FAQs

DCAT Week FAQs

What is DCAT Week?

DCAT Week is the premier business development event for companies engaged in pharmaceutical development and manufacturing and related industries. It is organized and hosted by the Drug, Chemical & Associated Technologies Association (DCAT), a not-for-profit, member-supported, global business development association whose unique membership model integrates both innovator and generic drug manufacturers and suppliers of ingredients, development and manufacturing services, and related technologies. Held annually in March, DCAT Week ensures that members have a forum for high-level strategic meetings with key decision makers, timely educational programs, and important networking opportunities. Learn More

Where will DCAT Week 2023 be held?

DCAT Week is held annually in New York City. DCAT Week 2023 will be held March 20-23. DCAT Week activities and Business Meeting Spaces are located in all Official DCAT Week Hotels. More information will be made available soon.

Can my company set up a booth at DCAT Week?

DCAT Week is not a tradeshow and does not offer booth space. Registered DCAT Member Companies reserve Business Meeting Space located in Official DCAT Week Hotels to privately conduct business meetings behind closed doors throughout the week.

To learn more about Business Meeting Spaces, click here.

What is Business Meeting Space and how can my company reserve it?

The DCAT organization contracts spaces in numerous hotels throughout Midtown Manhattan for use by Company Members during DCAT Week. These spaces are break-out rooms, suites, and hotel rooms converted into meeting rooms. Members reserve these rooms and have the right of first refusal for the same space the following year.

All reservations for Business Meeting Space must be made through the DCAT Office. To reserve business meeting space in Official DCAT Week Hotels, you must be a DCAT member company. For more information, click here.

Questions about Business Meeting Space? Contact Mikaela Venice (mvenice@dcat.org) at 856-388-2971.

In which hotels will the DCAT Office and Member Lounges be located?

More information on the DCAT Office and Member Lounges for DCAT Week 2023 will be made available soon.

In which hotels do DCAT Week education programs and networking events take place?

Most education programs and networking events will be held at the InterContinental Barclay. The 95th DCAT Annual Dinner (including Pre-Dinner Reception and Post-Hospitality Events) will be held at the New York Hilton Midtown.

What is the Cancellation and Refund Policy?

If you would like to cancel your registration for any or all DCAT Week education programs and/or networking events, and receive a full refund of your payment, you must contact Josetty Bouillon by email (jbouillon@dcat.org) or by phone (856-388-2973). Requests for cancellation are subject to a processing fee or a deduction based on food and beverage guarantees made to the venue. All refunds will be made via the payment method in which they were received. Please allow 7 to 10 business days for credit cards and 14 business days for checks. For more information on cancellations, refunds, or substitutions, click here.

Can my company participate in DCAT Week if we aren't a member?

DCAT membership is not required to attend meetings with any of our Member Companies in their private Business Meeting Spaces. For 2023, only DCAT Member Companies may register to attend DCAT Week Education Programs. Non-members are restricted from obtaining Member Name Badges, using the Member Lounges, attending the Membership Reception, and from purchasing a table at the DCAT Annual Dinner. Also, non-member guests cannot register for the Women’s Networking Breakfast.

It is also important to note that the DCAT organization is a not-for-profit business development association that relies solely on the support of our member companies to organize DCAT Week each year. Without our members’ support via the annual membership dues, this important event would not exist for the pharmaceutical manufacturing community.

If your company plans to attend DCAT Week and you are not a DCAT Member Company, we strongly encourage you become one ahead of time. PLEASE NOTE: The membership application for the 2022 DCAT fiscal year is now closed. We do not enroll new members during DCAT Week.

To learn more about membership, click here.

How do I know if my company is a DCAT member?

You can visit our Member Directory on DCAT's website to find your company name, or contact DCAT Director of Membership Services Lauryn Kuna at lkuna@dcat.org or (856) 388-2968.

How can my company become a member?

Click here to learn more about membership (PLEASE NOTE: The membership application for the 2022 DCAT fiscal year is now closed). For specific questions or inquiries, contact Lauryn Kuna, DCAT Director, Membership Services, at lkuna@dcat.org or 856-388-2968.

How do I register for DCAT Week?

More information about online and onsite registration for DCAT Week 2023 will be made available soon.

How can I be identified as a DCAT Member Company?

DCAT is committed to enhancing member visibility at DCAT Week and is pleased to provide members-only badges. Employees of DCAT Member Companies can pre-register for Member Name Badges online or onsite at the DCAT Office/Member Lounges (more information for 2023 will be made available soon). Separate from the Annual Dinner badges, Member Name Badges can be used all week to increase visibility and show your valued support for DCAT. To learn more, click here.

 

How do I plan meetings with other companies at DCAT Week?

Meetings for DCAT Week are predetermined by each company and DCAT does not schedule the meetings for its members. To help members plan their meeting schedule, DCAT provides the following resources:

  • DCAT Week Mobile App - Offers a networking feature for attendees to login and connect with each other directly through the app.
  • DCAT Week Meeting Locator - Lets attendees know in which hotel DCAT Member Companies have Business Meeting Space during DCAT Week, making it easy to plan meetings

In addition, networking receptions, education programs, and the member lounges provide casual opportunities to meet and dialogue with high-level industry professionals.