PASS Database Days 2013

17th - 19th April 2013Trafo Conference Centre Baden, Switzerland

Swiss PASS Chapter

ROI justification

Dear [your boss’ name],


I'd like to submit a request to attend the Database Days Conference in Baden, Switzerland taking place April 17-19, 2013.  I have thoroughly examined the track speakers, as well as the list of exhibitors/sponsors and feel it would be beneficiary as the event aligns directly to the priorities of our department [insert your priorities here].


It’s a very good value for the level of intensive education.  In 3 days, I’ll have access to:

·      a pre-conference day with 5-7 parallel technical workshops

·      Over 45 expert-led technical sessions, for less than the cost of a training course in one topic.

·      Microsoft “Ask the Experts” lounge

·      CSS First-Aid Clinic that provides access to developers, service and support, and MVPs.

·      Up to 20 hours of networking with peers from other companies

I am seeking approval for the registration fee.
The full conference price is CHF1,029.00, which is great value considering a one day deep dive workshop and two days of quality content in a number of areas are included, as well as access to experts and Microsoft staff on site for the whole duration. Additionally, we can take advantage of the following discounts:

Option A:  Take advantage of the group discount by sending 5 employees.


Option B:  Reduce the price significantly by registering earlier. CHF729

Here is a complete breakdown of the conference costs:

Airfare: CHF [xxx]
Transportation: CHF [xxx]
Hotel: CHF [xxx]
Meals: CHF [xx]    (breakfast and lunch included in conference fee)
Conference Fee: CHF [xxx]
TOTAL:  CHF [xxxx]

There are a number of strategic and tactical presentations that I will have access to in turn present to my team upon my return. These will help us improve on cost saving technologies and processes and how to effectively expand our existing resources so we can deliver more with limited resources.   [insert the presentations you chose to attend here].