Networking is the next big thing, actually i want to believe its already the biggest thing, networking can be seen as something for those that are already working and as a student you are wondering why pay an amount to meet people who you wont need in the near future.
Truth is you needed to meet this people as early as when you decided to be that very field. Networking is meant for meeting people and grow your contacts. Connecting with these people, talking on a one on one basis will set you apart as a student once you are ready for the job market, plus you might impress and get offered a position, you just never know
I would give you a million reason why you should attend this event but again i will remind you to prepare for it like its an interview. As a student, you would rather come dine and wine here than go on a night out with friends.
See you then, this is the place to be.