New York Social Agenda

USA Pacific Conference

29 December 2018 - 5 January 2019

Academic Sessions
Please note that although we have a provision for the academic sessions below, the Academic Agenda will remain fluid until the final agenda is provided to you at the Welcome Drinks. 

The Attendee App
We have introduced a conference Attendee App, which is where the most up to date information for the Social Agenda and Academic Program will be noted. The Attendee App will be released in the week leading up to the conference. All details below are subject to change. 

Important Information about Visa Requirements!

It is very important that prior to the conference you have checked the visa requirements for travelling to New York, USA. Visa conditions may differ depending on which country your passport is from. The official site for Australian passport holders to purchase their ESTA visa is

Please visit or talk to your local embassy/consulate for the most up to date visa information. Please also note that most countries require 6 months validity remaining on your passport. 

Without a valid visa or passport, you may be denied boarding. CPE Conferences will assist with your visa enquiries, but it is the delegates responsibility to ensure that they obtain a valid visa if required. 

Day 1: Saturday 29 December 2018 | Welcome Drinks & Dinner

Welcome Drinks event for New York Conference with CPE Conferences

6:00pm to 6:45pm - Welcome Drinks
Meet outside the restaurant at 5.55pm for a 6pm start. Please note that subway tickets are not included in the prices below.

Join your fellow delegates for a welcome drink to kick off the exciting conference week ahead. The drinks will take place in the Private DEN Print Lounge of the Print Restaurant and Bar.

Cost: As this is a complimentary event, your drinks are free of charge. 
Print Restaurant & Bar - DEN Print Lounge, Ink48 Hotel, 653 11th Avenue, New York, NY 10036
Inclusions: Pre-selected beers, wines and soft drinks

Welcome Dinner event at PRINT Restaurant for New York Conference with CPE Conferences

7:00pm to late - Welcome Dinner
For those who are attending the Welcome Drinks, the Print Restaurant Main Space is part of the Print Restaurant and Bar where you will be having your drinks. For those coming from elsewhere, please make your own way to Print Restaurant for a 7pm start. Please note that subway tickets are not included in the prices below.

Following the welcome drinks, enjoy a delicious 3 course dinner with wine in the restaurant of Print Restaurant and Bar – a renovated and repurposed printing factory in the Hell's Kitchen area of Manhattan. The restaurant is dedicated to seasonal, sustainable cuisine, with it's American menu updated daily to best showcase ingredients collected from the farmers market, regional farms and other artisan suppliers. Your 3 course dinner comes with wine and beer.

$265 per person
Print Restaurant & Bar - Print Restaurant Main Space, Ink48 Hotel, 653 11th Avenue, New York, NY 10036
Inclusions: 3 Course dinner (appetisers, main and dessert) with wine / beer or soft drink

Day 2: Sunday 30 December 2018 | Social

Harlem Gospel Tour on CPE Conference in New York

9:15am to 12:15pm - Harlem Gospel Walking Tour
There are 2 tickets remaining for this tour. If you would like to purchase further tickets, or if the tour sells out, please contact CPE Conferences as soon as possible with the amount of tickets you require on 07 3254 3331 or [email protected]
Meet at 9.00am outside the Harlem Heritage Center for a 9.15am tour. Please note that your subway ticket will not be included.

Every Sunday, many churches in the upper Manhattan neighbourhood of Harlem play host to some of the most inspirational gospel choirs in the world. The Harlem Gospel Walking Tour provides delegates with the opportunity to visit one of Harlem’s most historic churches and partake in a walking tour led by a local guide who is Harlem born and raised. The guide will convey to you the neighbourhoods 400 year old history (with a lot of attention on the faith based and religious community) and show you the sights pertaining to art, music, food architecture, politics and culture.

Cost: $75 per person
Meeting Venue: Harlem Heritage Tourism and Cultural Center, 104 Malcolm X Blvd
Inclusions: Locally guided tour of Harlem, including insight into the historical churches
Please note that no video recording or pictures allowed in the church. Backpacks / large bags can be left in the supplier office while attending the church service.

Day 3: Monday 31 December 2018 | Academic & Social

10:00am to 2:00pm - Spruce Suite, 3rd Floor of The Penn Club, 30 West 44th Street, New York, NY 10036
Please note that academic location may change, and you will be informed as to where at the Welcome Drinks

New Year’s Eve Cruise
 8:00pm (boarding) Monday 31 December 2018 until 1:00am Tuesday 1st January 2019.
Delegates to make their own way to the meeting point by 8:00pm. Cruise will depart at 9.00pm. Latecomers will not be allowed on the boat.

