The majority of business conferences are put together of industry leaders and complementary companies. The mix of businesses allows different companies to meet face-to-face with suppliers and new businesses that might be potential suppliers for an industry. This works well when buying and selling are the point of a business conference. When a single company needs to change the way it operates, an executive or general conference for managers and key employees might be held.
It might seem ridiculous to take a large group from a single company and have them travel to a conference at another location. This is actually a good way to accomplish a lot in a brief time. People away from home and the distractions of daily life can concentrate harder on achieving their goals. While these types of business conferences are not held often, they do produce good results for managers and employees that attend.