DECEMBER 5–7, 2017 • GEORGE R. BROWN CONVENTION CENTER

SPACE INNOVATIONS | SMART BUSINESS

Justify Your Attendance

You recognize the value of attending SpaceCom, but how do you communicate that to management? We encourage you to review the materials in this section to gain a greater understanding of SpaceCom and how to communicate the value it can provide when attempting to gain attendance approval from your manager.

On this page we have provided several helpful tips and documents for you to demonstrate why SpaceCom is an outstanding investment.

WRITE A LETTER TO MANAGEMENT

Do you need help getting approval to attend SpaceCom? If so, download our customizable Conference Approval Request Form to submit a memo to your supervisor about the value you and your organization would receive from your attendance at SpaceCom.

BE MONEY CONSCIOUS

In today’s challenging economic environment, it’s important to save money where you can. Plus, the lower your expected expenses are, the higher the chance your trip to SpaceCom will be approved by management.

Book your room in the SpaceCom 2017 hotel block to take advantage of specially-negotiated rates, and be sure to register before September 29, 2017 to secure early registration discounts.

ATTEND AS MANY CONTENT AND NETWORKING SESSIONS AS POSSIBLE

Conference program attendees can participate in interactive case study groups, roundtable working sessions and industry-specific show floor tours. Plus, the exposition floor offers all attendees direct access to content, products and premium engagement opportunities that will help you capitalize on the commercialization of space to accelerate growth and profitability. Engage experts across the advanced manufacturing, agribusiness, energy, maritime and medical industries — as well as government and academia, and bring back ideas to your organization for immediate implementation.

CREATE A TRIP REPORT AFTER SPACECOM

Once your manager sees all of the new business contacts you made, how much you learned and how that knowledge can be applied across your company, they will be more likely to send you to SpaceCom again. They may even join you at the next SpaceCom! Download a sample trip report here.

SHARE YOUR KNOWLEDGE WITH YOUR COWORKERS

Bring your SpaceCom materials back to the office to share with your coworkers. For example, the SpaceCom Show Guide is extremely valuable as it includes information on the robust list of global exhibitors, and even allows you to search by product category. Also, offer to do a brief presentation at a future staff meeting to let everyone know what you’ve learned.