Getting along with the industry partner is part of every the medical meeting. Their presence is crucial to many successful meetings. They often have new and interesting information on new products and ongoing studies. However you must recognize those colleagues who have crossed the border and have become part of this industry. There is not much wrong with a free sandwich, but this should not be the focus of your meeting. Housing and travelling is also important to make a meeting a success. A junior which stays in the 5 star faculty hotel has a lot of explaining to do. The travel arrangements offered by the meeting organisers are often not the best bargain you can get.