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ABA-Wharton CEO Leadership Lab

May 1-3, 2019 • Wharton Aresty Institute of Executive Education • Philadelphia, PA

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Overview  |  Registration  |  Program  |   Venue  |  About the Partnership


The program takes place at the prestigious Wharton School's Aresty Institute of Executive Education, which is part of the Steinberg Conference Center on the campus of the University of Pennsylvania. This all-inclusive facility meets the needs of today's senior executive with an upscale learning environment.

The registration fee includes all program materials, meals, receptions and accommodations.

“I thoroughly enjoyed the ABA Program at Wharton. The faculty was excellent. It was great to be with a group of bankers and talk about management issues and not just financial and regulatory hurdles. I thought the areas focused on marketing and human resources were very timely. I also found the Wharton atmosphere very conducive to the learning process…Well done.”

Marty Connors
President and CEO​
Rollstone Bank and Trust, MA


Participants will be housed at the Inn at Penn, located adjacent to the U-Penn campus, and within close walking distance of the Aresty Institute. This upscale hotel includes a gym, and complimentary Wi-Fi in every room. Hotel map and directions.​

Once you register for the ABA-Wharton CEO Leadership Lab, Wharton Executive Education will handle all your hotel arrangements. If you would like to add nights before or after the program dates, please coordinate through your Wharton program director.

You will receive accommodation information with your pre-program materials. 


CEO-Evening-Lounge.jpgBreakfast, lunch, evening receptions and dinner are included in the registration fee. Please contact your program coordinator if you have any special dietary needs, and he or she will communicate this to the Executive Chef.


Business casual attire is appropriate for sessions and all meals.

Traveling to Philadelphia

From the Philadelphia International Airport the following forms of transit are available:

  • Taxi: A metered cab ride will cost $28.50 and take about 20 minutes. There is a flat fee for all trips to and from the airport.
  • Shuttle: a van costs $10 to $12 for a one-way trip. Several firms stop at the University campus with frequent service.
  • Executive sedan: To reserve a sedan from Boston Coach in advance, call +1.800.672.7676 (inside the U.S.), +1.610.521.0500 (worldwide). Philly Shuttle is also available. To make a reservation, call +1.215.333.1441 at least two days in advance.
  • Airport Express Train: The SEPTA Airport Line train departs every 30 minutes and takes you to 30th Street Station. The fare is $7.00, and the ride takes 22 minutes.

From Amtrak's 30th Street Station: Philadelphia is a major stop on Amtrak's Northeast corridor lines. Schedule and fare information is available by phone (+1.800.USA.RAIL) or on the Amtrak website. From the station, a metered cab ride costs about $7.00 and takes about five minutes.

Local Transportation

  • Car Rentals: If you want to rent a car for a day, all major rental agencies are located at the airport; and Hertz, Avis, National, and Budget are located nearby in Amtrak's 30th Street Station.
  • Taxi: Taxis are abundant around the campus. The Steinberg Conference Center front desk staff will call a cab when requested.
  • Parking: The nearby lots charge approximately $25 per day and accept payment by cash and credit card. Parking maps and other transportation resources are available through the University of Pennsylvania.
  • Travel Discounts: ABA offers a special car rental discount through Hertz Car Rental. Please visit the ABA Travel Discounts page for more information.

Questions? Contact Perette Bonner for more information.