For Annual Dinner Guests

Thursday, March 26, 2020
New York Hilton Midtown, Grand Ballroom
1335 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10019
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5:30PM - 6:30PM: Pre-Annual Dinner Reception
7:00PM - 9:30PM: 94th DCAT Annual Dinner
9:30PM - midnight: Post-Dinner Sponsored Hospitality Events

Annual Dinner Badge Information

An Annual Dinner Badge is required to attend the 94th DCAT Annual Dinner. The Designated Annual 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. 

Pre-Dinner Reception

All Annual Dinner guests are invited to attend the Pre-Dinner Reception, sponsored by Alcami, in the New York Hilton from 5:30-6:30 PM. 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. 

Annual Dinner Transportation

Thanks to the kind sponsorship of our friends at X-GEN Pharmaceuticals, Inc., the DCAT organization is pleased to provide complimentary shuttle buses for all Annual Dinner guests to and from select Official DCAT Week Hotels.

Pick-up Locations

Recommended boarding locations from area hotels:

InterContinental Barclay - East 49th Street Exit

The Benjamin Hotel - East 50th Street Entrance

Lotte New York Palace - East 51st Street Entrance (Pomme Restaurant Side)

Omni Berkshire Place - East 52nd Street Entrance

Transportation Schedule to the Annual Dinner

DCAT’s private buses to the Annual Dinner will begin boarding at 4:45 PM at each pick-up location and will run on a continuous loop. The last pick-up will be at 6:25 PM. There will be a DCAT bus attendant at each location, and each bus will have DCAT signage in the front window.

If you are planning to walk to the New York Hilton from Midtown hotels, please allow 20 minutes to arrive.

Transportation Schedule after the Annual Dinner

DCAT will be providing transportation from the New York Hilton to the Official DCAT Week Hotels after the annual dinner. Buses will depart after the DCAT Annual Dinner beginning at approximately 9:30 PM and will continue to do so until 12:30 AM. Please use the 54th Street exit door of the New York Hilton for return transportation to your pick-up location.

Please ask the bus attendant which bus to board to get you to your proper hotel area. Each bus will return only to the designated pick-up locations as stated above. No additional stops are permitted.

Post-Dinner Hospitality Events

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. DCAT Annual Dinner Badges will grant dinner guests entry to the Post-Dinner Hospitality events.


Additional Information

Book a room at the New York Hilton

DCAT has secured a block of rooms for dinner guests at a discounted rate of $309 per night plus taxes and fees. Reservations can be made here, or by calling the hotel directly at 1-800-445-8667 and referencing "DCAT."


The DCAT Annual Dinner is a black-tie event. Gentlemen are required to wear tuxedos and ladies must wear evening or cocktail attire.

Tuxedo rental:

Ladies' formal wear rental: Rent the Runway