Учебник английского языка «Survival English»
Culture File 22:
Business events (conferences, training courses, seminars etc.) are good opportunities for socializing. People value informal contacts and many people believe that the social side of these events is as important as the course or conference.
You meet people doing similar jobs with similar problems. The contacts may be useful later. During courses and conferences try to socialize — and remember that it shouldn’t all be business conversation.