LinuxWorld for SA next year
After successful events in the US, Japan and Germany, among others, LinuxWorld will be held in Sandton, Johannesburg next year. Exhibitions for Africa and IDG World Expo will organise and host the South Africa version of LinuxWorld. The exhibition and conference will be held at the same time as the Futurex 2005 show, which takes place at the Sandton Convention Centre from 17-20 May 2005.
David Korse, president of IDG World Expo, says he is confident about the planned roll out of LinuxWorld in South Africa. He says that with 14 shows worldwide in 11 countries, LinuxWorld has proved to meet a clear information need. \”Linux is the fastest growing operating system in the world. Predictions for the coming years indicate that Open Source is and will remain one of the major issues in IT. All the ingredients are there for a successful launch,\” says Korse.
Aldean Prior, director of the Futurex exhibition, says the inaugural Futurex show in May this year, attracted 16 000 industry professionals over the four days.
LinuxWorld is held in 11 countries and there are 14 shows (two per year in the US, Japan, and in China; 1 each in Canada, Singapore, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Germany, UK, Italy and Netherlands. South Africa is the 12th country.