Justify Your Trip to Victoria!

When you consider all the benefits you get from attending the VFA User Forum, it’s easy to see why you should attend.  Use this template below to make the case to your manager.

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Dear [manager’s name],

I would like to attend the VFA User Forum 2014, September 23 – 25 in Victoria, BC. The conference offers education and networking designed to help facilities managers become more strategic with an ongoing program that impacts the bottom line because it’s aligned with organizational objectives.

I’ll return to the office with loads of information on best practices, efficiency, operations, management, and sustainability. But more importantly, I’ll bring back insight that will positively affect our bottom line.

Here’s just some of what I’ll get at the VFA User Forum:

  • Expert information on strategic facilities capital planning management and related issues such as risk avoidance and how to address the backlog of deferred maintenance on systems that are beyond useful life
  • Practical information on the use of VFA.facility, including how we can share meaningful data with executives and others in our organization to increase engagement and understanding
  • The opportunity to meet FMs from across the country and share challenges, solutions, and success stories

For more information on the VFA User Forum 2014, visit vfa.com/userforum. Let’s talk about this soon!


[your name]

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After two days at the VFA User Forum, you will be better equipped to solve today’s toughest FM challenges, including those that affect the bottom line.

The learning and professional advancement doesn’t end when the doors close at the VFA User Forum. As an attendee, you are encouraged to leverage the relationships and learning you accomplished at the conference, by sharing VFA resources when you return to the office. Join the conversation on VFA’s LinkedIn group, or even host a “What I learned at the VFA User Forum” meeting to keep learning momentum going strong.

Networking Opportunities
Are you stumped by a unique facility challenge? Not sure if implementing a new technology is right for your organization? Seeking professional development? It’s all about who you know. VFA Connections is the ideal place to build your contact list and make some friends in the process.

Register Today!