Study the POWER-GEN International website for business leads at companies exhibiting and educational opportunities with the conference program and specialty forums. Identify educational sessions and exhibitors that address specific needs within your business and add them to your My Expo Plan. Prepare a list of the benefits that can be realized by your attendance. Then, explain the relationship between the POWER-GEN International activities and your organizational goals. It's important to be able to list the benefits to your organization and how you can make an impact.
Here are some benefits of your attendance
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Use this exhibitor list and floor plan to share with your team so they can get an idea of the true scope of POWER-GEN International.
Put your ideas in writing and submit a formal proposal to your department head. Include your intended schedule of educational sessions, solution-providers and why the knowledge gained will be valuable to your operation. Strengthen your proposal by listing department goals and the corresponding POWER-GEN International conference sessions or pre-conference workshops. Also, list all areas where your department faces challenges and how your attendance will help you overcome these challenges. Don't forget to include the cost of airfare, meals and lodging in order to make it an all-inclusive proposal. Remember that your POWER-GEN International registration is an investment in the industry and will open the door for a wide range of business possibilities. CLICK HERE for a Drafted Letter to your boss (just fill in the blanks)!
By attending POWER-GEN International, you and your company will reap the benefits of best practices, success stories, tools and practical solutions. You will also have the opportunity to transform your biggest challenges into your greatest accomplishments when you learn from the experts and industry leaders.
Be a force of change in your organization by bringing the knowledge home. You will be able to learn successful methods and best practices from leaders in power generation. You will also learn how to apply these methods in multiple situations, and bring this knowledge home to your team.
Follow up with your direct supervisor after you return from POWER-GEN International. They will want to know firsthand your impressions, whether you gained something from it and how you will be able to apply lessons learned. This is where you will refer to your original proposal and goals to achieve while at POWER-GEN International. Let your supervisor know what you have learned and how you will implement this knowledge. Most importantly, let your manager know that your participation in POWER-GEN International was a worthwhile investment for your company..
So, plan your strategy, prepare your proposal and secure your approval to attend POWER-GEN International. Bring the benefits of knowledge home to your company!