Join us as we celebrate New Year’s Eve on the Hudson River, setting sail into 2019 in the exclusive comfort of the private Captains Quarters. Leave 2018 behind as you embark from Pier 40 – make sure you gaze out of the windows to witness one of the world’s most famous skylines pass you by. As you sail past the Empire State Building and under the Brooklyn Bridge, you’ll quickly discover that this 4 hour round trip has something for everyone on board. A buffet dinner, unlimited drinks (4 hours of open bar - alcoholic and non-alcoholic ), a live DJ, dancing, and a champagne toast at midnight will culminate with the most fantastic view of the New Year’s Eve fireworks over Manhattan Island as we dock by the Statue of Liberty for the New Year bells. Whilst the Captain’s Quarters gives you exclusivity - a private lounge with bar and buffet dinner for you and your fellow delegates - you will also have access to all other sections of the boat.

Cost: $680
Meeting Point: Pier 40 at 8.00pm
Inclusions: Boat ticket, buffet dinner, unlimited drinks, cruise, midnight champagne, private access to Captain’s Quarters. 
Important: Please note that due to alcohol age restrictions in the United States of America, this cruise is an over 21 cruise only.

Day 4: Tuesday 01 January 2019 | Networking Day

No social activities or academic sessions have been scheduled for this day.

Day 5: Wednesday 02 January 2019 | Social & Academic

9:30am to 11.00am - MOMA: Access Before Hours
Meet in the foyer of the Parker New York at 9:10am for a 10 minute walk to the venue.

Join this exclusive private guided tour scheduled to start before the museum is open to the public! This is a fantastic opportunity to peruse the 'place that fuels creativity, ignites minds and provides inspiration' in a private setting prior to the opening of the main doors of the museum to the public. The Museum of Modern Art is one of the largest and most influential museums of modern art in the world, with the idea primarily developed by Abby Rockefeller (the daughter-in-law of John D. Rockefeller, widely considered as the richest American of all time, and the wife of John D. Rockefeller Jnr who was behind the construction of the Rockefeller Center).  Private exhibits include 'The Long Run' - where artists reflect on the evolution of process and practice over the years of their career.

Cost: $125 per person
Venue: MoMA (Museum of Modern Art), 11 West 53rd St, New York, NY 10019
Inclusions: 1.5hr private guided tour (including some of the private exhibitions). Please note that you are free to stay in the museum for as long as you like once the tour concludes.

3:00pm to 7:00pm - Academic Session in the Conference Room of the Parker Hotel
Please note that academic location may change, and you will be informed as to where at the Welcome Drinks

Day 6: Thursday 03 January 2019 | Academic & Social

10:00am to 2:00pm - Academic Session in the Conference Room of the Parker Hotel
Please note that academic location may change, and you will be informed as to where at the Welcome Drinks

Jazz performance networking event for New York CPE Conferences conference

7:30pm to late - Kurt Elling at Birdland (Jazz)
Meet at the entrance of the Birdland Jazz Club at 7:30pm. Please note that subway tickets aren't included in the below price.

Enjoy a night with your fellow delegates for a fantastic New York dinner and jazz experience at Birdland. The theatre itself is a cabaret style venue with a bar and an Italian menu.

Jazz is a staple of the New York diet. Primarily relocated to the Big Apple from Chicago in the 1920’s, nearly every major jazz style in the past 70 years has been initiated in New York. The club itself has cemented itself in New York jazz history and has played host to a vast selection of the best jazz musicians in the world.

Kurt Elling has been on the jazz circuit for many years, recording scat since the early 1990’s. Elling himself was born in Chicago, the home of the blues, and has won a Grammy for best Vocal Jazz Album, whilst being nominated for 9 others!

Cost: $95 per person
Venue: Birdland Jazz Club, 315 W 44th St #5402, New York, NY 10036
Inclusions: General Admission ticket
Under 21's are permitted with an accompanying adult.
Please note that dinner and drinks can be bought at the restaurant at your own expense, however there is only one cheque per table.

Day 7: Friday 04 January 2019 | Academic

10:00am to 2:00pm - Academic Session in the Conference Room of the Parker Hotel
Please note that academic location may change, and you will be informed as to where at the Welcome Drinks

Day 8: Saturday 05 January 2019 | Departure Day

Book your activities

To book any of the above activities, please complete the Activity Registration Form that was emailed to you previously with the Social Agenda Release email. Please complete one form per delegate. If your accompanying person is also attending the conference as a delegate please ask them to complete the form that was emailed to their email address.

Please note that activities are non-refundable as we must adhere to the suppliers terms and conditions. Please ensure that you have adequate Travel Insurance - if you don't have this, then you can contact CPE Travel to purchase a policy.