One important feature of meetings of the decision-making bodies outside the formal framework of the Plenary, Committees and Working Groups are the less formal side events, often held during the lunch breaks or in the evenings. Various organizations make presentations on their work or research and such events provide opportunities for information to be exchanged, for questions to be asked and contacts to be made. One can learn a great deal by attending such meetings as a member of the audience but organizing a side event presents the opportunity to show case a project or a problem and enlist the support of potential donors or NGOs. These meetings are an excellent means of finding out who else is interested in the same issues.