DCAT Sustainability Summit: The Global Bio/Pharmaceutical Sustainability Imperative

May 21-22, 2024 • Lugano Convention Centre (Palazzo dei Congressi), Lugano, Switzerland

The Drug, Chemical & Associated Technologies Association (DCAT) is pleased to welcome Nili Gilbert, CFA, CAIA, as the Keynote Speaker of the DCAT Sustainability Summit. Ms. Gilbert is the Vice Chairwoman of Carbon Direct, a leader in scaling carbon management into a global industry through climate investment, technology, and client advisory.

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Summit Overview

Sustainability is now a key requirement in supplier selection and evaluation. DCAT’s inaugural two-day conference and networking event in Lugano, Switzerland, is bringing together high-level executives to examine the opportunities, challenges, and solutions in meeting rising requirements in sustainability in the bio/pharmaceutical customer–supplier relationship.

When you sit down with your customers or with your suppliers, what do you need to know to stay informed and better understand how the competitive landscape is changing?

DCAT’s Global Bio/Pharmaceutical Sustainability Imperative Summit will answer that all-important question. Key topics to be addressed:

  • Sustainability & The Bottom Line: Proposed and new climate-disclosure requirements in financial reporting in Europe and the United States are coming into play: What does it mean for manufacturers and the supply chain?
  • The European Green Deal: What is the impact of this major policy initiative on companies doing business in the European Union and cross-border?
  • Industry Solutions: How are bio/pharma companies and suppliers addressing the practical challenges of doing business in this new era of sustainability? Gain practical insight from industry leaders on how their companies are managing risks and financial impacts, tackling the challenge of common data collection and reporting, and applying best practices for sustainable sourcing. Learn of the key standards, metrics, and approaches being used in the industry: how does your company measured up?

Thank you to our sponsors

DCAT Member Registration

  • 775 CHF + VAT

Non DCAT Member Registration

  • 1’195 CHF + VAT

Registration includes the following:

  • Access to all Education Sessions
  • Networking Cocktail Reception (Tuesday evening)
  • Morning Breakfast and Afternoon Luncheon (Wednesday)
  • Dinner Reception (Wednesday evening)

DCAT has partnered with Amiconi Consulting SA for the Summit and you will be redirected to their site to register, book your hotel and process payments. 


DCAT has partnered with Amiconi Consulting SA as the official housing agency of the summit and has blocked a contingent of hotel rooms in several hotels to guarantee accommodation for all Summit participants. Selected hotels have different star ratings, positions, and prices to meet the different needs of each participant.

Hotel rooms are available from Monday, May 20, 2024 to Thursday, May 23, 2024.

Rooms are offered on a first come first served basis, we recommend participants to book their accommodation as soon as possible in order to find the best accommodation for them. A deposit of 50% of the total cost is required at confirmation.


Sponsorship opportunities for the exciting Inaugural DCAT event in Europe are limited and selling fast. Click here to learn more or email the DCAT Director of Member Services at lkuna@dcat.org.

For additional information on the Summit at Lugano, please email info@dcat.org

“Sustainability is much more than just a buzzword for pharmaceutical companies and CDMOs. For many companies in this industry, sustainability has become a major focus area, and the industry is already making great progress. We look forward to attending The Summit in Lugano to connect with the DCAT Member Community, share what Siegfried is doing and to learn from other industry thought leaders what they are doing about this important topic.”

Luca Dalla Torre, Chief Legal Officer, Siegfried

“At Curia, leaders from Business Development, as well as those that lead our Procurement / Partnering decisions, will be attending what promises to be an outstanding learning and networking opportunity.  DCAT’s Summit at Lugano, Switzerland is the first of its kind and is a tremendous opportunity to access industry front runners and thought leadership on the topic of sustainability.  Engaging with leaders who are already doing the work, seeing results, facing challenges and coming to share their best practices will be invaluable to organizations of all sizes who are just now beginning to face this topic head on.  It’s our belief that the quality of future deals will be driven by a full appreciation of the complexity of the supply chain under the light of sustainable manufacturing for the long run.  DCAT’s Summit at Lugano will afford all who attend an opportunity to help forge our path towards that sustainability.”

Christopher Conway, President, R&D, Curia
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