The catering and events industry is evolving, and professionals like you must stay up-to-date with current information. At this conference, you'll connect with colleagues and share the challenges and successes faced every day as catering and events professionals.


We've included some helpful information to demonstrate to your employer the value of attending the Experience Conference for Catering and Events:


1. General tips

2. Worksheet calculating the ROI of the conference 

3. Value Proposition

4. Justification letter for your supervisor

General Tips:

  • Focus on what you will specifically bring back to the organization as a 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 receive the benefits of your attendance as well.
  • Share the program and speaker handouts with your colleagues. As an attendee, you will have access to of the materials submitted by speakers.
  • If you are working to obtain or maintain the Certified Professional in Catering and Events (CPCE) designation, remind your supervisor that this is a great way to earn educational contact hours. 
  • Be ready with a plan of coverage while you are attending the conference. 
  • Become a NACE member to take advantage of additional savings on registration, saving your employer money, and earning additional membership benefits.


All these documents together should allow you to convince your boss to attend the Experience Conference for Catering & Events. Good luck!