10th Annual Accounts Payable 2011 Conference & Expo® - Justification Toolkit
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We know it’s difficult for you to get away from your desk. Especially since there’s so much information available to you from the web.
However, there’s no substitute for “face time” and networking. The knowledge gained, not only from listening to case studies, best practices and solutions, but from interacting with your peers and colleagues is priceless! Attendance at the 10th Annual Accounts Payable Conference & Expo® will help you effectively meet and overcome the challenges you are facing today!
The 10th Annual Accounts Payable Conference & Expo® is where AP and controllers will gather to make important connections and expand their knowledge.
Cost Comparison: The Value of the 10th Annual Accounts Payable Conference & Expo®
The average stand alone 90 minute IOFM webinar costs $245. But at the 10th Annual Accounts Payable Conference & Expo® you can participate in twelve education sessions, for over 900 minutes of learning, a value of close to $2,500 for the member rate of only $895. That’s more than a $1600 savings in education alone! And, you get all that knowledge and face-to-face networking in just two days, meaning fewer days out of the office, lower travel costs, and immediate results.
Twelve education sessions (900 minutes) – a $2,500 value
Two lunches – a $80 value
Four refreshment breaks – a $50 value
Two evening receptions with hors d'oeuvres and beverages – a $150 value
Total Value - $2680
Total Member Savings– $1785
Many travel budgets and training budgets have been slashed, and some companies are experiencing financial problems. This means that, regardless of the merits of a conference, you’ll probably need to justify the expense. So here are some things you might want to consider:
- Focus on what you will specifically bring back to your organization as return for the investment.
- Offer to prepare and deliver a short presentation and Q&A to your colleagues to share what you learned. That way others in your unit will get the benefits of your attendance, too.
- Share the agenda and speaker handouts with your colleagues. As an attendee, you have unlimited access to materials posted by speakers.
- Be ready with a plan that shows who will cover for you while you are attending the conference.
Improve—get more done in less time by understanding what’s working in world-class AP departments
Save Money—learn the latest processes and technologies that can save your company $$
Network—learn how other top AP pros are dealing with the same problems you face who can help advance your professionalism – and career
Avoid Fines—Stay in compliance with constantly changing rules and regulations
Inspiration—re-energize your team—and yourself
Advance—improve your professionalism, learn new skills and advance your career by thinking strategically