Trade shows and Conferences are a great way to extend your network, to educate yourself and to see the latest developments. However, they can be boring they say… But not in the cam world! During the day, you can talk to your fellow models, camsites reps and attend panels and workshops. At night is when the magic happens. Most parties are sponsored so an open bar is very common. Food and drinks are sponsored for models and affiliates, so besides the networking, education and great parties, you will probably only need to get your (airline) ticket and hotel. Entrance is also free for affiliates and models.
A lot conferences have award shows. Getting one, or even being nominated will help you promote yourself as a brand. These are not simply dinner parties, but great oscar style galas. You can find them all around the globe, so there might be one not that far away.