So maybe its because I've been in my industry for over three decades I dread going to trade shows. I have three straight weeks of them. Two as an attendee & the last one as a vendor. Florida, Idaho, then at my home state of Washington. I'm employed in a very specialized segment of farm machinery. Potatoes to be specific. The industry has a very low turn over in customers. Potato farms are getting larger with fewer owners so at a trade show you don't meet a lot of new people. With all the info & videos offered on the web I question how productive the time spent at trade shows really is. When I was new in the industry & much younger in age the nightlife after the trade shows was amazing. With all the concern over liability even that has tempered. Oh well, it's only three weeks.