The DCAT organization has three member lounges:
Both DCAT and the member companies who sponsor these lounges, the WiFi and beverage service, expect members to utilize this space for a break between meetings - to have a coffee, check email or just relax during what is often a hectic few days. We all look forward to meeting you there for those purposes.
The lounges cannot be utilized for customer or client meetings. Since there can be no guarantee of privacy, member companies doing so put their critical business information at risk. From an organizational perspective, it can also raise the perception that there is intent to share confidential information with other member companies, which is in direct conflict with our bylaws and antitrust policy.
In order to protect both our members and the organization, we must request that you do not hold business meetings in the DCAT Member Lounges. If we perceive that a member is conducting a business meeting in the lounge, our staff will be forced to ask them to leave. We would hate to put any of our member companies in such an uncomfortable position, so we appreciate your understanding in advance.
Thank you for your cooperation.
The Drug, Chemical & Associated Technologies Association (DCAT) is a not-for-profit, 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. We are committed to provide programs, events and services that help our members meet their business objectives, expand their network of customers and suppliers, and gain insight into industry trends, markets, and those issues impacting pharmaceutical development and manufacturing.