Eastern and Midlands PDN Paper Competition

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The Eastern and Midlands Branch PDN Committee of the Pipelines Industries Guild invites you to the joint regional Paper Competition Final


The PDN Competition has been arranged to provide young professionals with the opportunity to deliver a 15-minute presentation on any subject pertaining to the pipeline industry (Water, Sewerage, Gas, Oil, Tunnelling, Onshore, Offshore, Health and Safety, Land and Environment), followed by a 5-minute Q&A session from a panel of judges.

The panel of judges from the Pipeline Industries Guild and Industry Partners shall award marks based on the following criteria:

· Relevance/potential benefit to the Pipeline Industry

· Originality and professional content of material

· Degree of personal involvement and depth of knowledge demonstrated in specified area

· Quality and enthusiasm of presentation; excitement/engagement and time limits

· Ability to deal with questions

· Presentation delivery and timing


The winner of the competition will win the regional trophy and receive £250, a place in the national final held at The Pipeline Industries Guild Annual Conference and see their work publicised in the Guild’s “In the Pipeline” magazine. 

We will be using the collaboration space in Ansty on the ground floor which will be set this up to accommodate everyone and be as accessible as possible. You are welcome to choose a space within the room which works for you, there won’t be assigned places. There are accessible parking and toilet facilities available on site. Disabled parking bays are available for blue badge holders. If you haven’t been to Ansty before and/or have any questions or concerns about accessibility, please do contact me (daniel.mee@cadentgas.com) or Ansty reception (box.ansty.reception@cadentgas.com) and we will do our best to address your concerns.

The schedule for the event is as follows:

1600 - 1630 Arrivals

1630 - 1640 Opening and intro to event

1640 – 1700 Presentation 1

1700 – 1720 Presentation 2

1720 – 1730 Comfort break

1730 – 1750 Presentation 3

1750 – 1810 Presentation 4

1810 – 1830 Refreshments and networking

1830 – 1845 Key note speech

1845 – 1900 Results, award presentation and close

We would like to thank our event sponsors and hosts, Cadent

About Cadent
Cadent is the UK’s largest gas distribution network with a 200-year legacy. We are in a unique position to build on strong foundations whilst encouraging the curiosity to think differently and the courage to embrace change. Day to day we continue to operate, maintain and innovate the UK’s largest gas network, transporting gas safely and protecting people in an emergency. Our skilled engineers and specialists remain committed to the communities we serve, working day and night to ensure gas reaches 11 million homes from Cumbria to North London and the Welsh borders to East Anglia, to keep your energy flowing.

March 25th, 2024 from  4:00 PM to  7:00 PM
Cadent Gas
Ansty Park
Pilot Way
Coventry, CV7 9JU
United Kingdom