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How to Convince your Boss that you should attend ESPC19

So you want to attend ESPC19, The European SharePoint, Office 365 & Azure Conference in Prague, next December but you need to convince your manager / supervisor first. It is important when you ask your boss to make sure you know the location, date, cost, can summarise what you’ll learn and the benefits you can bring back to your organisation. To save you time we have made a customisable letter you can send to your manager / supervisor.

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Dear [INSERT SUPERVISOR/MANAGER NAME],

I would like to discuss the opportunity for me to attend The European SharePoint, Office 365 & Azure Conference 2019 which takes place from 2nd-5th December, Prague, Czech Republic. ESPC19 is the largest conference of its kind in Europe and a must attend event. This year there are 150+ sessions to choose from, covering levels 100-400, including Teams, SharePoint Framework, AI, Security, Graph, Power BI, Azure AD, Flow, Cosmos DB, Windows 10, APIs, IoT, Microsoft 365, Governance and Integration to highlight a few. ESPC19 features some big-name speakers including Jeff Teper, Corporate Vice President, Microsoft Office, OneDrive SharePoint and Office Media Group, Benjamin Niaulin, Microsoft Regional Director, MVP, Sharegate, Miri Rodriguez, Storyteller and Head of Global Internship Program, Microsoft, Scott Hanselman, Partner Program Manager, Microsoft, Paolo Pialorsi, MVP, MCM, Piasys.com, plus a host of other experts and thought leaders. You can check out this year’s programme for a full list of sessions and speakers.

It’s a great opportunity to learn real world and cutting edge solutions with 150+ hours of training focused on SharePoint, Office 365 & Azure, all from leading global experts – including full day intensive tutorials, world class keynotes, and the chance to network with 2,500+ industry professionals from 50+ countries.

I believe that the conference would be extremely valuable for me to attend and would help me in particular on the following projects:

1.[INSERT PROJECT NAME]

2.[INSERT PROJECT NAME]

3.[INSERT PROJECT NAME]

Here is an estimated cost breakdown of attendance. By booking as early as possible I would also benefit from conference and travel discounts.

Flights
Hotel
Transportation
Meals
(Lunch and coffee breaks included)
Registration
TOTAL

After the conference I can prepare and circulate a document of my findings and suggestions and I am confident what I will learn will result in a significant improvement to our organisation and prove a considerable return on investment.

Please let me know what you think.

Sincerely,

[NAME]

[JOB TITLE]

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