You already decided you want to attend ATPS 2016 because of the technical sessions taught by industry legends, the exhibit hall with leading companies, the endless networking opportunities, and prime location in Asia's market center. But does your boss still need to be convinced? We've simplified the process for you. Download your very own customizable 'convince your boss' letter below. We wrote all the benefits of attending; you just have to fill in names, choose the benefits that fit your company best, and deliver the letter to the right person.

[Dear / Hey (insert your Boss's name)],

You may remember me mentioning this before [in the office / over lunch / at the company party last quarter]: I would like to attend the Asia Turbomachinery and Pump Symposium in Singapore, February 22 – 25, 2016. ATPS 2016 is produced by the Texas A&M Turbomachinery Laboratory and has many participating companies like [view list of exhibiting companies here and insert companies that will be the most influential in convincing your boss], which means I'll be learning directly from some of the top rotating equipment professionals in the business.

ATPS 2016 is a learning conference featuring more than 80 technical sessions (discussion groups, tutorials, case studies and lectures) that deal directly with maintenance, performance, troubleshooting, operation, and reliability related issues for rotating equipment. With so many learning possibilities, this is a perfect opportunity for me to better my skills so I can [save more time on reliability projects / come up with new approaches / share best practices that the company can use / do more with increasing MTBR]. There is also an exhibit hall with companies displaying the latest services and equipment where I can [meet with vendors/meet with clients/scout potential equipment purchases/build our company’s professional network].

As a symposia attendee I will get the entire Symposium Proceedings [that I can bring back to share with everyone]. If you would like to see the list of symposium lectures, tutorials, case studies, discussion groups, short courses, instructors and exhibiting companies, please visit the event website at http://atps.tamu.edu/program/range.listevents/-.

[Thanks for your time; I hope to discuss this with you soon].

Sincerely,

[Insert Your Name]

Click here to download the letter in .doc format.