DCAT Summit at Lugano Agenda

DCAT Summit at Lugano Agenda

DCAT Sustainability Summit at Lugano, Switzerland

Agenda & Key Takeaways

Speakers to be announced February 2024
(Agenda subject to change)

DAY 1 TUESDAY, MAY 21, 2024
13:30
(1:30 PM)
REGISTRATION
15:00
(3:00 PM)
WELCOME AND OPENING REMARKS
15:15
(3:15 PM)
SUSTAINABILITY & THE BOTTOM LINE

New and proposed rules in the European Union and the United States require companies to disclose climate-related risks and other environmental information in their financial reporting. It is crucial to stay updated on these measures and understand their impact on companies’ business activities, operations, and financial condition. Get an update on these measures and what they mean for large companies and small-to-medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).
Speaker: TBD

16:15
(4:15 PM)
WHAT’S NEXT: THE EUROPEAN GREEN DEAL

The European Commission has adopted a set of proposals to align the European Union’s climate, energy, transport, and taxation policies to help reduce greenhouse gas emissions by at least 55% by 2030, with a goal of zero net emissions of greenhouse gases by 2050. What is the plan for implementation, and what are the related requirements for companies doing business in the EU and across borders? The latest insights from policy leaders and experts.
Speaker: TBD

17:15
(5:15 PM)
COMMUNITY WELCOME

Welcoming Swiss and local officials and their contributions to the event.

17:45
(5:45 PM)
DAY ONE CLOSING REMARKS – DCAT PRESIDENT
18:00
(6:00 PM)
NETWORKING COCKTAIL RECEPTION
DAY 2 WEDNESDAY, MAY 22, 2024
8:30
(8:30 AM)
BREAKFAST AND NETWORKING SESSION
9:30
(9:30 AM)
INDUSTRY SOLUTIONS: A BUY & SELL SIDE VIEW
Bio/pharma companies, CDMOs/CMOs, and other suppliers outline their expectations, strategies, and practical ways of meeting sustainability targets, including value-chain emissions, in the customer–supplier interface. Learn from industry leaders as they articulate processes, risks, challenges, opportunities, and financial impacts.
Speaker: TBD
12:00
(12:00 PM)
LUNCHEON
13:30
(1:30 PM)
INDUSTRY STANDARDS & METRICS: HOW DOES YOUR COMPANY MEASURE UP?

Like other industries, companies in the bio/pharma industry face the challenge of implementing common reporting and metrics to set targets and evaluate sustainability performance. But which industry standards and initiatives are most widely used and carry the most weight from a commercial perspective? Learn about the reporting and metrics that are in play from the leading experts and standard-setting organizations.
Speaker: TBD

14:45
(2:45 PM)
AFTERNOON BREAK AND NETWORKING SESSION
15:15
(3:15 PM)
MAKING IT HAPPEN – FOCUS ON IMPLEMENTATION

How can pharmaceutical and biotech companies and their suppliers develop, implement, and evaluate their sustainability plans most effectively? Gain an “inside-the-trenches” perspective on how industry leaders manage investor expectations, achieve buy-in from management and employees, and navigate supply chain influences. Learn about the latest skill requirements, cost-management approaches, internal compliance, and training methods for achieving sustainability goals while taking supplier relationship management to the next level.
Speaker: TBD

16:30
(4:30 PM)
CLOSING KEYNOTE
17:30
(5:30 PM)
CLOSING REMARKS
19:00
(7:00 PM)
EVENING DINNER RECEPTION
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