Here you will find information about the Awards Finals, including advice on how to prepare for presentations, how to get the most out of the day, as well as practical information about what is going to be happening 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 provide links to this page in the email updates we will send out to all our finalists.
Dress code: business dress for the daytime presentations, black tie for the evening awards presentations and ceremony
Please ensure you have provided your guest details and any dietary requirements by COP Friday, 22nd September (you have been sent an email with a link). We will be unable to accommodate dietary requirements received after this date. Guests for whom we do not have complete details will not be admitted to the finals or the evening event.
PREPARING TO PRESENT
Click here to download our presentation tips. Its wealth of useful information will help give your entry the best chance of impressing the judges.
Powerpoint is a great tool many of our Finalists use when presenting to our judges. If you wish to use Powerpoint, please remember to bring your own laptop computer with HDMI port to link to the TV screen provided (NB Macs will require your own converter cables). If audio constitutes a major part of your presentation, we urge you to bring your own speakers as we do not provide these. Also, it is usually wise to formulate a contingency plan should things not go as planned. Your presentation should be a vital part of your contribution. Letting technical mishaps stand in the way of doing it justice would truly be a shame. Remember: winners who come prepared, win!
All of the presentation rooms are executive boxes that look over Wembley football pitch.
Please check the schedule to see the capacity of the executive box you are presenting in.
The dimensions and equipment for each executive box are as follows:
- 20 seater boxes = 65.1m2 and contain 2 x 55” TVs (W H D 127.3cm x 83.2cm x 4.4cm)
- 12 seater boxes = 36.2m2 and contain 1 x 46” TV (W H D 108.3cm x 71.5cm x 4.3cm)
The native resolution for both screens is 1920 x 1080. If the page setup within PowerPoint is set to 16:9, this should work fine.
The venue provides attendees with WIFI however we cannot vouch for its perfect functionality at the moment of your giving your presentation. A sound preparation strategy would therefore be to download any materials that your presentation depends on, such as video or similar media content, onto your device in advance of giving your presentation. This will eliminate the risk of irksome connectivity issues, affecting your presentation.
WHAT TO EXPECT AT THE FINALS
Taking a new format this year, judging at the ﬁnals will take place throughout the entire day. Then all ﬁnalists and judges will be invited to return to the venue for our gala awards dinner where this year’s winners will be announced, followed by live entertainment into the early hours.
|9:00 - 10:10||Finalists' presentations|
|10:10 - 10:40||Break|
|10:40 - 12:30||Finalists' presentations|
|12:30 - 13:30||Lunch|
|13:30 - 14:40||Finalists' presentations|
|14:40 - 15:10||Break|
|15:10 - 17:00||Finalists' presentations|
|17:00 - 19:00||Time to freshen up|
|19:00 - 22:30||Gala dinner and winners announced|
|22:30 - 00:00||Music and celebrations|