In today’s economy, organizations are striving to trim expenses in virtually every area – including travel and training budgets. This means that you'll probably need to justify the expense of attending any conference, regardless of its merits, by demonstrating compelling and measurable benefits. By investing in your attendance at the CoreNet Global Orlando Summit October 7-9, your organization will help to advance both your professional growth and its own strategic goals. The informative breakout sessions
, and other learning opportunities
will enable you to expand your industry knowledge, learn about game-changing technologies, share new ways to improve productivity and competitiveness, and enhance the practice of corporate real estate.
Below are some steps you can take to demonstrate the benefits of attending the Orlando CoreNet Global Summit.
STEP 1 Study the conference programme
Identify sessions that will be most beneficial to your professional growth and your company's goals. Breakout sessions
are strategically focused to help you advance your relationship-building skills, develop innovative solutions, reimagine business strategies and leverage emerging technologies. In the new "Thought Leader" series, business leaders will provide tips on how to improve collaboration techniques, work more effectively with people from multiple generations, build relationships and enhance productivity through mobile technology.
Included are the key takeaways of each session; use these to further illustrate how you will benefit.
STEP 2 Complete a formal request letter
Adapt and submit this letter
to your supervisor to help you demonstrate why you should attend the CoreNet Global Orlando Summit.
STEP 3 Save money!
We are offering a number of ways for you to reduce the costs of attending the Summit. You can save $200 by taking advantage of the Early Bird Registration
available through August 24. And don't forget about the discounted hotel rates available by booking your room at the CoreNet Global host hotel
. Guarantee your stay by booking your room before September 12. If you are not currently a CoreNet Global member, take advantage of our join and attend
program; in addition to Summit registration, you get a bonus membership term through December 2013 at a deep discount.
Are you working toward a Master of Corporate Real Estate or Senior Leader of Corporate Real Estate designation? If so, reduce travel costs by scheduling a MCR/SLCR Seminar
immediately prior to the Summit on October 5-7.
Use the Summit Expense Spreadsheet
to calculate your expenses.
STEP 4 Expand your professional network
In addition to the networking opportunities available between breakout sessions and during meals, our Grand Opening Reception on Sunday, October 7 provides the perfect opportunity to connect with peers facing the same issues you face and to meet with the service providers you depend on every day. Enhance your industry knowledge and even identify new business opportunities by establishing new global connections.
STEP 5 Share your findings!
Prepare a post-conference briefing for your colleagues in which you highlight what you learned at the Summit. You can provide a short presentation or put together a document summarizing your major takeways from the conference and how they tie into your organization’s challenges and strategic goals. Feel free to share these back with us here at CoreNet Global by emailing them to: Summits@CoreNetGlobal.org
Some sessions will be live-streamed during the conference and will be archived at www.corenetglobal.org
. Many Summit presentations will also be housed in the KnowledgeCenterOnline (available free to members; available free to nonmembers for four weeks post-Summit).=
We look forward to seeing you in Orlando!