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Date: 2018-11-20 Page is: DBtxt001.php L070-EV-EVENTS

EVENTS
EVENTS ARE PART OF THE CONTEMPORARY ECONOMIC ECOSYSTEM
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EVENTS ARE PART OF THE CONTEMPORARY ECONOMIC ECOSYSTEM
Whether they are 'GOOD' or 'BAD' depends on a multitude of factors.
WHY SO MANY EVENTS?
Of course, the answer is they are a good business
Investment in 'events' is profitable ... if something is profitable, it attracts investment and grows. That is the way the free enterprise capitalist system works ... and according to many purists, that is good, because it is profitable.
EVENTS as a REWARD
TPB observation: During my working life I have attended many events, some of which were quite valuable, but not really that many. Mostly the events were an excuse for a social outing, and in the case of many people with rather boring jobs, something of a reward for doing their boring work well. There is nothing wrong with giving a reward to staff, but it should be understood that this is what is going on.
PROFESSIONAL CONFERENCES
TPB observation: Some professional conferences are very important. They enable leaders in the field to share their experience with others, and with this knowledge sharing the profession is improved, in some cases very significantly.
Unfortunately, while a good many of the participants in professional conferences do get to upgrade their knowledge and skills, here are many that have substantial cost and the added value is insignificant. For them the net value add is negative. The big winners in all major conferences are the organizers and the travel and hospitality industry ... and they have every incentive to keep the conferences going year after year!

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Thousands of events ... many having little utility
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