CoreNet Global Summit, Amsterdam 2019
Amsterdam | 10 - 12 September 2019

Justify Your Attendance at the Summit

You know the CoreNet Global Summit will help you develop both personally and professionally. But how do you persuade your executive sponsor that it is worth the investment?

Use our Justification Letter template to help make your case. It’s a breakdown of the Summit’s key selling points and other details that illustrate just how beneficial the Summit is to you and your organization. Simply copy and paste this letter into an email, edit as needed to address your individual needs, and you’ll be one step closer to joining your peers in Amsterdam. 

Don’t forget: If you are a CoreNet Global member, you receive a discounted Summit rate and if you are a Young Leader member you can register for an even lower rate.

Subject: Request to Attend the 2019 CoreNet Global Summit in Amsterdam

Dear [Decision Maker Name].

The 2019 CoreNet Global Summit takes place from 10-12 September in Amsterdam. The Summit is known as one of the world’s leading gatherings for corporate real estate (CRE) professionals, and I would like to request approval to attend. I know that by attending the Summit, I will gain skills and knowledge that I can use to be a more effective and impactful employee.

Each year, the CoreNet Global Summit focuses on a different and relevant theme that impacts every aspect of the corporate real estate profession. This year’s theme is all about the role corporate real estate plays in leading, creating and fostering experiences that enable business success. Below are some additional Summit highlights:

  • Two days of learning about the latest trends and research impacting the CRE profession.
  • More than 50 sessions taught by the best minds in the profession. Topics covered include:
    • Designing Connected Workspaces of the Future and their Relationship with Branding
    • Flex, Core and the Cloud: A Blueprint for the Future Asia Pacific Workplace
    • BLACK MIRROR: Augmented Reality, Augmented Real Estate
    • Co-Creation Lab: Innovation and Design Thinking
    • AI-Driven Portfolio Planning and Lease Administration
    • Digital Analytics - a Tool for Real Estate Workplace and Procurement
  • Ability to connect with more than 650 executives. The Summit agenda is designed for networking so there will be plenty of time to engage and share ideas with CRE professionals, which will raise the profile of our organization and develop relationships and contacts we can turn to down the road.
  • Access to service providers. I’ll learn more about available resources, new products, and resources for CRE organizations.


The approximate investment for my attendance is as follows (complete the information as appropriate):

Airfare (or mileage if driving) $XXX

Accommodation (2 nights at 240 EUR a night) 480 EUR

Full Conference Registration $XXX

Total cost to attend: X,XXX

Payback: Our ROI

I know I will return from the Summit motivated and energized by everything I learned. I will compile a short presentation covering speakers presentation notes, useful vendor product information, new contacts made and a proposal for implementing new ideas that will benefit our team. I will also make any Summit materials available to my colleagues including links to view the presentations via CoreNet Global’s Summit Connect.

To learn more about the 2019 CoreNet Global Summit, you can visit the website at

I would like to register this week, so I can benefit from the lowest available rate. I appreciate your consideration; please let me know if you have any questions. I will plan on following up with you in a couple of days.