Justification Letter

Need to provide justification or seek approval to attend?

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The National Retail Federation is known for its support of our industry, and highly respected for its advocacy, industry insights and retail events. The 2023 NRF PROTECT conference will be held June 5-7 at the Gaylord Texan Resort in Grapevine, Texas. I am requesting approval to attend this event.

NRF PROTECT is the only event that brings together all those involved in enterprise security risk management. For two and half days, loss prevention, asset protection, cyber and fraud professionals will convene to engage and exchange best practices on handling today’s issues and preparing for tomorrow’s threats.

The high value and return on investment is based on several opportunities for me to:

Hear from experts across enterprise security risk programs, focused specifically on implementing initiatives across a retail organization

Participate in peer discussions, benchmark with those within and across our retail segment, learn new practices and gain ideas to bring back to our organization

See the latest technologies and service providers supporting my areas of responsibility while learning how others implemented innovative solutions to achieve ROI

Demonstrate our company’s best practices and showcase our success as a company in leadership and practice

Recognize “what’s next” to challenge us from an enterprise security risk management perspective

Optional additional bullet points

(If you are seeking new positions)

Attract talent and act as an employer of choice by attending or sharing best practices

(If you seek continuing education credits for certifications)

Earn CEUs that would otherwise need to be obtained elsewhere to maintain industry certifications

(If you are seeking multiple team members to attend)

In addition to myself, I am seeking approval to bring ____ team members/business partners to the conference. Their attendance will allow us to continue our investment and development in our people, showcase us as a choice employer in the industry and build organizational resiliency and succession. Inviting our business partners from [INSERT DEPARTMENTS] gives us the ability to continue to collaborate in our efforts to maintain a safer, more secure and profitable organization.

The cost of attending NRF PROTECT is $_______ for registration and travel costs estimated at $____________. 
Attending in person will also allow me to continue to develop a network of trusted connections that we can call upon to help validate, benchmark and exchange ideas. Upon my return, I will provide a recap of learnings, new ideas and opportunities to benefit our program and organization.

I appreciate your consideration and thank you for your support.