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How to convince your boss that you should attend ESPC17

“Everything’s here – great speakers, great content, great exhibits, great setting, great community. If you’re in Europe you’ve got to be here.” Mike Fitzmaurice, Nintex Vice President, USA

So you want to attend ESPC17, The European SharePoint, Office 365 & Azure Conference in Dublin this November 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.

Email Body

Dear [INSERT SUPERVISOR/MANAGER NAME],

I would like to discuss the opportunity for me to attend European SharePoint, Office 365 & Azure Conference 2017 which takes place from 13-16 Nov in Dublin, Ireland. ESPC17 is the largest conference of its kind in Europe and a must attend event. There will be 100+ sessions to choose from including Hybrid, OneDrive, Security, MS Graph, ECM, Power Apps, Teams plus much more. They are also bringing some big-name speakers including Jeff Teper, Corporate Vice President, Microsoft, Rafal Lukawiecki, Project Botticelli Ltd, Benjamin Niaulin, Microsoft Regional Director, MVP, Sharegate, Michelle Caldwell, Microsoft Regional Director, MVP, Avanade, Paolo Pialorsi, MVP, MCM, Piasys.com plus a host of other experts and thought leaders. You can check out the programme ESPC17 – Your Guide to Organisational Change for a full list of sessions and speakers.

It’s a great opportunity to learn of 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 2,000+ 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 that 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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