Conferences are an important part of the business world today. They provide the ability to network with people from all around the country or world, which can help further your career and business. Conferences also offer an opportunity to expand your knowledge. In addition to presentations, there are roundtables with leaders in your field; dinners, lunches and cocktail parties; as well as vendor demonstrations of new products or services. All of these activities provide an opportunity to learn more about your industry and the solutions that your peers are implementing. And, don’t forget, conferences are great way to present yourself and your company to the industry at large. They provide an unparalleled opportunity to discuss your business and forge relationships with colleagues and potential customers.