Member Company Announcement Forum Podium Time Criteria

Apply to Present Major Company News Impacting the Business of Pharmaceutical Development & Manufacturing

Date: Monday, March 19, 2018
Time: 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM (Doors open at 9:00 AM for coffee and networking)
Location: InterContinental Barclay, Grand Ballroom
Application deadline: February 2, 2018

This is a complimentary opportunity for DCAT member companies who are selected to present.

The DCAT Member Company Announcement Forum is an important platform for DCAT member companies to make major news announcements on strategy developments, mergers and acquisitions (M&A), post-M&A integration, and significant manufacturing expansion activity during DCAT Week. 

To accomodate the standing-room-only crowds, the event will be relocated to the Grand Ballroom at the InterContinental Barclay. Industry press and DCAT Week attendees are invited to attend.

Who Can Apply

Registered DCAT member companies may request podium time as outlined below.

Podium Time Presentation Criteria

Presentation: The presentation must be a recent major company announcement (Jan. 2018-March 2018) that covers one of the following:

  • Corporate strategy developments
  • Merger and acquisitions (M&A), including post-M&A integration
  • Significant manufacturing expansion, including updated timelines for completion and launch

Presentations must:

  • Explain the strategic rationale for the news development to provide context
  • Be informative, not promotional
  • Be specific as to the news development; for example, manufacturing investments should provide amount of the investment (dollar amount and/or amount of  capacity addition)
  • Not include general information such as a listing of company capabilities or company descriptions

Examples of presentations that will not be considered:

  • New product announcement
  • Progression of a drug candidate or a drug-development program
  • Overview and/or trends of a specific market
  • Acquisition/expansion prior to January 2018 that does not include updated timelines
  • Internal company reorganization

Presentation Length: Maximum of 10 minutes, inclusive of Q&A. DCAT will provide a DCAT Week PowerPoint template that must be used for slide presentations.

Presenter: The presenter must be a senior executive of a registered DCAT member company in corporate management or operations related to the announcement. The presentation may not be made by marketing, sales, business development, or communication professionals.

Interested in Presenting at the Podium?

Companies interested in requesting podium time may do so by filing an online application that identifies the topic to be presented, the presenter (name and title), and brief description of the announcement no later than February 2, 2018.

Applications are reviewed by DCAT's Announcement Oversight Task Force for consideration for inclusion in the Forum. Company contacts will be advised on the status of their application no later than February 9, 2018. DCAT reserves the right to limit the number of slots for podium time and does not guarantee that every request will receive podium time.

Podium Time Application                  

Questions? Contact Erin Sanders, Sr. Communications & Technology Specialist, +1-609-208-1888, ext. 7001, or

Presenter Bonus: DCAT Value Chain Insights Special Edition

In addition to the Member Company Announcement Forum, a Special Edition of DCAT Value Chain Insights offers you an opportunity to share important company news with our readers in its weekly newsletter and on on April 4, 2018.

For presenters, DCAT will report a brief summary (no more than 500 words) with a photo of the presenter for each forum presentation. DCAT member companies not making a podium presentation at the DCAT Member Company Announcement Forum may submit press releases for editorial consideration. 

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