DCAT Summit at Lugano ’24

DCAT Summit at Lugano ’24

DCAT Sustainability Summit:
The Global Bio/Pharmaceutical Sustainability Imperative

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

Sustainability is now a business imperative. With the environmental bar set ever higher and investors’ expectations rising, sustainability is crucial for supplier selection and evaluation and a must for bio/pharmaceutical companies, CDMOs/CMOs, and other suppliers.

To address both the opportunities and challenges on this topic, the Drug, Chemical & Associated Technologies Association (DCAT) is bringing together high-level business executives and policy leaders for its inaugural two-day conference and networking event to provide specific, concrete, and innovative approaches to resolving sustainability challenges arising in the Bio/Pharmaceutical customer-supplier relationship.

DCAT’s Global Bio/Pharmaceutical Sustainability Imperative will answer that all-important; What do I need to know to stay informed and better understand how the competitive landscape is changing?

  • Climate risks and financial reporting. Get an executive briefing on proposed and new climate-disclosure requirements in financial reporting in Europe and the United States. What does it mean for manufacturers and the supply chain?
  • The European Green Deal. Hear from leading experts on the European Green Deal and the requirements for companies doing business in the EU and across borders. What does it mean for bio/pharma companies and their suppliers?
  • Industry’s Challenges & Solutions. Gain practical insight from industry leaders on how their companies are managing risks, financial impacts, and challenges as they seek to meet their environmental targets. Learn how bio/pharma companies and their suppliers are tackling key issues: common data collection and reporting and best practices for sustainable sourcing. What are the key standards, metrics, and approaches being used in the industry: how will your company be measured?
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“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


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)
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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. 

Hotel Accommodations

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.

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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