“Macworld’s much-trumpeted return to the Hub next year may not happen after all, as the events promoter revealed yesterday that he may keep the legendary tech show in the Big Apple after all. IDG World Expo, which controls the prominent show known as a Mecca-like magnet for deep-pocketed Mac users, said yesterday that it could make more sense to keep the show in New York,” reports Scott Van Voorhis in The Boston Herald.
“David Korse, the new head of the trade show company, told the Herald he has launched an in-depth study on the merits of New York vs. Boston and will make a final decision by Labor Day. Already IDG has canceled reservations for a major block of rooms at the Seaport Hotel during the event next year. But backing out now would be dishonest, griped Charlie Greco, the former Macworld chief who negotiated the Boston deal. ‘There have been many months of negotiations, discussions, development of relationships . . . to come in now at this late date (and back out) on an agreement we had signed would be truly dishonest and unprofessional,” Greco told the Herald yesterday,” Van Voorhis reports.
MacDailyNews Take: Where to begin, where to begin… How about, “we told you so” and long ago at that? Read “Fruitless Macworld Expo” from Wednesday, October 16, 2002 for the background. Greco is the idiot who screwed the pooch here. His successor is simply trying to patch up the already sunken ship that was MacWorld NYC. Good luck, Mr. Korse.
Related MacDailyNews articles:
IDG to bar Apple from San Fran Macworld Expo? – Oct. 20, 2002
Apple opens MacWorld negotiations with IDG World Expo – Oct. 21, 2002
IDG World Expo’s Greco quitting in midst of MacWorld fiasco – Feb. 5, 2003