Not all conferences or exhibitions are held for buying and selling purposes. Some are gatherings of people from businesses, government and other interested groups. The reason for this type of conference is to generate ideas for future growth in a community or country. These conferences and exhibitions are often held to allow groups to meet in a non-competitive environment where they can generate ideas and plans for all interested parties. The goal is to make their world more sustainable for everyone in the future.
Many industries have a vested interest in future growth of an area. They must have customers to buy their products. Taking the time to meet at a future growth conference or exhibition gives them input into the type of communities that might be soon be built. It also allows them a head start on their own long-term goals. Serving the needs of their community in this way can make their business more profitable in the future.