Member Company Announcement Forum Presentation Tips

The presentations at the DCAT Member Company Announcement Forum are informative and factual, akin to an investor presentation, not a marketing or client presentation. Here are some tips and samples to help you put together an impactful presentation.

Presentation Tips:

  • ​Based on a 10 minute presentation, limit the number of slides to five or six slides plus the cover slide and final contact slide. Rule of thumb is to not have more than 1 slide per 2 minutes of presentation.
     
  • Be specific as to the news development; for example, manufacturing investments should provide amount of the investment (dollar amount and/or amount of capacity addition.

  • Lead your presentation with the news development. The audience is well-informed and knowledgeable about companies and is first interested in the news development not a listing of company capabilities. Explain the strategic rationale for the news development to provide context.

  • Do not include general information such as a listing of company capabilities or company descriptions

  • Presentations may not include promotional language. Presentations should include only factual language.

  • Utilize the DCAT Week PowerPoint template provided by DCAT

Presentation Samples

For guidance, below are samples for two types of news development: (1) manufacturing expansion and (2) integration post merger or acquisition

Sample 1:  Expansion Announcement

DCAT will provide a DCAT Week PowerPoint template that must be used for slide presentations. Do not include slides with company history, description, capabilities, or promotional content.

Slide #1: Cover Slide – include name of presenter, title, and company

Slide #2: Announcement of Expansion with detailed bullet points

  • Size of expansion
  • Amount of investment
  • Type of manufacturing involved

Slides #3-6:

  • Rationale for the expansion/investment
  • Timeline for completion and start-up
  • Explanation of how the expansion fits into the company’s overall development and manufacturing network 

Final Slide: Contact information regarding the announcement (as there will be no Q&A)

Sample 2: M&A Integration News Update Announcement

DCAT will provide a DCAT Week PowerPoint template that must be used for slide presentations. Do not include slides with company history, description, capabilities, or promotional content.

Slide #1: Cover Slide – include name of presenter, title, and company

Slide #2:  Snapshot view with background info on the merger or acquisition:   

  • Date and amount of merger or acquisition
  • Overall strategic rationale for the merger or acquisition
  • Pro forma or combined revenues of the combined company
  • Capabilities/product areas added by the acquisition
  • Manufacturing facilities added by the acquisition
  • Total manufacturing sites and employees post-integration

Slides #3-6:

  • Completion date of merger or acquisition
  • Integration targets: cost synergies and timeline for integration
  • How is the acquired or merged company being integrated and where does it fit in the organization? Any new organization of the company post integration?
  • Describe in more detail the development and manufacturing facilities acquired and how they fit into the acquirer company’s existing footprint

Final Slide: Contact information regarding the announcement (as there will be no Q&A)