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“More hunter than game” or “to see and to be seen” –these statements often reflect the more or less derogative verdicts of critics at national and international conferences. Frequently, one of the arguments presented is that the “concentration of investors” at many events is too small. Another claim is that both active and passive participants simply utilize these venues for self-marketing: they seek contact with personnel consultants and competitors. These are the less constructive aspects of this critique. What is typically forgotten though are that these events have existed for years and, despite prophecies of doom, provide benefits for participants. The following discussion point seems noteworthy: What advantages do national and international gatherings of the asset management industry offer? What can and what can’t one expect from these formats?