Justify Your Attendance

We don't need to tell you that you've made a great choice by deciding to attend the 2019 Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) Asia Pacific Annual Meeting in Hong Kong. But upper management, well, they might need some convincing. Fortunately, we make that part easy.

During this full day event, you'll be exposed to global insights and best practice from industry leaders that will broaden your in-house knowledge and drive new ideas and new solutions.You'll also have the opportunity to meet and network with other professionals in your field.

Each ACC conference event around the world delivers a compelling program that addresses todays' most pressing issues for in-house counsel, while also forecasting emerging trends within the global sector. This event will be no different and will deliver new ideas and fresh insights to create a meaningful and engaging forum for the Asia-Pacific in-house community.

Below, we've provided a Business Justification Letter template. It's a breakdown of the event's key selling points and other details we think will show your supervisor how beneficial the Annual Meeting is to you and your organisation. Simply copy and paste this letter into an email, and you'll be one step closer to attending this not-to-be-missed event. 

Subject: Request to Attend 2019 Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) Asia-Pacific Annual Meeting

Dear [Decision Maker Name],

The 2019 ACC Asia-Pacific Annual Meeting will be held on Thursday 11 April at the Island Shangri-La Hotel in Hong Kong. This full day event offers a highly relevant range of sessions and speakers that will enhance my understanding of emerging trends and best practice across the global in-house sector. Therefore, I would like to request approval to attend, as I believe it will further develop my legal and commercial skills, and build knowledge around legal innovation and shared best practices.

By attending the event I'll receive:

  • A full day of educational sessions. This year's program includes parallel streams across substantive law, law department management, and innovation & legal technology. Specifically, I'll be learning about a range of highly relevant issues to our organisation such as cross-border litigation and dispute resolution, legal automation tools and emerging issues in cybersecurity best practice. Importantly ACC education programs are developed by in-house lawyers like me, therefore the content will be highly engaging and relevant to my everyday role.
  • I'll also have the opportunity to understand the latest trends from industry leaders and guest speakers as well as learn first-hand about law department management innovation and efficiency improvements from seasoned practitioners.
  • High-level networking over the course of the day so I'll have a chance to develop relationships and contacts.
  • Access to key sponsors.  I'll have access to product demonstrations and get 1-to-1 face time with product and service providers.


The approximate investment for my attendance is as follows (complete the information as appropriate):

Travel costs
Accommodation (2 nights)
Meals (5 Days at $XXX)
Full Conference Pass
Total cost to attend:

 *The 2019 ACC Asia Pacific Annual Meeting has a specially negotiated accommodation rates for delegates staying at the Island Shangri-La in Hong Kong.

Payback: Our ROI

I believe the knowledge and insights gained by attending this event can realise significant cost savings for our organisation. The cost of an event registration seems a small price to pay for actionable intelligence to help our legal department innovate, improve efficiency and deliver enhanced value for our organisation.

When I return from the ACC Asia Pacific Annual Meeting, I will compile a short presentation covering speakers presentation notes, useful vendor product information, new contacts made and a proposal for implementing new ideas that will benefit our team. I will also make any meeting materials available to my colleagues.

Places at this event are limited, so I would appreciate a quick response. Thank you for your consideration.

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