Percona Live: Open Source Database Performance Conference - Amsterdam 2016 Logo

October 3-5, 2016

Amsterdam, Netherlands

Justify Your Attendance

Thank you for your interest in attending the Percona Live Europe 2016: Amsterdam. Things are shaping up for a fantastic event filled with deep technical content presented by the industry’s best and brightest, in addition to a full exhibit hall perfect for networking opportunities.

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Simply copy and paste the content into an email or word document and edit it to suit your particular situation or need. This letter will help you outline the value of attending Percona Live Europe to your managers by explaining both the benefits and ROI.

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Percona Live Europe 2016: Amsterdam


Subject: Percona Live Europe 2016

I’d like your approval to attend Percona Live Europe 2016, October 3-5, 2016 in Amsterdam. This is the premier European open source database event, and is the place to be for any business that thrives in the MySQL, MongoDB or other open source database marketplaces. Tackling subjects such as analytics, architecture and design, security, operations, scalability and performance, Percona Live Europe provides in-depth discussions on high-availability, IoT, cloud, big data and other changing business needs. Attendees include DBAs, sysadmins, developers, architects, CTOs, CEOs, and vendors from around the world.

Percona Live is attended by some of the biggest industry leaders: Google, Facebook, Red Hat and Intel (to name a few). The event has keynote talks, daily sessions on the most current open source and database topics, database and open source tutorials and other community interactions. Also included this year are MySQL and MongoDB crash courses, where Percona and other industry experts will demonstrate the fundamentals of MySQL or MongoDB tools and techniques. It’s a rare opportunity to learn how the best and brightest increase productivity and lower the cost of deployment - from databases to cloud computing.

In addition to industry contacts, hands-on training and knowledge sessions, I’ll be able to set up in-person time with Percona consulting, product and support experts, to learn essential techniques and advanced tips for scaling and optimizing our systems for trouble-free, time-saving performance.

This experience is a great way to help us maximize both the performance and return on investment of our database deployment.

Here are some of the comments from past attendees regarding the conference:

“This was the first conference that I ever attended . . . I was extremely pleased with how accommodating people were and how good the sessions were. As long as the option is available next year I will definitely be attending the conference.” – CTO

“The Percona Live Conference always re-energizes my excitement for the projects I am working on at work. I return to work ready to put into place all I have learned!” – DBA

Airfare: €200 - €500 from within Europe
Transportation (round trip to/from airport): €50
Mövenpick Hotel Amsterdam City Centre (3 nights at 209 ++): €627 ++
Meals: A full buffet lunch is served each day, and there is access to multiple snack breaks throughout each day.
Wednesday reception will have heavy appetizers, and Tuesday is the community dinner (for €15)
Other Meals €75
Registration Fee: €526 - €708 (depending on access and discounts – earlier is a better value!)
Total: $ XXXXX

Thank you for taking the time to consider the value of this event for both our organization and myself.