Justify Your Attendance

You recognize the value of attending The M-PACT Show, but how do you communicate that to management?

Even though registration fees include admission to the tradeshow and to all education sessions, you still may need to justify the time off work, your travel expenses and your reasons for wanting to attend. We have compiled a number of helpful tips to demonstrate why M-PACT 2018 is an outstanding investment for your career and for your company.


Write a letter to management.

Download a customizable letter to management.

Be Money Conscious

In today’s challenging economy, it’s important to save money where you can. Plus, the lower your expected expenses are, the higher the chance your trip to M-PACT 2018 will be approved by management. Once you have registered for M-PACT 2018, make your travel plans early to save on costs.

Book your room through the official M-PACT Show housing bureau

Enjoy reduced rates at hotels that are offering attendees specially-negotiated rates if you book in The M-PACT Show room block, opening in November 2017.

Attend as many sessions as you can.

Hear from the most dynamic presenters and original thinkers in the industry. M-PACT 2018 offers 15 thought-provoking educational programs in five targeted tracks, plus two high-profile general sessions – all designed to deliver the best ideas to fuel your career. Plus, the costs of the sessions is free with registration for the tradeshow. Why travel to multiple locations and classrooms and pay for education and training when you can get so many sessions at M-PACT 2018?

Interact with your energy and convenience industry peers.

With more than 2,500 professionals expected to attend M-PACT 2018, plus just as many industry experts from exhibiting companies, there are plenty of new business leads and contacts to be made! These contacts can be invaluable when you return to the office and can provide input far into the future on a variety of work-related topics. Collect business cards and follow up with them within a week of returning to the office. Don’t forget to include these contacts in your trip report (see below)!

Create a trip report after M-PACT 2018.

Once your manager sees all the new business contacts you have made, how much you have learned and how it all can be applied to the benefit of your business, s/he will be more likely to send you to the M-PACT Show again. Your manager may even join you next time.

Share your knowledge with your coworkers.

Bring back to the office your M-PACT 2018 materials and session handouts to share with your coworkers. For example, the M-PACT 2018 Show Directory is extremely valuable as it includes information on the 600+ exhibitors representing the broad spectrum of energy and convenience supply vendors. Also, offer to do a brief presentation at a future staff meeting to let everyone know what you have learned.


Registration is now open for the Midwest's Energy  & Convenience Industry event of the year.



Reserve a booth, review the exhibit hall map and access tools to promote your presence at the show.



Increase your company’s visibility in front of a targeted audience of prospective customers.



Book your stay through Visit Indy, the official M-PACT Show housing provider.



We're building a compelling slate of educational programming. Check back in early 2018 for details.



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