Post-Conference Reporting

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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.

Examples of information you might include in the report are:

  • Executive summary of key themes, concerns, ideas, and practices discussed
  • Keynote session highlights
  • Specific technical or workshop session highlights
  • Networking event take‐aways (new contacts, why they are important, who will follow up and when)
  • Information about products and services gathered from conversations with vendors in the Exhibition
  • Program ideas or recommendations picked up or thought up while at the meeting

Consider working on the report while at the conference or during travel back home.  This is when the information is freshest in your mind so it makes the report much easier to write and quicker to deliver.

Talking Points (what / why)

Please use or adapt any of the points below to help you communicate what Mari-Tech 2019 is about and why it is important for you to attend.

Justification Tips

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.

Justification Letter to Manager Template

Adapt and submit this letter to your manager to help you demonstrate why you should attend the Mari-Tech 2019 Conference and Exhibition.