For Annual Dinner Guests

Thursday, March 24, 2022 • 7:00 - 9:30 PM
New York Hilton Midtown - Grand Ballroom
1335 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10019
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Please review our COVID-19 protocols here.

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

Thanks to the kind sponsorship of our friends at Adare Pharma Solutions, the DCAT organization is pleased to host a complimentary Pre-Dinner Reception for all Annual Dinner guests starting at 6 PM, on the 3rd floor of the New York Hilton Midtown (West Promenade area, directly outside the Grand Ballroom).

Annual Dinner Transportation

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

Pick-up Locations

Boarding locations from these hotels:

InterContinental Barclay - 111 East 48th Street (main entrance)

The Benjamin Hotel - 125 East 50th Street entrance

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

View a map of Official DCAT Week Hotels here.

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 6:30 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

After the Annual Dinner, DCAT provides shuttle bus transportation from the New York Hilton to the original boarding locations:

InterContinental Barclay - 111 East 48th Street (main entrance)

The Benjamin Hotel - 125 East 50th Street entrance

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

Please use the 54th Street exit door of the New York Hilton for return transportation to your pick-up location.

Shuttle Buses will continuously loop and transport dinner guests beginning at 9:30 PM until 12:30 AM. View a map of Official DCAT Week Hotels here.

When boarding, please go to the first bus in line. The bus driver will ask for your destination of one of the four designated stops. DCAT staff will be there to assist and direct.

Each coach will return only to the designated pick-up locations. 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.

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Additional Information

Book a room at the New York Hilton

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Attire

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:

Vaccine Mandates Lifted in New York City - Effective March 7, 2022, Key to NYC COVID-19 protocols have been lifted. Proof of vaccination will no longer be required to enter Official DCAT Week Hotels and DCAT hosted areas of the InterContinental, Lotte NY Palace, and Hilton Hotels during DCAT Week. Please review our updated COVID-19 protocols here. See here for more Health & Safety Protocols at DCAT Week 2022 and here for DCAT Member Name Badge Policy.