Definition: Governmental conference
Governmental conferences are technical or political meetings between governments with the aim of discussing national or international topics to reach agreements of a political nature.
Another kind of government-related meeting is the round table between governments and private agents. These meetings try to glean information from public authorities so that the political support underlying business decision can be clarified.
Eurostat, "Methodological manual for statistics on congresses and conferences", Office for Official Publications of the European Communities, Luxembourg, 2000