Dear Manager Name,
I am writing to request permission to attend the SolidWorks World Conference and Exhibition 2014 - the premier global event for 3D design, simulation, and product development - because I believe the conference's opportunities for learning about future developments and networking with SolidWorks developers, specialists, and executives can help us shape the future of SolidWorks development to our specific needs, which could provide us with a competitive edge.
In addition to taking advantage of the more than 200 technical training sessions available, attending the conference provides the invaluable opportunity to meet with more than 200 SolidWorks technical representatives that will decide the future course of SolidWorks development, including members of the product definition, product development, and quality assurance teams.
SolidWorks hosts Focus Group discussions with customers at the conference, using customer feedback to help shape the future of software development. Because SolidWorks has built a reputation for listening to customers when making development decisions, having access to SolidWorks developers, specialists, and executives - not only at the Focus Group but also throughout the entire conference - is a real opportunity to present our view on future development initiatives as they relate to our specific needs.
The conference also provides networking opportunities with SolidWorks users and experts from around the world. The SolidWorks Community is a powerful resource, providing access to local chapters of the SolidWorks User Group Network, online discussion forums, and SolidWorks blogs. Becoming an integral part of this community will greatly benefit our organization as well.
Many conference attendees report productivity gains related to attending SolidWorks World - to be held January 26-29, 2014 at the San Diego Convention Center in San Diego, CA - in the range of 4 to 6 percent, which would definitely offset the travel expenses (airfare and accommodations), attendance fees, and miscellaneous costs related to attending the conference and provide time and cost savings throughout the years to come.
Take a closer look at what your design and engineering team will learn by attending any of the 200+ technical training and hands-on sessions at SolidWorks World. Check out presentation videos from previous SolidWorks World Events.
Thank you in advance for your consideration, and please let me know if you need additional information on specific conference opportunities and activities. I look forward to your positive response to my request.