Are we guaranteed to be on the short list if we entered or buy a Gala table?
We have worked hard over many years to create and sustain a truly trustable and fair industry awards for the sector where only hard business results count and no favours are shown in any way, unlike most industry awards. That was our aim, along with building the best possible business event.
Is it compulsory to buy a Gala ticket to enter the awards?
Not at all, the awards are total free entry without any hooks, if entrants would like to attend the Gala in case of success, we’ll be pleased to assist. Full info on our Book Tickets page.
Do short-listed candidates get free or discounted Gala tickets?
As a rule, no. The awards are free to enter but not everything can be free, we hope the appeal and value of the CEEQA Gala speaks for itself after 19 years – and particularly for short-listed entrants. However we do make some exceptions for local companies that have never been short-listed before, just email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to enquire.
How many seats at a table?
Usually ten seats per table, however we can make exceptions for 11 guests with sufficient notice if an additional ticket is purchased. We don’t recommend at all trying 12 seats at a table.
If we buy a company table can we bring an advertising roll-up?
Absolutely no. Not even our biggest commercial sponsors and partners are allowed to bring roll-ups, which is what has kept the aesthetic and mood of the CEEQA Gala uniquely special.
If we buy an individual ticket, or a few individual tickets but not a whole table, where will we be seated?
You will be placed at a mixed table with care and sensitivity to your networking needs. Sponsored tables naturally get preferential location to mixed tables, and we reserve the right to seat guests appropriately according to date of booking, etc, however as we know almost everyone in the market well and who they would prefer – or prefer not – to site next to, we tend to get it right and have had very few complaints over 16 years.
What is the schedule/itinerary of the evening?
It’s very simple – the Champagne Reception starts at 6.30pm, followed by the Dinner & Awards Ceremony around 8.00pm, followed by the famous CEEQA after-party from 10pm approx. until late. Very late.
What time does the event start?
As is widely advertised the doors open at 6.30pm on 15 May for the Champagne Reception, we recommend arriving before 7pm to avoid a scrum at coat check and registration.
What time does the awards ceremony start?
Dinner starts at 8pm approx. and the awards ceremony is run concurrently during dinner, we strongly recommend arriving well before as the Champagne Reception is something not to be missed, as much as the famous CEEQA afterparty.
What time does the event end?
Very late. Certainly not before 3am.
What entertainment will there be?
Last time out gala guests were be treated to a live concert by Heather Small of M People, the 2024 star guest is UK chart topping band ATOMIC KITTEN. It promises to be spectacular. For more info visit the CEEQA24 Gala page.