The PIEoneer Awards 2022 will be held on Friday 9th September at London's historic Guildhall.
There will also be a virtual awards platform, so delegates who can't join us live on the night can watch all the action as it happens, and network with delegates, finalists, sponsors and judges.
Our event platform will be open from Wednesday 7th - Tuesday 13th September. All guests, whether they are attending in-person or virtually, will be able to connect and network with other guests during this period via online chat and video meetings.
Virtual guests will watch a live stream of the awards ceremony and will be able to take part in a speed networking session while in-person guests are eating their meal. We will also be running two group networking sessions, one before and one after the awards ceremony, dates and times TBC.
Details of how to access the event platform will be emailed to all attendees prior to 9th September.
Address and directions
Timings for in-person guests (BST) - subject to change
18:00 Drinks reception
19:10 Dinner and awards presentations
Timings for virtual guests (BST) - subject to change
19:45 Welcome, speeches and Part 1 of awards presentation
20:30 Speed networking via our event platform
21:10 Part 2 of awards presentation
We will be updating our Covid safety measures closer to the event date, according to the guidelines at that time.
Evening wear/dress to impress. Lots of people will be wearing black tie, but this isn't compulsory. It will be a very glamorous evening, so do get dressed up!
We are not issuing tickets – please give your name to our team at the registration desk on arrival and they will check you in.
To get involved with the event action on Twitter and Instagram in the run-up to the event and on the night itself, please use the #PIEoneers22 hashtag.
Accommodation The following hotels are all located close to the Guildhall. To book a room, please contact the hotels directly:
Apex London Wall Hotel
Travelodge London Central (3*)
Travelodge London City (3*)
Thistle City Barbican (3*)
Club Quarters, Gracechurch (4*)
Indigo Tower Bridge (4*)
Novotel Tower Bridge (4*)
Grange St Pauls (5*)
The Montcalm at The Brewery (5*)
Entry to the Awards is via the Art Gallery entrance – look for the orange carpet as you come into the courtyard! Please don’t follow Google maps as it will take you to the North Wing. For further instructions on how to get to Guildhall, see http://bit.ly/guildhalldirections.
Cloakroom The cloakroom and toilets are located close to the entrance to the Art Gallery - please leave your coat/bag there before you head to registration and the drinks reception. Our staff will be on hand to direct you.
Important information for finalists
Should you win an award, your name will be announced by the presenter and you will need to make your way to the stage. Access to the stage will be from the right-hand side (as you face it), but our staff will be on-hand to guide you. On reaching the stage, you will be handed your award and congratulated by the presenter. You will then have your photograph taken with the award presenter. Please exit the stage from the same side you walked on, through the side door which is located on the stage. You will then have another photograph taken and be shown back to your seat.
Due to time restrictions, only the winners of the 'PIEoneer of the year' and ‘Outstanding contribution to the industry’ awards are able to make 2-minute acceptance speech. Once the awards ceremony and dinner has finished, all award winners should come to the stage in the Great Hall for a group photograph.