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An email about a business event

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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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Language level

Pre-intermediate: A2

Comments

I have to attend seminars and talks to learn about the latest business developments. Due to COVID-19, many seminars have become online talks. Some people say this is a new normal and we have to adapt this fast changing world!

Yes,I usually attend theTeaching training workshops.They give me much knowledge and good experiences.

No, I don't attend the conferences for work. I am a student. But I attend some conferences in Universities to get knowledges.

Yes, I do. I often go to events for work. Now, these events are virtuals. I make a lot contacts and I learn so much.

yes, I have attended some seminars, sessions, and...

Before the pandemic, I often went to congresses or other events in my formation area. At the moment, my training has all been online.

To: Sergey Guriev
From: Mikhail Zatopliaev
Subject:

Dear Sergey,

Thanks a lot for last week lecture of economic, you know that macroeconomic particularly interesting for me at the moment.

I have many talks and made important contacts with people on this meeting. Also I find useful Solow's model for my project. If you interesting, we can talk about it further.

Thanks again.

Best regards
Mikhail

No I never go to events or conferences for work. I can't imagine how conference is like.

Yes, I have been to an event on digital education, it was very interesting because it focused on technology that can be aplied to basic education

No, I don`t use to go to conferences for work.

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