The Wharton Global Forum Sydney will be
headquartered at The Westin Sydney.

The award-winning Westin Sydney delivers a true 5-star experience through sophisticated rooms, amenities and services. Indulge at the signature restaurant and bar, relax with in-room massages, or enjoy the exclusive designer shopping, restaurants, theatres and nightlife surrounding the hotel. For a truly unforgettable holiday, venture to nearby attractions such as the Sydney Opera House, Darling Harbour, or the Sydney Harbour Bridge.

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For any questions on your reservation, please contact Sally Richards and mention the Wharton Global Forum Sydney in your communication:

Phone: +61 2 82231153

• A one night non-refundable deposit shall be charged to the guests credit card provided with the reservation.

• Where an individual cancels or reduces his/her reservation less than 60 days prior to arrival and greater than 30 days prior to arrival, a one night fee will be charged.

• Where an individual cancels or reduces his/her reservation less than 30 days prior to arrival, all nights cancelled/reduced will be levied as cancellation fee.

Nearby Attractions

3 Cumberland Street, The Rocks

For one of the most mesmerizing activities that Sydney has to offer, ascend the arches of our famous Harbour Bridge and enjoy the iconic views of Sydney. Throughout your climb, you will be entertained with stories about the history of the Bridge, from its construction, to its opening in 1932, right through to its place in day to day local celebrations. It is safe for all ages and sizes, and you can even choose to walk it at dusk or dawn for that extra piece of magic.

See Sydney at its best – take the Climb of Your Life with BridgeClimb Sydney. From dawn until dusk, the view is always different. Climbs are available at dawn (limited departures), by day, twilight or night. Don’t miss this unforgettable, and uniquely “Sydney” experience.

BridgeClimb Products

Absorb a 360 degree panorama of Sydney on our original Climb experience.

BridgeClimb Express
Accelerate your ascent – this is the fastest trip to the top.

BridgeClimb Mandarin (普通话攀登)
See the best of Sydney safely from the top of the city’s beloved Bridge with our Mandarin speaking Climb Leaders.

BridgeClimb Sampler
Get a taste of the world famous BridgeClimb! In just 1 ½ hours, ascend the inner arch of the iconic Sydney Harbour Bridge to a spectacular vantage point halfway to the top.

BridgeClimb Special Conference Rate Terms and Conditions

  • The Special Conference Rate is valid for sale from 11 May 2017 until Friday 16 March 2018 and is limited to climbs occurring between Wednesday 28 February 2018 and Friday 16 March 2018 inclusive.
  • Conference delegates must present proof of their conference registration or a conference lanyard at time of check-in. Please note that the full rate apply if this condition is not satisfied.
  • Your Conference Rate will be displayed at the checkout at time of booking
  • The Special Conference Rate may be extended to family and friends and must be accompanied by a conference delegate on the Climb
  • Refer to for more details on how to prepare for your Climb

Harrington St, The Rocks

Explore the heart of one of Sydney’s most charming districts while learning about its history and quirks with this great Rocks walking tour. You will discover the most intriguing aspects of the city’s oldest neighborhood as you are entertained with stories of the origins of The Rocks area and the many triumphs and tragedies that befell some of its most famous inhabitants such as sailors, convicts and more.

You will be captivated by the charm of this special place, with its cobbled streets, cozy restaurants and array of local pubs.

1-5 Wheat Rd, Darling Harbour

Located directly next to the Wild Life Zoo, Sea Life Sydney Aquarium contains a large variety of Australian aquatic life, displaying more than 700 species comprising more than 13,000 individual fish and other sea and water creatures from Australia’s water habitats.

1-5 Wheat Rd, Darling Harbour

Wild Life Sydney Zoo is a wildlife park in the heart of the city. Officially opened in September 2006, it is located in the Darling Harbour leisure and retail precinct. One of the best tourist attractions in Sydney, you will find yourself on an amazing animal adventure as you journey through many different animal kingdoms.

As you walkthrough iconic Aussie habitats you will encounter some of the most loved and feared animals that call Australia home. See creatures of the night in the Nightfall Habitat, meet the world’s deadliest snake,cuddle up to koalas at Koala Encounters and much, much more!

Wharf 5, Circular Quay

Experience the unforgettable thrill of cruising on Sydney Harbour on a 1850s style tall ship. You will cruise past all of Sydney’s biggest attractions including Sydney Harbour Bridge, the Opera House, Fort Denison, Taronga Zoo and Luna Park. You will discover Sydney’s rich history and some of the stories and tales behind these iconic landmarks.During the cruise, you will also hear about the amazing story of Sydney’s only authentic timber tall ship. And if you’re the adventurous type, then why not get involved and help hoist and set the sails!

Bennelong Point, Sydney

When the Sydney Opera House became a UNESCO World Heritage-listed site in 2007, it was hailed as “one of the indisputable masterpieces of human creativity, not only in the 20th century but in the history of humankind”.And now you can step inside this iconic landmark and discover the stories behind Danish architect Jørn Utzon’s remarkable achievement.

You will explore the hallowed theatres and foyers where more than 1600 concerts, operas, dramas and ballets take place each year and your experienced guide will be on hand to lead you through every aspect of the building’s 14-year creation and 58-year history.

140 George Street, The Rocks

The Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA) in Sydney is an Australian museum solely dedicated to exhibiting, interpreting and collecting contemporary art, both from across Australia and around the world. Established by Australian expatriate artist John Power (1881-1943), who left his personal fortune to the University of Sydney to inform and educate Australians about international contemporary visual art, the MCA is dedicated to exhibiting, collecting and interpreting contemporary art.You can even stop for a coffee or wine on the rooftop of the MCA Café on Level 4 with spectacular views of the Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge.

Mrs Macquarie’s Rd, Sydney

For more of a relaxing activity, you can’t beat a stroll through the most stunning park in Sydney–The Royal Botanic Gardens. Shady heritage trees, expansive lawns, fountains, historic monuments and colorful gardens frame the breathtaking Harbour views. It’s the perfect surroundings for a quiet walk, ideal for catching up on your favorite novel, or even a picnic on a sunny day.

Art Gallery Rd, Sydney

Established in 1871, the Gallery is proud to present fine international and Australian art in one of the most beautiful art museums in the world. The Gallery aims to be a place of experience and inspiration, through their collections, exhibitions, programs and research. Admission to the Gallery is free.Modern and contemporary works are displayed in expansive, light-filled spaces, offering stunning views of Sydney and the harbour, while their splendid Grand Courts are home to a distinguished collection of colonial and 19th-century Australian works and European old masters. There are also dedicated galleries celebrating the arts of Asia and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art.

1 Olympic Dr, MilsonsPoint

Ideal for families, Luna Park is an amusement park located on the northern shore of Sydney overlooking the stunning Harbour. The iconic entrance is an enormous 30 foot smiling face –the ideal backdrop for a family photo! With an assortment of rides and activities, Luna Park is the perfect spot for an afternoon of fun.

Further information about Sydney can be obtained from the official tourism site for Destination NSW, a department of NSW government.

Bringing Family?

There are activities galore for the entire family to enjoy in Australia, but while you are in Sydney, you may nevertheless want some help looking after the children.

Lullaby Nanny Share is a service that does not require a membership fee and provides qualified, vetted babysitters to visitors wherever they are staying.

Hola Nannies comes with a Wharton alumna recommendation and provides a flexible babysitting and nanny service in the Sydney area.

Nanny 2 U also comes with a Wharton alumna recommendation and provides flexible babysitting services without the need for a membership fee.

If you have special childcare needs that these services do not provide, contact Deb Thomas at for assistance.