Attendance at ProMat 2021 can make the difference between your manufacturing and distribution operations stalling, surviving or even thriving during these challenging economic times. If you need senior management's approval for travel and training expenditures, it's worth it to develop a proposal so you can attend ProMat 2021.
Download the "Justification to Attend" letter - everything you need to present your case to attend. The template is simple to fill out and adjust to you and your company's specific needs.
Study the ProMat 2021 Web site for product sourcing and educational opportunities. Identify educational sessions and exhibitors that address specific needs within your manufacturing, distribution and supply chain operations. List your current initiatives, such as managing risk, cutting costs, sustainability, streamlining processes, building relationships or other specific challenges, then find corresponding education and solution providers at the show. Prepare a list of the benefits that can be realized by your attendance and how you can make an impact at your organization.
By attending ProMat 2021, 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.
Be a force of change in your organization by bringing knowledge you gain at ProMat home. Everyone in your organization can benefit by your attendance. You will be able to learn successful methods and best practices from leaders in material handling and logistics and how to apply them.
Put your ideas in writing and submit a formal proposal to your boss or 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 their corresponding ProMat 2021 exhibitors and education. List all areas where your department faces challenges and how your intended workshops 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 attendance to ProMat 2021's exhibits and educational sessions is offered at no cost.
Follow up with your direct supervisor after you return from ProMat 2021. They will want to know firsthand your impressions, what you gained from attendance and how you will be able to apply lessons learned. Refer to your original proposal and goals to achieve while at ProMat 2021 to describe what you learned and how to implement this knowledge. Most importantly, let your manager know that your participation in ProMat 2021 was a worthwhile investment for your company.
So, plan your strategy, prepare your proposal and secure your approval to attend ProMat 2021. Bring the benefits of knowledge home to your company!