I am not familiar with Dragon's Den (I'm aware of the principle, though), nor this competition. However, I'd take a wild guess and say that you need to have your pitch down tight, The one sentence version. The one paragraph version.
Also, research all the publishers and agents who are going to be there. Understand what theya re looking for, their specific interests. Plan every detail of how you'll interact with all those of interest,
And, somewhere in all that frenetic activity, rembeber to breathe.
Working on pitch versions but yes, specifically researching each of the publishers and agents, a big task but good to do. If I can get a sense of what they look for, perhaps can tailor the pitch per agent.
a lot of work to prepare to make the most of this great opportunity.
oh yes, lol, and remember to breathe. I must remember to do that.
Well done, Mike, All the above is good advice. I'd add, see if there are any writers represented by the agents that you like and/or whose work is comparable to yours. That's a point to make during your interactions with the appropriate ones, subtle but nice and clear.
Congratulations! I've never been there but, I'd say it's important that your enthusiasm for your book and an upbeat nature need to shine through. People prefer to work wth those who have energy and are both engaging and committed. Best of luck.