Life Sciences

The Power of DCAT Week

Pharmaceutical companies and suppliers of ingredients, development and manufacturing services, and related technologies will soon be coming to New York City for DCAT Week (18-21 March 2024). DCAT Week provides attendees with a forum of high-level strategic business meetings with key decision makers, timely education programs and important networking opportunities. DCAT week is organised and hosted annually by the Drug, Chemical & Associated Technologies Association (DCAT), a not-for-profit, member supported, global business development association whose 500 corporate members include innovators and generic drug companies and supplies of ingredients, development and manufacturing services, and related technologies.

Networking opportunities:

See and be seen at DCAT Week

While many of the business meetings taking place during DCAT Week are pre-scheduled, networking events provide countless opportunities for attendees to expand their business network in a more casual, yet intimate environment.

DCAT Member Company Announcement Forum (Monday 18th March):

Kicking off DCAT Week, the DCAT Member Company Announcement Forum is a much-anticipated program at which senior executives from DCAT Member Companies make major news announcements to DCAT Week’s influential attendees and the industry press.

Exclusive to DCAT Member Companies, the DCAT Member Company Announcement Forum is a valuable platform to highlight key news developments from your company occurring in 2024 in the following categories: Mergers and acquisitions (M&A), including post-M&A integration; Significant manufacturing expansions, including updated timelines for completion and launch; Other key corporate strategic developments occurring in 2024 and beyond.

DCAT Week Run & Walk

Join DCAT Members for a scenic course in Central Park during DCAT Week! Explore the park at your own pace with three ways to participate: 2-mile walk, 3-mile run, and 5-mile run.

DCAT Member Company Networking Reception (Tuesday 19th March):  

The industry’s best networking event! The DCAT Member Company Networking Reception brings together DCAT Week attendees for a relaxed evening among colleagues and clients. Attend this special event where you can meet, mingle, and make new contacts. Hundreds of representatives from DCAT Member Companies will set aside time from their busy meeting schedules to attend this important networking event.

DCAT Women’s Networking Breakfast (Wednesday 20th March):

Presented by DCAT’s Alliance for Industry Women CommitteeThe DCAT Women’s Networking Breakfast and its program themes are developed by DCAT’s Alliance for Industry Women, a volunteer committee dedicated to helping women at DCAT Member Companies advance in the pharmaceutical industry by developing resources, programs, and events to support women’s leadership development as well as offering a community for mentorship.

Join the women of the industry for one of the most highly anticipated events of the week, the DCAT Women’s Networking Breakfast! This year’s event will feature an inspiring and insightful keynote from New York Times bestselling author and first team captain of the American Women’s Everest Expedition, Alison Levine.

During her presentation, Alison will share a roadmap to help you scale the peaks you aspire to reach by offering practical, humorous, and often unorthodox advice about how to achieve your potential as a leader. She will touch on her experience in her own career and share lessons of how the journey and wisdom gained along the way are equally crucial to reaching the top.

Key Takeaways:

  • Take steps backward to move forward.
  • Complacency leads to extinction!
  • Understanding the art of high-impact leadership.

In her New York Times bestselling book, “On the Edge: Leadership Lessons from Everest and Other Extreme Environments,” Alison asserts that the principles that apply to extreme adventure also apply to demanding business environments. Attendees will receive a copy complements of our book sponsor, Vetter Pharma International GmbH.

96th DCAT Annual Dinner (Thursday 21st March): The final networking event of the week is a black-tie event not to be missed. A tradition since 1926. Held on the Thursday evening of DCAT Week, the DCAT Annual Dinner features some of the most notable and interesting keynote speakers from a variety of areas including science, politics, entertainment, and sports. The guest speaker for 2024 is Seven-Time American Football World Champion Tom Brady.