I go to conferences to meet people in the industry and to talk to them to find out what is going on, to
catch up with what the latest trends are and to find out news and information for my magazine.
I think they should make sure they talk to people and if they are sitting in a bar, make sure that
they start a conversation with the person sitting next to them because it's all about networking.
This is the first new media conference I've come to and the reason I'm here is to explain my
business and the way that the company I work for works.
As a journalist I go to conferences because that's where you get to meet interesting people and
get interesting stories. So, it's a nice way of meeting people who are working in the industry that I
report on and it's also a good way to find out exactly what the state of play in that industry is at a
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I think that the main thing is to not treat a conference as something that is purely the official
programme. It's the whole event and the people that you meet and you should feel able to
approach people and talk to them and not feel that it's a series of things to attend. You should
try to immerse yourself in it and use all the networking opportunities that there are, and
don't be afraid to just come up to people and introduce yourself and find out what they do.