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VMworld is around the corner! It’s the event to attend if you’re in cloud, mobility, security, IT, and infrastructure and you want to learn something new, accelerate your career, build relationships, and get inspired.  

But, even if you’ve heard of VMworld and its legendary conferences (not to mention the parties!), your manager might not have. Need some help convincing your manager to approve you to go? Here are a couple of resources you can use to share with your manager why VMworld is worth the investment: 

 

Check out the US content catalogVMworld runs over 700 sessions targeted to industry professionals like you. You’ll have no problem filling your schedule with relevant and impactful sessions that will prepare you to return to work even more knowledgeable and ready to tackle the challenges that your company faces. Show your manager the content catalog, and you can even agree on which are the best sessions for you to attend to make the best use of your time. 

Convince your boss letter. Every year, we provide our potential attendees a sample letter they can customize and send to their managers. The letters, which can be found below, outlines why you should attend, what you’ll get out of it, and how it will benefit you, your team, your manager, and your business. Give it a try and see what your manager thinks!

 

 

 

If your manager needs even more convincing, they can read more about VMworld on our blog and on the VMworld website 

Manager convinced? Register here. We hope to see you there! 

 

VMworld US Letter

To: [Manager]

From: [Your Name]

Re: Attending VMworld 2019 US in San Francisco

Dear [Manager],

I am requesting your approval to attend VMworld 2019, the industry’s premier digital infrastructure event that will take place at the Moscone Center in San Francisco August 25 – 29.

 

Welcoming more than 21,000 attendees, VMworld offers incredible opportunities for education, training, and insights into current and future trends related to digital infrastructure technology and transformation.  Beyond that, the 700+ sessions offered will address VMware’s vision and roadmap for solutions related to private and public clouds, modern apps, networking and security, digital workspace, and emerging trends. I believe what I learn in these sessions and hands-on trainings will bring significant value to our team.

 

In addition to the knowledge gained at VMworld, I’ll use the opportunity to network with my peers and make new connections, get direct experience and training with hands-on labs, and discover new product breakthroughs. VMware executives and experts will also be there to meet with attendees, lead workshops, and give keynotes.

 

I’m most excited to meet people whose organizations face challenges similar to ours; it’s an invaluable opportunity to gain practical insights and hear success stories that are directly applicable to our business. When I get back from VMworld, I will share key takeaways with our team.

 

[Optional – insert your projects below]

I believe attending VMworld will help me move these projects forward:

  • [add project or initiative]
  • [add project or initiative]
  • [add project or initiative]

 

I estimate my attendance will cost [$ insert total here], which I’ve outlined below.

  • Airfare: [Check for current rates to/from your destination]
  • Transportation (between airport and hotel):  ~$50
  • Hotel (4 nights at approx. $350): $1,400 + tax
  • Meals (4 days at $60): $240 (many meals are included with the registration fee)
  • Registration Fee: [View the VMworld US pricing page to check the current fee and to see if you qualify for any discounts, such as the group discount or alumni discount.]

 

The earlier I register, the cheaper my registration and travel will be. VMworld offers discounted rates on hotels, but I need to buy my pass before I can access them.

 

Thank you for considering this request. I look forward to your reply.

 

Regards,

 

VMworld Europe Letter

To: [Manager]

From: [Your Name]

Re: Attending VMworld 2019 Europe

 

Dear [Manager],

I am requesting your approval to attend VMworld 2019, VMware’s premier digital infrastructure event that will take place 4 – 7 November in Barcelona.

VMworld offers incredible opportunities for education, training, and insights into current and future trends related to digital infrastructure technology and transformation. I believe what I learn at VMworld will bring significant value to our team.

I’ll use the opportunity to network with my peers and make new connections, get direct experience and training with hands-on labs, and discover new product breakthroughs. VMware executives and experts will also be there to meet with attendees, lead workshops, and give keynotes.

I’m most excited to meet people whose organizations face challenges similar to ours; it’s an invaluable opportunity to gain practical insights and hear success stories that are directly applicable to our business. When I get back from VMworld, I will share key takeaways with our team.

[Optional – insert your projects below]

I believe attending VMworld will help me move these projects forward:

– [add project or initiative]

         – [add project or initiative]

         – [add project or initiative]

I estimate that my attendance at this event will cost [insert total here], which I’ve outlined below.

  • Airfare: [insert current rates to/from your destination]
  • Transportation (between airport and hotel): ~€75
  • Hotel (3 nights):
    • 3 Star Hotels – €110 – €151/night
    • 4 Star Hotels – €109 – €262/night
    • 5 Star Hotels – €160 – €552/night
  • Meals (3 days at €75): €225 (many meals are included with the registration fee)
  • Registration Fee: [check for current fee]

Total: €[x,xxx]

The earlier I register, the cheaper my registration and travel will be. VMworld offers discounted rates on hotels, but I need to buy my pass before I can access them.

Thank you for considering this request. I look forward to your reply.

 

Regards,