Annual Dinner FAQs

How can my company reserve a table for the Annual Dinner?

Each year, DCAT offers the right of first refusal to current dinner table holders. Tables in the Grand Ballroom Zone 1, Zone 2 and Zone 3 are currently not on sale for the 95th DCAT Annual Dinner. More information will be made available soon. Tables are only available for purchase by Registered Member Companies of the DCAT organization.

Can non-members attend the dinner?

Non-members are welcome to attend the DCAT Annual Dinner as guests of table holding member companies. Non-members are also able to purchase individual seats at the dinner, based on availability after members have purchased their tickets. Only DCAT Member Companies are able to purchase full tables at the dinner.

Do I need to pre-register the guests who will be at our table?

Yes, all guests who attend the event need to be pre-registered by the Designated Table Contact using the DCAT Annual Dinner System. More information in regards to pre-registration will be available soon.

I was invited as a guest to attend the dinner. How do I receive my dinner badge?

The designated dinner table contact for the company hosting your table will have your Annual Dinner Badge, unless he or she has contacted the DCAT Office to make other arrangements.

I am the designated dinner table contact. Where can I pick up my table’s Annual Dinner Badges?

Designated dinner table contacts can pick up their table’s dinner badges during DCAT Week at the DCAT Office. In addition, dinner table contacts will also have the opportunity to pick up dinner badges at Early Badge Pick up on the Sunday before DCAT Week. More information for designated dinner table contacts will be made available soon.

Who will be the 95th DCAT Annual Dinner speaker?

The 95th DCAT Annual Dinner Speaker will be announced later this year. Learn more about past DCAT Annual Dinner speakers by clicking here.

How can I make changes to the guests I have registered for my table?

The designated table contact should use the DCAT online dinner system to add or change dinner guests. More information will be made available soon.

Does the DCAT Annual Dinner offer vegetarian options?

Yes, vegetarian meals are available. The designated table contact can indicate the request for a vegetarian meal for their guests when they enter them into the online dinner system.

My guests need hotel accommodations. Will DCAT have a room block at the New York Hilton?

Yes. More details about room rates at the New York Hilton Midtown will be made available soon.

Will there be a pre-dinner reception?

Yes, the DCAT organization is pleased to host a complimentary pre-dinner reception for all Annual Dinner guests. More information will be made available soon.

Will there be post-hospitality events following the dinner?

Yes, more information will be made available soon.

Will DCAT be providing transportation to the New York Hilton from Official DCAT Week Hotels again?

Yes, the DCAT organization is pleased to provide complimentary shuttle buses for all Annual Dinner guests to and from select Official DCAT Week Hotels. More information will be made available soon.