On Thu, Apr 12, 2001 at 12:15:14AM +0100, Dragutin Cvetkovic wrote:
> Why would someone ban access to some show/fair if the person was a student?
> What if the person was not a student but... I dunno... a high school kid? I
> really would like a detailed explanation on this?
>> Where I come from, shows and fairs are open to all if they are of public
> character. If they are not then people get invitations.
I'll attempt to explain. eXpo and shows like it are put on as showcases for
vendor companies to demonstrate their products / services to potential
customer companies. It can cost a company quite some money to have a stand
at such an exhibition, and they would like that any visitor is at least a
potential customer. Students, by definition, are NOT potential customers.
They are, of course, potential future customers but that doesn't really
concern the vendor companies - they want their marketing expenditure for the
show, which as I mentioned may be quite large, to be spread across current
So, there you have it. When I was a student, I didn't like it either but in
fairness, if you're even a slightly clueful student, you'll have no problem
blagging your way into eXpo or any such show (you only have to be better
than the hulk in the leather jacket, after all).
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