DCAT Week, held annually each March in New York, is a key global industry event for companies engaged in phar- maceutical development and manufacturing. Organized
by the Drug, Chemical & Associated Technology Association
(DCAT), a global business development association composed of
pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical companies and suppliers
of ingredients, development and manufacturing services, and related technologies, DCAT Week brings together DCAT members
for high-level strategic meetings, networking events, and industry education programs.
DCAT Week is the flagship event of DCAT, and building on its
success, DCAT is introducing new venues, services, and programs
during DCAT Week ’ 17 (March 20-23, 2017) to provide further
opportunities for its more than 400 corporate members to expand
their business network of customers, suppliers, and colleagues as
well as gain valuable industry knowledge. Here is a look at what
is new for DCAT Week ’ 17.
NAVIGATING THE NEIGHBORHOOD
Due to the closing of the Waldorf Astoria for renovations, the organization has relocated its DCAT Week headquarters to the InterContinental Barclay and transitioned members that previously held
meeting space at the Waldorf to surrounding hotels in the Midtown
East Side Manhattan neighborhood—a map of the neighborhood
and hotels is at the DCAT website, https://dcat.org/Hotels.htm.
The hotels in the expanded list offer many conveniences, such as
updated rooms, amenities, and technologies for business meetings
as well as expected reduced wait times for elevators.
In addition, to help attendees plan their busy DCAT Week
meeting schedule within the expanded DCAT Week neighborhood, the DCAT organization has created several useful tools.
The DCAT Week Mobile App will help attendees locate DCAT
member companies and get real-time directions, communicate
with other attendees, receive event notifications, schedule an
Uber ride, or make a dinner reservation using Open Table.
The DCAT Week Member Company Meeting Locator, available on the DCAT website at https://dcat.org/Locator.htm and
at the DCAT Week Mobile App, lists the hotels where member
companies have meeting space.
So that members can still tell their customers or suppliers to
“meet me at the clock,” each of the Official DCAT Week Hotel
lobbies will have a clock stand, continuing the tradition of the
famous clock at the Waldorf Astoria and providing a visible landmark to meet up with colleagues.
In addition to the private meetings held in business meeting
spaces, DCAT Week offers a variety of opportunities for members
to expand their business network through impromptu meetings
and networking events.
DCAT Week ’ 17
Growth Brings New Opportunities
New venues, services and programs await DCAT Week attendees
Margaret M. Timony
DCAT Executive Director