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EVENT PREVIEW: Get ready for DCAT Week in New York this month!

DCAT Week, organised and hosted by the US-based Drug, Chemical & Associated Technologies Association (DCAT), is one of the major international business development events for companies working in the pharmaceutical and related industries. It takes place in March every year as a forum for strategic meetings with key decision-makers, topical educational programmes, and a series of high-level networking opportunities, and attracts a range of senior- and mid-level executive and management delegates from pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical companies, including attendees responsible for third-party/external manufacturing, sourcing, procurement and supply management.

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The interContinental Barclay Hotel in New York

On the supply side, executives and managers from contract development and manufacturing organisations (CDMOs), contract manufacturing organisations (CMOs), and suppliers of raw materials and chemicals, including excipients; intermediates; active pharmaceutical ingredients; custom synthesis; biomanufacturing products and services; formulation development; drug-product manufacturing; packaging materials and contract packaging services; and supply-chain services attend the event. DCAT Week offers companies the opportunity to host private meetings with customers, suppliers and potential business partners in their reserved Business Meeting Spacces and, in addition to these mostly pre-scheduled meetings, a range of other activities and events offer more opportunities for making introductions, having impromptu meetings and establishing further business connections.

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Attending an educational forum during DCAT Week

As well as the business meeting opportunities that form the core of DCAT Week, there are a number of educational programmes that bring together leading industry experts providing current market analyses, advice on best practices, and key insights on the issues impacting and shaping the pharmaceutical/biopharmaceutical industry, its manufacturing value chain, and related business functions, such as sourcing, procurement and supply management, within a schedule of topical sessions that represent an important information resource for attendees.

DCAT Annual Dinner

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DCAT Annual Dinner 2019 keynote speaker Dale Earnhardt Jr

The highlight of DCAT Week is the DCAT Annual Dinner, traditionally (since 1926) held on the Thursday evening. This black-tie dinner is held in the Grand Ballroom of the New York Hilton Hotel and attracts more than 2,000 guests and features notable and famous keynote speakers from a variety of backgrounds, including science, politics, entertainment and sports. This year’s keynote speaker is NASCAR driver Dale Earnhardt Jr, who will talk about the science, technology and teamwork of stock car auto racing and how NASCAR drivers’ physical conditioning, nutrition and other preparations propel them into the elite athlete category often only considered for contact sports such as football, basketball and the like. The DCAT Week Dinner also features comedian, writer, director and producer Jeff Ross with his hilarious stand-up performance to set the tone for the entertaining evening ahead!

DCAT Week schedule-at-a-glance

Sunday, March 17

4:30pm - 6:30pm

Early Badge Pick-Up: DCAT Week Member Name Badges or 93rd DCAT Annual Dinner Badges InterContinental Barclay, 2nd Floor

Monday, March 18

8:00am - 5:00pm

DCAT Member Lounges open

InterContinental Barclay, Empire II (2nd floor)

Omni Berkshire, Juilliard Room (2nd floor)

Lotte NY Palace, Reid Salon (2nd floor)

9:30am - 11:30am

DCAT Member Company Announcement Forum

Lotte NY Palace, Villard Ballroom

Doors open at 9:00 AM for coffee & networking

11:45am - 12:15pm

DCAT Benchmarking Report Executive Summary Presentation

Lotte NY Palace, Villard Ballroom

1:30pm - 4:15pm

Pharma Industry Outlook

InterContinental Barclay, Grand Ballroom

Doors open at 1:00 PM for coffee & networking

4:15pm - 5:45pm

Pharma Industry Outlook Networking Reception

InterContinental Barclay, Empire I

Reception open to program attendees only

8:00pm - 10:00pm

Monday Night Meet-Up: Networking with a Dash of Trivia

InterContinental Barclay, Empire I

A DCAT Members-only event

Tuesday, March 19

6:00am - 8:00am

DCAT Week Central Park Run

Central Park

8:00am - 5:00pm

DCAT Member Lounges open

InterContinental Barclay, Empire II (2nd floor)

