You understand how pivotal conference attendance could be to your company’s further success in the offshore
oil and gas industry. If you need to obtain approval to attend, we’ve got some resources to help you prepare your
justifcation proposal to your supervisor.
1. Gain Buy-in
a. Identify conference program topics that satisfy your professional goals.
b. Identify exhibitors that address specifc needs within your organization.
c. Prepare a list of benefts you can achieve by attending DOT 2015.
d. Be sure to share how your attendance will beneft others at work, and how it can help your team
achieve their goals.
2. Use the Justifcation Resources at deepoffshoretechnology.com
a. Sample justifcation letter
b. Slideshow explaining what to expect at the event
3. Develop a Proposal
a. Outline the benefts to submit to your supervisor: continuing education, networking, meals. Factor
everything in to show the ROI vs. hotel/airfare/registration expense.
b. Be sure to note that a 3-day delegate registration includes sessions, conference proceedings, exhibit
hall receptions, coffee breaks and 3 lunches. You’re maximizing the travel budget with your registration.
c. Include some of the testimonials from attendees at the 2014 DOT event:
i. “New technologies displayed”
ii. “Good forum for networking with other industry professionals”
iii. “The wide spectrum of exhibitors/visitors in a small setting; Gives time to interact more”
iv. “Exposure to innovations and technology otherwise unseen or inaccessible”
v. “Get to meet and interact with experts in the feld of subsea and offshore technology and
advances in this feld”
T FORGET ... DOT offers a great Operators Partner
Program. If you are an employee of an operating company, speak
to your supervisor or human resources department about the
program offering unlimited registrations.