Thursday, March 23, 2017
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
New York Hilton
1335 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10019
We are pleased to announce that our guest speaker for the 91st DCAT Annual Dinner will be David Cameron, Former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. In addition, the evening will feature special guest Craig Ferguson, Emmy Award-Winning TV Host and Comedian! Read more.
Getting to the New York Hilton
Shuttle Service: 4:45pm – 6:25pm
Buses and sprinter vans will transport dinner guests to the New York Hilton from all Official DCAT Week Hotels.
Return Service to all Official DCAT Week Hotels
Shuttle Service: Starts at approximently 9:30pm and runs throughout the evening until 12:30am.
Pick-up Locations & Schedule
Please check back for details in February 2017.
During DCAT Week, please consult the Pocket Guide and Annual Dinner Booklet, digital displays in our official hotels, and the DCAT Week Mobile App.
Each year DCAT offers the right of first refusal to current dinner table holders. All designated table contacts of member companies who held tables at the 90th DCAT Annual Dinner in March of 2016 have been contacted about the 2017 table registration and transition process.
A diagram of the ballroom of the NY Hilton and the DCAT Board of Directors approved policy for the transition of Annual Dinner Tables from the Waldorf Astoria to the NY Hilton can be found under Annual Dinner tab.
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 is usually made available in December. Please contact Diane Packard at +1-800-640-DCAT or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The DCAT Annual Dinner is a black-tie event. Gentlemen are required to wear tuxedos and ladies must wear evening or cocktail attire.
For Men: Baldwin Formal Wear, +1-212-245-8190
For Ladies: Rent the Runway, +1-800-509-0842
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.
Recent Annual Dinner Speakers
The Drug, Chemical & Associated Technologies Association (DCAT) is a not-for-profit, global business development association whose unique membership model integrates both innovator and generic drug manufacturers and suppliers of ingredients, development and manufacturing services, and related technologies. We are committed to provide programs, events and services that help our members meet their business objectives, expand their network of customers and suppliers, and gain insight into industry trends, markets, and those issues impacting pharmaceutical development and manufacturing.