Conference Venues

The Wharton School & Perelman Quadrangle, University of Pennsylvania

3730 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19104

huntsmanThe conference day time events and the prospective student events will be held at the John M Huntsman Building and Perelman Quadrangle of the University of Pennsylvania.

Jon M. Huntsman Hall is more than Wharton’s newest, biggest building – it’s the locus of Wharton’s culture, unifying learning, community, teamwork, and innovation. The design of the building is tailored to Wharton’s innovative curriculum and interactive learning methods.

Loews Hotel, Downtown Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

1200 Market St, Philadelphia PA 19107
(215) 627-1200

loewsThe VIP reception for speakers and sponsors, the conference gala and after-party will be held at the historic Loews Philadelphia Hotel in downtown Philadelphia.

Located in the nation’s first skyscraper, Loews Philadelphia Hotel combines living history with warm sophistication — just like the city it calls home.

Getting to Philadelphia

Our distinguished guests travel from across the world to attend the Wharton Africa Business Forum. We recommend making travel arrangements well in advance to secure the lowest rates and to plan your overall budget. There are several ways to get here:


The Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) is located 7 miles southwest of Penn’s campus. The cab fare to University City is $28.50 (flat rate), or shuttles (we recommend Lady Liberty Shuttle) can be arranged for $10 per person.

Train (Amtrak)

The 30th Street Station in Philadelphia is located just over a half mile from Penn’s campus. It is a $5-$10 cab fare from the train station to the Hilton Inn at Penn and other hotels in downtown Philly. Tickets can be booked online at or by phone at (800) USA-RAIL.

Coach Bus

Attendees located in the Northeast should feel free to take a charter bus such as Buses also pick up and drop off passengers near the 30th Street Station in Philadelphia. Tickets can be booked online.


Hotels with negotiated discounts are:

Loews Hotel

1200 Market St, Philadelphia PA 19107
(215) 627-1200
Discount link:
Cut-off date: October 30, 2015

Marriott Hotel

1201 Market St, Philadelphia, PA 19107
(215) 625-2900
Discount link:
Cut-off date: Oct 30, 2015

Residence Inn

1 E Penn Square, Philadelphia, PA 19107
(215) 557-0005
Discount link:
Cut-off date: Oct 30, 2015

Other nearby hotels include:

Courtyard by Marriott

21 N Juniper St,
Philadelphia, PA 19107
(215) 496-3200

Holiday Inn

1305 Walnut Street Philadelphia,
Pennsylvania 19107
(800) 972-2796


99 S 17th St,
Philadelphia, PA 19103
(215) 563-1600

Hotel Palomar

117 S 17th St,
Philadelphia, PA 19103
(215) 563-5006

Hyatt at Bellevue

200 South Broad Street Philadelphia,
Pennsylvania, USA, 19102
(215) 893-1234