The Agenda

This page is a place for Finalists, Judges and Attendees to go to for information about the Awards Finals. It includes advice on preparing for presentations, how to get the most out of the day and the details of what is happening where and when.

You may wish to save this page as one of your favourites so that you can check the page regularly for updates. We’ll also be linking to this page in our email updates to you.

Preparing to Present

Please download the pdf below to help ensure you give your entry the best chance of impressing the judges.

Presentation Tips PDF

Presentation Equipment

Most Finalists have historically used Powerpoint to present to judges.

If you wish to use Powerpoint, remember to bring your own laptop computer with VGA or HDMI port to link to the projector provided (NOTE Macs will require your own converter cables). The ratio of the projectors provided is 16:9 should you need to know this information for slide development. Please also ensure that you bring your own speakers for your laptop if you include audio in your presentations (if your laptop doesn’t have speakers).

We recommend that you have a back-up plan to use should your equipment not work on the day!

WIFI Access

It is probably prudent not to depend on the venue WIFI to support your presentations so it’s best to remember to download e.g. any video material so that you are 100% sure it is accessible. From past experience the WiFi at the venue can be slow and result in videos hanging.

Timetable for the Awards Finals and Ceremony

Timetable for Awards Finals (20th March)

07:30 Doors open for Judges and Finalists
07:45 Judge Briefing
08:10 Finalists’ Presentations commence
10:40 Coffee break and networking
11:00 Finalist Presentations continue
12:50 Lunch Break
13:35 Finalist Presentations continue
16:05 Time for home (latest)

Timetable for Awards Ceremony (21st March)

19:00 Awards Ceremony and Gala Dinner begins
19:20 Keynote Speaker
20:15 Judges Photos on Stage
20:20 Awards Winners Announced
21:30 Closing statements
21:45 Winners Photos on Stage
22:00 Awards concludes (latest)

The final schedule of the Finalists’ presentations to the Judges will be announced on the 12th February 2018.