Commit to your manager up front that you will prepare and share a post‐conference report with him/her and the team. A post‐conference report of one to three pages conveys key information about the conference to people who did not attend, and ensures that you will transmit its value effectively to your organization.
When you propose attending Mari-Tech 2019, focus on specifically what you will bring back to the organization to demonstrate return on the investment. Use this “benefits guide” to help state your case:
Attending the Mari-Tech 2019 Conference and Exhibition will be the most cost‐effective professional and organizational development choice you make in 2019. It is the most relevant and densely‐packed educational and networking opportunity available to marine professionals like you. The informative keynote addresses, technical and practical workshop sessions, as well as other learning opportunities will enable you to expand your industry knowledge, learn about game‐changing trends, share new ways to improve productivity and competitiveness, and enhance the practice of marine engineering.