Podium Time Application
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The DCAT Member Company Announcement Forum consists of short presentations of no more than 10 minutes by senior executives from registered DCAT member companies highlighting recent major company news that may cover the following:

> Key corporate strategy developments for 2019
Mergers and acquisitions (M&A), including post M&A integration; or 
Significant manufacturing expansions, including updated timelines
   for completion and launch.

Note that M&A and expansion announcements prior to January 2019 must include updated timelines/milestones to occur in 2019 or in the case of M&A announcements, updates of post M&A integration occurring in 2019.

Presentations must:

> Be informative and factual, akin to an investor presentation, not a marketing or 
   client presentation.       
Be specific as to the news development (i.e., manufacturing investments should
   provide dollar amount of the investment and/or of the capacity addition).
> Lead with the news development and explain the strategic rationale to
   provide context.
> Do not include general information such as company descriptions or capabilities.

Presenter: A senior executive from 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.

Presentation Length: Maximum of 10 minutes. As there will be no Q&A following the presentation, we recommed including a contact information slide at the end of the presentation. DCAT will provide a DCAT Week PowerPoint template to be used for slide presentations.

Application Deadline: February 4, 2019

Applications are reviewed by the Announcement Oversight Task Force for consideration for inclusion in the Forum. DCAT reserves the right to limit the number of slots for podium time and does not guarantee that every request will receive podium time.

As an extra bonus, DCAT will report a brief summary (no more than 500 words) with a photo of the presenter for each Forum presentation in a Special Edition of DCAT Value Chain Insights (to be posted on the DCAT Value Chain Insights website, www.DCATvci.org, and delivered electronically on April 10, 2019). 

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

What type of announcement will your company be making?

Manufacturing Expansion
Merger & Acquisition, including post-M&A integration