LinuxWorld for JHB and Cape Town in 2005

By   |  October 26, 2004

The global LinuxWorld conference and expo is to be staged in both Johannesburg and Cape Town next year. The show, which is already staged in ten countries, will be co-located with the Futurex exhibitions in both cities. At an official launch of the LinuxWorld show in Johannesburg this morning, Exhibitions for Africa director Aldean Prior, said they were \”delighted and honoured to have been awarded the opportunity to stage LinuxWorld in South Africa.\”

Prior said LinuxWorld will include a two day conference as well as an expo which will run alongside the Futurex show. Registration for LinuxWorld will also include access to Futurex, she said.

In Johannesburg, LinuxWorld will be held on from 17 – 20 May 2005 with the two day conference running from 17-18 Mayr. In Cape Town the show will run from 14-17 September.

Prior said the objective of the conference and show is to \”develop a programme that is pertinent and relevant to Southern Africa and developing nations.\” She said a call for papers for the conference will be issued soon.

LinuxWorld is already held in 10 countries and there are 13 shows (two per year in the US, Japan, and in China; one each in Canada, Singapore, Malaysia, Germany, UK, Italy and Netherlands. South Africa is the 11th country and will host the 14th and 15th shows.

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