Each year at Solidworks World, Jeff Ray normally gives everyone a rundown on the financial status of Solidworks. Number of users, licenses, amount of sales, and other tidbits are released. What's interesting to see is how the number of users continues to grow each year. The information provided really gives you a sense of what kind of community of users we all belong too. It also gives you an insight into just how much Solidworks puts back into it's product year after year.
While not one of the most exciting reasons to attend, it certainly is information that fills you in on what's going on.