I’m not sure how I got on their mailing list, but they found me. Maybe it was the travel contest I entered or possibly when I signed up for that e-newsletter. In any case, I regularly receive special invites to attend lunch conferences hosted at fancy hotels. Having lunch at the Ritz? A special celebrity guest speaker? Parting gifts at the end? Sounds enticing, right? Just don’t get caught up in all the excitement and don't go into debt in order to buy in. These events sound glamorous but they truly are sales gimmicks in the end.