Justification Toolkit

April 15 - 18, 2018 | Charlotte, NC, USA

Attendance Justification Toolkit

We understand it can be challenging to ask for approval to attend our PaperCon conferences so each year we create a Justification/Approval Toolkit to assist you in making a strong case for the investment. We encourage you to review the materials below, review the program, and let these help you communicate the value that attending PaperCon can provide when approaching your manager for approval.  

Below is information we provided for 2017.  We will be uploading information for PaperCon 2018 shortly, but in the meantime, review the information below as it is very helpful.


First: Plan your strategy

Planning in advance is key.  PaperCon has a multi-track program. Review each track and then customize your own “show schedule” by choosing the sessions that best fit your professional needs.

Second: Prepare your case

Cost and Benefits Worksheet

Letter to Manager/Supervisor

It’s important for you to communicate, and for your manager or supervisor to understand, that attending PaperCon is a strategic investment in your training and development; it’s a cost-effective way to help you do your job better.  No where else can you meet so many peers that face the same day-to-day challenges.  No where else will you meet with content, product and technical experts that have solutions or problem-solving techniques.   The time spent at PaperCon cannot be replicated by books, CDs, or online learning. 

Third: Follow-up

After you return, complete and submit a “post-show report” to follow-up and make your supervisor’s job easier.   They’ll remember the extra effort!

Post Show Report


Make sure to register for the conference and book your hotel!

Work in a Mill?  Bring your team!

Pulp, paper, and tissue mills can now bring a set number of employees from a single mill, multiple mills, or a corporate location to PaperCon  for a special discounted registration rate.  Learn more.