Gain approval to attend

Attendance at POWERGEN International could be pivotal to your company’s further success in the power generation industry, and if you need senior management's approval for travel and training expenditures, it's worth it to develop a proposal so you can attend POWERGEN International.

Gain buy-in

Study the POWERGEN 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 POWERGEN 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

• See the latest technologies and trends from over 1,400 exhibitors
• Hear from the experts about the latest innovations
• Learn how to successfully implement these innovations into your operations to cut costs, maximize efficiencies, improve visibility, and reduce risk
• Network with thousands of other industry professionals
• Get insight into practical solutions to complex problems, including valuable skills that will better equip you to do your job better
• Hear from powerful speakers with innovative ways to tackle the latest industry challenges
• Investigate real-world case studies
• Discuss hot topics with colleagues
• Discover new approaches to do business, and solve problems

Click here to see the floor plan.
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.

Develop a Plan

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 POWERGEN 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 POWERGEN 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)!  

Everyone Benefits

By attending POWERGEN 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.

Full circle - provide feedback to management  

Follow up with your direct supervisor after you return from POWERGEN 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 POWERGEN 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 POWERGEN International was a worthwhile investment for your company..

Start today!

So, plan your strategy, prepare your proposal and secure your approval to attend POWERGEN International. Bring the benefits of knowledge home to your company!