September 15–17, 2020 | Suburban Collection Showcase in Novi, Michigan

Get the Go-Ahead to Attend with Our Handy Resources

You’ve done your research and know Electric & Hybrid Vehicle Technology Expo 2020 is must attend for staying current in your field—now it’s time to convince your boss.

Pro tip: Focus on what you'll bring back to the team and the value beyond what you get. Keep it short, powerful, and company- or team-focused.

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5 Tips to Convince Your Boss

When crafting your plan, think about the bottom line: Why should the company budget for your trip and what's the return on the investment?

  • Determine the value. Show specifics on how your attendance will impact current projects, inspire knowledge, and eliminate obstacles.
  • Be solutions-driven. What issues pop up again and again? List exhibitors who can provide the solutions your team needs.
  • Provide a post-show rundown. Offer to deliver a short presentation or write up on your key takeaways.
  • Plan for your absence. Whether it’s working ahead or tapping a colleague to help out, explain how your time away is covered.
  • Make it cost-effective. Reduce expenses by offering to share a hotel room with another colleague who’s attending.

Why Attend Electric Hybrid & Vehicle Technology Expo

No other event in North America puts you in direct contact with as many innovative companies and industry leaders. The reasons to attend are many, but here are some important points to make to your boss:

  • 700+ companies: Source from suppliers including Bosch, Eaton, and LORD with solutions in batteries, power management, charging, and testing.
  • Industry-specific education: Explore free sessions and expert panels at the expo or take an educational deep dive at the eight-track conference.
  • Make connections, fast: Mingle with 10,000+ peers and find potential business partners while connecting with industry experts and suppliers ready to solve your toughest challenges.
  • Two trade shows at one expo: Your pass is actually two expo passes in one. Explore innovations and network at both The Battery Show and Electric & Hybrid Vehicle Technology Expo.

Sample Letter to Management

Download a sample letter to use as a starting point while conveying the importance of the event to your boss.

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Expense Worksheet

One question that inevitably comes up is: How much will this cost? Make sure you’ve taken all costs into consideration and are prepared with a thoughtful answer.

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