How to Create a Proposal to Attend MODEX 2018 in Minutes

Attendance at MODEX 2018 can make the difference between your manufacturing and distribution operations stalling, surviving or even thriving during these challenging economic times. If you need senior management’s approval for travel and training expenditures, it’s worth it to develop a proposal so you can attend MODEX 2018.

Gain Buy-In

Study the MODEX 2018 website for product sourcing and educational opportunities. Identify educational sessions and exhibitors that address specific needs within your manufacturing, distribution and supply chain operations. List your current initiatives, such as managing risk, cutting costs, sustainability, streamlining processes, building relationships or other specific challenges, then find corresponding education and solution providers at the show. Prepare a list of the benefits that can be realized by your attendance and how you can make an impact at your organization.

Develop a Proposal

Put your ideas in writing and submit a formal proposal to your boss or department head. Download the “Justification to Attend” letter – everything you need to present your case to attend. The template is simple to fill out and adjusts to you and your company’s specific needs. Include your intended schedule of educational sessions, solution-providers and why the knowledge gained will be valuable to your operation. Strengthen your proposal by listing department goals and their corresponding MODEX 2018 exhibitors and education.  Don’t forget to include the cost of airfare, meals and lodging in order to make it an all-inclusive proposal. Remember that attendance to MODEX 2018’s exhibits and educational sessions is offered at no cost.

Provide Feedback to Management

Follow up with your direct supervisor after you return from MODEX 2018. They will want to know firsthand your impressions, what you gained from attendance and how you will be able to apply lessons learned.

So, plan your strategy, prepare your proposal and secure your approval to attend MODEX 2018 today!

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