Presentation to Judges

Make a presentation and participate in a Q&A during the evaluation meeting with the judges, to be held on the 27th and the 28th of October, 2020.

The judges will only view the PowerPoint document you submit on Monday, 19th of October - 2020 at 6pm (Gulf Standard Time, which is GMT+4).

Notes:

  • The judges will not accept a modified document on the day of the presentation.
  • STEP 3 (Presentation to Judges) does not apply to the categories, HVACR ENGINEER OF THE YEAR and YOUNG HVACR ENGINEER OF THE YEAR.)

Guidance notes:

1) Your contribution to either one or more of the listed SOCIO-ECONOMIC OR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT TARGETS could have been as a manufacturer (components, equipment, accessories, spare parts, software, bodybuilding of reefer trucks, etc.), consultant, contractor, project manager, ESCO, testing & commissioning/re-commissioning firm, testing and certification body, architect, FM firm, IT solutions firm for improving building performance, building owner, cold storage owner, logistics company, utility, developer or master developer. This list is not exhaustive; if you do not find your specialised field of activity but know you are contributing either directly or indirectly to the above-mentioned examples, we strongly recommend you apply to be evaluated.

2) Your contributions could have been in the form of innovations (with inherent R&D initiatives), technological and business best practices, technological and business (market) transformations or education-related initiatives that have empowered your human resources or external stakeholders to optimise their performance, leading to solutions related to either one or more of the listed SOCIO-ECONOMIC OR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT TARGETS.

3) Broadly speaking, solutions could include better indoor air quality, greater energy efficiency, reliability, safety, cost effectiveness (reduction in first cost and opex without compromising on quality).

4) When it comes to presenting in front of the judges, it should be noted that if a product or service is entered for more than one category, the judges will expect that each presentation will have a specific focus associated with the category in which it is entered. The judges will make an exception in the presence of a specific focus.

5) Please DO NOT present a sales pitch; the judges are not interested.


KPIs

Your essay will be evaluated on how well you (as an organisation, individual, project or service) cover the following five KPIs, with each allocated a certain weightage in the overall marking scheme…

1) Adherence to the question asked of you. The requirement is to relevantly write on the most important contribution, or contributions, in terms of the stated 18 SOCIO-ECONOMIC OR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT TARGETS.

And do provide ample evidence (in the form of documents, which you may attach) to support the veracity of your statements. It is up to you to arrive at what you need to present as relevant evidence to convince the panel of judges. No one would know better than you as to what you must provide, so we leave that to you. (Note: The words in the supporting documents will not be counted towards the 500-1,000 word-limit.)

2) Consistency of performance. What steps have you taken to achieve consistency of performance as an individual or as an organisation that has resulted in contributing to one or more of the 18 SOCIO-ECONOMIC OR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT TARGETS? The consistency of performance is in getting your products and services into the market and also in ensuring your organisation’s financial stability and business continuity, irrespective of the influence of external factors, including possible global economic headwinds or the rampaging COVID-19 pandemic? If you are a manufacturer or supplier (distributor, channel partner), for instance, the consistency could be in terms of ensuring the continuity of your supply chain (the steady stream of raw materials for production or assembly, and/or the equally steady stream of finished products to clients). If you are a consultant, to cite another instance, the consistency could be in terms of being able to provide design, specification and supervisory services. In all instances, consistency depends on such virtues, or measures, as vision, adaptability, agility and risk management, to name four.

3) What steps have you taken to retain key personnel – embedded engineering expertise – to be able to offer the kind of products or services of the highest possible quality to be able to contribute to one or more of the 18 SOCIO-ECONOMIC OR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT TARGETS? What HR initiatives have you undertaken to ensure their financial wellbeing?

4) What HR initiatives have you undertaken to ensure the mental and physical wellbeing of the personnel, by fostering a safe work environment through social distancing; work-out-of-home policy, where possible; hygiene in the work environment; regular testing/health check-ups; and establishing unprecedented rules and regulations for health and safety? And equally important, what measures have you taken to ensure they remain motivated to be able to perform with a high degree of consistency, which, in turn, would define the organisation’s ability to profoundly contribute to one or more of the 18 SOCIO-ECONOMIC OR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT TARGETS?

5) Please state briefly why you believe you should win the Award? What have you done that can be characterised as extraordinary/beyond-the-call-of-duty/market-transforming to merit winning the coveted CCA trophy?

Any questions?

If you have any questions while preparing your submission, please write to awards@cpi-industry.com, and a representative of CPI Industry will respond to them within 24 hours, except if a weekend. CPI Industry will compile all questions of a general nature, together with their answers, every 10 days and post them on the Awards Web site, under FAQs.