PowerBuilder Developers Conference 2012 - Justification Toolkit: Customizable Request Letter for Manager's Approval

I would like to attend the PowerBuilder Developers Conference, the annual user education & training conference. This will enable me to attend a number of training sessions that are directly applicable to my job, and give me the opportunity to network with a number of experts on PowerBuilder, as well as related SAP Sybase products. The sessions are presented by SAP Sybase engineers, product experts, and companies similar to ours, detailing how they have successfully implemented SAP Sybase PowerBuilder within their organization. Many of the technical presentations provide information on reducing costs and time spent on projects, and offer tips and techniques for getting the most out of the product.

The PowerBuilder Developers Conference is October 15 – 19, 2012. All classes are being held at the Venetian & Palazzo Congress Center in Las Vegas, NV. There is a special discounted hotel rate of $179/night + tax, available until September 25 or until the block sells out.

My estimated travel expenses will be: [insert total here]

  • Conference: $1195
  • Airfare: [insert airfare here]
  • Hotel: [insert hotel estimate ($200 x # of nights) here]
  • Miscellaneous (transportation & food) [insert transportation & food estimate here]

The comparable cost for a 4-day training course would be over $3000 for the course alone, excluding any transportation, food, or housing costs. It would also not offer the networking opportunities with the volume of peers and Sybase product experts present at the PowerBuilder Developers Conference. Plus I will be able to network with the entire SAP TechEd audience as the events are located together – at which over 5,000 attendees are expected at this year's event.

Attending the PowerBuilder Developers Conference will enable me to maximize my knowledge and increase my skills, ultimately adding value to the department.

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