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Held under the patronage of HIS HIGHNESS SHEIKH HAMDAN BIN MOHAMMED BIN RASHID AL MAKTOUM, Crown Prince of Dubai, United Arab Emirates

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SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition (ATCE)
21–23 September 2021, Dubai World Trade Centre
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

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Justification Toolkit

Justification Toolkit

Thank you for your interest in attending the SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition (ATCE).

We know that travel and training budgets are tight, and it can be difficult to get approval to attend events. Use the tips and justification letter below to aid in your business justification and to save time and money!

How can this toolkit help you?

We have especially created this toolkit to help you prove the great value and benefit of attending ATCE 2021 to your manager.

Be prepared to connect with the global oil and gas community in-person at ATCE 2021. The templated tools below highlight the advantage of attending this milestone event and how you can do so safely and cost-effectively.

Below is a quick guide to show you how to use this toolkit to your advantage and increase your chance to gain the opportunity to attend ATCE 2021.

Do Your Research



Go through the ATCE website and check for updates on the technical programme and participating companies.

Identify Your Network


Check who in your business network is attending and connect with them for potential meetings.

Upcoming Project


Think of an upcoming project and how your visit to ATCE 2021 would add value to the project.

Find the Right Time

Make Your Case

Approach your manager after a productive meeting or during a break to discuss your visit. Edit the justification letter below to prove a strong case.

Make Your Case

To help explain to your manager the benefits of attending ATCE, use this sample letter to include details about how your attendance can bring value back and boost efforts to accomplish company goals.

Download Justification Letter

Follow these Tips to Save Time and Money

  • Register by 1 August to take advantage of early bird registration rates.
  • Book your flight and accommodation with SPE preferred partners and benefit from discounted rates. 
  • Make a checklist of the technical sessions you want to attend.
  • When available, download the mobile app to maximise your time on the exhibit floor and at the event