Prior to the conference, the general counsel of one of the most media-friendly organisations was adamant that she did not, under any circumstances, want any private meetings to be arranged for her. This was because she never ever uses outside counsel. Fair enough.
After arriving at the conference and observing all the delegates ensconsed in cosy chats, though, she stormed into the organisers’ office and demanded to know why she did not have any meetings arranged.
It seems that there’s no pleasing some people.