WasteExpo 2017

Convince Your Boss

We are in the age of cut budgets and reduced travel. But there are distinct advantages to attending an out-of-town event or tradeshow. So if you need help convincing your supervisors that you should attend WasteExpo, here are some tips and facts to help you make your case to be a part of largest event in North America serving the solid waste and recycling industry.

DOWNLOAD A letter with all these facts and figures to help you convince your supervisor about the value of attending WasteExpo 2017. Tailor the letter with your own details to make it most effective.


See the Top 5 Reasons WasteExpo will help you do your job better.


Research shows that face-to-face meetings are an important part of our culture.

  • 95% see face-to-face meetings as the key to success for long-term relationships.
  • 89% considered meetings essential for "sealing the deal."
  • 82% say meetings are most effective for negotiating important contracts.

Source: Harvard Business Review

  • 85% of respondents said face-to-face meetings build strong business relationships.
  • 77% cited the ability to read body language and facial expressions as important to business relationships.
  • 75% valued the social interaction and ability to bond with clients and colleagues at in-person meetings.

Source: Forbes Insights

  • Executives and business travelers estimate that 28% of current business would be lost without in-person meetings.
  • Nearly 40% of prospective customers become new customers with an in-person meeting, (versus 16% without such a meeting).
  • Businesses experience an average $12.50 in increased revenue and $3.80 in new profits for every dollar invested in business travel.
  • Executives cited conference and trade show participation returns ranging from $4.00 to $5.99 per dollar invested.

Source: Oxford Economics Business Travel Study; Oxford Economics, 2009

Face-to-Face meetings, including tradeshows, build strong business relationships, so take this opportunity to be a part of the solid waste and recycling community at WasteExpo.

There is simply no replacement for the power of a face-to-face meeting. Register for WasteExpo today!