with Linux itself,' he adds. Businesses have recognized the cost advantages of Linux for some time now. At this point, they're starting to explore other capabilities, such as scaleability and security, according to Scheschareg..."

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