Omni Berkshire, Juilliard Room (2nd floor)

Lotte NY Palace, Reid Salon (2nd floor)

8:00am - 4:00pm

Complimentary Professional Headshot Studio open

InterContinental Barclay, Empire I (2nd floor)

8:30am - 9:30am

Executive Insights I: A CEO View: Drug Development, Manufacturing, and New Technologies

InterContinental Barclay, Grand Ballroom

Doors open at 8:00am for coffee & networking

11:00am - 12:00pm

Executive Insights II: The Future of Pharma/Biopharm Manufacturing and Supply

InterContinental Barclay, Grand Ballroom

Doors open at 10:30 AM for coffee & networking

1:30pm - 2:30pm

DCAT Week Keynote Address: Dr. Frances H. Arnold, Nobel Laureate in Chemistry (2018)

InterContinental Barclay, Grand Ballroom

Doors open at 1:00 PM for coffee & networking

4:30pm - 6:30pm

DCAT Member Company Networking Reception

InterContinental Barclay, Grand Ballroom

A DCAT Members-only event

Wednesday, March 20

7:00am - 8:55am

DCAT Women's Networking Breakfast

InterContinental Barclay, Grand Ballroom

7:00 - 7:30am - Juicetails & Networking

7:30 - 8:55am - Breakfast & Keynote Presentation

8:00am - 5:00pm

DCAT Member Lounges open

InterContinental Barclay, Empire II (2nd floor)

Omni Berkshire, Juilliard Room (2nd floor)

Lotte NY Palace, Reid Salon (2nd floor)

8:00am - 4:00pm

Complimentary Professional Headshot Studio open

InterContinental Barclay, Empire I (2nd floor)

9:00am - 11:00am

Sourcing and Procurement: The Next Generation

Marriott East Side, Stuyvesant Room

Doors open at 8:30 AM for coffee & networking

11:30am - 1:30pm

DCAT Volunteer Luncheon

InterContinental Barclay, Grand Ballroom

By invitation only

2:00pm - 4:00pm

Inside Canada: NAFTA 2.0: Trans-Border Trade and the Impact on Pharma Manufacturing and Supply

Marriott East Side, Stuyvesant Room

Doors open at 1:30 PM for coffee & networking

Networking reception will take place from 4:00pm - 5:30pm

3:30pm - 5:15pm

Emerging Pharma: Aligning Regulators, Investors and Suppliers to Assure Successful Drug Development

InterContinental Barclay, Grand Ballroom

Doors open at 3:00 PM for coffee & networking

Networking reception will take place from 5:15pm - 6:15pm

Thursday, March 21

8:00am - 3:00pm

DCAT Member Lounges open

InterContinental Barclay, Empire II (2nd floor)

Omni Berkshire, Juilliard Room (2nd floor)

Lotte NY Palace, Reid Salon (2nd floor)

5:30pm - 6:30pm

Pre-Annual Dinner Reception

New York Hilton, Trianon Ballroom

7:00pm - 9:30pm

93rd DCAT Annual Dinner

New York Hilton, Grand Ballroom

9:30pm - Midnight

Post-Dinner Sponsored Hospitality Events

New York Hilton: 2nd, 3rd & 4th floors

DCAT Week future dates

2020 March 22-28, DCAT Dinner on March 26

2021 March 21-27, DCAT Dinner on March 25

2022 March 20-26, DCAT Dinner on March 24

Further information

For further information on DCAT Week overall contact:

DCAT Headquarters

Drug, Chemical & Associated Technologies Association (DCAT)

One Union St., Suite 208

Robbinsville, NJ, USA 08691

Tel: +1-609-208-1888

Toll free: +1-800-640-DCAT (3228)

And for information about the DCAT Annual Dinner in particular contact:

Katelyn Weeks

CMP, Director of Event Management

Tel: +1-609-208-1888 ext. 7008

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