Justify Your Attendance/Getting Approval to Attend the Critical Facilities Summit
We know getting approval to attend an FM conference is not always a breeze. To help start the discussion with your manager we've put together a few key points and suggestions you can use to request approval to attend Critical Facilities Summit in Dallas. We hope to see you there.
Suggested Email Template
Subject: Request to Attend Critical Facilities Summit 2019
Dear [Decision Maker Name],
Critical Facilities Summit will take place September 24-25 at the Hilton Anatole in Dallas, TX. The Conference offers two full days of educational training designed to help improve the reliability and efficiency of critical infrastructures. Experienced industry practitioners will share best practices in operations, design and construction. I request approval to attend, as I believe it will further develop my technical skills and build knowledge around managing our critical infrastructure.
The full conference pass cost $395 and includes
- More than eight hours of formal education content
- Six hours of access to industry suppliers and the newest technologies in the expo hall
- Lunch both days
- Networking reception
- Access to all presentation materials
- 8 hours of Continuing Educational Units (CEUs)
The approximate investment for my attendance is as follows (complete the information as appropriate):
|Accommodation (3 nights at $269 plus tax/night*)||$807 plus tax|
|Meals (3 days at $XXX)||$XXX|
|Full Conference Pass (for 2 1/2 days)||$395 †|
|Total cost to attend:||$X,XXX|
†This registration rate is discounted providing I register by July 26, 2019.
Payback: Our ROI
I believe the insights learned by attending Critical Facilities Summit can help prevent costly downtime for our critical infrastructure. The cost of a full conference pass ($395) seems a small price to pay for actionable intelligence to help manage our organization's mission critical facilities.
When I return from Critical Facilities Summit, I will share speakers presentation notes, useful vendor product information, new contacts made and a proposal for implementing new ideas that will benefit our team. I will also make any Conference materials available to my colleagues.
To benefit from the current discount, I need to register by July 26, 2019, so I appreciate a quick response to my request. Thank you for your consideration.
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