An email about a business event

An email about a business event

Learn how to write an email about a business event.

Do the preparation task first. Then read the text and tips and do the exercises.

Preparation

Reading text

To: Jonas Schiffer
From: Nina Petrov
Subject: Report on Lumos conference

Dear Jonas,

Thanks for making it possible for me to go to the Lumos conference in London last week. As you know, it is the biggest technology conference in the country and very important to our work.

I learned a lot and I've made some new contacts that will be good for our company. I think we should try to attend the 'Innovation Day' in April as well.

I focused on talks about robotics, as that is our most interesting area at the moment. The presentations on robot 'hands' and robots for hospitals were particularly interesting for us. I'm attaching a detailed report on this new research with some suggestions about how we can use it.

Thanks again for this opportunity. I'm happy to discuss the report further if you're interested.

Best regards,
Nina

Tips

  1. Start your email with Dear to make it a little more formal. Hi is informal.
  2. Give the context at the beginning, e.g. Thanks for … or As you know, …
  3. Make sure you explain the importance of the event for your company:
    I've made some new contacts that will be good for our company.
    … were particularly interesting for us.
    … with some suggestions about how we can use it.
  4. Keep your email short. Add an attachment if you have more to say:
    I'm attaching …
  5. You can finish by offering to give more information:
    I'm happy to discuss the report further if you're interested.
  6. You can sign off with Best regards.

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Submitted by Venus on Fri, 21/08/2020 - 07:38

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Of course it is important to join conferences to meet new people as well as your continuing education about this particular field. However, as for our field, we mostly join online conferences which does not offer much opportunity to meet new people. On the other hand, since we can join from home avoiding traffics, it is time-saving.
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Submitted by shelly on Thu, 20/08/2020 - 02:34

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Yes, last year I went to an paper industry exhibition,I met lots of paper and many new invention. The people are very interesting and the showed equipemnt is very amazing to me. Meanwhile I made some new contacts that is very important for our new market.

Hi 许小利,

Thanks for your comment! Could you please change your username so that it uses Roman letters (the English alphabet)? Our House rules ask all users to use Roman letters so that everyone on the site can pronounce your name.

Thanks in advance!

Best wishes,

Jonathan

The LearnEnglish Team

I am changing my surname , but I cannot find the right place to modify it, could you help me?
Hi Jonathan, When I reach"my account", I couldnot find any click to change my surname, could you help me? Thanks very much. Best regards, Shelly

Hello there.

 

If you look at the top left of the page you should see a link to My account. Click on this and then choose the edit tab. This should enable you to change your username. Remember to save your changes before you close the page!

 

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

Hi, Oh, yes. I got it.Thank you. My name is Shelly. Very nice to hear from you. Best wishes, Shelly
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Submitted by Jonathan R on Fri, 21/08/2020 - 14:22

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Hi Shelly,

That's great :) Thanks. We hope you enjoy learning here.

Best wishes,

Jonathan

The LearnEnglish Team

Submitted by Rinaa on Sun, 16/08/2020 - 22:41

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Thanks for offering me the opportunity to attend Accounting and finance conference last week. As you know it was one of the biggest conferences in the financial field, and very important for our work. I learned a lot about the last accounting software and I have made new contacts, that we will be helpful for our company in the future I'm attaching a detailed report and some suggestions. I'm happy to discuss ideas further if you are interested.