2018 Theme: "Disruptive Technologies" │ September 11-13, 2018 │ Rosemont, IL, USA │ Hyatt Regency O'Hare

Justify Your Attendance

Below you will find several helpful tips and documents for you to demonstrate that COMVEC™ is an outstanding investment for your professional growth.

Write a Letter to Management

Do you need help getting approval to attend COMVEC™? If so, download our customizable Dear Boss letter to submit a memo to your supervisor about the value you and your organization would receive from your attendance at COMVEC™.

Be Money Conscious

In today’s challenging economic environment, it’s important to save money where you can; plus, the lower your expected expenses are, the greater the chance your trip to COMVEC™ will be approved by management.

Book your room in the COMVEC™ hotel block to take advantage of specially-negotiated rates, and be sure to register before August 24, 2018, to secure early registration discounts.

Attend the Young Professionals Mentoring Sessions and as Many Technical and Networking Sessions as Possible

Young Professional attendees have the opportunity to meet with industry leaders during two Speed Mentoring sessions (Tuesday, September 11 and Wednesday, September 12 from 3:00 – 3:30 p.m. Central Standard Time). In addition, participation is open for daily technical sessions ranging in a variety of topics relating to the commercial vehicle industry.

Attendees can participate in the ample networking opportunities with engineers, business development professionals, and academia. Learn from leading experts from around the world and bring back ideas to your organization for immediate implementation.

Create a Trip Report After COMVEC™

Once your manager sees all of the new business contacts you made, how much you learned, and how that knowledge can be applied across your company, they will be more likely to send you to COMVEC™ again, or even join you next year! Download a sample trip report here.

Share Your Knowledge with Your Coworkers

Bring your COMVEC™ materials back to the office to share with your coworkers. For example, the Event Guide is extremely valuable as it includes information on the robust list of exhibitors and sponsors. Also, offer to present your learnings at a future staff meeting.