General Dinner Information
92nd DCAT Annual Dinner
Thursday, March 22, 2018
New York Hilton Midtown, Grand Ballroom
1335 Avenue of the Americas
New York, New York 10019
5:30 p.m. - Pre-Dinner Reception
7:00 p.m. - Dinner
9:30 p.m. (approximately) - Post-Dinner Hospitality
A Tradition Since 1926
The first annual dinner of the DCAT organization was held in April of 1926 when members determined that an event, such as an annual dinner, would aid them in meeting and getting to know other members of their industry. Nearly a century later, the DCAT organization still hosts this very special black-tie dinner every March in New York City.
Held on the Thursday evening of DCAT Week, the Annual Dinner features some of the most notable and interesting keynote speakers from a variety of areas including science, politics, entertainment and sports. Click here to read more about our 92nd DCAT Annual Dinner speaker, Will Smith.
Reserving a Table
Each year DCAT offers the right of first refusal to current dinner table holders. Due to high demand, we request that if your member company is interested in a table that you contact us and join our waiting list. Information about available tables and individual seating will be made available in December. Current table holders will select tables during our table selection process.
All Annual Dinner guests are invited to attend the Pre-Dinner Reception in the New York Hilton. The Pre-Dinner reception is an excellent way to network and enjoy drinks with other attendees before heading in to the Grand Ballroom for dinner.
When the dinner portion of the evening concludes, Post-Dinner Hospitality is opened! Post-Dinner Hospitality Suites, hosted by DCAT member companies, provide a variety of atmospheres to unwind and network after the dinner has ended. To learn more about Post-Dinner Hospitality Suites, click here.
Interested in hosting a Post-Dinner Hospitality Suite? Contact Nicole DiMattia at email@example.com or +1-609-208-1888 ext. 7012.
The DCAT Annual Dinner is a black-tie event. Gentlemen are required to wear tuxedos and ladies must wear evening or cocktail attire.
Transportation to the New York Hilton via motorcoach is available from all Official DCAT Week Hotels.
Getting to the New York Hilton
Motorcoach service begins at 4:45 p.m. and runs continuously until 6:25 p.m from the designated pick-up locations.
Return Service to all Official DCAT Week Hotels
Return motorcoach service begins at approximately 9:30 p.m. and runs throughout the evening until 12:30 a.m.
Pick-up Locations & Schedule
Please check back for details in February 2018.
The DCAT organization has secured a block of sleeping rooms at a discounted rate of $299 per night plus taxes and fees for guests of the DCAT Annual Dinner.
To make reservations: Visit the New York Hilton Midtown DCAT online reservation website, or call 1-800-445-8667 and reference group code DCAT.