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CONVINCE YOUR BOSS

 

You’ve done your research and recognize attending ITS World Congress, September 18-22 (Conference: September 18 – 22 | Exhibit Hall: September 19 – 22) 2022 will help you learn, develop, and advance in your career—now it’s time to convince your boss. Focus on what you'll bring back to the team and the value beyond your day-to-day responsibilities. Keep it short, powerful, and organization- or team-focused. Resources include:

4 TIPS TO MAKE IT HAPPEN

When crafting your plan, think about the bottom line: Why should the organization budget for your trip and what's the return on the investment?

  • Determine the value. Show specifics on how your attendance will impact current projects, inspire knowledge, and eliminate obstacles.
  • Be solutions driven. What issues pop up again and again? List exhibitors who can provide the solutions your organization needs.
  • Inspire your team! Make a list of all the educational session you’ll be attending along with their titles, descriptions and actionable takeaways.
  • Provide a post-event rundown. Offer to deliver a short presentation or write up on your key takeaways.
  • Plan for your absence. Whether it’s working ahead or tapping a colleague to help, explain how your time away is covered.

WHY ATTEND

No other event puts you in direct contact with as many companies and industry leaders as ITS World Congress. The reasons to attend are many, but here are some important points to present to your boss:

  • Discover smart mobility solutions: Connect with experts from leading companies and see the latest mobility trends and innovative solutions with more than 300 exhibiting companies and live demonstrations.
  • Inventive conference: An unparalleled opportunity to learn about the latest ITS technologies and implementations. Exploring "Transformation by Transportation" this year's Conference Program presents an opportunity to reimagine mobility and transform outcomes for future generations.
  • Make connections, fast: Network with your peers, find potential business partners, and connect with industry experts ready to solve your toughest challenges.

SAMPLE LETTER TO MANAGEMENT

Download a sample letter to use as a starting point while conveying the importance of the event to your boss.