I went to Hotelympia on Tuesday. Exhibitions are a great chance for journlists to meet high-level industry types and readers of your publication, and also chase up promising story leads like an ink-stained newshound on the hunt for bylines.
Well, that's what they told us on the course. For me it was a great chance to go to a gin-tasting session and meet people keen to buy me a beer in the ExCeL bar just because I worked for Caterer and Hotelkeeper magazine.
Journalism -- showbusiness for ugly people.