#mtpcon London is just around the corner (20th October) and if you’re already wondering how you’ll convince your boss to let you attend and expense your ticket, we’re here to lend a hand.
The benefits bundled up in our conference ticket far outweigh the price and we’re going to tell you why. We’ll also be arming you with resources to help you bring your boss around to our way of thinking.
In this guide you will discover:
- The benefits of attending
- Resources to help you convince your boss (an email template, and tips to shape the conversation)
The benefits of attending
Attending #mtpcon London 2023 can offer numerous benefits for both personal and professional growth. If you’re trying to convince your boss to let you expense your ticket, here are some compelling reasons to consider:
1. Stay current with industry trends
#mtpcon is the premier product management conference in the world. By attending, you’ll gain valuable insights into the latest trends, tools, and techniques in the product management field, ensuring that your team stays ahead of the competition.
2. Network with industry leaders
The conference attracts top professionals from across the globe. It’s an excellent opportunity to network with industry leaders, potential partners, and like-minded peers. Building a strong professional network can lead to collaborations, partnerships, and new opportunities for your company.
3. Knowledge sharing
Attendees at #mtpcon share their experiences and best practices openly. You can bring back a wealth of knowledge to your team, helping them overcome challenges, streamline processes, and improve product development.
4. Inspiration and motivation
#mtpcon guarantees you access to inspiring keynote speakers who can motivate and energise you and your team. Hearing success stories and learning from experts can boost morale and encourage innovation within your organisation.
5. In-person workshops
You can enhance your #mtpcon experience by choosing between 7 expert-led, full-day workshops which will provide actionable insights and strategies that you can implement immediately (upon returning to work), improving your team’s productivity and efficiency. Workshops and conference tickets are sold separately.
6. Product showcase
You’ll see product showcases from our experts in the #mtpcon expo hall. You can explore new tools, technologies, and solutions relevant to your industry. This can help you discover innovative products that could benefit your company.
7. Employee development
Attending #mtpcon is an investment in your professional development. The knowledge and skills you gain can contribute to your effectiveness as a product manager, potentially leading to better decision-making and improved product outcomes.
8. Competitive advantage
Staying up-to-date with the latest trends and technologies can give your company a competitive edge. By sending you to #mtpcon, your boss is investing in the future success of the organisation.
9. Return on investment (ROI)
Attending a conference like #mtpcon can provide a tangible return on investment. The knowledge and connections you acquire may lead to cost savings, revenue generation, or process improvements that outweigh the initial expense.
10. Team building
Attending as a team can foster a sense of unity and shared purpose among your colleagues. Discussing the conference’s insights and takeaways can lead to more cohesive teamwork and alignment within your organisation.
11. Recruitment opportunities
Conferences often attract top talent in the industry. If your company is looking to hire new team members, #mtpcon can be an excellent recruiting ground to find skilled professionals.
12. Personal growth
Beyond professional benefits, attending conferences can also contribute to personal growth. You’ll gain confidence, improve your communication skills, and enhance your ability to represent your company effectively.
#mtpcon London 2023 offers a unique opportunity to enhance your skills, connect with industry leaders, and bring valuable knowledge and insights back to your organisation. Highlighting these benefits when discussing expense approval with your boss can make a strong case for why attending this conference is a worthwhile investment in your professional development and the success of your team and company.
To save you time and energy (you’ve got products to build!) we’ve created an email template for you to download and personalise and some tips to help you shape the conversation with your boss:
Quick tips to shape the conversation
When you’re talking to your boss, be passionate, be detailed, and be relevant to whatever challenges your team is currently facing.
1. Make sure your case is relevant to the business
Are you hiring, looking to hone the product function, bring in fresh perspectives, or tackle a specific problem? Understand which of these issues are relevant for the business as a whole, and make a case for how attending #mtpcon London will help achieve those goals for the business.
2. Understand the specific needs of your team
Are you looking for training, or to connect with the folks who build the tools you use (or might use)? Maybe your manager is building out their team? Work out what will make their life easier, and show them how #mtpcon London can help them achieve that.
3. Answer the “Why you?” question
If your boss is going to send anyone to the conference, why should it be you? Or should they send the whole team? And, if a group of employees would benefit from attending, you can cut the cost as we’ll knock 10% off when you buy 10 or more tickets.
4. Articulate what you’re bringing back to the team
This is an easy win, as people so often forget it – your manager will appreciate that you’ve thought this through. What can you bring back to the team? The skills, ideas, tools and insights you’ll pick up in the talks, sessions, and conversations – best practices from industry leaders and product veterans. And, of course, your networking will lead to unique connections and opportunities, and an ongoing supply of fresh ideas and perspectives!
Already convinced your boss? Buy tickets to #mtpcon London 2923 here.