Margaret and I spent two day at the largest missions conference in the world, Missions Fest Vancouver, BC, Canada, with over 35,000 attendees. There were many seminars; most of which were packed. For example, the room for my small seminar had only 70 chairs so several were turned away.
There were over 250 missions and ministries represented; each with a display with literature and staffed with workers to answer questions and encourage to missions to the glory of God.
Missions Fest is excellent to network with literature, workers, new discoveries in technology, radio, TV, medical, ministry to orphans, Muslims, Catholics, the poor, etc. What is sad, however, is that so many missions, ministries, and organizations seem to show little or any interest in networking either to learn how to help others or to learn from others to assist and improve their own work. Will we ever learn?