How many people do they claim to be attending?
I attended one once (in NYC) and it had maybe 100 to 200 total people, all day. I am not sure if that was good or bad compared to normal. However, those events are typically small local affairs.
Also, does the $900 get you a speaker slot or just a table top setup? Do they give you contact information for the attendees?
In general, $900 for a small event is not horrific, but it's not cheap. It would be impacted by the other factors I mention above.
I have recently received an invitation to exhibit in this event in Toronto.
*Everybody* received an invite to that. I swear there is this secondary business in this industry of just doing "events" and duping people into paying lots of money to get in front of a limited audience of people who are only there for a free (bad) lunch and some vendor give-aways.
below is some additional info from the organizers, still not too much clarity. We've decided to go and check it out but not exhibit/speak.
--this is the first event in Canada although identical events are organized in USA, UK and various countries throughout Central and Latin America.
The events are boutique niche events, very focused with no tyre kickers. Average attendance in UK is aroud the 60 – 80 peaking at 150, in USA have been similar and in Latin America much higher around the 120 – 150 mark peaking at 200--
Also in reply to your questions, John: 900USD includes the table top setup and a speaking opportunity (20 min presentation). the attendee information would have become available if we exhibited i guess, this was not confirmed.