While timing and location are important for conferences, executives want their family members to be comfortable when attending with them. This is often the only vacation an executive's family will get if their business is new or changing to fit a fast growing marketplace. Organizers have long recognized the need...

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Attending a business conference or exhibition is a large investment of time for many executives. Few have much time to spend with their spouse or children. Some combine attending conferences with their family vacations. These conferences are seen as a time to travel and enjoy new experiences together. Organizers of...

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Organizing a successful conference or exhibition show is a monumental task. It takes planning and knowledge of the industry. Choosing halls and locations for the show is just the beginning. The date must also be a convenient one for attendees. A conference or business exhibition held during a major holiday...

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People running businesses generally have little free time. This is especially true when it comes to attending business conferences. While they need to keep updated on what is occurring in their industry, leaving to attend a conference takes time out of their busy schedule. Travel each way generally takes at least a day between getting to the airport, flying to the destination. Even attending a minimum number of panels or speeches takes a day or two. Busy executives see this as largely unproductive time.

The world has become increasingly competitive. Business leaders might have been willing to attend several conferences per year in the past, but that is no longer true. Even taking the time to attend one conference is often seen as too much. Organizers for these conferences do their best to entice executives. They book the best speakers, exhibits and industry leaders. They also try to host their conferences in convenient locations for the majority of people attending.