JUSTIFY YOUR ATTENDANCE
You recognize the value of attending the ASPE Convention and Exposition, but how do you communicate that to management? We encourage you to review the materials in this section to gain a greater understanding of ASPE 2016 and how to communicate the value it can provide when attempting to gain attendance approval from your manager.
On this page we have provided several helpful tips and documents for you to demonstrate why ASPE 2016 is an outstanding investment.
Write a letter to management.
Write a letter/email to your supervisor to validate your reasons for wanting to attend ASPE 2016. Download a customizable letter to management here.
Be money conscious.
In today’s challenging market, it’s important to save money where you can. Plus, the lower your expected expenses are, the higher the chance your trip to ASPE 2016 will be approved by management.
Book your room in the ASPE 2016 hotel block to take advantage of specially-negotiated rates, and be sure to register before September 28, 2016 to secure early registration discounts.
Attend as many sessions as you can.
Power up your knowledge by attending the Technical Sessions and exploring presentation in the New Product Innovation Theater in the ASPE Pavilion on the show floor. Don't miss any opportunity to learn about the latest plumbing engineering innovations that will help you and your organization operate more efficiently.
Interact with your industry peers.
Connect face-to-face with thousands of plumbing engineering design professionals, and ask questions directly to session presenters and manufacturing experts. Collect business cards and follow up with new contacts within a week of returning to the office.
Create a trip report after ASPE 2016.
Once your manager sees all the new business contacts you have made, how much you have learned and how it can be applied in your company, they will be more likely to send you to the ASPE Convention and Exposition again. They may even join you at the next event! Download a sample trip report here.
Share your knowledge with your coworkers.
Bring your ASPE 2016 materials back to the office to share with your coworkers. For example, the 2016 ASPE Convention and Exposition Show Guide is extremely valuable as it includes information on the 300+ global exhibitors and even allows you to search by product category. Also, offer to do a brief presentation at a future staff meeting to let everyone know what you’ve learned.