Partner Program

Join us for an exciting partner program allowing you to discover the best that Sydney has to offer.

You will commence with the Welcome Reception on Thursday 21 February 2019 which all Congress attendees are encouraged to attend. Held at the beautiful Garden Court Restaurant at the Congress venue, the Sofitel Sydney Wentworth, this is the official social event of the Congress.

On Friday 22 February 2019 indulge in a long lunch cruise that will offer you the best views of Sydney Harbour. The menu is a la carte offering a superb selection of contemporary Australian cuisine with the wine selection featuring some of Australia’s best-known labels. All of this is whilst leisurely cruising around Sydney Harbour and taking in the breathtaking views.

A full day trip to the Blue Mountains will be held on Saturday 23 February 2019 and will present many opportunities to take in the dramatic scenery. Stopping off at Echo Point you will see the Blue Mountains’ most spectacular landmark; the Three Sisters. Lunch will be at Restaurant 1128 which serves locally sourced produce paired with local wines and beers. The restaurant will allow you to take in the picturesque views while feasting on delectable dishes.

For your final day on Sunday 24 February 2019, enjoy a one hour tour guided tour of the Sydney Opera House. Be led through every aspect of the building’s 14-year creation and 58-year history. Delve into the stories behind Danish architect Jørn Utzon’s masterpiece. At the end of tour lunch will be served at Portside Sydney where you can relax harbour side with uninterrupted views.

What you need to know.

  • Attendees must be 16 years old or over
  • Price: $450 per person including GST, inclusive of all four tours. This is offered as a total package – individual components are not available.
  • All partner programs tickets can be booked through the registration process
  • If you have already registered and would like to add extra tickets, please email afpa2019@wsm.com.au
  • For a detailed explanation on the cancellation and refund policy please click here
  • Dress code is smart casual with comfortable shoes
  • For the outside components of the tours please bring a sunhat, sunscreen and a water bottle

Thursday 21 February 2019

Welcome Reception
As the official social event of the Congress, the Welcome Reception provides you with the opportunity to relax and enjoy the company of colleagues and friends.

Time: 6:00pm to 7:30pm
Venue: Garden Court, Level 5, Sofitel Sydney Wentworth


Friday 22 February 2019

Captain Cook Long Lunch Cruise

1200: Transfer pick up from Sofitel Sydney Wentworth to Jetty 6
1230: Cruise departs from Jetty 6, Circular Quay
1230-1530: In a setting as beautiful as Sydney Harbour, there really is no excuse for anything other than a long lunch. Indulge in three-course a contemporary Australian a la carte meal including a glass of Prosecco whilst taking in the fabulous views of the bridge and opera house, botanic gardens and all the fabulous homes and a glimpse of the suburbs of Sydney. For 360-degree viewing venture to very top of the vessel and enjoy the sunshine as you cruise the most spectacular parts of the main harbour.
1545: Cruise disembarks at Jetty 6, Circular Quay
1545: Transfer pick up from Jetty 6 to Sofitel Sydney Wentworth
Duration: 4 hours


Saturday 23 February 2019

Blue Mountains Full Day Tour

0900: Pick up from Sofitel Sydney Wentworth. Sights include: Echo Point, Narrowneck Lookout, Cahills Lookout , Evans Lookout and Govetts Leap
1230: Enjoy lunch at Restaurant 1128 at The Lookout offering spectacular views whilst you enjoy a 2 course luncheon including a glass of beer, wine, soft drink or juice
1430: Depart for return to Sofitel Sydney Wentworth
1630: Drop off at Sofitel Sydney Wentworth
Duration: 7.5 hours


Sunday 24 February 2019

Sydney Opera House Tour

1115: Transfer pick up from Sofitel Sydney Wentworth to Sydney Opera House
1145: One hour guided tour of the Sydney Opera House. Step beneath the sails and discover what makes the Opera House so inspiring. Uncover the stories, history and magic of the Sydney Opera House with an incredible guided tour, taking you underneath the world-famous sails. What to know before you go.

  • Wear comfortable shoes, as this is a walking tour with 200+ steps.
  • Venues are subject to availability at the time of the tour.
  • Videoing is not allowed.
  • There are plenty of photo opportunities – your tour guide will advise you if photos are not to be taken at any point.

1245: 2 course lunch at Portside Sydney including a glass of house wine
1415: Transfer pick up from Sydney Opera House to Sofitel Sydney Wentworth
Duration: 3.25 hours

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