Letter Template Requesting WW12 Support by bjdpkx

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Dear <Employer’s/Supervisor’s Name>,

I am writing to request financial support to attend IFMA’s World Workplace 2012 Conference &
Expo, held Oct. 31-Nov. 2, in San Antonio, Texas.

IFMA’s World Workplace is an all-encompassing learning and networking event focused on best
practices in facility management. Hosted by the International Facility Management Association, the
most widely recognized association for facility professionals, World Workplace addresses specific
needs and challenges that facility managers face every day.

The educational program features more than 80 sessions categorized by topic track and learning
level, which would allow me to customize a schedule directly applicable to my responsibilities as
<Your Title>. In fact, I’ve already identified a number of sessions related to my job, as well as
issues we’re currently dealing with in our <facility/facilities>.

This is a valuable opportunity for me to broaden my knowledge in the areas of sustainability,
project management, emergency preparedness and risk management, strategic planning, and
efficient operations and maintenance. I’ll gain proven methods and techniques from some of the
foremost experts on FM practices, all in one place, all at one time.

Acquiring current information from a resource as reputable as IFMA is beneficial, both to me and to
the organization. I can ensure that our systems, processes and practices are efficient and
contribute productively to the triple bottom line; and you can ensure that the plans and programs
implemented to optimize facility operations are focused on advancing the business.

Connecting with other workplace professionals would allow me to find out what’s being done in
facilities similar to ours. I can compare practices to make sure we’re staying competitive.
Connecting with product and service providers would help me make more informed buying
decisions. I can bring back recommendations for more cost-effective solutions.

<IFMA Members: insert this paragraph> As an IFMA member, I can attend World Workplace as a
Full Event registrant for $745 (a $250 savings off the nonmember price). After the early-bird
deadline of Aug. 23, the fee increases to $845. I can also take advantage of discounted room rates
by booking my hotel within the conference block (from $179 to $229/night, depending on the hotel).

<Nonmembers: insert this paragraph> The nonmember early-bird rate for Full Event attendance is
$995. After Aug. 23, the fee increases to $1,115. The registration fee includes one year of IFMA
and local IFMA chapter membership. This is a significant value and an incredible opportunity to
benefit from resources through the foremost organization for my profession. Discounted room rates
are available through the event’s hotel block (from $179 to $229/night, depending on the hotel).

I would greatly appreciate your sponsorship, covering my registration fee and hotel and travel
expenses. World Workplace has a stellar reputation for relevant, high-quality education. Taking
advantage of the ideas and practical strategies presented at this event will help me improve the
performance of our <facility/facilities>, employees and workplace projects.

Thank you for your time and consideration. I would be happy to discuss the benefits of my
attendance and the associated costs at your convenience. I can also provide you with a sample
learning agenda. If you would like to learn more about the conference, please visit
www.worldworkplace.org.

Sincerely,

								
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