Now I went to an event in Manchester recently put on by a government body travelled up the day before. Im doing my bit to try and keep up with new regulation. This is a two day event and the average day rate is over £300 per day. So for the 200 plus folk there, Im calculating the revenues were over £120k. Assuming it costs around £50 per person per day to host the conference; that makes a total cost of £20k. The rest of the revenue (around £100k) must therefore cover the other expenses of putting on the event. Lets say there are 20 government reps there each day. That gives budget of £2500 per rep. That seems a lot to me. I booked the Premier Inn (with dinner less than £100) and went by train (again under£100). Am I missing something here, or is my charge for attending subsiding some other aspect of their operation.