I own and run a manufacturing business, and attend trade shows with my husband. He is not involved in the business in any way other than as a sounding board for me and my ideas. 90% of the time, male exhibitors will ignore me and talk to him about my business, even though I introduce myself as the owner, ask them questions and answer theirs, and my business cards only have my name and details on them. I have then received follow up emails from these salesmen – to my email address – with his name as the recipient. I have also received sample packs to my business address with his name on them. I have never had a female salesperson do this. Absolutely infuriating.