South West Emerging Professionals Presentation Competition 2022

The CIHT South West celebrate the very best the region offers across the key areas of highways and transportation. They are open to everyone: members and non-members; small and large organisations; public, private and third sector. 

About the competiton

Showcase your skills, be the best in the South West

The CIHT South West region is excited to bring you the 2022 Presentation Competition!

Being able to present effectively whilst engaging your audience and, subsequently, being able to field challenging technical questions is a key skill for those working in the transportation industry. Whether engaging stakeholders, making a case for investment, or presenting project outputs to your client group, presenting is an essential skill.

If youre an Emerging Professional in the first ten years of your career, were keen to give you a platform to develop your presentation skills, and an opportunity for you to earn some kudos (and a prize!) at the same time.


Whats involved?

We recognise that the transportation industry in the South West is expansive, covering many sectors. This offers a wealth of potential. We dont want to constrain the discussion—this is an opportunity for you to shine, sharing your transport interests.
What we are looking for is:

  • A 150-word abstract outlining the content of your presentation.

  • A 10-minute presentation on an industry-related topic of your choice;

Your presentation will be delivered virtually via an online webinar platform. The audience will include CIHT members who register to watch, and a judging panel comprising David Watkins (Chair) and other members of the South West region committee. Following your presentation the judging panel will ask you questions on your presentation.



What's in it for you?

  • Demonstrate your talents to the South West regions transportation community;

  • Develop your presentation skills and earn confidence in public-speaking;

  • A £250 prize for the winner; and

  • A feature in Transportation Professional magazine.



Great! Please submit a 150-word abstract of your presentation, via the online submission form, by Friday 8 April 2022.

Successful applicants will be contacted to present their submissions at the competition via webinar on the 10 May 2022.