Buses will run on a continuous look from 4:45 pm through 6:30 pm.
DCAT’s private buses to the dinner event 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. (Bus transportation from Midtown hotels could take up to 25 minutes during heavy traffic times.)
If you are planning to walk to the New York Hilton from Midtown hotels, please allow 20 minutes to get to the New York Hilton. We suggest that those who are only attending the post-dinner hospitality events walk or take taxi service to the New York Hilton. Entry to the post-dinner hospitality suites will not be permitted before 9:30 pm.
Please note that the DCAT Annual Dinner will begin promptly at 7:00 pm. Our opening entertainment this year will be TV host and comedian, Craig Ferguson. Attendees must be seated during Mr. Ferguson’s performance. Late-comers may not be seated until his performance has concluded.
Buses will run from 9:30 pm through 12:30 am from the 54th Street Exit of the New York Hilton.
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.
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.