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Meetings bring people together in one place for the purposes of sharing information and discussing and solving problems. Meeting attendance can range from ten to thousands of people. During a meeting, there will usually be food and beverage served. Meeting times vary depending on the meeting type.

Most of the time, meetings refer to corporate meetings which are held by companies in the following ways:

  • Board meetings– Meetings of the board of the directors of a corporation, usually held annually
  • Management Meetings– The managers from different regions of a corporation meet when necessary to make decisions for the corporation
  • Shareholder Meetings– Investors who own a share in a company meet quarterly
  • Training Seminars– A company conducts these to train employees when needed
  • Meetings with partners, suppliers and clients– A gathering to discuss business deals, usually held with little prior notice
  • Product launches– Usually a meeting with clients, the public, and journalists and reporters when new products are announced on the market
  • Strategic planning– Managers meeting with employees to discuss the future of the company
  • Retreats– The entire company staff spends a day or two together to participate in team-building activities, training seminars and strategic planning sessions