Regardless of how excited you are about attending The Energy Summit 2018; you may need help explaining to your boss why going to Denver, August 21-22, will be an essential professional development/lead generating opportunity to include in this year’s budget and travel plans.
On this page, you will find some information and talking points you might want to use when explaining the importance of attending The Energy Summit 2018. Are you your own boss? Then you might just find the justification you need to bring a team to Denver!
We have prepared a letter template you can download, edit and use to justify your trip or use as a conversation guide.
Downloadable Letter to Boss
Senior Vice President, U.S. Onshore
Noble Energy, Inc.
“The Energy Summit puts you at the heart of the oil and gas industry. You can expect to walk away with valuable practices, added new connections to your network, important questions answered and create new insight for your industry work. Each Energy Summit is produced with extensive input from industry professionals and delivers a mix of data, insights, and forecasts, exploration, drilling, production, and delivery.”
The problem with best practices is that they only help you master the basics. If you want to differentiate what you do from your competitors, you need next practices. In addition to learner objectives, all our sessions will explain how they also will help you meet business objectives.
We have already announced a majority of the topics you can expect at TES. Apply these topics to upcoming projects to demonstrate how TES is applicable to your current and future job responsibilities.
EnVent Energy, LLC
“The Energy Summit is the best value of any conference on the status and opportunities in the oil and gas industry. Nowhere else can employees get the latest information on market dynamics, technology developments and the what it takes to be a successful and responsible company operating in today’s challenging environment. I urge you to tell your boss you need to come and I urge your boss to make you go!”
Studies show that face-to-face meetings are the most effective way to close business opportunities and establish new business relationships.
Networking opportunities at The Energy Summit 2017 comprise scheduled evening receptions and the daily Executive Forums as well as less structured opportunities provided by public gathering spaces, discussion rooms and collaborative learning environments.
What matters most to your boss? Those are the benefits that you should emphasize. You will have access to more than 1,300 of the meeting industry’s brightest minds, so be specific about what networking goals you have (e.g., finding a mentor, gathering qualified leads, source sites and services for an upcoming program, etc.).
Jost Energy Law, P.C.
“Based on the unmatched caliber of the speakers, the volume of highly qualified and connected attendees, and the great opportunity for networking with the best in our industry, I would highly recommend that any employees involved in the oil and gas industry attend the Energy Summit. The Summit provides a unique opportunity for employees to engage with leaders in the industry and to learn about the most current developments in our fast-paced political and regulatory environment, and for these reasons the experience is one that I encourage my employees to attend every year.”
In accounting for your conference expenses, point out the savings you will gain by booking airfare, airport transportation and hotel rooms with our conference partners. If you are pursuing professional educational credits for the AAPL/CLE, attending The Energy Summit allows you to gain educational credits.
Don’t forget: The earlier you register the more money you will save.
Camino Natural Resources, LLC
“It’s increasingly critical that all members of the energy community are well rounded, educated representatives of our industry. The Energy Summit is an excellent forum for all attendees to understand current issues, and how to proactively move our industry forward.”
Of course, not being in the office means there are day-to-day tasks that you aren’t able to complete. But attending the The Energy Summit gives you the time and space you need evaluate what you are doing. For example, are you are operating as efficiently as you could be? What do you need to know to work smarter and make business connections that will help you personally and professionally? Etc.
Most importantly, at TES, you will be exposed to big ideas and new concepts that you cannot find anywhere else. You will be surrounded by a community of more than 1,300 people who share your passion, with whom you can share your challenges and figure out potential solutions. Think of it as three-day sabbatical from the mundane so you can think big-picture, get strategic and return to work refreshed and ready to end the year strong.
Share with your boss your plan for how projects, deadlines and deliverables will be managed while you are at TES. You have plenty of time to plan deadlines around the conference dates.